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 non-profits including 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.

Appel Farm will hire 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 9, 2022, until August 31, 2023. Each position requires flexible scheduling, including some nights and weekend work. The Special Events & Operations Intern will regularly work weekends, with days off during the week due to extensive events occurring on the weekend. On-site conferences require overnight 24 hr. on-call duty. You will have scheduled days off, in addition to 5 vacation days (accrued 1 day per month working), 9 paid holidays, and 3 days of sick leave. Interns receive a $700 monthly stipend. Interns are offered to house. The 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 may have an adjusted work schedule during the nine weeks of residential summer camp, working six days per week. On-site housing is provided but will 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 a 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 on foot, perform computer-related duties at a desk, and assist in the set-up and clean-up of events.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean 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.

Open Positions

Community Programs Assistant

Position Overview

The Community Programs Assistant will work directly with our Community Programs Director to oversee our off-site community programs including our Families to College Initiative, after school arts residencies, and other social service programs.

The Community Programs 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.

Community Programs

  • Develop relationships with FTC students that engender trust and move them towards their goals.
  • Research, identify and make resources available to students regarding college and career readiness.
  • Conduct site visits for assigned programs, including attending the Families to College Campus Center afterschool program.
  • Attend monthly collaborative meetings, record meeting notes, and distribute to collaborative members.
  • Assist with coordinating monthly FTC Family Engagement events. Including:
    • Scheduling teaching artists.
    • Ordering necessary food or supplies.
    • Tracking event attendance
  • Participate in field trips, family outings, and other FTC events as needed.
  • Submit requests to the Public Outreach Department for marketing materials (i.e. flyers; posters; event programs) in a timely manner.
  • Order supplies and track inventory for all Community Programs.
  • Help manage the budgets for Community Programs.
  • Facilitate scheduling of teaching artists and instructors for workshops, after school programs, the FTC Campus Center, and some long-term residencies.
  • Document, through pictures and informal interviews, all community programs.
    • Coordinate videotaping of culminating events.
  • Assist with administering assessments, collate data and analyze results from assessments.
  • Engage in regular communication regarding programming with teaching artists, program partners, and the Community Programs Director.
  • Promote community programs through the Appel Farm and Families to College Websites and social media outlets, in conjunction with the Public Outreach Department.
  • Assist with the preparation of grant applications and end-of-year reports.
  • Other department duties as assigned.

General Support

  • Carry out general administrative duties including mailings, photocopying, answering phones, etc.
  • Participate in departmental and Monthly Motivational meetings to discuss upcoming events/activities and messaging/promotion of events/activities.
  • Be onsite/on-call for designated Weekend Facility Rentals.
  • Work designated Appel Farm weekend events (i.e Family Camp, Girls Out Loud, SJ ArtsFest.)
  • Attend arts education industry meetings throughout the year as requested.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resume to Curtis Williams, Community Programs Director at [email protected]. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested applicants should apply soon.

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