Ives Ambassadors


We are so very grateful for our hundreds of volunteers who commit their time, energy and enthusiasm to our concert season and administration. Our volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization and the driving force behind our successful concerts offering world-class performances right in our own back yard! Volunteer opportunities are available year-round!

Ives Ambassadors volunteered for more than 1,000 hours in 2019.

THANK YOU to our fabulous volunteer team! 


Ives’ Ambassadors:

  • Advocate for the Ives as a nonprofit arts organization
  • Support the Ives Mission
  • Donate their time and talent at Ives events
  • Are valuable resources of information for Ives patrons and provide exemplary customer service
  • Are enthusiastic, energetic, positive, motivated, inspired, community-minded


Ambassador Benefits:

  • Exciting Experience Working in a World Class Performing Arts Facility
  • Personal Growth
  • Meaningful Work
  • Community Inter-Connectedness
  • Educational Opportunity
  • Sense of Achievement
  • Fun – Adventure
  • Opportunities to Meet Neighbors


Intern Job Description: Throughout the concert season interns work with general office administration reception, patron service, database maintenance, marketing and social media. They assist in email & online communications, fundraising campaigns, and Sponsor, Donor & Ambassador support services. Interns liaise, contact & distribute donated tickets to nonprofit organizations in the Greater Danbury area through our Project Outreach Program. They provide on site assistance in various capacities when available with performance production and venue needs. Work alongside our Ambassador staff of nearly 100 volunteers on site during performances as well as possibly assisting with concession operations. On many occasions interns will also participate in important Sponsor and Donor communications, and preparing artist and sponsor contracts as well as learning the fine art of negotiations!

Program Experiences: Interns are a vital part of the development of Ives programs & services
and offer much needed assistance in delivering our programs to the community. While working in a world class performing arts facility, Ives interns become a significant member of our team, building skill sets that will develop into substantial elements in the foundation of their future.

2019 Interns

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                                    Chris Alleva and Harry Smolin

2018 Interns 

Olivia Morgan, Gina Atanasoff, Erin Hurley


Past Stein Intern Scholarship Recipients:

2019 – Chris Alleva and Harry Smolin

2017 – Shreya Yedave

2015 – Melissa Borrero

2015 – Adriana Guaman


For more information on volunteering or interning, call or email:

Phyllis Cortese, Executive Director

Ives Concert Park
P.O. Box 2957, Danbury, CT 06813
Office: (203) 837- 9227
Email: pcortese@ivesconcertpark.com