Internships & Volunteering
White Bird is looking for interns, ideally who are interested in a 3-6 month commitment. You will help in areas of Marketing, Audience Services, and Development, approximately 15-20 hours per week during regular office hours (9am-5pm) at the White Bird office, located in SW near OHSU. Additional help includes attending our performances, helping us set up our lobby display, managing our table, answering patron questions, and assisting with load out the lobby display. Please refer to the White Bird calendar to see performance dates for the rest of the season.
Our internships are unpaid, but you will have the opportunity to meet dancers from around the world, see spectacular companies perform, and learn more about the logistics of presenting 12 contemporary dance companies each season. If you are interested in becoming a White Bird intern, please send a cover letter addressing your interests and skills, and a resume to Sarah Toor (sarah [at] whitebird [dot] org) and Chelsea Bushnell (chelsea [at] whitebird [dot] org). We look forward to hearing from you!
We generally fulfill our volunteering needs at the beginning of each season with an annual event where volunteers sign up for shows that they can work or indicate other tasks they are happy to help White Bird with.
If you would like to be added to our volunteer list and receive an invitation to our volunteer party in the fall of 2012, please email Chelsea Bushnell (chelsea [at] whitebird [dot] org) and include your full name, email and phone number.
Please note that the only performances for which we need usher volunteers are those in the Uncaged Series. (The uses their own volunteers for performances at the Newmark and Schnitzer). At other times during the season, we need volunteers to help with loading out after shows, mailings and staffing special events.