Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion (AMP) Internship
Job Type
Internship
Description

  

About Us

At Walton Arts Center/Walmart AMP, we strive to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on bringing the best Arts and Entertainment to our audiences in Northwest Arkansas, and we know our organization runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative employees.


Walton Arts Center and the Walmart AMP aspire to be welcoming spaces where people can be their authentic selves. To truly embody our mission, we recognize the importance of reflecting the diversity of our community on our stages, in our audiences and within our workforce, volunteers and Board. 


Our organizations’ dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in our values: Relevance; Inclusivity; Sustainability; Excellence. Diversity is a commitment at Walton Arts Center/Walmart AMP. We are fully focused on equity and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us unique.


Walton Arts Center Inc. operates two campuses: a 1,200-seat proscenium theatre and 269-seat black box in Fayetteville and an 11,000-capacity outdoor Amphitheatre known as the Walmart AMP in Rogers, AR. Walton Arts Center has been Arkansas’ premier performing arts center for over 30 years and Walmart AMP has consistently been one of Billboard's top-rated amphitheaters producing 30 plus concerts per season.


Located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, NWA (as the locals refer to it) includes Benton, Washington, and Madison counties, with five hub cities: Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, Springdale, and Siloam Springs. The economic opportunity is unparalleled, but so is the lifestyle — with 400-plus miles of mountain biking trails and paved pathways, a thriving arts community complete with world-class performing arts center and museums, a legitimate beer and food scene, and live music to enjoy. Best of all, it’s a place where everyone is welcome.


Position Overview

We are excited to present internships opportunities for both spring (commencing April 2024) and summer (starting July 2024). Each intern must fulfill a minimum of 150 hours, or as stipulated by their respective program. During the spring/summer concert season, interns play a crucial role in supporting the Walmart AMP staff. They actively participate in various departments, such as Font of House, Food and Beverage, Artists Hospitality, Housekeeping, IT, Box Office, Engineering, Catering, and Production, gaining valuable firsthand experience. Upholding the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality is mandatory for interns at Walmart AMP, as they serve as ambassadors for the organization. 

 

 Compensation: Upon completion of this educational program, participants will be granted a stipend. Students taking part in the program will be awarded an $800 stipend. Interns have the opportunity to reapply for a second internship in the following spring/summer, provided they can show that the experience will entail increased responsibilities, the development of additional skills, and overall advancement in their career journey.  


Requirements

     

Principal Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

On a predetermined schedule, interns will rotate through a variety of departments completing specific tasks in each area as they work alongside Walmart AMP’s full time and seasonal personnel on event days to gain an  inside look at the operations of a large-scale commercial music venue. Additionally, interns will participate in regularly scheduled meetings with staff where they will have an opportunity to debrief regarding their learning experience and ask follow up questions. 


The majority of the working and learning opportunity will occur on AMP event   days, so interns must be available to work 90% or more of AMP event days   until their internship hours are completed. AMP event days can last   anywhere between 4 to 16 hours depending on duties assigned for the day. Schedule will be communicated well in advance. See attached   schedule of event days. Reliability will be considered as a critical metric in final evaluations.


The Walmart AMP internship program is a prearranged and structured learning   experience scheduled within a specific time period. The experience must be   relevant to the intern’s academic and/or professional goals and involve work,  research, or other activities which are of value and beneficial to the   mission of Walton Arts Center & Walmart AMP.  An internship is performed under the direct   supervision of WAC/AMP staff.


Walmart AMP interns also are responsible for the following: 

  • Represent Walton Arts Center / Walmart AMP at both on and off-site events, as requested.
  • Maintain professional working relationships with teammates, fellow staff members from   other departments, vendors, patrons, and tenants of leased spaces.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor 
  • Maintain security and safety requirements as defined by operations guidelines. 
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures

 

Minimum Qualifications

The work environment as well as the intellectual, social, and physical demands described here are representative of those that  must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this internship. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must have reliable mode of transportation to and from the venue 
  • Must be available to work 90% or more of scheduled AMP events, as described above.   
  • High school diploma or GED required 


Education, Training, Traits

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to think creatively and work independently 
  • Maintain an energetic, positive, professional attitude. 
  • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects at one   time. 
  • Skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 
  • Comfortable with consistently adhering to the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, ethics and confidentiality.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines while maintaining a   positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
  • Strong communications skills and the ability to interact with many different types of people
  • An on-going desire to learn and improve
  • Ability to work independently as well as with others to carry out assignments to   completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and   standard accepted practices
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent   with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards. 
  • Ability   to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and   other federal, state and local standards

  

Physical

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly (on telephone and radio)
  • Must have a working cell   phone and be willing to install basic applications and be willing to use it for work purposes
  • Must be able to endure sitting or standing for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to endure standing or walking for extended periods of time on various   surfaces such as concrete, grass, and inclined surfaces. 
  • Must be able to endure outdoor elements including cold, heat, wind, and/or   precipitation
  • Must be able to work in large, crowded environments, with flashing lights, loud   music and noises, pyrotechnics, and cannons as part of shows and events