Event Internship - Burlington, VT
- 209 College St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
Cannonball is the fastest growing food and beverage events company in the country; we’re a small hands-on team with a huge opportunity to grow, learn, and be a key piece in the building of a very exciting and profitable business. Over the past few years, we’ve executed dozens of our tentpole and client events in 12 cities across the country that include: Bacon and Beer Classic; Taco Takeover; Thrillist; Etsy; Time Out; and more.
About Our Team
A dedicated team of foodies and adventurers, we live for delicious, heart-stopping fun. If we aren't exploring the latest Big Apple pop-up, exhibit or show, you can probably find us at happy hour, brainstorming some crazy new event concept over cocktails (and anything bacon-wrapped). In addition to our passion for events and new experiences, we bring together a diverse mix of perspectives and expertise, a commitment to hard work and integrity, and many years of experience. We offer a flexible time off policy and a strong, collaborative, positive company culture which we expect you will contribute to. We are an equal opportunity employer.
About the Position
Cannonball is seeking an Event Intern dedicated to growing his/her skills while also making a splash here, on our team. You will develop keen sales and events skills by assisting our food + beverage team with outreach to hundreds of vendors. You will also gain hands-on experience by contributing to event preparation, execution, and wrap-up. We are seeking a passionate and hardworking person with a positive attitude who is highly social, excited about learning, and ready to give it 110%!
Vendor Onboarding: act as promotional liaison between Cannonball and participating restaurants and vendors, create and manage list of vendors for each event location based on research, onboard and assist in the management of vendor relationships prior to, during and after each festival.
- Booking: work with our production managers to source and contract local DJs and bands, photographers, organizations and sponsors.
Creative Research and Execution: support food & beverage managers in multiple markets; assist in researching local vendors and unique food and beverage concepts for events.
- Volunteer Management: organize and communicate with our 500+ volunteer database across the country. You will be there go-to!
Almost all of our current full-time staff started with Cannonball through our internship program. We are a dynamic and exciting company looking for new talent. This experience is unique in the expectations of our staff and the variety of events that we produce. No other company in the northeast produces the scale and variety of events that Cannonball does. Interning with Cannonball will immerse you in the world of large event planning and festivals. Our interns have gone on be successful in many aspects of event planning due to the experience they gained with us.
- GPA of 3.3 or higher
- Ability to take direction and work in a dynamic environment
- A positive, playful disposition (no haters)
- Discretion and a professional demeanor; sound judgment
- Strong communication skills
- Highly organized; keen attention to detail
- Dependable, punctual and resourceful
- You are passionate about events and care deeply about customer experience
- Creative, curious and entrepreneurial spirit; loves thinking of and executing new ideas
- Bonus: Experience with Mailchimp, Excel, Canva, CRM program(s)
Benefits and Perks
Traveling the country for events; connecting with key contacts in the entertainment/hospitality/media industry; attending fun events/team outings; working closely with the CEO.
Spring Internship: Jan-May
Summer Internship: May-August
Fall Internship: August-November
If you are ready to join the party, please submit a resume and a cover letter on our jobs page. Please be advised that is a rolling recruitment, and that we will conclude the process once the right person has been selected for the job.
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, we are only able to contact those who we decide to interview. No phone calls please.
Only candidates authorized to work in the US without any restrictions need apply.