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Winter/Spring Internship

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December 2, 2019

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Throughout the year, Textile Arts Center accepts motivated students, artists and hobbyists to its Internship Program. TAC seeks individuals who are eager to learn more about how it works as an organization, as well as those who want to share their skill set with TAC while learning on the job.

As part of Textile Arts Center’s mission to act as a resource facility for the textile community, the program allows for a mutually beneficial relationship, and a comprehensive way to engage with the community at large. Through specific responsibilities, as well as individual projects suited to the intern, we seek to give our interns experience to enhance their knowledge of working in a small arts organization. In addition, TAC compensates interns through access to classes and equipment in exchange for their work contributions that allow TAC to provide all it does for the community.

 

PERKS INCLUDE...

• Association with a small but growing arts organization focused on the textile and fiber community that holds classes, workshops, exhibitions, guest lectures, screenings while working with esteemed teachers, artists and designers from the textile industry and art world. 

• Access to our open studio facilities, equipment, and $1000 of class credit!

• Collaborative + communicative environment – new ideas are always welcome! Interns are an integral part of the TAC team

• Hands-on opportunity to learn about a small arts organization, as well as specific techniques and skills

 

ELIGIBILITY + SELECTION PROCESS

Generally, preference is given to students who are able to receive credit for their internship, but we accept applications from anyone with a strong passion for the textile arts and a desire to work with an organization with a model such as TAC’s. Applicants must be 18 years of age.

After reviewing applications, we will contact all those who seem like a good fit for specific internships, and we will conduct an interview. If you are unable to make the interview in person, we will schedule a Skype conversation. Interviews will be conducted by specific supervisors. After interviews are complete for those contacted, we will be in touch via email to let you know about your internship status. 

 As we base our interview selections on your answers in this application, please be thorough and honest in your answers!

 For all internship related inquiries, please email submit@textileartscenter.com.

 

POSITIONS DESCRIPTIONS + SUPERVISORS

Studio - Interns have the opportunity to learn about the daily operations and management of a public arts studio. Responsibilities include: managing inventory, material sourcing + purchasing, maintenance procedures, studio readiness, class prep, and specialty projects. 

Supervisor: Studio Manager

 

Youth Education - Interns have the opportunity to work directly in a classroom setting with a variety of textile techniques. Interns are responsible for aiding the Youth Programs Director and Instructors during class time. Interns are encouraged to take on the responsibility of teaching single classes their own. Responsibilities include: helping with class prep + breakdown, working on program development and curriculum writing. 

Supervisor: Education Managers

 

Admin + Social Media - Interns get hands-on experience with helping to grow an arts organization through outreach and outward-facing interaction. Interns also work on researching and developing new materials to promote textile education to a larger audience. Responsibilities include: basic design and content creation for marketing collateral and social media platforms, basic data reporting and spreadsheet maintenance, assisting with seasonal event planning.

Supervisor: Co-Executive Director, Director of Operations

 

Artist Programs (not available as Summer Internship) -  Interns aid in running the two residency programs at TAC, Artists in Residence and Work In Progress, and in developing other resources and opportunities for artists. Responsibilities include aiding in scheduling and curriculum development,  attending weekly classes + meetings, documentation, interview + writing artist features for our blog, research and promotion of textile events, and aiding in organization/curating exhibitions.

Supervisor: Co-Executive Director

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Arts Administration Part-time

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 SPOKE THE HUB, INC., one of Brooklyn’s premiere, not-for-profit community dance and arts organizations, described as “one of the most exhilarating art spaces in Brooklyn” is currently seeking an additional Arts Administrator Part-Time to work the front desk 3:00-6:30pm, Monday through Friday.

Applicants must be extremely user friendly, have excellent social, speaking and writing skills, and enjoy working with artists, children and adults of all ages and backgrounds.

Spoke the Hub seeks a candidate who is well-versed in contemporary dance, theater and related art forms in Brooklyn.  Applicant needs to be a self-starter, responsible, well-organized, detail-oriented, proactive, punctual, community-minded, and largely unflappable. Spoke the Hub is limiting its search to applicants who - if they are performers, much as we love them -  are no longer auditioning and touring.

