Northern Spark 2019 Apprenticeship Positions


Northern Spark 2016 Launch Party with special musical guests Doks Robotiks at Mill City Museum. Photo: Dusty Hoskovec.

Since 2011, the Northern Spark festival has created a spirit of adventure and belonging, with the help of hundreds of artists and community partners. The goal of the Festival Apprentice Program is to share the systems we’ve built over the years and to foster an exchange of skills and community knowledge in the neighborhoods where the festival is taking place. Festival apprentices get an inside view of how a large public event comes to be, as part of a dynamic team that works together to produce this beloved event. 

For 2019, Northern Spark takes place in three neighborhoods: Downtown East (Minneapolis) in The Commons, American Indian Cultural Corridor (Minneapolis) along Franklin Ave., and Rondo (St. Paul) at Hallie Q. Brown Community Center.

For this year’s Apprentice Positions we are looking for candidates with cultural connections and community involvement in the Rondo neighborhood of St. Paul and the American Indian Cultural Corridor in Minneapolis.

Application DEADLINE: January 11th, 2019
Applications are accepted online here using Submittable. 


Outreach and Projects Festival Apprentice: This person will be working alongside the Program Council and Projects Manager with planning and executing neighborhood outreach and managing project deliverables and timelines.
Read the full job description here.  Download description here.

Communications Festival Apprentice: This person will be working alongside the Co-Director/Director of Public Engagement to learn the ins and out of public communications about Northern Spark, including social media, e-newsletters, press releases, and printed content.  Read the full job description here.
Download description here.

Curatorial Content Festival Apprentice: This person will be working alongside the Co-Director/Artistic Director on all aspects of artist interface, including Northern Spark public-facing platforms. Read the full job description hereDownload description here.

Production Festival Apprentice: This person will be working alongside the Northern Spark Producer to support the production of the overall festival. Read the full job description hereDownload description here.


Download all the apprentice positions here.


Opportunity Opens

Saturday, Dec 15th 2018

Opportunity Closes

Friday, Jan 11th 2019, 11:45pm

Application Location

External Site
MN Artists