Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is currently accepting applications for our fall internships. All of our fall internships are paid and are part-time (between 18-24 hours per week) so that students may fit the internship around their class schedule.
For more information visit: http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Internships_for_College_Students.aspx
The Savannah Music Festival is currently seeking interns to serve in its Development Department beginning summer 2013. Possible Projects Include:
Field Research/ Environmental Scan:
- o Identify donor recognition best practices and tiers of giving
- o Assess aspects of special events that are effective both in participation and fundraising
- o Compile samples of effective arts organizations’ collateral, website, fundraising activities including mail appeals
- o Identify creative and innovative ways to attract new and diverse audiences, i.e. social media, crowd-sourcing, etc.
- o Assist with the organization, copywriting, and coordination of new website content at www.savannahmusicfestival.org/support/supportoverview.php
- o Assist with the development of a fundraising case for support of Savannah Music Festival, its planned giving program, and/ or endowment
Policies and Procedures:
- o Research policy standards for nonprofit organizations, compiling sample policies to draft a Gift Acceptance Policy and Gift Acknowledgement Policy
To submit a resume and discuss opportunity contact Christine Beddia, director of development, at 912-234-3378 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Savannah Music Festival visit them at www.savannahmusicfestival.org
Congratulations to Arts Administration Graduate Student Aleatha Williams for receiving the spring 2013 SCAD thesis proposal award outlining her project-based thesis entitled An Interactive Inclusion Program for High Functioning 4th Graders with Autism Spectrum Disorder in an Art Museum Setting.
Aleatha is a 2011 graduate of Russell Sage College, Troy NY, with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts in Therapy where she was named a Kellas Scholar.
Williams, who has been hearing impaired from the age of 2, earned an Associate of Science in Art from Georgia Perimeter College, Dunwoody, Georgia and has developed a lifelong passion for making art more enjoyable and accessible for everyone.
Aleatha’s proposal and final project-based thesis submission can be found via MySCAD / Departmental Website this summer.
News from the Southeastern Museum Conference . . .
University students throughout our region are engaged in challenging and important work in southeastern museums. They are doing object-based research, producing exhibits, conducting oral history interviews, creating content for websites, and developing public programs. Building upon the success of SEMC’s popular annual Curatorial Research session, this session will provide a showcase for student work and a way for students to connect and network with experienced museum professionals and other students.
Proposals are now being solicited for 10-minute presentations that will be part of a 75-minute session at SEMC’s 2013 Annual Meeting in Savannah, GA. Up to four presentations will be selected by a jurying committee of southeastern museum professionals. Selected presenters will receive a free SEMC student membership, but will be responsible for their own Annual Meeting registration fees and travel costs.
Instructions: Mail or email the application form below and a copy of your resume to Pam Meister, Curator, Mountain Heritage Center, 150 HF Robinson, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee NC 29723, email@example.com,  227-3192. Visit the website at http://www.semcdirect.net/
Deadline and Notification: Application must be emailed or postmarked by 5 p.m. Friday, August 9, 2013. Applications will be reviewed by the jurying committee and all applicants will receive notification by Monday, August 26, 2013.
Note that recent graduates of the program may also apply. Contact Professor Kelsey for additional information (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Britt Festivals in Jacksonville, Oregon, has a summer internship opportunity for a really substantial internship in development that would be an outstanding experience for the right student. We are only opening it up to graduate students. The internship will run approximately 10 weeks, full-time, and has a $3600 stipend. We may also be able to provide housing.
Any interested students can contact Rachel Jones Director of Education and Community Engagement at email@example.com for additional information, or can look at the Britt Festivals website: www.brittfest.org/internships .
Classical & Education Development – (Summer)
As a nonprofit organization, Britt Festivals relies on philanthropy from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government sources to provide support for general operations and our unique artistic and education programs including the Britt Classical Festival and the Britt Institute. 40 hours per week with some evening and weekend hours.
