Employment and Internships
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled; however, please see individual postings for dates and deadlines for priority consideration. Questions about the application process should be directed to HR@lotusfest.org.
Lotus operates with a very small staff, but there are many ways your time and talents can help bring the world to our community. Lotus is always seeking volunteers to assist with bringing our mission to life — please review our list of current volunteer opportunities to see how you can get involved with a program, event, or behind the scenes.
The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, handicap, religion, national origin, sexual preference, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Lotus adheres to an At-Will employment policy.
Open Staff Positions:
Volunteer Coordinator – part-time, hourly
This part-time position carries out the duties of Volunteer Coordinator for the Lotus Festival, and other organizational duties as needed, to mount a successful Festival in 2019. The Lotus Festival Volunteer Coordinator manages the volunteer needs of a complex multiple-day, multiple-venue festival, including: public relations and recruitment efforts; scheduling of assignments/ shifts; interaction with other Lotus Festival area coordinators and committees (e.g., backline, artist relations, visual arts, merchandise, venues, streets, and Lotus in the Park); and training and orientation of volunteers. The responsibilities outlined here are specific to 2019 as a transitional year for the organization.
Please review full job description, required qualifications, and application instructions here.
No phone calls, please.
Internship and Practicum Opportunities:
Please click through on each description for more details and application instructions.
Lotus internships and practicums are unpaid but are often eligible for university credit; options vary by department. Please consult with your faculty advisors to determine eligibility. Opportunities may also be undertaken on a volunteer basis.
> Marketing Intern (one position per semester) — Applications CLOSED
Dates: Spring semester, or mid-summer through Festival weekend (September 26-29, 2019)
— Lotus Marketing Internship Description
> Summer/Festival Interns (multiple positions available) — Applications CLOSED
Dates: Mid-summer through Festival weekend (September 26-29, 2019)
— Lotus Summer/Festival Internship Description
> Visual Arts & Exhibit Interns (2 positions available) — Applications CLOSED
Dates: June through early October (including Festival weekend, September 26-29, 2019)
— Visual Arts/Outreach Internship Description
> Summer Development/Event Planning Intern —Applications CLOSED
Dates: Approx. May – August 2019 (possible to extend)
— Summer Development Internship
> Other Projects
Lotus also works closely with many Indiana University schools and departments to create ad-hoc practicum, internship, and project opportunities for students, based on Lotus needs and student areas of interest. If you are interested in a project with Lotus, please send a statement of interest and resume to HR@lotusfest.org.
Please also review our list of current volunteer opportunities to learn more about other ways you can get involved with Lotus.