Event Management Internship

East Town Association

The East Town Association, Inc. is a non-profit business organization that promotes economic development in Milwaukee’s East Town area through special events, including; Bastille Days, Jazz in the Park, and the Cathedral Square Market.


Position Details

Event Management Internship
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

East Town Association seeks a part-time intern (10-16 hours per week) to work hands-on at our events throughout the summer. Position runs May 1 – October 12, 2019. Primary work hours include Thursdays, May 30 – August 29 from 12pm-10pm; and Saturdays, June 8-October 12 from 6:45am-2:15pm. Mandatory availability July 9-14.

Candidates must have the ability to work under pressure and handle high-energy events and event attendees. Persons need to be dependable, enthusiastic, personable, comfortable in social settings, dynamic, and eager to learn the event business. Sales experience and market research experience (professional or academic) are a plus. All majors welcome to apply.

Potential Job Duties:

Firkin Fest:

  • Assist with event Set-Up & Break Down
  • Admitting attendees including selling/scanning tickets and carding
  • Distribution and Sales of promotional items
  • Staffing VIP areas

Jazz in the Park:

  • Jazz in the Park Set-up and tear down
  • Monitoring & handling the needs of sponsors
  • Monitoring & stocking the hospitality & backstage areas
  • Catering to the needs of “VIP” guests
  • Organizing & selling of merchandise
  • Creating and conducting surveys of event attendees
  • Serving as Jazz in the Park informational ambassador

Cathedral Square Market:

  • Market Set-Up & Break Down
  • Tracking Vendor attendance and sales
  • Staffing East Town Association market info booth
  • Conducting hourly attendance counts
  • Serving as a Cathedral Square Market informational ambassador

Bastille Days:

  • Assist with Storm the Bastille run registration and packet distribution
  • Staffing East Town Association’s Bastille Days merchandise booth
  • Aid with Bastille Days programming as needed including kids days events, waiter and waitress race, Mardi Gras parades, and wine tastings

Other office duties:

  • Answering phones & responding to general event questions
  • Greeting customers in the office
  • Database management & updating

We are seeking a student intern, preferably working towards a bachelor's degree. All majors and years welcome to apply!

This internship pays $8/hour and includes parking during work hours as needed. We are happy to work with you on earning academic credit for your time.

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