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.
Interested candidates should e-mail a letter of interest and resume to Cori Solomon, Executive Director at email@example.com. 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!
Kini, Arts Programs Assistant
Bailey, Arts Programs Assistant
Mary Catherine, Public Outreach Assistant
Public Outreach Assistant
The Public Outreach Assistant assists the Public Outreach Director in implementing marketing/promotional campaigns for all Appel Farm programs, including the arts education on-site and school arts integration programs, residential summer arts camp, the conference center and development office as well as assists with fundraising campaigns to individuals. This encompasses maintaining Appel Farm’s websites, social media, grassroots efforts like calling constituents, attending festivals and fairs to promote the organization and more. This person will have a balance of being out in the community, calling people and also working on creative and administrative tasks in the office.
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.
Some of the unique job duties involved with this position are listed below. (P) Primary Duties (S) Secondary Duties
Social Media and Marketing
- Utilize Appel Farm’s social media outlets of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and mass emails. (P)
- Assist with conducting marketing/social media research to expand our media and business contacts. (S)
- Maintain the Appel Farm website(s) to reflect the current programming and update text and graphics on a weekly basis, including writing blogs and updates (will teach process to candidate). (P)
- Assist with executing Marketing plans including creating/distributing materials, edit copy for brochures/websites, and creating/tabulating surveys related to those marketing plans. (S)
- Assist with, and attend fundraising events, volunteer events, any off-site Festival Booths and other company events such as Arts Fest at Appel Farm, Teen Arts Festival, Poetry Out Loud, weekend retreats and more. (P)
- Attend arts industry meetings throughout the year as requested. (S)
- Support any new marketing initiatives for Appel Farm that arise. (S)
- Assist with the annual appeal campaign and any additional appeal campaigns. (P)
- Assist with the implementation of grant and sponsorship requirements in relation to the programs (logo/credits etc. are placed accordingly). (P)
- Participate in weekly team meetings to discuss upcoming events/activities and messaging/promotion of events/activities. (P)
- Carry out general administrative duties including mailings, photocopying, answering phones etc. (S)
Interested candidates should e-mail a letter of interest and resume to Cori Solomon, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should apply by November 21. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested applicants should apply soon.