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 (“ETA”) is seeking up to three part-time interns to work hands-on at our events this season. The positions start the week of June 1st and runs through October 6th. Primary work days and hours vary throughout the season, but mainly consist of the dates and times below:

  • Cathedral Square Market (15x Sundays): June 2nd-30th, July 21st-28th, August 4th-25th, and September 8th-29th from 7:30am-2:00pm (Schedule rotates, two interns, so not every Sunday pending coverage).
  • Jazz in the Park (10x Thursdays): June 6th-27th, July 18th-25th, August 1st-29th from 2pm-10pm (Mandatory with few exceptions for conflicts).
  • Bastille Days (Various): July 11th-14th (Mandatory) All interns must be available during these dates and will rotate morning and evening hours throughout the event. Additional hours might be available immediately prior to and after the event).
  • Milwaukee Oktoberfest: October 4-6 (Non-Mandatory, but ideal)

General Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the management of each event (see below), including event set-up & breakdown and meeting sponsor needs. 
  • Help collect photos and videos during the events for different marketing campaigns.
  • Distribute event materials to local businesses and residential areas. 
  • Create and conduct surveys of event attendees. 
  • Research and propose various ideas to help improve the events. 
  • Assist with other general office and facilities needs and improvements. 

Additional Event Specific Responsibilities:

Cathedral Square Market 

  • Setting up East Town info booth and check-in of vendors as they arrive. 
  • Helping set-up additional items(tables, games, signage, etc.). 
  • Tracking hourly attendance, vendor participation, and vendor sales. 
  • Staffing the market info booth and serving as an onsite ambassador. 
  • Conducting market research to identify additional vendors. 

Bastille Days

  • Assist with Storm the Bastille run registration. 
  • Assist in the design and staffing of the Bastille Days merchandise booth. 
  • Monitoring & stocking any hospitality & backstage areas. 
  • Assist in the design and management of various programming. 
  • Attend to needs and tasks as they come up during the event. 

Jazz in the Park

  • Assist with set-up and tear down of private event areas. 
  • Set-up, stocking, and enhancement of the artist backstage area. 
  • Assist in the design and staffing of the ETA info tent and JITP merchandise booth. 
  • Assist in the set-up, break-down, and stocking of the bars, as well as inventory management.
  • Serve as an onsite Jazz in the Park ambassador. 
  • Attend to needs and tasks as they come up during the event. 
Milwaukee Oktoberfest
  • Assist with general set-up/tear-down of festival. 
  • Assist with the ETA info tent and merchandise sales. 
  • Attend to needs and tasks as they come up during the festival.

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be able to work the specific dates and hours stated. 
  • Candidates must have the ability to work under pressure and handle high-energy events & attendees. 
  • Candidates need to be dependable, enthusiastic, personable, creative, dynamic, and eager to learn about the event management business. 
  • Candidates must be current students, preferably working towards a bachelor’s degree, but all majors welcome to apply.

Compensation & Benefits:

This internship pays $15/hour. We are happy to work with you on earning academic credit for your time as well.

This position offers a unique opportunity to work and network with community leaders from various local businesses and corporations as well as civic and nonprofit organizations in Downtown Milwaukee, creating a great network for further personal and professional development.

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