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

General Production Interns:

Sound Intern

Stage Management Intern

Master Class Intern

Merchandise Intern

Development Intern

Marketing/Social Media/PR 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. Internship dates are July 22 through August 13, 2018.

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, 2018

(Decisions made and positions offered by March 1, 2018.)


The Vail Dance Festival is looking for a group of dance enthusiasts to join the Festival team as Festival Ambassadors. Ambassadors will act as stewards to the Festival working to spread the word about the Festival and 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 Dance Festival and stand up as leaders and representatives. Being detail oriented, time efficient and well organized, as well as keeping a positive and joyful mindset will be crucial. Ambassadors will work closely with VDF staff and will be considered an integral part of the overall success of the Festival.

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

2018 Ambassador Program

The opportunity to apply for the 2018 Vail Dance Festival Ambassador Program will begin January 2018 and applications will be accepted through April 2018.

For more information, contact:

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