Crosshatch is Hiring!

Event Coordinator Internship


To gain hands-on experience planning and executing the Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference as well as food, farming and art events. This internship offers an opportunity to organize many different kinds of events throughout Northwest Lower Michigan, for six people up to 1,000.


40 hours/week including some evening and weekend work, from 30 to 50 weeks. Crosshatch does not have a central office, so the intern will work remotely, coordinating with other Crosshatch staff. Parts of the experience will require excellent teamwork, while others require high levels of autonomy. Performance expectations are high and on-par with the best entry level jobs in this field.

Our service area runs the coasts from Manistee to Mackinac, with major areas of impact centered in Bellaire, Traverse City and Petoskey. The Event Coordinator Intern can live anywhere in this region, though a central location is advantageous. Travel throughout the region is a regular requirement of the position. Similarly, excellent telecommuting skills are required, including texting, email, phone, Basecamp, social media and other internet communication technologies. Start and end dates are somewhat flexible depending upon program requirements.


$10 per hour, mileage reimbursement.


  • Assist with planning and executing the Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference
  • Answer and return phone calls related to the NMSFC
  • Communicate with volunteers to complete the many tasks that make the NMSFC run smoothly
  • Data entry
  • Participate in NMSFC planning committee meetings
  • Assist with planning and execution of food, farming and art events
  • Prepare materials for events
  • Manage set up and onsite operations at events
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Act as an ambassador at events, introducing the organization and our work
  • Poster
  • Write thank you notes
  • Manage speaker logistics and hospitality


  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an accredited college or university
  • A working knowledge of the major themes in sustainable agriculture, environmental concern and the arts at a local, state and national level
  • Strong writing skills
  • Flawless attention to detail and impeccable personal organization skills
  • Exceptional verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Self-motivated and professional demeanor
  • Expertise in Google Drive, MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint, email, Mac OS
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong ability to manage multiple tasks and projects at one time


Interested candidates should submit the following application materials via email to Amanda Kik,

CoDirector, at

  1. An exceptional one page cover letter
  2. A resume tailored to this position
  3. List of professional references

This position will remain open until filled by the right candidate.


Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology builds strong communities through the intersections of art, farming, ecology and economy. Over the last eleven years, we have organized hundreds of workshops, serving thousands in our community. Our service area is the 10-county region of Northwest Lower Michigan. To learn more, please visit