Classical & Education Development Intern Job Requirements
- Background and interest in fundraising, donor cultivation, and development
- Outstanding writing and interpersonal communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask
- Ability to work with a variety of departments and overlapping needs
- Keen strategic thinking skills
- Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite)
The Classical & Education Development Intern will work with the Classical Festival and Education Department heads to develop and begin implementation of a strategic plan for engaging and cultivating a donor base for Britt’s mission-based programming. They will be responsible for assisting the Development staff in a variety of fundraising activities, and for working with department heads to plan communication and messaging strategies, events timelines, and cultivation opportunities.
4th Annual Fast Pitch Competition / Arts Administration Graduate Student Takes Second Place For Her “Beasts of English”
Congrats to Ella van Wyk, an Arts Administration MA Graduate Student, for taking second place in the 4th Annual Fast Pitch Competition sponsored by Creative Coast. Ella was was one of the final 30 contestants this year and she placed second in the category of Student Entrepreneur pitching her illustrated children’s book that helps students of all ages learn grammar. You can view her project in its online form at www.beastsofenglish.wordpress.com.
View the video here.
About the Fast Pitch:
Creative Coast hosted the 4th annual Fast Pitch Competition at the Savannah Morning News auditorium. The Creative Coast is a non-profit organization supported by The City of Savannah and SEDA (Savannah Economic Development Authority). Creative Coast exists to nurture the members of the community engaged in creative or innovative endeavors and to cultivate an environment in which they can thrive. The Fast Pitch event is a competition of 30 finalists who are all in various stages of entrepreneurial ventures. Each contestant gets 3 minutes (exactly) to pitch their idea to a panel of community leaders followed by a Q & A session by a selected panel. There are winners for each category, Local, Early Stage and Student Entrepreneur, and a grand prize winner overall. Each contestant is given a display area to show off their idea/product/venture and they spend the day networking with various investors and community members.
All the pitches will be available for viewing on You Tube shortly. Check out http://fastpitchcompetition.com/ for updates.
The Museum of Design Atlanta announced the winning vignette of The South’s Next Wave: Design Challenge exhibition at its Design Award Party.
Congratulations to Arts Administration M.A. Graduate Student Caryn Grossman of cg creative interiors for being selected.
Read the entire announcement here:
On Sunday, April 7, many SCAD arts administration graduate students and faculty will be in attendance at the Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium at American University in Washington, DC. Information about this symposium can be found here: http://www.american.edu/cas/arts-management/eals/
Beginning Monday, April 8 through the 9th, we will then be participating in the Americans for the Arts’ Arts Advocacy Day also in Washington, DC. Information about this advocacy event can be found here: http://www.artsusa.org/events/2013/aad/default.asp
If you are in the Washington, DC area or wish to travel to DC to participate in either activity, please let me know. We’d like to get all the AADM students and alumni together and meet up and get some “face time” while we are in DC.
Contact Professor Patrick Kelsey (firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-525-6228) if you are interested or if you have questions.
Intern at South Arts This Summer (yes, these are paid internships!)
If you are a college junior or senior, a current graduate student, or a recent college graduate, there are three opportunities for you to intern with South Arts this summer:
ACCOUNTING INTERNSHIP: Newly-offered opportunity for those who have a background in accounting, business, finance or economics and want to obtain experience in a non-profit setting.
GENERAL ARTS ADMINISTRATION INTERNSHIP: Seeking those who want to gain experience in program management, grantmaking, marketing, communications, or fundraising while working with South Arts programs like ArtsReady, Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, Touring Exhibits, and more.
PERFORMING ARTS EXCHANGE INTERNSHIP: Experience for an individual with a desire to learn more about event management and the performing arts. This internship will work exclusively on the 2013 Performing Arts Exchange.
Job Title: Senior Program Officer, Fulbright US Student Program, Institute of International Education (IIE)
Location: 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY, US 10017
Education: Master’s Degree
Career Level: Manager
Category: Grants Management
Job Type: Full-time
Travel: 0 – 25%
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Purpose of Position: To manage Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to all Eastern and Western European and Eurasian countries (except Germany); to administer all aspects of privately-funded grant programs in these countries. Work is carried out independently under general supervision.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. IIE may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time.
