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, disability, religion, national origin, sexual preference, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.  Lotus adheres to an At-Will employment policy.


Open Staff Positions:

Development Director:

The Lotus Development Director reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for creating, implementing, and administering a successful development program to support the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation. Areas of leadership responsibility include development strategy, annual and special campaigns, major gifts, sponsorships, benefit events and other event support, grants management, Board fundraising efforts, and general stakeholder cultivation/solicitation. The Lotus Development Director works closely with the Lotus staff and Board and also assists with the supervision of graduate assistants and student interns.

Detailed Description and How to Apply


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 OPEN
Dates:  Spring semester, or mid-summer through Festival weekend (September 24-27, 2020)
— Lotus Marketing Internship Description

> Summer/Festival Interns (multiple positions available) — Applications OPEN
Dates: Mid-summer through Festival weekend (September 24-27, 2020)
Lotus Summer/Festival Internship Description

> Visual Arts & Exhibit Interns (2 positions available) — Applications OPEN
Dates: June through early October (including Festival weekend, September 24-27, 2020)
Visual Arts/Outreach Internship Description

> Summer Development/Event Planning Intern  — Applications OPEN
Dates: Approx. May – August 2020 (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.