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Internships with The Performance Arcade 2021



Tue 10 Nov 2020, 12:00 am


Performance Festival, Internship

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The Performance Arcade is an acclaimed live art event that attracts 60-90,000 people every year to Wellington Waterfront since 2011. Audiences come for an exciting and diverse program of art, live music, and performance, installed within a special architectural arrangement of shipping containers that are stacked and arranged together to create an innovative new space for performance and arts presentation.

We are seeking a team of interns to assist with the production of our 2021 event. Succesful applicants must be able to think on their feet and able to work quickly and efficiently in our fast- paced festival environment. For more information on individual roles and skills required visit our website

We are seeking interns across the following areas:

Graphic Design / We would like someone with an interest in graphic design and skills in creating sharp engaging content.  Must have your own computer and Adobe software. 

Music Programme / Assisting the Music Curator during both preproduction and production of the Performance Arcade 2021 to help deliver a successful and vibrant live music programme. 

Stage Management / Must have some skill or experience in stage management either in event, festivals, theatre, performance and or live music co-ordination. Some knowledge of installing and mixing sound or installing LX equipment and operating a basic lighting rig, would be beneficial. (January-March)

Event Production and Artist Liaison / We would like someone who can commit to the role, has good attention to detail and can complete a wide range of production related tasks. You must have some skill or experience in production procedures and practices in event/festivals, performance and or live music co-ordination (November-March).

Volunteer Coordinator / We would like someone who can commit to the role, has good attention to detail and can complete a wide range of business related tasks. You must have some experience in business procedures, and personnel management and be familiar with performing arts type event/festivals. Within this role, we need someone to oversee the work of volunteers and support Business and Audience Development. (November-March)

Event Marketing and Publicity / We would like someone who can commit to the role and offer insight and perspective to what we want to achieve. Skills in admin, marketing, social media, photography, and PR are essential (November-March).


Part time: from 5 – 20hrs per week depending on your schedule

Work period

November - 18 December 
6 Jan - 1 March

Work periods vary with each role - see above for more information

IG: @theperformancearcade
FB: @theperformancearcade

How to apply

For more information or to apply please email

Please include a cover letter/CV with your application outlining your skills, experience, and which internship stream you are interested in applying for. 

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