Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Internship Program – Winter 2013

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

(New York NY)

from January 3 – April 30, 2013

LMCC’s internship program provides opportunities for those interested in gaining hands-on experience to support arts and culture from the perspective of a non-profit organization in New York City. Interns learn and participate in creative place-making and building sustainable communities through our cultural programs, grants & artists’ services, residency opportunities, and development activities. Internships are available in various focuses, however interns will gain exposure to all our departments and support our small staff over a four month period.

We strongly encourage applicants who are aiming to work professionally in the nonprofit field and are invested in re-thinking how to engage and affect communities from Lower Manhattan and beyond. A monthly travel stipend of $125 will be provided for the duration of the internship period.

The start/end dates for our Winter cycle, January 3 – April 30, 2013, are flexible and should be discussed with your supervisor before start of internship if possible. All interns in the program maintain a minimum of 20 hours per week, including occasional assistance at special evening/weekend events.

Visit www.lmcc.net/about/internships to download application. Please send a completed application, a cover letter and resume with “2012-2013 LMCC Internship Application: Winter” as the e-mail subject line to internships@lmcc.net.

Deadline to apply: December 7, 2012

• Artist Residencies
• Development
• Finance & Operations
• Grants & Services
• Marketing & Communications
• Public Programs

The Artist Residencies focus includes supporting the residency programs, which transforms temporarily vacant spaces into studio, rehearsal and presentation spaces for artists of all disciplines and interests in Lower Manhattan. This is an ideal opportunity for those interested in gaining experience in open call processes and supporting artists and their needs. The intern will assist with residency applications including data entry, pre-screening and organization of work samples for panel review. He/she will also help maintain our various artist spaces with artists’ access, supplies and visitors. The intern will also assist in staffing at public events including weekly salons, open studios and performances. The ideal candidate is adept with Internet research, knowledgeable with contemporary art and/or the performing arts. Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, light carpentry, audio/visual equipment and other hands-on technical skills are a plus.

The Development focus includes conveying the organization’s activities as crucial to building and enlivening the community in Lower Manhattan and beyond to existing and potential supporters of LMCC. This opportunity is ideal for those interested in gaining more experience in fundraising, government relations, sponsorship and event planning. The ideal candidate is highly organized and possesses advanced administrative skills in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, as well as customer relations. Activities may vary, but the intern will provide logistical support on special events, draft correspondence (letters and reports), and conduct prospect research.

The Finance & Operations focus includes supporting every part of the organization. In addition to the day-to-day operations, which include petty cash, insurance and payment requests, the department works closely with others to plan and implement projects. The department also works as a team to manage the office space, equipment and other organizational resources. This opportunity is ideal for those interested in gaining operational experience in the arts and non-profit financial and administrative management. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented and demonstrates a can-do attitude and works well with others towards shared goals.

The Marketing & Communications focus includes reaching out to our audiences and promotes LMCC’s programs and activities. This opportunity is ideal for those interested in informing through graphic/print design, blog and website updates, and documentation of LMCC’s public events. Interns will be in correspondence with designers, printers and venue managers, assist at LMCC events including distributing materials, set-up and breakdown. Interns with the interest and previous experience will also have the opportunity to work with graphic /print design and website content management systems. The ideal candidate has excellent written/verbal skills and an approachable personality with knowledge of social media tools. Experience with audio and video-editing software is a plus.

The Public Programs focus includes producing LMCC arts and culture programs across varying disciplines and venues, most notably the annual River To River Festival. This opportunity is ideal for those interested in developing their administrative skills through hands-on organizational planning, production and documentation tasks. The ideal candidate has exceptional organizational skills and some prior project management experience, a working knowledge of MS Office and, preferably technical production. He or she has an outgoing personality and friendly attitude under duress and is comfortable representing the organization to audiences and artists at public events.

Website: http://www.lmcc.net