ABOUT IRISH ARTS CENTER
Founded in 1972, Irish Arts Center is a New York-based arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, building community with artists and audiences of all backgrounds, forging and strengthening cross-cultural partnerships, and preserving the evolving stories and traditions of Irish culture for generations to come. Our multi-disciplinary programming is centered around three core areas: performance – including live music, dance, theatre, film, literature, and the humanities; exhibition – including visual arts presentations and cultural exhibitions that tell the evolving Irish story; and education – with dozens of classes per week in Irish language, history, music, and dance.
Located in New York City, a global capital of arts and culture, Irish Arts Center serves as a dynamic platform for top emerging and established artists. Irish Arts Center is currently developing plans to construct a new facility to serve our multi-disciplinary program and will be the strongest possible gateway for artists to reach into our cultural community and nourish their work, to connect with our partner institutions who help them innovate, and to become visible in the New York City media market which enhances their ability to achieve U.S and further international success.
The New Irish Arts Center will contain a purpose-built, state-of-the-art contemporary performance space for music, dance and theatre seating up to 160; industry-standard back of house and support facilities to allow artists to achieve their vision; a second, intimate performance space – the renovated historic Irish Arts Center theatre – optimized for live music, literature, film, talks, large classes and special events; classrooms and studio space for community education programs in Irish music, dance, language, history, and the humanities, and for master classes and workshops by visiting and resident artists; technology capability to project the Irish Arts Center experience on the digital platform; an avenue-facing café lobby to engage with the neighborhood and provide a social setting for conversation and interaction between artists and audiences; a beautiful new courtyard entrance on 51st Street where the historic Irish Arts Center building and the new facility meet.
For more information on the New Irish Arts Center, or to support our campaign, Almost Home, please contact Nick Rolf at email@example.com.
Irish Arts Center (IAC) offers unpaid internships in Programming/Production, New Media, Development and Marketing. The scope and schedule for internships is determined by the individual department. Internships usually coincide with the school season (Fall, Spring and Summer) and typically last 4-5 months but an internship can extend up to a year. We usually ask for a time commitment of 1-2 days per week during regular business hours of 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
IAC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or internships without unlawful discrimination based on race, creed (religion), color, sex (including gender expression), national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status or any other characteristic protected by law.
This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in fundraising, in a fun and friendly environment. The Development Intern will report to the Director of Development and work very closely with the Development Associate. Duties will include assisting with data maintenance; correspondence; mailings; conducting research on individuals, foundations, and corporations; other special projects (such as working on grant proposals); events; and general administrative duties.
A bachelor's degree and a strong interest in arts administration are preferred. The individual must have strong computer, organizational, research, and interpersonal skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel are required.
Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line "Development Intern.”
Marketing and Research Intern
The Irish Arts Center is seeking a creative, detail-oriented Marketing Intern with great follow through skills and a desire to join our fast paced team. The Marketing Intern provides assistance for the implementation of all marketing activities at the Irish Arts Center across a multidisciplinary event programming schedule, including publicizing and follow up on all IAC events through advertising, postcards, brochures, fliers, press releases, audience development, special promotions, social networking and the IAC website. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience, in a fun and friendly environment in each of the disciplines encompassed in the IAC's programming (theatre, visual arts, music, dance, film, literary events, comedy, and cultural education). We are looking for interns who are interested in helping us strengthen our reach through new and traditional marketing channels, while working closely with the event production teams.
Activities and responsibilities include:
1. Marketing, Press and Research -New media marketing (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Podcasts, etc)
-Assist in design of marketing materials, including postcards, fliers, brochures, and new media design
-Organization of grass roots marketing outreach (expanding audiences, developing new partnerships with like-minded organizations)
-Brand management (ensuring that visual & verbal messages are consistent across all materials) -Customer relations & feedback (surveys, analysis)
-Assist in organization of press packets by discipline
-Assist in organization of all new press materials, including scanning and documentation
2. General Events
-Provide some on-site support for events and openings
-Organize literature for display
-Assist with mailings
-Data entry (Sage)
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills -Demonstrated research and organizational skills -Ability to work independently and take direction from several members of a team -Ability to work on multiple projects and prioritize in a fast-paced environment -Ability to be detail-oriented while also grasping the big picture -Experience with / interest in new media marketing -Focus on efficiency, developing time-saving processes -Familiarity with a range of computer programs, including the Microsoft Office suite -Experience with CS3 Photoshop a plus -General knowledge of Irish and Irish American history and culture desirable, but not required.
Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to email@example.com with subject line "Marketing and Research Intern."
New Media Intern
IAC seeks an online and social media fluent intern to assist with all aspects of IAC's online content creation and dissemination (podcast, video, blog, photo sharing, etc), supporting a diverse cultural program. In this position the intern will help develop, edit and publish content for the Live from Irish Arts Center media section of the Irish Arts Center website, and for the soon-to-be launched blog. The intern will gain firsthand experience working in a nonprofit performing arts organization and will have an opportunity to hone audio and video editing skills, project management skills, writing skills, and narrative creation skills, while making a huge impact on the organization’s community presence both in New York and internationally.
