Join the DGF team for a semester as our new Arts Administration Intern!
The Arts Administration Intern provides services essential to the mission of the organization and to its day-to-day-operations. This individual provides support to both Programs and Marketing, maintaining good relations with partners, colleagues, and other organizational contacts made in the normal course of conducting DGF work. The ideal candidate has a deep interest in how a nonprofit organization operates and in gaining hands-on experience in multiple areas of arts administration.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Assists in day-to-day administrative affairs of the office.
2. Provides the Program Manager, Marketing Manager, and Executive Assistant with background information and/or supporting documents in preparation for scheduled appointments, meetings, speaking engagements, conferences, interviews, etc.
3. Completes exhaustive research assignments with exceptional detail and writing ability, including program data, travel arrangements, and career histories of prolific writers.
4. Reviews prepared documents to ensure accuracy and completeness, as well as consistency with organizational policy. Reviews other prepared documents, such as marketing materials and donor mailings as needed.
5. Generates documents and materials in format and style in keeping with DGF’s brand.
6. Creates and maintains organizational systems for office operations, files, and archives.
7. Processes incoming applications, event RSVPs, and content for service to Program Manager.
8. Responds to and handles confidential and sensitive information with poise, tact, and diplomacy.
9. Purchases Program, Marketing, and office supplies.
10. Assists in event planning, as needed.
11. Performs other duties as assigned and directed.
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively with internal and external constituents.
• Demonstrated interest in arts administration in long-term career planning preferred.
• High level of organization with history of developing organizational systems for personal, academic, or professional management.
• Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and use good judgment in making independent decisions with a high degree of tact and diplomacy.
• Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, with extreme attention to detail.
• Evening and weekend availability for special events as needed – typically once/month.
• Proficiency in use of Google Drive required.
• Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Keynote and Adobe Creative Cloud a plus.
• Basic knowledge of Marketing materials and assets.
• Ability to coordinate a high volume of diverse assignments, effectively handle competing priorities, and maintain attention to detail.
• Students seeking academic credit, undergraduate or graduate, are preferred.
• Passion for DGF’s mission, goals, and programming.
Interns working 18+ hours per week will be provided an MTA Unlimited Metro Card for the length of their internship.
To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line LAST NAME – Arts Administration Intern. We ask that you provide a resume, a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, and a brief professional writing sample of no more than two paragraphs.