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Undercurrent is an art platform that provides local and international contemporary artists a forum to explore critical issues within art and culture in New York City. The gallery is seeking an intern to work on a part-time basis, 1-3 days per week, Thur-Sat, 1– 7pm,  and to assist with all daily operations at the gallery.  We are located in DUMBO at 70 John St., Brooklyn, NY.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

-Providing general administrative support and maintenance

-Occasional availability for evening programs and events

-Punctually opening and closing the gallery

-Manning the front desk/entry

-Greeting visitors

-General administrative responsibilities and gallery maintenance

-Responding to visitors requests and forwarding further requests to staff

-Knowledge of Adobe programs, (Photoshop, Illustrator and/or InDesign a plus)

-Knowledge of video editing is highly desirable

 

This gallery will provide an excellent opportunity for interns who are interested in gaining professional experience and learning the inner workings of a not for profit art space. Interns may also have a chance to go on studio-visits and meet artists.

The ideal candidate must be motivated, proactive, responsible, personable, and detail oriented.

 

For more information please visit:

undercurrent70.org

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Visitor Experience Assistant

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TITLE:                    Visitor Experience Assistant

DEPARTMENT:       Education

SUPERVISOR:        Director of Education

STATUS:                 Part time (18 hours/week plus additional variable hours at $15/hr)

SCOPE:                  

The Visitor Experience Assistant is responsible for the public face of the Museum by managing the front desk, supervising the visitor experience staff, and building relationships with the Museum visitors. This role primarily functions in communicating the Museum’s programs and activities to the public, promoting excellent customer service in the Museum, and serves as a liaison between visitors and all departments in the Museum.  In addition, the VEA is responsible for all details related to the public face of the Museum during their shift, and is charged with leading the Museum Attendants to ensure that all works of art are working properly, that all of the Museum’s spaces are clean, and dealing with any other issue that may arise.                          

 

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

• Actively greet the public and provide a warm welcome and orientation to the Museum and current programs.

• Sell general admission and public program tickets.

• Grow Museum membership through signing up new members, processing renewals, and providing general member support.

• Process all on-site Store retail sales.

• Record and track Museum, event, and program attendance.

• Open, close, and reconcile daily cash drawer. Handle cash and distribute complimentary tickets in accordance with Museum policies and procedures.

• Answer phone calls and respond to voicemails at the front desk.

• Prepare daily reports of Museum activity for Department Heads.

• Oversee the Museum Attendants during each shift to ensure exemplary performance.

• Ensure that the coat room, front desk, kitchen, and all public Museum areas are kept tidy and clean and have updated information and collateral materials.

• Open and close the Museum each day.

• Provide school group and evening event support as needed.

In addition:

• Remain current on First Aid and Safety training.

• Maintain accident report for Museum visitors and staff in accordance with OSHA standards.

• Any additional responsibilities that will help strengthen the Museum’s mission.

Qualifications:

• Curious and motivated individual with specific interest in the arts

• Customer service experience required

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Experience working at a museum or cultural space preferred

• Prior cash handling experience and familiarity with programs including Excel, Square, and Shopify preferred

• The ability to observe and learn from visitor feedback and behavior

• Flexibility and the ability to manage staff in a fast-paced environment where demands often change

• Ability to hold staff accountable for following Museum policies and guidelines

• Proven ability to prioritize multiple demands in a fast-paced environment and exercise sound judgement under pressure

• Self-directed, highly organized, and a creative problem-solver with excellent follow-through

Other Factors:

• Must be able to work flexible schedule which will include nights, weekends, & holidays.

• Lots of walking and/or standing, occasional lifting of materials for programs; occasional physical demands.

Schedule:

Wednesday, 11:30-5:30

Thursday: 11:30-5:30

Monday: 11:30-5:30

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Visitor Experience Coordinator

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TITLE:                    Visitor Experience Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:       Education

SUPERVISOR:        Director of Education

STATUS:                 Part time (26 hours/week plus additional variable hours at $17/hour)

SCOPE:                  

The Visitor Experience Coordinator is responsible for the public face of the Museum by managing the front desk, supervising the visitor experience staff, and building relationships with the Museum visitors. This role primarily functions in communicating the Museum’s programs and activities to the public, promoting excellent customer service in the Museum, and serves as a liaison between visitors and all departments in the Museum.  In addition, the VEC is responsible for all details related to the public face of the Museum during their shift, and is charged with leading the Museum Attendants to ensure that all works of art are working properly, that all of the Museum’s spaces are clean, and dealing with any other issue that may arise.                          

 

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

• Actively greet the public and provide a warm welcome and orientation to the Museum and current programs.

• Sell general admission and public program tickets.

• Grow Museum membership through signing up new members, processing renewals, and providing general member support.

• Process all on-site Store retail sales.

• Record and track Museum, event, and program attendance.

• Open, close, and reconcile daily cash drawer. Handle cash and distribute complimentary tickets in accordance with Museum policies and procedures.

• Answer phone calls and respond to voicemails at the front desk.

• Prepare daily reports of Museum activity for Department Heads.

• Ensure that the coat room, front desk, kitchen, and all public Museum areas are kept tidy and clean and have updated information and collateral materials.

• With the Director of Education, identify and hire Museum Attendants.

• Oversee the Museum Attendants during each shift to ensure exemplary performance.

• With Director of Education, train and supervise Museum Attendants: facilitate understanding of safety procedures, along with deep knowledge of current exhibitions and the Museum’s history.

• With the Director of Education, convene quarterly (or as-needed) meetings with Museum Attendants to review exhibition content, new policies and procedures, and visitor services best practices.