Duties include serving as the liaison for faculty, students, staff, artists and Artistic Director; receptionist; website management; coordination of schedules, spaces, programs, people and activities; volunteer management. Familiarity with Mind/Body and Mail Chimp preferred.

Apr. 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 3:00-6:30pm plus occasion additional weekend hours during performances and special events throughout the year.

Local Brooklyn residents preferred. 

 

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Brooklyn-Based Dance-Theatre Company Seeks Digital Media and Communications Associate

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Our registered 501(c)(3) dance-theatre company is now accepting résumés for a part-time (10-15 hours per week) Digital Media and Communications Associate position.  This position entails assisting in the design of social media show campaigns (Instagram, Facebook), and e-newsletters. We are seeking candidates with at least two years of professional experience in arts administration, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Applicants should have experience in the following applications: InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom, Mailchimp, and Squarespace. Considered applicants will be asked to provide portfolios of their original digital media and design work. The Associate will work remotely and report directly to the Executive Director and Artistic Director.  Compensation will be commensurate with applicant’s experience.  The position is not an entry-level position, and has room to grow into a larger role in the company.  This position has an immediate start date.

Responsibilities of the Digital Media and Communications Associate include but are not limited to:

Assist with updates of website and design of marketing materials

Design layout and aesthetic of bimonthly e-newsletters

Strategize, design, and execute social media marketing campaigns in conjunction with the Executive and Artistic Directors.

Assist the Executive Director with event and performance planning

 

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Director of Development

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THE ROLE
A new and dynamic opportunity for an experienced and ambitious candidate to support our Founder and Creative Director in the implementation of the income generation strategy at ABCirque/The Muse Brooklyn. Currently the income mix includes raising significant income from trusts and foundations, public and private partnerships, international and public bodies, earned income, brand sponsorship and other grant funding sources. Self-motivated and ambitious, you will have a wealth of fundraising or wider income generating experience and a track record ofmeeting your fundraising goals. You will be able to suggest relevant new routes to money and be able to identify and seize new business opportunities. You find it easy to communicate verbally and in writing and enjoy building collaborative relationships. This is an critical role to help us all across the organization to innovate and aim high in raising the funds needed to fulfill our mission of sustaining our current school and building and securing or ultimate long-term relocation and sustainability. This role is a combination of practical on the ground working and a dash of strategic contribution. You will also have access to external consultants (Development, Marketing and Brand Sponsorship) throughout the year. ABCirque/The Muse Brooklyn is a grassroots small arts organization. This role is part time to start with goal to grow into full time role.
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
STRATEGIC PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION

• Support the Founder’s strategic drive to progress ABCirque/The Muse Brooklyn’s fundraising capacity at the highest level, ensuring strong stewardship of ABCirque/The Muse Brooklyn’s fundraising targets, plans and potentials
• Participate in organizational and strategic planning, ensuring that funding opportunities and challenges are considered
 
APPLICATION AND BID PREPARATION AND REPORTING
• Take a lead role in establishing and monitoring the progress of prospect lists and the pipeline for action
• Research potential funders and strategic partners, from all sources and sectors
• Write, compile appropriate supporting materials, and present requests for funding (including applications, proposals and one-to-one asks)
• Work with the Founder and other members of staff as appropriate to write bids to trusts and foundations The Muse Brooklyn, ABCirque,  and any other community engagement projects
 
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
• Take the lead on the individual giving campaign
• Work with the ABCirque/The Muse Brooklyn community to maximize opportunities for donations and contributions
• Maintain a database of donors and supporters and ensure exemplary donor care for all supporters
• Collaborate with relevant staff/marketing team to generate and manage fundraising events, including the festival related cultivation events and ideas
• Co-establish short-term and long-term sponsorship goals for ABCirque/The Muse Brooklyn
 
