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Nonprofit Arts Administration Internships

Appel Farm Arts & Music Center values community, personal growth, safety, fun and diversity. As a part of this, our organization seeks to engage the next generation in the important work of the non-profit arts world by offering a year-round Nonprofit Arts Administration Internship program. Through this program, participants will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of non-profit management with a focus on arts education and community engagement. Participants will learn and practice their skills in the areas of strategic planning, program development and assessment, relationship building, volunteer management, financial management, marketing, development and leadership. Specifically related to the arts, Interns will gain experience in arts education curriculum, art studio and theater operations, working with teaching artists and professional artists, concert presentation, and summer arts camp operations.

As part of our goal to transform lives through the arts, Appel Farm will hire 4 Interns annually, who will focus on specific aspects of programming and operation throughout the year with their daily work. Internships are year-long full-time positions from September 5, 2018 until August 30, 2019. Each position requires flexible scheduling, including nights and weekend work; you will have scheduled days off, in addition to 5 vacation days (accrued 1 day per month working), 9 paid holidays and 5 days of sick leave. Interns receive a $600 monthly stipend. Interns are offered housing and a $100 food allowance per month. Housing includes a furnished private room with a shared living space and kitchen, plus basic cable television, and wireless Internet. Interns will be housed together in a comfortable home with access to a yard and recreational space. All Interns will have an adjusted work schedule during the nine weeks of residential summer camp, working six days per week. On-site housing is provided, but is subject to change for the summer camp season. Interns will be expected to follow all organizational policies and procedures including housing guidelines.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should e-mail a letter of interest and resume to Cori Solomon, Executive Director at [email protected]. Candidates will be interviewed and selected as resumes are submitted; interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas or a related field: arts education (including visual arts, music, dance or theatre), education, arts or camp administration, communications, marketing, and development.
  • Ideal candidates are self-motivated, independent, open-minded and professional adults who share a love for the arts, youth development, making a difference in the community and creating transformative experiences.
  • Candidates should have a background or interest in at least one area of the arts.
  • Candidates should be able to show attention to detail, have strong written and verbal communication skills, and be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Candidates should be comfortable interfacing with the public, including populations with special needs.
  • Candidates should be proficient with computers and have general working knowledge of social media platforms, Microsoft Office Suite, and ideally database and design software like FileMaker Pro, Camp Minder, and the Adobe Suite (Photoshop and InDesign software.)

Essential Job Functions

  • Must be at least 20 years old, pass a criminal background check and National Sex Offenders check, and be legally able to work in the United States.
  • Must be available to work 40 hours per week, including weekends and evenings.
  • Must be able to participate in summer camp activities, working outdoors, for an extended workday.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to navigate the grounds by foot, perform computer related duties at a desk, and assist in the set-up and clean-up of events.
  • Must posses a valid driver’s license and clear driving record in order to perform off-site duties, operate organizational vehicles, and drive golf-carts on-site.
  • Must be able to speak and write in clear and proficient English.

Join our 2018-19 Interns!

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Kini, Arts Programs Assistant

Bailey, Arts Programs Assistant

Mary Catherine, Public Outreach Assistant

Public Outreach Assistant

Position Overview

The Public Outreach Assistant assists the Public Outreach Director in marketing, advertising, promotions, media, and social media outreach for all Appel Farm Programs, including the Arts Camp, Girls Out Loud Weekends, Family Arts Camp, Arts in School Programs, South Jersey Arts Fest at Appel Farm, and Creativity CoLaboratory Charter School at Appel Farm. He/she/they will also support the Public Outreach Team with fundraising with fundraising and other grass roots public outreach campaigns. A major focus of the Public Outreach Assistant will be to coordinate the Appel Farm Media Outreach Plan and execute various research projects.

The Public Outreach Assistant should be an individual who enjoys working with people of all ages and backgrounds and interfaces comfortably with others. They must be consumer oriented, friendly, flexible and professional. They must be able to communicate clearly and effectively, be well organized, detail-oriented, as well as patient and good-humored. They must be self-directed yet be able to work as part of a team.

Some of the unique job duties involved with this position are listed below.


  • With the Public Outreach Director, write and/or edit press releases, conduct interviews, and write text to support any media outreach. (P)
  • Maintain and expand the media database; research and develop relationships with new press and communication outlets. (P)
  • Create and maintain a 2019-2020 Press Book including press releases and any placed or earned media. (P)

Marketing and Public Outreach

  • Maintain and expand the Appel Farm Public Outreach Profile with research and outreach to organizations and communication channels in our community. (P)
  • Maintain Appel Farm’s WordPress websites (3) to reflect current programming, messaging, and graphics on a weekly basis, including writing blogs and editing pages. (Some training provided, education and experience is preferred.) (P)
  • Document Appel Farm programs with digital photography and video. (Equipment and some training provided, education and experience in digital photography, video, editing, and output is preferred.) (P)
  • Fill a unique and important role at Girls Out Loud Weekends, Family Arts Camp, Arts in Schools programs, South Jersey Arts Fest at Appel Farm, fundraising and volunteer events, site rentals, and other Appel Farm events. (P)
  • Fill a unique and important role at Appel Farm Arts Camp throughout the summer. (P)Assist the Public Outreach Team with execution of the Appel Farm Marketing Plan, including mailings, phone and email campaigns, and grassroots door-to-door marketing. (S)
  • Attend arts industry meetings throughout the year as requested. (S)
    Support and assist with any new public outreach initiatives. (S)


  • Assist with fundraising campaigns, including mailings, phone and email campaigns, and other fundraising effort. (S)


  • Participate in monthly meetings with Appel Farm Staff, weekly meetings with the Public Outreach Team. Create and follow a Performance Development Action Plan. (S)
  • Take a lead on Office Administration: opening and closing procedures, answering the phone, and assisting with photocopying and the mail. (S)

Interested candidates should e-mail a letter of interest and resume to Jennie Quinn, Public Outreach Director at [email protected] Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested applicants should apply soon. Interviews will be conducted starting now until the position is filled.