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Seeking Dynamic Interns for Spring 2018

Fund for the Arts’ vision is to create a great American city, through the arts. A leader locally and nationally, the Fund for the Arts raises more than $8 million annually through the generosity of more than 20,000 donors. Fund for the Arts invests in the arts for community impact through economic development, educational attainment and a greater quality of life. We lead innovation, inspire excellence and promote effective resource utilization. We build bridges and identify shared opportunity. You will work with a team comprised of empowered and talented individuals: results-driven fundraisers, passionate donor stewards and strategic community connectors who believe in the power of philanthropy and envision a stronger, more vibrant community through the arts.

2016 Intern Group Photo

Bring Passion. Build Experience.

Five available internships detailed below.
Applications due January 12, 2018

Impact Intern Description

Fund for the Arts seeks an Impact intern who reports to the Impact Officer and works in conjunction with the Fund for the Arts staff. The Intern will assist with administrative and managerial tasks, including measurement, tracking, and evaluation of the impact of the arts on this community. In addition, he or she will assist in the processes and procedures for data and metrics management and management and evaluation of the Fund for the Arts programs in schools and community centers.

Intern may be expected to attend Fund for the Arts events and monitor programming preparations. Intern must effectively communicate with Fund for the Arts’ Cultural Partner organizations, donors, and community at-large. Background in urban planning, community development, urban studies, data analytics, or related field is preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and evaluate Fund for the Arts programs to bring the Arts into schools, community centers, aging care facilities, etc.
  • Establish processes and procedures for data management across the sector
  • Write grant applications and report support for restricted programs
  • Maintain and update database maintenance and updating

Requirements: Proficiency with Microsoft Office 2013, strong verbal and written communication skills, experience in applied measurement and evaluation as well as statistical analysis, experience in applied social science research

 

Development Intern Description

Fund for the Arts seeks a Development intern to assist with the annual campaign, providing a wide range of database, research, administrative, and general support. In return, the intern will gain experience in and familiarity with the many aspects of fundraising and philanthropy, as well as gaining exposure to arts organizations and corporations. The Fund for the Arts partners with over 300 companies and their employees to fulfill its mission of building a stronger, more vibrant community through the arts.

Intern may be expected to attend Fund for the Arts events and assist with preparations. Intern must effectively communicate with Fund for the Arts’ partner organizations, donors, and community at-large. Background in Development, Raiser’s Edge, databases, or related field is preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in entering data and meeting notes into Raiser’s Edge, the Fund’s donor database
  • Assist in preparing pledge cards to renew corporate support
  • Provide support in identifying and researching prospective corporate partners
  • Assist in planning donor events and public Arts and Business events
  • Draft correspondence, proposals, and reports
  • Prepare reports and presentations for internal and external use

Requirements: Proficiency with Microsoft Office 2013, excellent verbal and written communication skills, well-organized, detail oriented.

 

Development Operations Intern

The Fund for the Arts seeks a Development Operations Intern who reports to the Manager of Development Operations and works in conjunction with the Fund for the Arts staff. The Intern will assist with administrative and managerial tasks, including updating donor records, tracking and preparing materials for meetings. In addition, the intern will assist in the processes and procedures of day to day office operations such as answering the phone, filing and preparing mailings.

Intern may be expected to attend Fund for the Arts events and assist with preparations. Intern must effectively communicate with Fund for the Arts’ partner organizations, donors, and community at-large. Background in Development, Raiser’s Edge, databases, or related field is preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with on-going upkeep, updating constituent records, and maintenance in the Raiser’s Edge database
  • Assist in preparing materials for major donor calls including donor giving history and collateral materials
  • Assist with tracking and reporting on activity of donors and prospects in Raiser’s Edge
  • Research prospects including giving to peer organizations
  • Assist with printing and stuffing mailings

Event and Volunteer Management Intern Description

The Fund for the Arts seeks an Event and Volunteer Management Intern who reports to the Manager of Events and Volunteers and works in conjunction with the Fund for the Arts Staff. The Intern will assist with the planning and implementation of the Fund for the Arts’ signature event, the Awards in the Arts at Churchill Downs which takes place on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The Intern will assist with administrative tasks surrounding this event that may include but is not limited to: coordinating volunteers, working with vendors, tracking RSVPs and sponsorships, creating agendas and schedules, and supporting artists.

The Event and Volunteer Management intern may also assist the Manager of Events and Volunteers on additional projects including the volunteer cultivation, the NeXt program, and some new research projects.

Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative and logistical support in planning  the Awards in the Arts.
  • Assist with volunteer cultivation and management.
  • Assist as needed with other events
  • Provide support in identifying and researching new events, volunteer and intern management best practices and other new ideas or processes.

Requirements: Proficiency with Microsoft Office 2013, excellent verbal and written communication skills, well-organized, detail oriented, have a creative approach to problem solving, and exhibits the ability to stay calm in high stress situations.

 

Workplace Campaign Intern

The Workplace Campaign collaborates with 200+ businesses- all sizes and industries to engage employees in community & offer opportunity to participate in the arts.

This internship is an opportunity to understand fundraising in the corporate setting, and the chance to learn how individual giving at the corporate level makes a difference in our community.  It is also a perfect first step for an individual who is interested in working in the arts or the non-profit world.

 

Required

  • Personal vehicle or access to reliable transportation throughout the Greater Louisville and environs
  • Go-getter personality
  • Enthusiasm to tasks assigned
  • A general interest in community involvement
  • Must be willing to lift items around 10-15 lbs.
  • Work 15+ hours per week, as schedule allows
  • Strong verbal/written communication

General Job Description

  • Learn how FFTA Workplace Campaigns support local and regional arts
  • Help deliver a workplace presentation to one of our partners
  • Create new workplace folders as needed for initial meetings with workplace chairs to set goals and plan for a successful campaign
  • Assist in the campaign kick-off, celebration, and execution
  • Learn Raiser’s Edge, the Fund for the Arts CRM, to help maintain current notes and records
  • Coordinate social media representation during workplace campaigns
  • Organize weekly campaign materials for presentations and tables
  • After individual campaigns, organize and help with individual donor rewards
  • Assist with delivery of materials or pledge cards, as needed
  • Understand the steps to run a workplace campaign from initial contact to final close
  • Work with mailing leadership notes, acknowledgement letters, and coordinator thank you notes
  • Visit partners and partake in employee engagement opportunities
  • Program evaluation: measure workplace goals from previous years
  • Daily office duties, as assigned

 

For All Positions:
Schedule: Flexible (Minimum 10 hours commitment per week)
Pay: Unpaid
Dress Code: Business Casual
How to apply:  Please forward a resume and letter of interest to Morgan Eklund by January 12, 2018 to meklund@fundforthearts.org. In your letter of interest, please detail the following:

  • Why are you interested in interning with Fund for the Arts and specifically in this position?
  • What skills and experiences do you uniquely bring that will ensure your success in this role?