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For more than five decades, the Frostburg State University Cultural Events Series has united performing artists and audiences to experience and celebrate the arts. Each season, more than 7,000 patrons attend a diverse schedule of events that commences early in September and concludes in mid-May. A typical CES season includes an eclectic array of nearly fifteen performances that range from classically-trained musicians to Broadway musical theatre.
CES interns are actively involved in various aspects associated with planning and facilitating CES’ three main components: experiential education, educational outreach, and the presentation of live performance. Consistent exposure to these three core areas prepares interns for executing a wide range of tasks that are associated with presenting live professional performances. This includes active participation in the following: artist accommodations, artist hospitality and catering, box office/ticket sales, inventory and supply management, technical services, competitive grant writing, and print and social media marketing.
Fall semester interns are required to attend an extensive three-day training program that educates them about college, program operations, and the importance of leadership development. Itinerary topics often include: familiarizing oneself with colleagues and building relationships, strategies to hone the attributes of a successful leader, what a tour rider is and how to comprehend its contents, how to make the artist feel welcome, and the importance and value of teamwork.
CES interns must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, must be highly dependable and self-motivated, must possess excellent time management skills, and must practice exceptional verbal and written communication abilities. The Cultural Events Series student production team is extremely collaborative. Accordingly, the ability to thrive in a team environment is required.
A CES intern’s responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following tasks:
Interns are required to attend all weekly production meetings and are expected to participate in all season productions.
Interns work closely with the Director of the Cultural Events Series, the Assistant Director of Production Services, the Educational Outreach Coordinator, and the Box Office Manager.
Cultural Events Series offers both paid and unpaid internship opportunities.