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Internship Overview:
This internship will provide hands-on, practical experience in various aspects artistic and arts administration in a presenting organization. Through a structured learning experience, the intern will gain a broader understanding of the performing arts industry and nonprofit management. Skills gained in this internship will translate to a variety of endeavors and interns can expect to interface with and gain experience in areas related to board governance, strategic planning, and contracts. Additionally, interns will participate in cohort activities designed to introduce a broad range of career opportunities within the
non-profit arts field.

Department: Executive

Reports to: Executive Assistant and CEO

Dates, Hours & Expectations:
This position is an unpaid, part-time internship. The intern is expected to work 15 – 30 hours per week scheduled between the hours of 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Working hours can be flexible, as needed. The intern should have a reliable form of transportation, as some local travel may be expected.

This internship is unpaid. Complimentary parking will be provided, and business-related expenses will be reimbursed.

Primary Responsibilities:
The intern’s responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) the following:
• Transition file systems from 2016-2017 to 2017-2018season
• Update and archive board files
• Reorganize Executive Assistant files
• Manage artist contract status for 2017-2018 season

Qualifications and Requirements:
The ideal intern should have an interest in the arts or arts administration and be pursuing a major or minor in a related field. Additionally, the ideal intern has strong computer, writing, and communication skills and is self-motivated, enthusiastic, organized, and detail-oriented with knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office and Excel.

How to Apply:
Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Please write “Summer Artistic Administration Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
Society for the Performing Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates for employment are considered without regard to race, color, sex, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, age, non-job related disability, or marital status.
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