Spooky Nights ‘Talent Intern’

Monday, August 14th from 12:00am to Monday, December 11th, 2017 12:00am (CT)
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Shelby Farms Park and Greenline are managed and operated by the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization Shelby Farms Park Conservancy. Our vision is to give rise to a celebrated 21st century park that defines and shapes a great city.

Title: Spooky Nights ‘Talent Intern’

Supervisor:  Natalie Wilson, Senior manager of Events + Programs

Purpose: To support recruitment + management of the volunteer actors in Shelby Farms Park’s ‘Spooky Nights’

Requirements and Qualifications:

Experience with Microsoft office (excel, word, etc.)

Strong written communication skills

Theater major preferred

Driver’s license & personal vehicle

Ability to work weekends

Ability to recruit and motivate volunteers

Intermediate to advanced planning and organizational skills

Team Player with a positive attitude

Enjoys working with all types of people

Ability to work well under pressure + be flexible with change

Creative and Innovative

Hours of Position: Fall 2017; hours determined by school


  • Support the Spooky Nights Talent Manager on recruitment of volunteers to fill the needs of the event throughout the 10 evenings of the event

  • Organization of volunteer schedules for the event

  • Conceive and execute a plan for utilization of actors throughout the ‘haunted trail’ , nocturnal nature hike + hay ride component of the event

  • Support choreography + training of actors as well as wardrobe organization

  • Organize training workshops for actors involved in the event

  • Assist in securing community partnerships needed to launch Spooky Nights

  • Maintain organization of volunteer staff throughout each evening of the event to ensure safe + creative programming throughout the trail

  • Support the development of a ‘Talent Manual’ to support organization of the event

This internship will take place from the middle of August to the middle of December - exact schedules will be determined between intern and supervisor.