• Create and maintain the monthly Visitor Services staff schedule and review and approve time sheets.

• Open and close the Museum each day.

• Provide school group and evening event support as needed.

In addition:

• Record and update TPX phone messages and voicemail boxes (update messages to reflect early closures, inclement weather, and holiday hours).

• Remain current on First Aid and Safety training.

• Maintain accident report for Museum visitors and staff in accordance with OSHA standards.

• Any additional responsibilities that will help strengthen the Museum’s mission.

Qualifications:

• Curious and motivated individual with specific interest in the arts

• Customer service experience required

• Supervisory experience required

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Experience working at a museum or cultural space preferred

• Prior cash handling experience and familiarity with programs including Excel, Square, and Shopify preferred

• Demonstrated ability to foster a positive, productive work environment, and a dedication to creating and maintaining a strong customer service culture

• The ability to observe and learn from visitor feedback and behavior

• Flexibility and the ability to manage staff in a fast-paced environment where demands often change

• Ability to hold staff accountable for following Museum policies and guidelines

• Proven ability to prioritize multiple demands in a fast-paced environment and exercise sound judgement under pressure

• Self-directed, highly organized, and a creative problem-solver with excellent follow-through

Other Factors:

• Must be able to work flexible schedule which will include nights, weekends, & holidays

• Lots of walking and/or standing, occasional lifting of materials for programs; occasional physical demands.

Schedule:

Friday, 11:30- 5:30

Saturday, 9:30-5:30

Sunday, 11:30-5:30

Monday, 11:30-5:30

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Communications Coordinator (Full-Time, AmeriCorps VISTA)

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Application Deadline: 
December 6

Communications Coordinator (Full-Time, AmeriCorps VISTA)

VISTA Communications Coordinator will (1) design & update print, online & social media materials; (2) provide material for the organization’s promotional needs including programs, events, & announcements; (3) coordinate writing & preparation of monthly email newsletter; (4) monitor analytics across website, social media, newsletter, & more. Create & analyze survey results to improve content, delivery strategy, & integration with website & social media; (5) coordinate media relations, create & maintain press contact list, track press mentions using Google Alert & other tools; (6) create 2019-20 annual reports; (7) attend relevant events, on-site workshops, etc. for content creation & photograph & edit images for public-facing photo albums; (8) manage, review, & create effective content marketing & advertisements using Google AdWords, SEO, & similar tools; (9) join the Community Engagement Coordinator for all outreach & tabling needs at sustainability events, art festivals, college campuses, & more to promote COI; & (10) engage in community workshops & talks & skill-building programs related to non-profit management.

For any questions regarding this position, please email program@cleveroctopus.org

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Program Coordinator (Full-Time, AmeriCorps VISTA)

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December 6

Program Coordinator (Full-Time, AmeriCorps VISTA)

VISTA Program Coordinator will (1) develop partnerships with existing & new education partners; (2) develop & market on-site workshops; (3) develop & execute training protocols for teachers, facilitate on-boarding needs, & improve tracking system for lesson plans & reports; (4) update online & print project menu to make it accessible & organized; (5) identify current programs’ strengths & challenges, revise & ad new outreach partnerships as needed; (6) create a process to automate partner organizations’ efficient remittances; (7) use logged lesson plans & reports to develop project kits for education; (8) develop and communicate lesson plans for outreach & teaching programs using identified excess materials; (9) join the Community Engagement Coordinator for all outreach & tabling needs at sustainability events, art festivals, college campuses, & more to promote COI; (10) engage in community workshops & talks & skill-building programs related to non-profit management.

For any questions regarding this position, please email program@cleveroctopus.org

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CPR Seeks Arts Administration Intern to Start Immediately

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Application Deadline: 
October 18, 2019

Part time, 10 hours per week

Duration: 6 months

Compensation: Monthly unlimited Metrocard, free performances, and complimentary rehearsal space contingent upon studio availability.

CPR – Center for Performance Research is seeking an Arts Administration Intern. This internship provides pre-professional artists and art administrators from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to gain experience across nonprofit arts development, marketing, programming, and general operations. The Arts Administration intern will be supervised by CPR’s Director, and will work closely to support the Director, Studio Associate, and Operations Associate in executing long-term and short-term projects. The intern will be provided with extensive training, support, and supervision from CPR Staff, becoming equipped at tasks pertaining to arts admin in arts nonprofit upon finishing their internship.

The intern will become familiar with CPR’s rental contract and procedures, performances, artists opportunities, and general operations in order to give prompt and friendly customer service to walk-up visitors and over the phone. The intern will be trained in Quickbooks, WordPress, MailChimp, Google Suite, and basic marketing with social media. Responsibilities include developmental research aimed towards organizational growth, upkeep and maintenance of office and studio spaces, inputting box office report data, and preparation of marketing materials. Occasional running of errands and light cleaning will be required. The staff at CPR is small, therefore every staff member and intern has the unique opportunity to become involved in the different branches of a nonprofit arts organization.

CPR – Center for Performance Research is dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. CPR does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. CPR hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. CPR encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

For this role, CPR is seeking a focused individual with a passionate investment in pursuing an administrative career in the nonprofit arts sector. The successful candidate will be efficient, proactive, and thorough, with a developed sense of language, grammar, writing, and interpersonal skills. The intern must be a recent student in a degree-granting program or high school.

Please forward a cover letter and CV to CPR's Operations Associate, Allison Knuth: operations@cprnyc.org by October 18th, 2019. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

CPR - Center for Performance Research is an artist-driven rehearsal and performance space located in Brooklyn, New York. CPR is committed to providing affordable space and innovative programming in order to support the development of contemporary performance.

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