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Paid Internship Opportunity – Front of House operations! Deadline March 14th

SPACE is partnering with NIVF (National Independent Venue Foundation) on a national music industry internship program. It’s pretty rare, maybe the first program of its kind, and it’s paid!

Know someone who should apply? Apply now for the summer 2024 Venue Operations eXperience 4-month program! The front of house operations focus will prepare you for opportunities by providing training in box office, inventory and pricing, artist and guest relations, and more. SPACE’s internship will also include a two-hour lighting design workshop.

Apply NOW to learn and intern at SPACE! The deadline is March 14th! Apply at the participant application link here!

More info about the program here.

VOX is a 4-month workforce development program for selected participants from under-recognized groups in the industry (BIPOC, women, genderqueer or genderfluid, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities), that are interested in careers within live entertainment venues. The program provides venue and job-specific training through an 8-week virtual gamification program, a 2-month paid internship in a local host venue, and a simultaneous 3-month mentorship with an assigned industry expert.

Selected interns will be paid $15 per hour for 12 hours per week, as a venue employee via NIVF stipend. The internship will begin June 3, 2024 and end August 2, 2024.

*Applicants must be 18 years or older, interested in job opportunities within live entertainment venues or currently employed within entertainment venues, looking to expand or explore this career pathway. Formal education or experience is NOT required!

The program includes:

  • 15 virtual education through gamification sessions with a NIVF certificate of completion
  • Shadow shifts in a local music or comedy venue
  • 8-week PAID internship in a local venue
  • A personal mentor with industry experience
  • Networking opportunites
  • Access to NIVF’s Job Board

Participating host venues for Front of House Operations summer cohort May-August, 2024 are:

  • Cactus Club, Milwaukee, WI
  • Levitt Pavilion, Denver, CO
  • Make.Shift Art Space, Bellingham, WA
  • SPACE, Portland, ME
  • The Granada, Lawrence, KS
  • Treefort Music Hall, Boise, ID
  • Washington’s, Fort Collins, CO
  • World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
  • xBk Live, Des Moines, IA

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