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:

Executive Director – full-time, salaried
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The Lotus Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for strategically advancing the mission of Lotus, serving as its public face and the primary administrator for the daily operations of the organization. ED responsibilities include strategic visioning; financial management, contract administration, and legal compliance; staffing and staff supervision; oversight and evaluation of program development and delivery; oversight and evaluation of fundraising, grant writing, marketing, and communication efforts; oversight of Lotus building and its utilization; and effective Board, community, partner, and stakeholder relations. The ED also has direct responsibility for executing certain areas of program content, production, logistics, and infrastructure.This is a full-time position located in Bloomington, Indiana.

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


Artistic Director – part-time, salaried
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The Artistic Director at the non-profit Lotus Education and Arts Foundation (“Lotus”) is responsible for planning and coordinating the annual and long-term artistic vision(s) for the organization, according to the Lotus mission, budget, and reputation for world-class programming in performing arts, visual arts, and arts education.  The Artistic Director will collaborate with other Lotus staff on the joint development and execution of an annual vision for Lotus programs including the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, Lotus Blossoms Educational Outreach, Lotus Visual Arts Outreach, and initiatives in the new Lotus on-site venue (currently in its pilot year). The Artistic Director conducts artistic planning, artist booking, contract administration, advancing, and certain aspects of logistical and technical/production oversight. This is a part-time position located in Bloomington, Indiana; remote work situation will be considered.

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) — Accepting applications for Spring & Summer 2019
Dates:  Spring semester, or mid-summer through Festival weekend (September 26-29, 2019)
— Lotus Marketing Internship Description

> Summer/Festival Interns (multiple positions available) — Accepting applications for Summer 2019
Dates: Mid-summer through Festival weekend (September 26-29, 2019)
Lotus Summer/Festival Internship Description

> Visual Arts & Exhibit Interns (2 positions available) — Accepting applications for Summer 2019
Dates: June through early October (including Festival weekend, September 26-29, 2019)
Visual Arts/Outreach Internship Description

> Summer Development/Event Planning Intern  — Accepting applications for Summer 2019
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.