Internship Opportunities

 

Park Silly Sunday Market – Intern Positions 2016

The Park Silly Sunday Market is an eco-friendly open-air market, street festival and community forum. Neighbors and friends come together to celebrate our community of fun and funky Park Sillians. Our mission is to grow and expand the experience of the inclusive quality of community.  We want to create worldwide recognition of Park City, Utah as a place where local, national and international causes are brought to light and addressed in the spirit of celebration and connectedness.

 

Be involved with the Park Silly Sunday Market!  Utah’s first zero waste, free street festival, taking place June 5th through September 18th (with the exception of August 7th & 14th for the Kimball Art Festival and Tour of Utah, respectively).  The Park Silly Family is a tight, hardworking crew that strives to bring unity to our community.  Every week is filled with unique programs, farmers’ market booths, musical artists, performers, over 200 vendors and more!  Last year we saw over 188,000 people and continue to grow.  Please check out our Intern Positions and apply below.  If you have any questions, contact Kate at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (435) 714-4036.

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Required Hours:   All interns must commit to working a minimum of one day in the Park Silly office (located in Park City) AND it is mandatory to work the market (located on Main Street Park City) EVERY Sunday from as early as 6:30am until as late as 7:00pm. August 7th and August 14th are the only Sunday's without a market.

 


Social Media & Programming Intern:  

Intern will grow and expand organization's social media networks through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest (plus other networks as applicable).  Intern will work with the Director of Media and Programming to ensure that all logistics are in place for each week's market & increase the organization's followers on multiple networks.  Will also coordinate logistics with various bands and other performers to ensure that both the performers and the organization's needs are met. Strong writing skills are required, looking for someone who is personable, creative and cleaver. Intern may work on eblasts throughout the week as assigned. Will assist with social media, set up and breakdown, and performer logistics on the day of the market. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience with managing large groups, events, and maintaining the social marketing campaign. Intern will use his/her own computer and cell phone for all work done as part of the internship.


Preferred Majors: Social Media, Marketing, Communications, Event Management & Communications


Vendor Assistant:  

Intern will work directly with the Vendor Coordinator to manage approximately 150 vendors each week. This will include coordinating and assigning vendor stalls, calling vendors to confirm their attendance at the market, and marking the street for vendor stalls. In addition, Intern will work with the farmers and gourmet foods component of the Silly Market, play a role in the recruitment of vendors, and communication with agricultural and health department. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience with managing large groups, city regulations, customer service and problem solving. Intern will use his/her own computer and cell phone for all work done as part of the internship.


Preferred Majors: Event Management, Hospitality Management, Communications


Zero Waste Intern(s) (Recycle): 

Intern will be part of the team directly responsible for maintaining the organization's mission of being a zero waste organization. During the market, Intern will educate visitors about recycling – making sure that they are throwing things away in the appropriate bins! In addition, the Intern will get down and dirty – sorting out trash to ensure that the zero waste mission is met. This is a dirty job!! The Intern must be willing to do whatever it takes to sort the trash. Each Monday, the Zero Waste team takes food waste to the assigned location to be used as compost. Intern will use his/her own cell phone for all work done as part of the internship.


Preferred Majors: Environmental Studies, Recycling and Resource Management


Survey Taker/Stats/Demographics:  

Intern will be responsible for gathering demographic information from market visitors. This will be done through interacting with visitors and asking them to complete a verbal survey. In addition to conducting surveys, Intern will greet visitors and answer questions as appropriate. At the end of each week, the Intern will create a weekly report that can then be compiled into monthly and end of season reports. Reports are used to generate both sponsor and vendor interest in the market. Intern will use Excel to create the reports and must have a high working knowledge of Excel and report creation. Intern will use his/her own computer and cell phone for all work done as part of the internship.


Preferred Majors: Non-Profit Management, Hospitality Management, Statistics


Market Photographer/Videographer Intern:  

Intern will use his/her artistic skills to capture the essence of the market through photography and videography. Intern with work directly with the Social Media Intern to present the best images through various social media outlets. Intern will play a significant role in weekly photos for marketing efforts (list will be given weekly). Intern will also edit photos and videos for marketing purposes. Intern will use his/her own camera, video camera, computer, and cell phone for all work done as part of the internship.

Preferred Majors: Digital Media, Photography, Photo Journalism


 Volunteer Recruitment/Management Intern:  

Intern will work directly with the Volunteer and Intern Coordinator to recruit and train volunteers for the market each week. Responsibilities include attending local service group meetings, placing ads in local newspapers, making follow up calls to registered volunteers, and maintaining the volunteer appreciation prizes. In addition, Intern will work on the organization’s floats for the 4th of July and Miner’s Day (Labor Day) Parades and will assist the Coordinator in the logistical planning of the end of the season employee/volunteer party. Intern will use his/her own computer and cell phone for all work done as part of the internship.

Preferred Majors: Non-profit Management, Human Resources Management, Communications


 

Internship/job opportunities with the Market range in start date, and time commitment.

If you have any questions contact: Kate at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (435) 714-4036.

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