*FALL 2012 INTERNSHIP POSITIONS *

FALL 2012 INTERNSHIP POSITIONS <http://alwanforthearts.org/volunteer>*

*All internships require attendance at a minimum of 2 Alwan events per

month. Please email resume and cover letter to the designated contact

person listed for each position by** Monday, October 8th**. Write the name

of the position in the subject line.*

*MUSIC PROGRAM INTERN*

*Excellent experience for a senior undergraduate/first year MA student.*

*Responsibilities: *

Work on the planning, development, execution and follow up of Alwan’s music

programs, including the Festival of Iraqi Culture to be held in March 2013

Implement new strategies to promote, organize, and document music

programming

Assist in researching performers and interested groups in the NYC area

Communicate with performing artists for regular concerts

Assist in coordinating a music classes program (outreach, scheduling

private lessons, updating students on classes, week-to-week tracking)

Assist with marketing of music programming, e.g. on website and social media

General office duties as needed.

*Requirements:*

• Well organized with attention to detail

• Strong writing and research experience

• Ability to work both independently and under structured supervision

• Interest in Arab/ Arab-American cultural representation and musical

traditions; interest and knowledge of other areas of Alwan’s arts and

culture programming, as well as issues of audience engagement helpful

*Preferred Experience: *

• Background in Music – (performance, ethnomusicology, business, etc.),

Middle Eastern/Arab Studies, Folk Arts/ Folklore, or Anthropology

• Familiarity with Arab-American NY community as well as other diverse

communities

• Experience in arts programming (music or other arts) or community

cultural development

• Interest in and comfort with community outreach in the greater NYC area

*Schedule: * Minimum of 10 hours a week. Part time, flexible.

*Contact:* Liz Behrend, liz@alwanforthearts.org <%20liz@alwanforthearts.org>

*SPECIAL PROGRAMS INTERN*

*This internship will offer insight into all aspects of programming a

non-profit arts organization.*

*Responsibilities: *

Work closely with Alwan’s Artistic Director on the planning, execution and

follow up of special programs and related events, including Alwan’s film

festival and upcoming residency

Help craft, prepare and manage 2013 program structures while executing and

managing 2012 projects and events

Devise and implement new strategies to promote, organize, and document

Alwan’s special events

Research information about artists and help prepare press packets for

special programs

Assist with the collection and maintenance of visual materials

General administrative assistance

*Requirements:*

• Professional demeanor and an up-beat attitude

• Exceptional administrative skills and the ability to complete work in a

highly organized and timely manner

• Applicants should have a broad interest in the arts and arts

administration

• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to

• work both independently and under structured supervision

• Experience with the following programs: Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office,

Filemaker Pro, CMS website management software.

*Schedule:*  Minimum of two full days a week. Part time, flexible. Schedule

can be adjusted for the right candidate. Academic credit available.

*Contact:* Deena Chalabi,

deena@alwanforthearts.org<%20deena@alwanforthearts.org>

 

*CREATIVE/DESIGN INTERN*

*Responsibilities: *

Work with the Co-Executive Director, Public Engagement on rethinking and

implementing a new creative direction for Alwan for the Arts, including:

Research, devising and implementing new visual communications strategies

for Alwan

Research for new visual identity/brand for the organization

Brainstorm regularly with team about how to employ design-based thinking to

improve organization

Research and advise on non profit design best practice

Design and create templates for print materials: press releases, marketing

materials and newsletter, annual report and sponsorship materials

*Requirements: *

• Interest in pursuing a design-related career, with strong graphic design

skills

• Ability to work both independently and under structured supervision

• Research experience

• Experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe Design Suite

• Internet/web savvy (knowledge of image-driven social media big plus)

• Photography and/or web design experience a plus but not necessary

• Interest in music, literature and/or the performing and visual arts

• Highly motivated, organized and responsible

*Contact:* Please send portfolio along with resume and cover letter to

Deena Chalabi, deena@alwanforthearts.org <%20deena@alwanforthearts.org>.

 

*DEVELOPMENT INTERN*

*Excellent opportunity to develop highly sought-after skills in all areas

of nonprofit fundraising.*

*Responsibilities: *

Work with the Co-Executive Director, Public Engagement and the Associate

Director on multiple aspects of Alwan’s fundraising efforts:

Assist with special events and programming (including attending special

events)

Assist in researching new foundation and corporate funding opportunities

Research and develop Alwan’s network of supporters and high level patrons

General office duties (assist with mailings, database entry) as needed.

*Requirements:*

• Interest in pursuing a career in areas of fundraising/development or arts

administration

• Strong organizational, writing and communication skills

• Ability to work both independently and under structured supervision

• Solid research experience

• Familiarity with using database software and experience with Excel

*Schedule:** * Minimum of one full day a week. Part time, flexible.

*Contact:* Liz Behrend, liz@alwanforthearts.org <%20liz@alwanforthearts.org>

*COMMUNICATIONS INTERN*

*Are you studying communications or marketing? Do you love the arts and are

you interested in helping spread the word about dynamic arts initiatives

and events happening in NYC? Alwan invites you to become a crucial member

of the team in the Fall 2012 semester. This internship will offer insight

into the restructuring of a non-profit organization’s communications and

provides an excellent opportunity for someone looking to take initiative

and make an impact. *

*Responsibilities:*

Work closely with the Co-Executive Director for Public Engagement on

researching, devising and implementing new communications strategies for

Alwan, in terms of marketing, PR, grassroots outreach and online

opportunities.

Work on the planning, execution and follow up of marketing for regular

events and general daily operations

Assist in researching and compiling and maintaining databases, designing

mailers and communicating through social media

Research and create tailored press lists for media outreach

Thinking up new strategies to promote our programming and the Alwan brand

Assist in audience building for arts events, including flyer and poster

distribution

Create contact lists of thought leaders and community organizational

leaders in related fields

Update content for the Alwan website

Participate in planning for Alwan’s website overhaul

Organize image database and resize images

Update events calendars

General office duties as needed.

*Requirements:*

• Strong communication skills

• Strong interest in the arts and in communications strategies

• Well organized with attention to detail

• Strong writing and research experience

• Ability to work both independently and under structured supervision

*Preferred Experience:*

• Academic background in Communications, Marketing or a related field.

• Knowledge of the arts and academic community in the NYC area

• Broad and varied interest in the arts (music, film, literature, visual

arts, dance, etc.)

• Knowledge of html and/or CMS management a plus

• Basic Photoshop/InDesign skills

• Knowledge of Arabic

*Schedule:*  Minimum of 2 full days a week. Part time, flexible. Schedule

can be adjusted for the right candidate. Academic credit available.

Students from any accredited college or university are encouraged to apply.

*Contact:* Deena Chalabi,

deena@alwanforthearts.org<%20deena@alwanforthearts.org>

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