About Fund for the Arts
Fund for the Arts is a regional nonprofit committed to building a vibrant community through the power of the arts. With the help of our donors, we support a range of arts organizations and drives accessibility across neighborhoods, schools, community centers, senior care facilities, parks, libraries, and public spaces. 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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
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.
- 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.
For All Positions:
Schedule: Flexible (Minimum 10 hours commitment per week)
Dress Code: Business Casual
How to apply: Please forward a resume and letter of interest to Morgan Eklund by January 12, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.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?