Under supervision of the Director of Human Resources, the Internship Coordinator works with leaders of various departments throughout the museum to develop, coordinate, and supervise our newly funded year round Arts Administration Internship Program. This internship program was designed to improve pathways into the museum fields for diverse candidates, and to open opportunities for careers in the arts. The Arts Administration Internship will give six interns practical working experience in various departments within the museum to include: Marketing, Development, Visitor Services, Membership, Grant Management, Donor Relations, and Events. The Internship Coordinator will be responsible for program development, recruitment and tracking metrics of success.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Three to four years of work experience, preferably in the career development/career services field
- The position requires a dynamic individual with strong verbal and written communication skills, a commitment to inclusive excellence, and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
- Interviewing skills
- Computer skills, including Microsoft Office: Word, Excel (spreadsheets organizing data, creating reports, PPT
- Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply
Essential Functions included, but are not limited to:
- Provide guidance in the development and implementation of the program.
- Initiate and build partnerships with internal departments to develop internship opportunities.
- Develop and revise internship policies and procedures.
- Network and build relationships with local colleges, institutions and communities to promote the program and identify strong program candidates.
- Recruitment and selection of six interns for the year. Two candidates at a time are selected for a four month internship.
- Provides counseling, support and guidance for all interns.
- Pursuing outreach to neighboring cultural organizations to arrange educational opportunities/field trips for the interns, as well as taking the lead in cross-institutional brainstorming around these types of internship/professional development opportunities.
- Assess the effectiveness/success of the program.
- Be an enthusiastic, helpful and positive member of the team
- Be understanding of, encouraging to and friendly with all co-workers
- Be self-motivated and use time wisely
- Maintain open line of communications with each department
- Respond positively to new ideas, and openly accept critical/developmental feedback
- Finger dexterity to pick up paper and use computer keyboard.
- Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
- Ability to hear in normal tones including telephone and face-to-face conversation.
In conjunction with the Citi Foundation Grant
Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Internship Coordinator” in the subject line.