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Purdue Convocations is a leading multi-disciplinary performing arts presenting organization. While proudly affiliated with Purdue University, Purdue Convocations supports itself through ticket sales, individual and corporate contributions, foundation and government grants, endowment income, and proceeds from benefit events. Purdue Convocations offers approximately 30 performances (August through May) each season by top-ranking international artists including symphony orchestras, dance and theater companies, and a wide array of chamber music ensembles, solo recitalists, jazz artists, world music artists, opera, choral groups, and special attractions performed in multiple University and community venues.

Internships provide experience to students who have an interest in the related fields of arts administration.  All interns, whether unpaid or paid as a part of the government work-study program, make a commitment to work an average of ten hours per week. Interns will receive valuable experience and contacts in many fields of the performing arts, and tickets to most Purdue Convocations performances.

Internships will begin mid-August 2017

Production Intern

JOB TITLE: Production Intern
DEPARTMENT: Purdue Convocations
REPORTS TO: Director of Artist Relations and Operations

DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: Individual will assist the Production team in handling production details with visiting and local production staff to meet the standard of delivery specified by Convocations and the talent.

REQUIRED HOURS:  Individual will average 40 hours per month, during both normal business hours (8am-5pm, Mon-Fri) and during evening and weekend Convocations performances, as needed.


Regular Season Productions

  • Assist in the process to plan production details for visiting professional artists, working with touring production managers and local production staff
  • Assist with production details/artist requirements/contractual obligations on day of show (including driving artists, shopping for events, set-up/tear-down, and other duties)

Miscellaneous Production

  • Assist with production details/artist requirements during special and donor events
  • Assist with maintaining production archives


  • Assist with production details/artist requirements during educational events


  • Must be an upperclassman; at least a junior or senior in major area of study
  • Have an interest in the performing arts and/or arts administration and its related fields; specifically production
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and a strong ability to work with individuals of various personality types, sensitivities and cultural backgrounds
  • Be able to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion with regards to production and artist details
  • Be able to handle high-pressure situations with patience and flexibility; must be able to problem solve
  • Be reliable, self-motivated, and meticulous
  • Valid Driver’s License/must pass requirements to drive Purdue University vehicles