The Washington Ballet, Special Events Internship

Posted: June 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm

Work behind the scenes in Special Events at The Washington Ballet. Assist with the daily planning, logistics, coordination, and execution of TWB’s major fundraising events that help raise $1.5 million annually. Major events include The Nutcracker Tea Party, Opening Night Reception, Beer Ballet & Bubbly and more! You will also join in on the excitement of hosting private events for our many dedicated supporters.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordinate set-up and on-site registration at events

Assist with event invitation and RSVP process by managing information in the donor database

Execute membership fulfillment and cultivation events

Interact with donors, prospects, volunteers, and board members on the phone, through email, and on-site at events

Other projects include planning silent auctions, members-only trips, marketing/outreach efforts for large events, and industry research


Excellent verbal and writing skills

Extreme attention to detail

Previous event experience preferred

Communicates conflicts, concerns or matters of urgency to appropriate supervisor

Works independently and as part of team

Currently enrolled or recently completed coursework in the arts, arts administration or related field of study is preferred


Great experience working for the nation’s tenth largest ballet company

Opportunity to work on a variety of projects

Possible graduate credit if University/College allows

Free Adult Dance classes with excellent instructors from The Washington School of Ballet

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to the Special Events Manager, Elissa Staley at Application deadline is July 14.