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Job Opportunities at Creative Capital

Creative Capital currently has postings for four summer internship opportunities.

●     Professional Development Database & Administrative Assistant
●     Artist Services Internship
●     Professional Development Internship
●     Development Department Internship
●     Communications Internship

Creative Capital is a New York-based organization that supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services. Our pioneering approach—inspired by venture-capital principles—helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices. Since 1999, Creative Capital’s awards program has committed nearly $40 million in financial and advisory support to 511 projects representing 642 artists, and our Professional Development Program has reached nearly 15,000 artists in more than 700 communities through workshops and webinars.
 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT DATABASE & ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Temporary Position March - June 2017
16 Hours/Week


Creative Capital’s Professional Development Program (PDP) delivers career-building tools to diverse communities of artists across the country through a menu of workshops and webinars focused on such topics as strategic planning, PR/marketing, fundraising, communications and online strategies. The Database and Administrative Assistant will update and maintain PDP’s database of program activities and contacts and assist the department with various administrative duties including research, scanning, filing, and occasional workshop assistance. They will report to the Professional Development Program Director. This position requires both database and administrative experience.

Specific Responsibilities include:

●     Maintain and update program database (FileMaker Pro 13.0) and spreadsheets with all PDP program activities, webinar and workshop demographics, and contacts.
●     Gather & scan workshop evaluations; download webinar evaluations; file electronic and paper records.
●     Act as a liaison between database developer and PDP staff in refining of the database structure.
●     Maintain familiarity with program workshop and webinar schedules as well as program materials including workshop curriculum, handouts, workbooks, and postcards.
●     Attend and assist at local workshops (outside of regular hours).
●     Assist PDP Director & Administrative Manager with special projects as needed.

Requirements:

●     Education: Bachelor’s degree required
●     Minimum 1-2 years not-for-profit arts administrative experience.
●     MUST be proficient in Filemaker Pro, Microsoft Office (especially Excel), Photoshop, and other administrative tools such as online surveys and event registration systems.
●     Must demonstrate capacity for focus and attention to detailed, methodical record keeping.
●     Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
●     Must be proactive and enjoy problem solving and seeing projects through to completion.
●     Must be able to have maximum flexibility in a fast-paced multi-tasking work environment.
●     Commitment to working with artists in a service capacity; interest in career development for individual artists, including knowledge of current landscape of service and support.
●     Experience with multiple internet/social media platforms; web-based content management systems skills a plus.
●     Strong communication skills; excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills a plus.

This is a 2 to 3 day a week, 16 hour a week position in the office plus occasional special events in the evening outside office hours.

The Database & Administrative Assistant will be based in the Creative Capital office in New York. This is a TEMPORARY, 16-hours/week position (Now thru June 2017. Compensation is $20/hour.)

TO APPLY: E-mail resume, cover letter, & references to: pdpinfo@creative-capital.org by March 23rd, however, we will start considering candidates right away. In the cover letter, please explain what interests you about this opportunity and why a temporary part-time position would work for you. No phone inquiries, please. Intended start date: ASAP. Please note that due to volume of applicants, only those applicants with whom we are interested in following up will be contacted.

Creative Capital’s pioneering approach, inspired by venture-capital concepts, surrounds adventurous artists in all disciplines with the tools they need to realize their visions and build sustainable careers. Since 1999, Creative Capital’s awards program has committed $40 million in financial and advisory support to 511 projects representing 642 artists, and our Professional Development Program has reached nearly 15,000 artists in more than 700 communities through workshops and webinars.

 


ARTIST SERVICES INTERNSHIP

Position Summary

The Creative Capital internship program is an opportunity to receive practical arts administration training for individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts. The Artist Services intern will help with a range of responsibilities, receiving an immersive work experience and gaining exposure to many professional activities under the mentorship of Creative Capital staff.  During the internship period, Creative Capital will be participating in a detailed assessment of our program. The intern will assist on this project, acting as liaison to outside consultants, as well as Creative Capital artists and staff in gathering data for the final report. Additionally, interns will be invited to participate in the planning and development of several program initiatives, including our Creative Conversation series, Regional Retreats and Advisory Services programs.  In addition, Creative Capital will supplement its program with field trips to meet with colleagues in the field.

Position Requirements

Open to current college seniors, graduate students, recent graduates or individuals interested in transitioning to arts administrative work.  Applicants should have:

●     Excellent information management and organization skills
●     Strong verbal and written communication skills
●     Experience with Microsoft Office.  Working knowledge of CMS and FileMaker Pro a plus.
●     Attention to detail, adaptability to change and ability to manage several different projects day-to-day
●     Creative, collaborative problem-solving skills
●     A strong interest in contemporary artistic practice

This internship is for 10 weeks, May 30 – August 4. Interns are asked to work 16 hours/week. Office is open Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm. Final schedule will be determined in conversation with Artist Services staff. Compensation is $15 per hour.

To Apply

All applicants must complete and submit this form to be considered.

