Internship: Lead Festival Assistant



2021 Festival Assistant 



Under the supervision of the Assistant Director & Director, this 100-hour, hands-on internship will run from June-July. The intern will be responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operations of the Festival in the days leading up to, through, and after the Festival (July 9-18, 2021); working roughly 20 hours in June and 80 hours full-time in July. Please email resume and cover letter to

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 


Customer Service (approx. 40 hours): 

  • Assist in managing and delegating tasks to other Festival Interns, Volunteers and Board Members
  • Assist the Customer Service Specialist in answering inquiries and processing registrations via phone/email/in-person
  • Assist Festival Guests and Instructors to help ensure programs run as smoothly as possible


Social Media: 

  • Take pictures in and around the Festival for our photo library


Merchandising (approx. 30 hours): 

  • Assist in setting up the Blossom Boutique
  • Manage inventory of the Blossom Boutique during the Festival
  • Assist customers of the Boutique with locating items, payment, gift wrapping purchases, and answering any questions


Misc. Festival Duties (approx. 10 hours): 

  • Assist with Festival set-up and takedown
  • Assist with special projects (i.e., Farmers Market, Member Appreciation Party)
  • Able and willing to drive for special tasks



  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior status at Western Colorado University with a 3.0 GPA or above
  • Experience with retail, administration, and communications preferred with a track record of excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to jump in and take the lead on projects as needed
  • First Aid and CPR Certified (or willing to take the course in June)



  • $1,300 stipend (approx. $13/hour) with the option of credit hours through Western Colorado University available to students in nearly every department
  • Additional income available by leading ID hikes and Garden Tours ($50/event)