This is a valuable opportunity for someone interested in working in the arts, and creating a portfolio of video and audio representing all of Irish Arts Center’s disciplines (theatre, music, visual arts, dance, film, literature, comedy, education).
Reporting to both Director of Programming and Director of Communications and working with Programming and Marketing Associates the NMI will be responsible for:
-Creating, recording, editing, posting and sharing podcasts (both audio and video)
-Creating, designing, content-generating, sharing etc a new IAC blog
-Working with Marketing team to create, share, cross-platform and promote social media via -Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Tumblr, Flickr
-Keep on top of and keep IAC staff abreast of developments in new media
-Other admin tasks (reception work, database entry and management)
Candidates should have an interest in arts and culture and media and ideally have a working knowledge of the New York City cultural community and the not-for-profit field. Intern must be motivated to work quickly and independently and possess some knowledge of audio editing.
• Excellent writing skills, particularly the ability to synthesize and summarize accurately and pay attention to details of grammar and spelling and adherence to house-style
• Demonstrated research and organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently or take direction from several members of a team, as needed.
• Familiarity with a range of computer programs, including the Microsoft Office suite, Photoshop, Adobe, and Audacity or other audio editing software
• Experience or interest in creating consistent and high quality podcast content
• Great oral skill / ability to speak with different types of people on a project (artists, technical crew, creative team, marketing, donors, etc).
• General knowledge of Irish and Irish American history and culture desirable, but not required.
• Fluent in and on and have accounts on a wide range of social media including Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, Flickr, Tumblr
Send cover letter & resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line "New Media Intern."
Program and Production Intern
Available immediately. Irish Arts Center seeks an intern to assist with all aspects of its cultural programming. In this position the intern will develop the practical skills required to work in a nonprofit performing arts organization, and will have a chance to explore and work on all aspects of event planning, production and execution. Interns gain experience in production management, technical theater operations, artist management and hospitality, cross cultural organization partnerships, local government partnerships, arts in education and more. The intern will be actively engaged in the planning and implementation of performances and events in each of the disciplines encompassed in the IAC's activities (theatre, music, visual arts, dance, film, literature, comedy). This is a valuable opportunity for someone interested in working in the arts. Tasks will be assigned in the following areas:
1. Performances & Exhibitions
- provide production support to Program team in execution of all multi-discipline events
- organize, read and discuss incoming submissions
- conduct preliminary artist research (contact info, CVs, basic background)
- assist in installation/deinstallation of exhibitions
- assist with after performance event planning, donor receptions, and member special events and parties
- provide tours of gallery
2. General Events
- provide on-site support for educational festivals (Open Day, Irish Language Day, Dance Festival) and donor events
- assist with merchandise organization & sales
3. Press & Marketing
- assist in organization of press packets by discipline
- prepare materials for distribution to publicist
- organize and distribute photos to press outlets
- answer phones
- assist with mailings
- data entry (Sage)
- general office and administrative support
- Candidates should have an interest in New York City's cultural community and the not-for-profit field.
- Candidates must be motivated to work quickly and independently.
- Excellent writing skills, particularly the ability to synthesize and summarize accurately.
- Demonstrated research and organizational skills.
- Ability to work independently or take direction from several members of a team, as needed.
- Familiarity with a range of computer programs, including the Microsoft Office suite.
- Experience or interest in learning how a theater/performance venue operates.
- Great oral skill / ability to speak with different types of people on a project (artists, technical crew, creative team, marketing, donors, etc).
- Experience with database management preferred.
- General knowledge of Irish and Irish American history and culture desirable, but not required.
Internships are generally in the Fall (September through end of December) Spring (January through June) and Summer (June/July through late August/early September).
This is an unpaid internship. University course credit is available and Irish Arts Center will work with the individual intern to provide all necessary documentation. We ask that interns commit to a minimum of 2 days per week during regular business hours (10:00 am to 6:00 pm). However, depending upon the individual candidate and circumstances, there may be some flexibility with regard to the time commitment. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.
Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with subject line "Program and Production Intern."
Special Projects Intern
This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in fundraising in a fun and friendly environment. The Special Projects Intern will report to the Special Projects Manager and work very closely with the Executive Assistant to the Director. Duties will include assisting with the Irish Arts Center Capital Campaign; data maintenance; correspondence; mailings; conducting research on individuals, foundations, and corporations; other special projects (such as working on grant proposals); events; and general administrative duties.
A bachelor's degree and a strong interest in arts administration are preferred. The individual must have strong computer, organizational, writing, research, and interpersonal skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel are required.
Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line "Special Projects Intern.”
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