Benefits & Opportunities I have gained so many great opportunities being able to work multiple festivals during my internship. I began the internship working Free Press Summer Fest in Houston and am ending it working Lollapalooza in Chicago! A great benefit other than the experience and things learned, was that these were paid positions. For Lollapalooza my travel and lodging were also paid for.
Achievements I have learned so much about festival production through this internship. While I have gained knowledge most on Crowd Services and Guest Services, I have also been able to work with other areas of the festival such as Food Vendors, Festival Management, and Ticketing. Crowd Services encompasses much more than I thought, and I have been able to gain a better understanding of everything that is managed by Crowd Services. I have also learned about the different part of the Production Department and what each part manages. For Lollapalooza I worked closely with my manager on the Lolla Cares non-profits, and I will be their point of contact for load-in and during the festival! That is one of my bigger projects, and I'm excited to have the opportunity to manage this small part of guest services on site. I also managed the lost & found during and after Free Press Summer Fest, and I will be assisting with lost & found at Lollapalooza as well. I may have the opportunity to work with a new Guest Services program at ACL, and I hope that I will be able to continue to work with C3 Presents and their festivals!