Please email intern@creative-capital.org with ARTIST SERVICES in the subject line. Please include your C.V. and Cover Letter. In preparing your application, we encourage you to review our previously funded projects to better understand the range and quality of artists that we serve: http://www.creative-capital.org/artistprojects.  No calls, please.

Submissions received by March 30 by 5pm EST will be given priority.

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT INTERNSHIP

Position Summary

The Creative Capital internship program is an opportunity to receive practical arts administration training for individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts. The Professional Development Program (PDP) intern will help with a range of responsibilities, receiving an immersive work experience and gaining exposure to many activities under the mentorship of Creative Capital staff.  The department is responsible for planning professional development workshops and webinars for individual artists. As such, the intern will get hands-on experience in professional development research, event planning and management as well as digital archiving and production of powerpoint presentations. PDP will produce  the annual Creative Capital Summer Intensive, a 4-day educational event in July. The intern will assist on this special event, acting as liaison to prospective applicants and a cohort of 50 artists to produce and present a powerpoint of all participants work samples. Additionally, the intern will be invited to assist PDP staff with  the Creative Capital Summer Intensive application and selection process as well as produce the event in late July of 2017. In addition, Creative Capital will supplement its program with field trips to meet with colleagues in the field.

●     A demonstrated interest in arts administration and experience with production management 
●     Excellent organization skills, specifically with digital archiving, PowerPoint and/or Keynote
●     Strong verbal and written communication skills
●     Experience with Microsoft Office Suite. Working knowledge of AnyMeeting, CMS and FileMaker Pro a plus.
●     Attention to detail, adaptability to change, and ability to manage several different projects day-to-day
●     Creative, collaborative problem-solving skills
●     A strong interest in professional development practice

This internship is for 10 weeks, May 30 – August 4. Interns are asked to work 16 hours/week. Office is open Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm. Final schedule will be determined in conversation with PDP  staff. Compensation is $15 per hour.

To Apply

All applicants must complete and submit this form to be considered.

Please email intern@creative-capital.org with PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM in the subject line. Please include your C.V. and Cover Letter. In preparing your application, we encourage you to review our site to better understand the range of professional development workshops and webinars we offer to individual artists we serve: http://creative-capital.org/pdp.  No calls, please.

Submissions received by March 30 by 5pm EST will be given priority.

Job Description - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTERN

 


DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT INTERNSHIP

Position Summary

The Creative Capital internship program is an opportunity to receive practical arts administration training for individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts. The Development intern will help with a range of responsibilities, receiving an immersive work experience and gaining exposure to many professional activities under the mentorship of Creative Capital staff.  The Development department is responsible for securing funding to support work across the organization. As such, the intern will get hands-on experience producing grant proposals, writing acknowledgment letters, conducting prospect research, and other important experiences that will serve the individual in many ways professionally. In addition, Creative Capital will supplement its program with field trips to meet with colleagues in the field.

Position Requirements

Open to current college seniors, graduate students, recent graduates or individuals interested in transitioning to arts administrative work.  Applicants should have:

●      A demonstrated interest in arts administration or business
●      Excellent organization skills
●      Strong verbal and written communication skills
●      Creative, collaborative problem-solving skills
●      A strong interest in art and creativity
●      Flexibility to occasionally assist with events that occur outside of regular office hours

This internship is for 10 weeks, May 30 – August 4. Interns are asked to work 16 hours/week. Office is open Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm. Final schedule will be determined in conversation with Development  staff. Compensation is $15 per hour.

To Apply

All applicants must complete and submit this form to be considered.

Please email intern@creative-capital.org with DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT in the subject line. Please include your C.V. and Cover Letter. No calls, please.

Submissions received by March 30 by 5pm EST will be given priority.

 


COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP

Position Summary

The Creative Capital internship program is an opportunity to receive practical arts administration training for individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts. The Communications intern will help with a range of responsibilities, receiving an immersive work experience and gaining exposure to many professional activities under the mentorship of Creative Capital staff.  The Communications department supports all other departments to promote CC’s brand, programs, and awardee activity. The communications intern will get hands-on experience in social media posting, blog content development, database updates, and web updates. In addition, Creative Capital will supplement its program with field trips to meet with colleagues in the field.

Position Requirements

Open to current college seniors, graduate students, recent graduates or individuals interested in transitioning to arts administrative work.  Applicants should have:

●      A demonstrated interest in arts administration or business
●      Excellent organization skills
●      Strong verbal and written communication skills
●      Creative, collaborative problem-solving skills
●      A strong interest in art and creativity

This internship is for 10 weeks, May 30 – August 4. Interns are asked to work 16 hours/week. Office is open Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm. Final schedule will be determined in conversation with communications  staff. Compensation is $15 per hour.

To Apply

All applicants must complete and submit this form to be considered.

Please email intern@creative-capital.org with COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT in the subject line. Please include your resume and a cover letter tailored to this opportunity. In preparing your application, we encourage you to review our site to better understand Creative Capital’s mission and programs: http://creative-capital.org.  No calls, please.

Submissions received by March 30 by 5pm EST will be given priority.

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