Responsible for complying with applicable contract and sponsor requirements and following all IIE policies and procedures
Manages regionally-funded and Commission-funded programs. Works directly with all Fulbright Commissions and Department of State (DOS) Posts in all countries in Eastern and Western Europe (except Germany) and Eurasia. Ensures the successful administration of the program:
- Organizes the online review process for all European and Eurasian committees, including proofreading applications, preparing committees’ access and applications via Embark, emailing instructions to committee members and responding to questions and logistical issues.
- Serves as the chair of National Screening Committees (NSC) for countries within own areas of responsibility – interpreting program requirements and policies, facilitating decision making and ensuring that country preferences are met; evaluates the performance of NSC members; makes recommendations for future participants.
- Transmits NSC recommendations to Commissions/Posts and to the J. William Fulbright Board of Foreign Scholarships.
- Offers awards to principal grantees; establishes budgets and writes grants for students going to non-Commission countries based on the fixed-sum schedule of benefits; advises DOS of amount from available fund to be transferred to Commissions for their grantees; recommends periodic adjustments in grants as cost of living dictates.
- Identifies and nominates to ECA/Commissions/Posts candidates for grants established after competition deadlines; coordinates final selections and award offers.
- Ensures that appropriate DOS offices are kept informed on status of grantees and program budget.
- Participates in pre-departure orientation sessions, mid-year enrichment seminars, and regional training workshops for post and Commission personnel.
- Creates and analyzes follow-up surveys to evaluate effectiveness of enrichment programs.
Supervises grantees during active grant period, advising them of pertinent information and obligations; evaluates mid-term and final reports to assure that terms and purpose of grant have been fulfilled.
- Organizes language funding for Post grantees; issues instructions to grantees, processes reimbursements and maintains records of overall funding.
- Maintains program budget for ETA Workshops and Enrichment Seminars; reviews agendas and provides feedback.
- Oversees budget for tuition reimbursement for full grantees to Russia; communicates costs to DOS and IIE Moscow; assures receipts are received and reimbursements are made.
- Oversees preparation and distribution of all documentation relating to cash grants including award letters, terms and conditions, insurance data, etc.
- Assists in program development activities. Identifies potential opportunities for new programs and writes proposals.
- Assists in training on new projects or databases, including Enterprise and Embark; helps in training new staff on policies and procedures.
- Responsible for reconciling financial reports quarterly; reviewing budgets and annual reports.
- Answers high volume of email and phone inquiries from prospective applicants and Fulbright Program Advisers; advises on grant opportunities and promotes new awards; visits campuses and attends professional conferences for outreach purposes.
- Receives, reviews and approves text for all country program descriptions for the us.fulbrightonline.org website.
- Performs other duties as assigned, including report writing and sharing in the division’s representational assignments.
Administers the UNESCO Fulbright Fellowship program. Works with the UN Foundation Better World Fund in securing funding.
- Develops announcement for the award with UNESCO, identifying placement descriptions for fellows.
- Updates and monitors application and submission process; records applicant data for statistical and reporting purposes.
- Organizes and participates in application review and recommendation process; submits recommendations to UNESCO for final selection.
- Supervises grantees for six month fellowship, manages program budget.
Facilitates supplementary applications for recommended candidates for the Swiss Government Scholarship and the French Ministry Teaching Assistant Program.
Works with Commissions and Posts to identify candidates for private foundation and endowment awards; sets up budget for and supervises these grantees.
A Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience
Experience working or studying in Europe
Knowledge of American and foreign university systems
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Ability to handle financial information and prepare and administer budgets
Mature, good judgment and initiative
Excellent organizational skills. Ability to organize and handle a massive volume of paperwork under severe time constraints and pressures
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge Microsoft Office 2010; internet software and database software.
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.