Careers and Internships

Join the performing arts professionals at Purdue University. Learn more about careers and internships currently available.

Purdue Convocations is a leading professional performing arts presenter based at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Openings for careers and internships in programming, production, marketing, education, outreach, or development become available as our staffing needs grow and change. Have a look at our latest job openings below.


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Graduate Professional for Student Organizations

The Graduate Professional works under the direct supervision of the Director of Marketing, co-advising the three university-recognized student organizations sponsored by Purdue Convocations. The position will serve as co-advisor to Convocations Volunteer Network (CVN), the 250+-member volunteer student ushering & promotional organization as the Staff Advisor prescribed by Purdue Student Activities and Organizations. The position co-advises the Student Concert Committee (SCC) – a 16-member student organization that plans, promotes, and hosts nationally and internationally touring musical acts and comedians. Additionally, the position co-advises TEDxPurdueU, the independently organized student organization that hosts an annual main event and several salon events. Other opportunities for growth include working with experienced professionals involved in group sales, audience development, customer service, event management, public relations, fundraising, and finance. Such training will give the Graduate Professional experience in management, marketing, advertising, publicity, public relations, student activities, financial budgeting and management, and arts administration. This position is a 9-month, half-time position, from August 14, 2023 – May 12, 2024. It is preferred that candidates commit to the position for two years. 

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Event Production Intern

The primary role of the Event Production Intern position is to support the Purdue Convocations Artist Relations and Education Manager. The goal of this position is to give students valuable real-world experience in a multi-disciplinary performing arts presenting organization and the environment that entails. The Event Production Intern position should work 20 hours per week during the current semester. Those hours may be worked in any combination, at the discretion of the direct supervisor. The Event Production Intern position must be reliable, organized, responsible, and flexible. They must also be ambitious, detail-oriented, creative, and driven. 

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About Purdue Convocations

Purdue Convocations is a multi-disciplinary performing arts presenting organization based at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. For more than a century, Convos has served the region as a presenter of world-class, national and international artists across the performing arts and entertainment spectrum, with over 30 productions each academic year in multiple campus and community venues ranging from 140-6,000 seats. As a presenter at an institution of higher education, Convos has a strong tradition of curricular engagement as it connects visiting artists with classroom discourse in both the pre-school to grade 12 and collegiate communities. Widely recognized for its diverse programmatic vision, Convos explores classic and contemporary aesthetics, presents established as well as emerging artists, participates in the creation of new work, and benefits from the presence of an internationalized, educated audience. Convos is a leader within the local, statewide and national arts community and an active member of national and international professional associations.

West Lafayette, Indiana, along with its sister city Lafayette, Indiana, and the Purdue University community, is a small, vibrant city with a healthy, diversified economy that is regularly recognized for its quality of life. Attractive and affordable housing, excellent schools, state of the art healthcare, and a wide array of social services, along with Big 10 intercollegiate sports and a broad array of cultural organizations make the community a highly desirable place to call home.