MANAGEMENT - INFORMATION
• Take responsibility for the maintenance of good filing/archive systems and databases
• Maintain updated information on ABCirque/The Muse Brooklyn’s supporters and to contribute to the ongoing development of the database, and to maintain paper files as necessary
• Act as an advocate for ABCirque/The Muse Brooklyn’s mission and values at all times
• Undertake any other appropriate duties required by the Founder
 
MANAGEMENT - PEOPLE AND BUDGETS
• Be responsible for the financial monitoring of fundraising projects and people
• Monitor and track fundraising expenditure (consultants, events, hospitality etc) within agreed budgets
• Attend events as required and represent ABCirque/The Muse Brooklyn at meetings
• Be a champion of equal opportunity and uphold ABCirque/The Muse Brooklyn’s community commitments
 

PERSON SPECIFICATION ESSENTIAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
• At least 2 years’ experience of fundraising with a successful track record in the arts, cultural or wider charitable sector
• Evidence of achieving regular and sustained income from at least 3 income streams: public funds, corporates, individuals, major donors, embassies and cultural partners or trusts and foundations
• Experience of devising, delivering, and monitoring fundraising strategies
* Excellent time management and written and verbal communication skills
• A confident knowledge of the scope of potential trusts and foundations and the ability to prepare and oversee the preparation of them
• The experience, skills or willingness to engage and form relationships with high level donors and the confidence to make face to face, written and verbal asks for money
• Experience of managing an individual giving/membership scheme
• Impeccable networking skills and confident in developing and maintaining contacts across various funding opportunities and sectors
• Motivation, tenacity and ability to implement a robust and resilient tactical campaign
• Excellent organizational and time management skills, able to remain calm under pressure

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GALLERY INTERN

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November 14, 2019

Space776 is seeking a highly motivated applicant for our Fall 2019 internship position.

This internship is a wonderful opportunity for someone seeking to gain a better understanding of the daily operations of an international contemporary art gallery.

 

The position is 1 or 2 days per week. Interns will have the opportunity to work alongside gallery employees and embark on research and administrative projects.

 

We are seeking someone who is highly organized and detail-oriented, with excellent communication skills and a professional demeanor.

Responsibilities will include providing assistance with day-to-day gallery operations.

 

The gallery schedule is from 12pm to 6 pm, Start date is immediate.

Compensation Transportation will be provided.

 

 

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PART-TIME SALES COORDINATOR

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Booklyn seeks a Temporary Part-time Sales Coordinator to join our team. The ideal candidate should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, have strong organizational skills, and be interested and capable of working as part of a team. This position is a contract position for four months, and has the potential to grow into regular part-time or full-time work, and into other areas of our organization.

Responsibilities:

- Management of Booklyn's webstore sales: draft descriptions, photograph work, and create posts online

- Social media promotion of artworks for webstore sales

- Draft monthly sales e-blast of new artworks, box sets, and other products

- Professional email and phone communication with customers and clients.

- Process orders using WooCommerce, PayPal, Stripe, and Square

- Pack & ship orders

- Manage consignment contracts, tax forms, client contacts lists

- Inventory management using Collective Access

- Create and edit invoices using Quickbooks

- Work with Managing Director to strategize sales goals

 

Requirements:

- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

- Demonstrated experience using a range of digital media platforms

- Digital photography and editing

- Commitment to platforming artists’ books by historically marginalized identities and histories, environmental and social justice work

- Bachelors Degree

 

Desired:

- Experience with online sales, packing and shipping procedures

- Book and zine arts sales experience

 

About Booklyn:

Founded in 1999, Booklyn is an artist-run, non-profit 501 (c) (3), consensus-governed, artists and bookmakers organization headquartered at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Over two decades, Booklyn has created a global network connecting hundreds of artists and organizations with educational institutions. Through that network, Booklyn has distributed thousands of books, artworks, archival collections, and box sets used by an audience reaching into the hundreds of thousands. We work directly with artists and social justice organizations to produce, document, and prepare work for acquisition by leading academic, artistic, and cultural institutions worldwide. Read more here: https://booklyn.org/info/about/ 

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