Event Staffing & Resources (ES&R) Internship – Music

Role Description

The SXSW Event Staffing & Resources Department is seeking an individual to assist in the coordination of music venue volunteers. The intern will support the coordination of almost 1,000 music venue volunteers. The intern will be responsible for weekly projects including: assisting volunteers through the volunteer sign-up process, volunteer scheduling, supporting social and training events, event planning, and a variety of other projects relating to volunteer and event coordination. Data entry, phone inquiries, and administrative tasks related to volunteer management will be required. The ES&R Department works closely with all departments within SXSW to ensure proper planning and execution of the volunteer plan. This position will provide a wide spectrum of experience in regards to the production of a large scale event.

Responsibilities for this position include

What you will learn:

Scheduling logistics and on-site management of volunteersHow to staff music venues for successful showsHow to plan multiple social and training eventsHow to communicate with, recruit, and manage a large volunteer forceHow to coordinate and manage a large scale event using volunteers

Candidates should:

Have an Interest in event planning, specifically music eventsBe highly organizedShow a strong attention to detailHave a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and Google DrivePossess excellent leadership qualitiesHave the ability to work as a teamPossess exceptional customer service skillsDemonstrate good communication skills through various mediums (email, phone and conversation)Be able to work well under pressureHave the ability to time-manage multiple projectsHave the ability to work with large groups of peopleBe comfortable with public speakingHave some knowledge of Mac computersAvailability

This position runs December 2017 – April 2018. A time commitment of 10-20 hours a week with full-time availability during SXSWeek, March 5-18, is required.

Application instructions

  • Submit resume and cover letter to the SXSW internship department [email protected]
  • Cover letter must include "Why you think an internship at SXSW would benefit you
  • Applicants can apply for up to 3 internships
  • Include top 3 choices order of preference in cover letter and body of submission email
  • Include any additional information required by the specific internship

To apply, send resumes/CVs to [email protected]


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