Night Out in the Parks Event Intern

If you are like us, you feel the buzz around Chicago’s performance art stars and musical talents rising. If you want to work with Chicago’s top artisits and cultural organizations for a Summer of fun inspiring events in parks all over the city, apply for this PAID internship. We are looking for folks with a passion for Chicago's arts and cultural scene, with a valid Illinois Drivers Licence, who are available full time Spring to early Fall to help stage manage, promote, and staff free/open to the public events in beautiful Chicago parks citywide. This position is incredibly unique so you must be a self starter, with fantastic people skills who isn't afraid to take on new challenges each day.


Program Description:

The Night Out in the Parks series brings more than 1,000 cultural events to neighborhood parks throughout the city, making community parks engaging venues for cultural activity.  Interns will provide pre-event, on-site, and post-event support for park staff, patrons, and artists/arts organizations.  Interns will be responsible for executing, documenting, and promoting Night Out in the Parks events such as festivals, concerts, theater, dance performances and more.


Working Dates: Mid May 2018 - Early October 2018



Skills & Qualifications: 

Training and Experience:

High School graduation or equivalent required.

Some college preferred. 

One year or more experience in arts admin or event planning preferred.


You will act as a/an:

Event Promoter

Street Team Member

Stage Manager

Artist Liaison

Park Liaison

Patron Info Point Person


You are expected to:

Travel to parks citywide

Lift objects up to 50 Lbs

Set up tables and chairs 

Operate basic AV equiptment

Assist with nessecary event logistics

Invite park patrons to events in real time

Represent the Chicago Park District

Represent the Night Out in the Parks event festival


Must have a valid Illinois Drivers License and ability to prove Chicago residency.

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Jessica Pappalardo
Contact Phone Number: