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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.

Careers

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Internships

Graphic Design Intern

The primary role of the graphic design intern position is providing graphic design, video editing, videography and photography support to the Purdue Convocations Marketing Department. The goal of this position is to give students valuable real-world experience in a professional in-house design environment. The graphic design intern position should work 10-12 hours per week during the current semester. Those hours may be worked in any combination, at the discretion of the direct supervisor. The graphic design intern position must be reliable, organized, responsible, and flexible. They must also be ambitious, detail-oriented, creative, and driven. 

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Social Media Intern

The primary role of the Student Social Media Intern position is to assist in the planning, creating, scheduling, and posting of various digital content for the purpose of promoting Purdue Convocations performances and events. The goal of this position is to give students valuable real-world experience in professional performing arts marketing. The Student Social Media Intern 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 Student Social Media Intern must be reliable, organized, responsible, and flexible. They must also be ambitious, detail-oriented, creative, and driven. 

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Senior Brand Ambassador

The primary role of the Senior Brand Ambassador Intern is to serve as a dynamic representative of the Purdue Convocations brand to Purdue campus and Greater Lafayette communities and serve as a marketing liaison for the marketing team. The goal of this position is to give students valuable real-world experience in a professional performing arts marketing environment. The Senior Brand Ambassador position should work an average of 15 hours per week during the Fall and Spring semesters. Class schedule must be provided and some evenings and weekends may be required, at the discretion of the direct supervisor. The Senior Brand Ambassador Intern must be reliable, organized, responsible, and flexible. They must also be ambitious, detail-oriented, creative, and driven.

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Graduate Professional

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.

Interested in applying for this position? Email convos@purdue.edu with a copy of your resume and cover letter.


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.