Development & Merchandise Intern

Lay the foundation for a successful career in the arts with Washington Revels!

Washington Revels seeks a Development and Merchandise Intern for the 2019 Fall semester (beginning August 2019). The Fall season is Washington Revels’ busiest time of year as we prepare for our annual Christmas Revels, a fully staged theatrical production seen by 10,000 people at GW Lisner Auditorium each December.

Candidates should generally average a minimum of 8 hours a week but can be flexible depending on the needs of the intern. Work schedule will be determined in conjunction with the Business and & Development Director and the Volunteer and Education Manager. Positions are unpaid but can potentially fulfill community service or credit requirements.

General Skills/Requirements:

  • Interest in performing arts and cultural traditions
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing and organizational skills
  • Basic computer skills in Mac, Office Suite, Google Drive and other internet applications
  • Ability to multi-task and take initiative

Merchandise Responsibilities may include:

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

Development Responsibilities may include:

  • Assist in the day-to-day needs of the offices
  • Conduct research on opportunities for grants and sponsorships
  • Prepare for production and development events
  • Other duties as assigned

Reports to:  Patti Knapp, Business & Development Director

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