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



ARTIST LIAISON - work with artists from around the world and across New Zealand to present exciting new works for our PA2020 programme.

MARKETING - gain experience in promoting arts events and show your talents for social media, content creation, writing, and outreach.

PRODUCTION - become part of the core team in preparing a large scale festival event, working across departments and using diverse talents.

EVENT MANAGEMENT - get hands-on experience of putting up an exciting event with all kinds of fun technical and logistical challenges.
GRAPHIC DESIGN - work with our team to create a slick, engaging, and innovative visual identity and marketing campaign for PA2020.
SPATIAL DESIGN - join our team of creators and makers to design, plan, and realise an exciting new architecture and spatial design for PA2020.

EDUCATION - work with school groups and children from across the community as they visit our programme.


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

  • Learn essential skills and gain invaluable experience for working on / presenting large scale arts festival projects in New Zealand.

  • Show off your talents, meet a lot of like-minded practitioners, and get your work out there.

  • Flexible hours and time frame to suit your summer plans.

  • Working in a fun and collaborative arts event team

  • An internship reference for your CV

  • Discounts at Bar and Food vendor

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