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:

Operations and Business Manager position:  full-time (35-40 hours/week)

The Lotus Operations & Business Manager reports to the Executive Director and has oversight of day-to-day operations, including bookkeeping, facility management, and oversight of technical needs.  The Operations & Business Manager works closely with other Lotus staff and may supervise an occasional intern whose role complements these efforts.

Please review full job description, required qualifications, and application instructions here.
No phone calls, please.

Visual Arts Coordinator: part-time

The Lotus Visual Arts Coordinator has oversight of the planning committee that conceives and schedules workshops for specified arts activities. They work with the Outreach Director to build community partnerships, develop a visual arts annual program plan, and facilitate visual arts workshops and programming throughout the year. They lead and coordinate the Arts Village during the Festival, and they have oversight of ancillary programming.  The Visual Arts Coordinator also plans and oversees visual arts workshops/experiences in the Lotus Firebay and provides support to Lotus Blossoms visual artist residencies.

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.