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Education Intern - Spring 2020


The Education department seeks an intern for the Spring 2020 semester to assist with the production of the 25th annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival, May 7-9, 2020.  This three-day festival will welcome 18 of the best high school jazz bands from North America to our home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, for a series of workshops, rehearsals, performances and more. The bands are then adjudicated by our Managing and Artistic Director, Wynton Marsalis, and other guest judges and the festival culminates in a concert. For more information on the Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival, please visit www.jazz.org/EE


The Education Intern is responsible for a variety of jobs leading up to and during the Competition & Festival weekend, including but not limited to:

  • Assisting in maintaining the Essentially Ellington member database and various program data entry. 
  • Arrange and book workshops across the country for finalist bands.
  • Producing festival schedules and materials.
  • Acquiring materials for finalist gift bags.
  • Completing other projects as assigned.


  • Currently pursuing a degree from an accredited college or university. A letter of proof must be submitted.
  • Internships must satisfy school requirements for earning credit.
  • Availability beginning in January through the Festival (May 7-9, 2020).
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Previous experience in an arts administration setting a plus but not required.
  • Experience assisting with the production of festivals and/or events preferred.
  • Ability to multitask and manage several projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to internships@jazz.org. Please include Spring 2020 Education Intern in the subject line. Jazz at Lincoln Center is an equal opportunity employer.


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