Northern Lights.mn supports artists in the creation and presentation of art in the public sphere, focusing on innovative uses of technology to imagine new interactions between audience, artwork and place and explore expanded possibilities for civic engagement.
Our largest program is Northern Spark, a free, annual, late-night, multidisciplinary arts festival that takes place in June and draws tens of thousands of Minnesotans each year. In collaboration with arts organizations and community partners, we turn the city into a surprising arts experience.  For more information about Northern Lights.mn, visit our website: http://northern.lights.mn/.  For more information about Northern Spark, visit northernspark.org
In 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. The apprentice positions seek applicants with strong cultural ties to the latter of these two neighborhoods.
Since 2011, Northern Spark has created a spirit of adventure and belonging, with the help of hundreds of artists and community partners. The goal of the 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 at how a large public event comes to be, as part of a dynamic team that works together to produce this beloved event.  
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 Cooridor in Minneapolis. 


The Production Team has several Apprenticeship opportunities available:

  • Tech Leads - American Indian Cultural Corridor and Rondo zones (2 total)
  • Tech Assistants - American Indian Cultural Corridor and Rondo zones (2 total)
  • Production Assistants - American Indian Cultural Corridor and Rondo zones (4 total)

 
Please use this form to submit your application.  Positions open until filled. 

Additional non-apprentice positions are also available - please see our website for more information.

Northern Lights supports artists in the creation and presentation of art in the public sphere, focusing on innovative uses of technology to imagine new interactions between audience, artwork and place and explore expanded possibilities for civic engagement.

Our largest program is Northern Spark, a free, annual, late-night, multidisciplinary arts festival that takes place in June and draws tens of thousands of Minnesotans each year. In collaboration with arts organizations and community partners, we turn the city into a surprising arts experience.  For more information about Northern Lights.mn, visit our website: http://northern.lights.mn/.  For more information about Northern Spark, visit northernspark.org

In 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.

The Production Team currently has several job openings:

  • Function Crew members (2 total)
  • Tech Lead - Commons zone
  • Tech Assistant - Commons zone
  • Production Assistants - Commons zone (2 total)

Additional production job postings will be made available at a later date, including Live Performance Stage Managers; Zero Waste Leads and Team Members; Reception staff; among others.

NOTE: additional positions are available through our Apprenticeship Program, which focuses on candidates with cultural connections and community involvement in the Rondo neighborhood of St. Paul and the American Indian Cultural Corridor in Minneapolis. Please see those postings separately on our website.

Please use this form to submit your application.  Positions open until filled.

Hello! 

This form to gathers the information we need to promote your Northern Spark project on our web, print, social media, and press. Please treat this information as final, although there will be opportunities to update leading up to the festival.

The deadline for this form is MARCH 29TH.

Any questions regarding content or this form, feel free to reach out to Tyra at tyra@northern.lights.mn.

Thank you, and congratulations again on your acceptance to Northern Spark 2019!

Please complete this form as fully as possible, to the best of your ability. If you have questions or haven't completely figured something out yet, please note that. We are here to support the success of your project!

Don't forget: the Production Workshop will be an opportunity for guidance on creating your production plan. This will be held on March 9 from 10:30 - noon at the Franklin Library. It is optional, but recommended to attend.

It's important to submit this form on time, by March 29. The Production team will review all forms the first week of April and will then respond with questions, requirements or suggestions for your project. You may need to make edits to your plan prior to its approval by the Producer. We aim to approve all plans by April 17.

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