Opportunity: Outreach Intern for globalFEST

JOB: Outreach Intern, globalFEST Inc – Part-time    

globalFEST (gF) is seeking an Outreach Intern effective immediately through January 2018.

The Outreach Intern will work closely with the General Manager/Producer and Administrator to re-imagine and execute the volunteer program for globalFEST’s 15th Anniversary flagship Festival on January 14th, 2018 (N. America’s most important world music event), as well as promote the festival and the artists involved to media and industry partners.

Applicants must be self-starters with the ability to work independently and multitask. Attention to detail is paramount. Applicants should ideally have past experience and a strong interest in media and/or event-related internships.  The Outreach Intern should be comfortable working with a small team. 

Please include a resume and cover letter as part of your application, along with any applicable social media handles (if any), and send to apply (at) globalfest.org

Please note this is an unpaid internship. The ideal candidate will be able to join gF’s small and close-knit team two days a week (or up to 16 hours - schedule TBD) in their Bushwick or Chelsea offices, as well as be available for additional hours the week prior to and following globalFEST on January 14th, 2018. gF will provide the Outreach Intern with a monthly metrocard, select global music concert tickets in NYC, and access to a mentoring session with each of globalFEST’s three Co-Directors. Master of Arts Management or Music Business Management students are encouraged to apply. 

General responsibilities include working closely with the General Manager & Administrator to:

  • Design, coordinate, and implement the volunteer program for gF’s flagship festival (January 14th) and Wavelengths: Global Music Preconference (January 11th & 12th)

  • Research and compile lists of media outlets and industry partners for festival promotion

  • Email prospective promotion partners

  • Coordinate email correspondence between globalFEST producer and all parties involved in globalFEST events and activities including, but not limited to, artists, managers, agents, event staff

  • Take and distribute minutes at select meetings

  • Handle and disseminate information to and from publicity firm

  • Coordinate implementation and fulfillment of crowd-sourced fundraising campaigns

  • Assist with coordination of gF special events leading up to the flagship festival

  • Administer special projects as assigned



Over the last decade, globalFEST has become one of the most dynamic global music platforms in North America, growing from an acclaimed festival/showcase into a catalytic non-profit service organization for curators, artists, and the performing arts field. Through its work, gF encourages networking and cultural diplomacy; deepens cultural understanding among its constituents; builds audiences for international music and creates new opportunities for artists leading to a more robust and sustainable ecosystem for world music in the United States. Artists that participate in gF programs represent diverse musical styles from all corners of the globe, ranging from traditional to contemporary, and everything in between. Programs include: the gF Touring Fund, which provides direct support to artists to develop new markets and audiences; gF On the Road, tours that brings creatively programmed lineups to venues nationwide; and guest curating for both commercial and performing arts settings, including such influential events as SXSW, Bonnaroo, Lincoln Center and beyond, that serve to raise the profile and visibility of the artists gF works with, and world music overall.

OUR MISSION: globalFEST believes that music can be a driving force toward a society that values cultural diversity as a source of unity rather than division. By moving international music to the center of the performing arts field, globalFEST fosters a robust and sustainable ecosystem for world music in the U.S.

globalFEST’s programs catalyze creative and artistic networks that break down cultural and social boundaries to support and share the world’s music through performance, touring, and media.