Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Nonprofit Arts Internship in OKC - Unpaid

The Arts Council of Oklahoma City, a private non-profit corporation, is currently recruiting for intern positions in the assistance and implementation of projects and programs for 2009-2010. This is a non-paid program. Academic approval for course credit for internship is negotiable.

The Internship
The qualified intern provides administrative support and clerical services to the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, assisting in areas such as Events, Public Relations, and Development.

The intern will assist in the planning, implementation, and execution of the Arts Council of Oklahoma City events: Opening Night, Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival, Sunday Twilight Concert Series and Festival of the Arts. The intern will also assist with the Plaza Artist Jury, which is responsible for the selection of the festival’s artists.

The intern will assist in public relations, writing press releases, updating the website, taking photographs, creating media credentials and press kits, tracking press clippings and editing print pieces.

The intern will work in fund-raising for the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, with opportunities to assist in grant proposal and report writing, and prospect research. Duties may include data processing of donor gifts and acknowledgments and preparation of direct mail solicitations.

Ample opportunity for meeting many of Oklahoma City’s business and cultural leaders is also available with this internship.

General Information
Since Arts Council Interns will assist with volunteer and meeting organization, mass mailings, and updating and maintaining database records, good organizational skills are required. Self-motivation and the capability of organizing the workload within an established system and time frame are extremely important. Experience in dealing with the public, good communication skills, and interpersonal "people management" skills are preferred. Business hours at the Arts Council are 9A.M. to 5P.M. The hours required for the internship are 8-10 hours per week, but hours are flexible depending on the intern’s school schedule. Knowledge of Microsoft Windows 98, Word or WordPerfect and Access are preferred. To learn more about the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, please visit our website: www.artscouncilokc.com

To apply, submit transcript and/or resume, two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter:
Gilbert Magdaleno
Festival Internship Program
Arts Council of Oklahoma City
400 West California
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Questions? Contact Gilbert Magdaleno at (405)270-4895 or email gmagdaleno@artscouncilokc.com

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