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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 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.

Positions Overview

Administration Assistant

The Administrative Assistant Intern will work with our Executive Director, Associate Director, and Camp Directors to learn, plan and oversee all aspects of our residential camp program, and other various aspects of Appel Farm’s operations. Serving the Executive Director, the Administrative Assistant’s role will encompass all aspects of non-profit management including fundraising, communication to all stakeholders, administrative tasks, e-mail and voicemail management, event planning, finance, program development, grant writing, contract management, facility oversight, and more.

During the camp season, specific duties will include managing the staff morale system, administrative oversight of food service, laundry system, voice messages, special events, camper mail and packages, staff activities and more. This internship position becomes fully immersed into the camp program for the nine weeks of operation in the summer.

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Administrative Assistant Intern 2018-2019


External Relations Assistant

The External Relations Intern assists the Director of External Relations in implementing marketing/promotional campaigns for all Appel Farm programs, including the arts education department, residential summer arts camp, the conference center and development office as well as assists with fundraising campaigns to individuals, and grant research/writing for corporate and foundation grants. In addition, the External Relations Intern will coordinate the social media plan for the organization including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linked In. Tracking analytics of social media campaigns is required. Graphic Design and Video experience a plus. He/she will also be responsible for executing various marketing research projects.

The External Relations Intern 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.

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External Relations Intern 2018-2019


School Programs & Outreach Assistant

The School Programs & Outreach Assistant will work directly with our Director of Arts Education and Outreach to oversee our off-site arts education programs including our curricular partnerships, arts residencies, after-school programs and new initiatives.

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School Programs & Outreach Internship 2018-2019


Special Events & Conference Assistant

The Special Events & Conferences Assistant will work directly with our Director of Special Events & Conferences to help plan and execute our on-site special events including the Teen Arts Festival and the South Jersey Arts Fest, concerts, evening events, girl-scout programs, Family Camp weekends (fall and spring) and our site rentals to include conferences, school retreats, weddings and more.

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Special Events & Conference Intern 2018-2019