Development & Merchandise Intern

Washington Revels, a traditional performing arts community based in Silver Spring, MD, seeks a Development & Merchandise Intern for the Fall 2018 semester (beginning August 2018). The Fall season is Washington Revels’ busiest time of year as we prepare for our annual Christmas Revels, a fully staged theatrical production at GW Lisner Auditorium each December. Lay the foundation for a successful career in arts administration by joining the Washington Revels development team!

Candidates should be available for a minimum of 8 hours per week, with occasional weekend duties possible. To apply, please submit a cover letter describing your interest in this position and a resume detailing education and relevant work/volunteer experience to: Grace VanderVeer, Volunteer & Education Manager, at

Questions? Call 301-830-4407 or email

Merchandise Responsibilities may include:

  • Sort and count all new merchandise for The Christmas Revels
  • Assist with pricing and packaging merchandise
  • Assist with labeling all merchandise items and ordering new merchandise items as required
  • Assist in preparing all merchandise to be transported to Lisner Auditorium

Development Responsibilities may include:

  • Conduct research on opportunities for grants and sponsorships
  • Assist with writing proposals
  • Compile potential donor profiles
  • Assist in the day-to-day needs of the office
  • Other duties as assigned

Reports to: Patti Knapp, Business & Development Director & Grace VanderVeer, Volunteer & Education Manager


Washington Revels, Inc.
531 Dale Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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301-587-3835 (voice)
888-587-9050 (fax)

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