Intern/Ambassador Program


The Vail Dance Festival seeks ambitious graduate & undergraduate students to serve as members of their Festival team, working as interns and assistants to support a variety of key areas including: artist hospitality, media/communications, education/outreach, venue/rehearsal management, tech/production, transportation/logistics, food/beverage, & development.

Specific Assistantship Positions Available:

Assistant Stage Managers

Assistant Electrician

Wardrobe Assistant

Artistic Administration Assistant

Transportation Assistant

Food & Beverage Assistant

Piano Rehearsal Assistant

Marketing/Publication/PR Assistant

General Production Interns:

Sound Intern

Stage Management Intern

Master Class Intern

Merchandise Intern

Development Intern

Venue Management/Photo Interns

Venue Management/Artist Services Interns

All positions last three weeks and offer unparalleled behind-the-scenes exposure to some of the world’s greatest dancers and choreographers, and a rare, fast-tracked immersion experience into the world of arts administration. A dance background is not required, we encourage everyone to apply! A limited amount of dance class access is available to certain team roles.

For each position, the Festival provides weekly compensation, lodging, and travel allowance.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your experience and interest in becoming a VDF Intern or Assistant to: Martin Nieves (, Festival Manager

Deadline: February 1, 2017


The Vail International Dance Festival is looking for a group of dance enthusiasts to join the Festival team as an Ambassador. Ambassadors will act as stewards to the Festival working to spread the word about the Festival educating the community about the programming. The Ambassador commitment will require a hands on approach, a comfort in speaking to the general public and a greater understanding of the Festival history and programming.

This position is an opportunity for individuals in high school to be involved with the Vail International Dance Festival and stand up as leaders and representatives. Being detailed oriented, time efficient and well organized as well as, keeping a positive and joyful mindset, will be crucial. Ambassadors will work closely with the VIDF staff and will be considered an integral part of the success of the overall Festival.

The commitment is 40 hours and can be completed prior to the Festival and during the Festival. All participants will receive a Festival t-shirt and a Student Performance Plus Pass.

2017 Ambassador Program

The opportunity to apply for the 2017 Vail Dance Festival Internship Ambassador Program will begin January 2016 and accepted through April 2017.

For more information, contact:

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