ARTS AND CULTURAL LEADERSHIP INTERNSHIP
Since 1996, Interact’s mission to create art that challenges perceptions of disability has redefined who is included in creating the artistic vocabulary. Our entourage of actors and visual artists with disabilities creates all original work, sustains rigorous professional standards, and explores ideas through the lens of the entire spectrum of disability labels. Our uncompromising vision of radical inclusion dissolves concepts of who “can” or “cannot,” blending the talents and viewpoints of artists with and without disabilities, and artists from mainstream and marginalized communities. www.interactcenter.org
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This internship provides a platform to learn skills in a variety of key arts and culture development areas, and is a unique opportunity to explore nonprofit fundraising, arts administration, data collection, and event planning. The Arts and Culture Leadership Internship is a rewarding way to get involved with the contemporary arts community and gain experience in a highly valued field.
The Arts and Culture Leadership Intern assists the overall capacity building: including development, fundraising initiatives, reporting, and data entry/analysis activities throughout the year. Responsibilities shall include:
Work on individual donor campaign
Assist in membership/monthly giving program
- Attend Development Committee meetings
DATA CONTROL AND REPORTING
Support the migration of donor, volunteer, and alumni data to a new system
Analyze data to get a clear understanding of our current donors, as well as potential donors
- Track donations
- Promote fall show and 20th anniversary party on social media
- Represent the organization at events, including 20th anniversary party
Must possess an undergraduate degree or be currently studying towards an undergraduate or graduate degree in art, art history, non-profit, arts administration, health or related field.
Must be fully proficient in MS Office, google platforms, and social media platforms (Facebook, twitter, Instagram).
The candidate must be confident working with and managing volunteers in a busy setting.
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills are requirements for this position.
ESSENTIAL QUALITIES INCLUDE:
Enjoy working with artists who bring a diversity of personalities and abilities to the creative process
Bring creative energy to solving organizational challenges
Have an inclusive “yes/and” approach to problem solving, a curious intellect, the capacity to recognize what you don’t know and ask for help, patience, an entrepreneurial spirit, and an enduring sense of humor
Time Commitment: 15-20 hours per month; Flexible schedule, but will include regular meetings with the Director of Advancement
Compensation: This is currently an unpaid internship. Interact Center welcomes opportunities to work with career services at student’s college or university, where a partnership or funding may be available.
Higher Education Credit: Interact Center will work with any higher education institution to ensure interns receive credit for their internship experience.
- Application Deadline: 10/28/2016
- Internship start date: 11/06/2016
- Internship end date: 01/13/2016
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Applicants will be contacted about interviews several days after the deadline.