PA2020 INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

Are you after the opportunity to work on an event dedicated to exhibiting performance in all its forms?

Do you want the experience of working on an event that is visited by 60,000 - 90,000 people every year? 

Many of our interns go on to fully paid roles in the event and the wider industry as a result of their work with us. 2019 interns now work in full time roles with City Gallery, Taki Rua, Capital E, and Studio Pacific Architecture

Read below for a brief description of the internship positions that are available. All roles are volunteer positionsTo apply please fill in the form below selecting the role/s you are interested in, sending us a CV and a short summary of why you are interested in working on on The Performance Arcade 2020.

 

Opportunity location: Wellington Central

Event Dates:

Pack in: 17th - 21st February 2020

Preview Weekend: 22nd - 23rd February

Opening night: 26th February

Event open: 27th February - 1st March

Pack out: 2nd - 6th March

Application Closing date: Friday 15th November2019


 

INTERNSHIP ROLES AVAILABLE:

 

Production Volunteers:

Training: A briefing and training afternoon prior to beginning work

Time: Minimum of 3x 4-5hour shifts across the Full Event period

The muscle and can do DIY types.

The Performance Arcade has been growing year on year and its all hands on deck once the containers hit the ground. We are after individuals to assist in the setting up and packing down of the Performance Arcade. You’ll get to test skills you have and learn new ones in areas that include - construction, technical production, site specific production.

Skills Required:

  • Basic understanding of tools and how to use them

  • Willingness to listen to instructions and follow them

  • The right way to coil a cable


 

Shop and Event Volunteers:

Training: A briefing and training afternoon prior to The Performance Arcade Opening

Time: Minimum of 3x 4-5hour shifts across the Preview and two Sessions

What’s better than a retail and customer service job? Selling and customer servicing at an arts event in the sun that's what. The Performance Arcade runs a shop and information kiosk for the wandering public and we need people with a smile and helpful attitude to be there to welcome them in.You will interact with the public inside the shop and throughout The Performance Arcade site helping to answer questions and sell merchandise.

Skills Required:

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to learn and understand products and event information

  • Retail experience beneficial

  • A positive attitude


 

Audience Metrics Volunteers:

Training: A briefing and training afternoon prior to The Performance Arcade Opening

Time: Minimum of 3x 4-5hour shifts across the Preview and two Sessions

 

The counters of people and crunchers of numbers.

We mentioned our event was seen by 60,000 - 90,000 and this number wasn’t pulled from thin air. We need a team of skilled individuals who have an interest in numbers. After training with a statistician from the Ministry of Fisheries You will get to spend time sitting in the sun counting people who do interesting (or not so interesting) things.

Skills Required:

  • Counting

  • Tally Charting

  • Being able to see in the Sun and Twilight

  • People Watching


 

Benefits:

  • The chance to be behind the scenes and meet with the Artists, Curators, and Production Team many of whom are working all across the Arts and event industry.

  • Working in a fun a collaborative arts event team

  • A Volunteer reference for your CV

  • An event T-shirt

  • Discounts at Bar and Food vendor

 
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