Become an Intern at CITYarts!

CITYarts welcomes talented individuals to apply for internships that provide resources for arts training, real-world experience with projects and artists, school credits and stipends.

We’re currently seeking individuals for Spring (January 2018 to May 2018)!  

Available Internships:

Photo and Video Internship:

Photography/video interns are expected to document CITYarts murals, workshops, and current projects through photography and videography. They will develop and organize an archive system for both current and previous photos. Interns will update the CITYarts website and social media outlets periodically with current photos and best of project images. Interns may also be involved in creation and printing of creative material, and photo cataloging. They will also do preliminary work on map, book brochure, and various advertising and PR projects. For this internship, experience with the Adobe suite is preferred.

Requirements:
- Basic knowledge of Photoshop and Final Cut Pro
- Having your own equipment is a plus
- Experienced in documenting through photos and video
- Experienced in Microsoft word and excel

Responsibilities:
- Documenting all current projects through photography and video
- Managing media archives
- Creating promotional and summary videos
- Updating social media
- Documentation of past murals and creating status reports
- Light design work including creation of brochures, flyers, and advisement

Projects Internship:

Projects interns are expected to divide their time between office responsibilities and on site projects.  In the office, they will be involved in the running of programs-related tasks.  In the field, they will be engaged in hands on work facilitating the process of mural making for volunteers and youth.  Altogether this position requires versatility in that it entails both concentrated office-style focus and on site energetic persistence.

Requirements:                                                  - Working knowledge of basic artistic skills (i.e. painting, drawing)
- Experienced with Microsoft Word and Excel
- Flexible with transitioning from an office setting to an outdoor mural site, or vice versa
-Energetic and personable
- Previous knowledge of Salesforce a plus
- Previous experience creating murals a plus

Responsibilities:                                              - Creating project planning materials                 - Inventorying on site and in office                    - Transporting supplies and materials to and from work sites                                                  - Assisting artists at work sites in whatever way possible which may include:                                              - Scraping walls                                                  - Priming walls                                                  - Painting walls                                                  - Cleaning up painting supplies                          - Carrying arts materials                    - Interacting with and engaging volunteers and youth at work sites

Development Internship

Development interns, reporting to the Development Coordinator, will provide essential assistance in raising funds to cover CITYarts’ entire budget, including programs and general operating costs.  Development interns will be responsible for researching foundation and corporate funding sources.  They will help prepare, edit, and record grant applications and supporting materials.  They will also assist in planning fundraising events and manage filing and database entry.

Requirements:
- Interested in non-profit fundraising for the arts
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
- Experienced with online research
- Experienced with Microsoft Word and Excel
- Previous knowledge of Salesforce a plus
- Energetic and personable

Responsibilities:
- Researching like-minded organizational funding
- Researching local government representatives
- Researching developers in neighborhoods surrounding murals
- Drafting grant applications and compiling attachments
- Updating the grant calendar to reflect new applications
- Adding contacts to CITYarts’ donor database, Salesforce
- Calling and emailing commercial stores for donations
- Alphabetizing physical files

Pieces for Peace Internships:

Pieces for Peace interns, reporting to the Project Coordinator, will provide essential assistance in project planning on a global scale. Pieces for Peace interns will be responsible for reaching out to new countries to participate in our global program, Young Minds Build Bridges. Additionally, the Pieces for Peace intern will help with our Pieces for Peace Exhibition, planning Peace Walls, and running Pieces for Peace workshops to encourage youth to visualize peace within their communities.  

Requirements:
- Interested in non-profits for the arts
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
- Interest in peace and connecting globally
- Experienced with Microsoft Word and Excel
- Previous knowledge of Salesforce a plus
- Energetic and personable

Responsibilities:
- Assisting with the Pieces for Peace Exhibition
- Global outreach to EU and UN members
- Global outreach to communities, teachers, and governments
- Assisting during Pieces for Peace workshops
- Assisting with new Peace Walls
- Outreach to new global partners for collaboration

Bookkeeping Internship:

Bookkeeping interns, reporting to the Development Coordinator, will provide essential assistance in financial record keeping. Bookkeeping interns will be responsible for recording all revenue and expenses, processing of checks, organization of receipts and records, and management of office petty cash. Additionally, they will assist with transactions, reimbursement and dispersing payroll.

Requirements:
- Interested in non-profits for the arts
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
- Experienced with financial record keeping
- Experienced with Microsoft Word and Excel as well as Quickbooks
- Previous knowledge of Salesforce a plus
- Energetic and personable

Responsibilities:
- Financial recording keeping
- Organizing receipts and transactions
- Depositing of checks
- Processing reimbursements
- Assisting with delivering payroll checks
- Donor and sponsor revenue management

Design Internship:

Design interns, reporting to the Project Coordinator, will provide essential assistance in designing and implementing all promotional material for CITYarts. Design interns will be responsible for designing brochures, flyers, books, and handouts. Additionally, they will work under the Project Coordinator and Development Coordinator to manage and update all social media platforms and our website.

Requirements:
- Interested in non-profit fundraising for the arts
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
- Experienced with social media outreach
- Experienced with Illustrator and Photoshop
- Previous knowledge of Salesforce a plus
- Energetic and personable

Responsibilities:
- Managing social media platforms
- Creating promotion material both printed and digital
- Researching like-minded companies for collaborations
- Assisting with the development of promotional videos

 

PR and Marketing Internship:

PR and Marketing interns, reporting to the Project Coordinator, will provide essential assistance in designing and implementing all promotional material for CITYarts. PR and Marketing interns will be responsible for creating press releases, media alters, and press outreach. Additionally, they will work under the Project Coordinator and Development Coordinator to manage and update all social media platforms and our website.

Requirements:
- Interested in non-profit fundraising for the arts
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
- Experienced with social media outreach
- Experienced with Illustrator and Photoshop
- Previous knowledge of Salesforce a plus
- Energetic and personable

Responsibilities:
- Managing social media platforms
- Creating promotion material both printed and digital
- Researching like-minded companies for collaborations
- Outreach to communities
- Assisting with the development of promotional videos
- Adding contacts to CITYarts’ donor database, Salesforce


QUALIFICATIONS – All interns should be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and willing to learn Access. We are looking for interns who are motivated, flexible, committed, and have an interest in the arts and/or the non-profit industry. A positive, enthusiastic attitude is a must.

SCHEDULE – Interns design their own schedule with CITYarts’ staff. Average of 15-20 hours a week. 

BENEFITS – A CITYarts’ internship offers a comprehensive introduction to the non-profit art world and can provide meaningful professional development to a committed and motivated individual. School credit & a stipend will be provided.

TO APPLY email a COVER LETTER and RESUME to Brittany Cassell, Assistant to the Director at tsipi@cityarts.org. 

Please indicate a particular area of interest, as well as your weekly availability. Interviews may be scheduled following receipt of written inquiry.