ArtIs InterningFund for the Arts Seeks Five Interns for the 2015-2016 School Year: Corporate Relations, NeXt Program, Communications, Impact, and Development Operations

About Fund for the Arts

The 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. The 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.

Corporate Relations Intern Description

The Fund for the Arts seeks a Corporate Relations Intern to assist with corporate development, 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 200 companies 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, committed to the Fund for the Arts mission. Experience with databases desired.

NeXt Program Intern Description

The Fund for the Arts seeks a NeXt Program Intern to assist with planning sessions and administration, including planning locations, speakers, agendas, catering, logistics and communication around program days. The intern will also work to plan the quarterly special events for the NeXt program.

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 preparing materials for NeXt program sessions
  • Provide support to NeXt project teams and arts groups
  • Assist in planning the quarterly NeXt special events series
  • Assist in communication and meeting reminders for NeXt class
  • Assist in coordinating agenda, location, catering and presentations for monthly NeXt sessions

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

Communications Intern Description

The Fund for the Arts seeks a Communications Intern who reports to the Communications and Engagement Manager and works in conjunction with the Fund for the Arts staff. The Intern will assist with administrative and managerial tasks, including social networking communications, designing and writing a bi-monthly newsletter, maintaining a Constant Contact database, working on the organization’s webpage, assisting with design for print and digital materials, assisting with events and programs, and basic photography/video production.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office, WordPress, and social media networks is a must. 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 Marketing, Communications, the Arts, or Arts Administration is preferred.

Skills to be developed

  • Enhance written and oral communication skills
  • Learn about practical marketing strategies
  • Build a communications and marketing portfolio
  • The opportunity to custom-design internship to meet individual academic and career
    goals

Responsibilities

  • Create bi-monthly electronic newsletter for supporters
  • Maintain Constant Contact database
  • Generate content for social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, and LinkedIn)
  • Assist with design of print, electronic, and other collateral pieces
  • Help maintain WordPress website
  • Maintain Arts press clippings
  • Database maintenance and updating

Requirements: Proficiency with Microsoft Office, familiarity with WordPress, communication/marketing skills, photography/video production/design skills are a plus

Impact Intern Description

The 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.

In addition, the intern will provide support to the project manager for Imagine 2025: Louisville’s Arts Master Plan, which will present an aspirational and actionable blueprint to elevate Louisville’s standing as a national Arts and culture community and destination – attracting talent, business and visitors, driving impact in education, and improving the quality of life and place for our residents.  Imagine 2025 will create a plan for collective action, aligning with community priorities and community initiatives such as the Greater Louisville Project, GLI’s Advantage Louisville, Jefferson County Public Schools, Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau and Metro Louisville’s Strategic Plan.

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
  • Assist with peer city comparisons to support the development of Imagine 2025
  • Grant writing and reporting support for restricted programs
  • Maintain and update database maintenance and updating

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

Development Operations Intern Description

The Fund for the Arts seeks a Development Operations Intern who reports to the Manager of Data Integrity & eCommerce 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, coding 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
  • Follow-up with Power2give posting organizations for impact numbers
  • Assist with printing and stuffing mailings

For All Positions:

Schedule: Flexible (Minimum 10 hours commitment per week)

Pay: Unpaid

Dress Code: Business Casual

How to apply:  Please forward a letter of interest to Sibel Solagan by email at ssolagan@fundforthearts.com. In your letter of interest, please detail the following:

  • Why you are interested in interning with the 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?

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