Summer | Brooklyn | Part Time | Unpaid | Internship
BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. We present and incubate work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. Some of BRIC’s most acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park; path-breaking media initiatives, including the newly-renamed BRIC TV; and a renowned BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year. BRIC’s contemporary art programs aim to increase the visibility and accessibility of contemporary art while bridging the gap between the art world and global culture in Brooklyn through exhibitions, public events and an innovative arts education program led in schools around the borough.
Purpose of Internship
To provide the opportunity to learn about public program planning and implementation, with an emphasis on attracting diverse audiences to BRIC House and engaging visitors through innovative programs
• Learn how to plan and implement programs for a diverse audience • Learn day-to-day event production skills and program coordination. • Learn how to manage the administrative process surrounding successful event production and programming. Responsibilities: • Assist with the planning and implementation of programs for diverse audiences, including but not limited to talks, performances, film screenings, and special projects. • Work with BRIC staff to learn production skills for programs and events. Will help maintain relationships with presenters, draft contracts, and communicate presenters’ needs and information to appropriate staff. • Work with BRIC’s program staff, technical crew, and marketing staff; will oversee day-of-event program coordination from set-up to breakdown. • Learn basic program budgeting skills, process payments to presenters and vendors. • Work with staff across BRIC to assure proper staffing and set up needs for each event. • Research and maintain information on potential performers and program presenters representing a range of disciplines for future events.
We seek students majoring in arts or cultural administration, as well as those interested in event production, for this position. Those who have completed their junior or senior undergraduate year, or are currently enrolled in graduate studies, will be given strong preference for this position. Desired skills include: • Strong general knowledge of contemporary culture • Excellent writing and research skills • Good phone and communication skills • Ability to problem solve and use good judgment during events. • Highly organized and detailed; ability to keep track of information on artists, art works, and progress on various projects. • Knowledge of PC and Mac computers • Computer programs including Microsoft Word and Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Photoshop Schedule: 20 hours per week. Hours will be based on program schedules at BRIC House and will include some evenings, primarily on Tuesday and Wednesdays. Two or three Saturday events may also be scheduled. College credit may be arranged.
Application Instructions / Public Contact Information
To Apply: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: Public Programs Intern – Summer 2016. Please write a brief cover letter in the body of the email and attach resume. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls
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