You will be asked to select the cycle you would like to apply to and rank your top three choices of internship focuses. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; however we strongly recommend applying as early as possible.
2019 – 2020 Year-Long
September 4, 2018 – July 31, 2019 (Dates Flexible)
Application Deadline: July 31, 2018
2019 Summer Session
May 1, 2019 – September 13, 2019 (Dates Flexible)
Application Deadline: Rolling
ARTIST RESIDENCIES: Ideal for those interested in artist services, open call application processes, programmatic administration
ARTIST RESIDENCIES Interns support LMCC’s residency programs, which annually place around 100 individuals and arts groups in our studio residency programs.
At any given internship cycle, interns will primarily be involved in providing day-to-day administrative support of residency programs and on-site management of studio facilities. Interns would additionally be involved in the launching of open-calls for residencies and processing applications for panel review. Additionally, interns will have opportunities to interface with resident artists on an ongoing basis while residency programs are in session.
All interns will be asked to assist in staffing events, which include weekly evening salons, open studios, info sessions and related public presentations. Ideal candidates are flexible and creative problem-solvers, highly organized, and interested and knowledgeable of contemporary art, literary arts and/or performing arts. We welcome applicants who are practicing artists or interested in working directly with artists. Experience with Excel, Adobe Design Creative Suite, audio/visual equipment and other hands-on technical skills are a plus.
COMMUNITY INITIATIVES & GRANTMAKING: Ideal for those interested in arts administration, artist services, community arts programming and grantmaking in the emerging and grassroots sectors.
COMMUNITY INITIATIVES & GRANTMAKING interns support LMCC’s grant programs and professional development workshops for artists and arts organizations, as well as its community arts initiatives. LMCC’s Manhattan Arts Grants support artistic projects across disciplines with public funding to bring rich artistic experiences to Manhattan audiences. These grants are often one of the first grants an artist or organization receives introducing them to grant funding and helping them leverage additional resources for their projects. Interns support LMCC's Grants & Services team through each step of the grantmaking process with a focus on providing assistance to applicants and grantees including the production of information sessions, grant clinics, and workshops for artists in the areas of fundraising, business planning and community engagement. Interns also support community-focused planning for the programs, with opportunities to take part in the grant application review and juried selection process, our annual grantee celebration and networking event, and reporting and program evaluation. Ideal candidates have an interest in arts administration and the process by which artists build resource for their projects, are highly organized, with advanced Microsoft Office skills and excellent writing and communication skills. Mandarin or Spanish language skills preferred. Prior experience with data management a plus.
Year-long: Ideal for those interested in programming, creative producing, and general management
PUBLIC PROGRAMS interns with us during the year-long cycle participate in the planning and execution of LMCC's Public Engagement Initiatives including its Open Studios series, gallery exhibition, and the annual River To River Festival. Interns will work mostly in the office supporting the research and planning of the upcoming public season, including curatorial research, updating planning documents including budgets and schedules, preparing and tracking finance requests, and assisting with the preparation of permits and contracts. As LMCC’s public season begins, the intern will play an integral role in the day-to-day administrative operations of the Festival and will also provide on-site support at events – both at indoor and outdoor locations. The internship consists of both administrative desk work and on the ground logistical support as well as attendance at evening or weekend events. The internship provides opportunities to attend internal planning meetings and site visits. Ideal candidates should be familiar with the different aspects of the production of dance, theater, and music events and be interested in the administrative aspects of producing these live events in non-traditional locations. Candidates should have exceptional organizational skills, strong administrative skills, a keen attention to detail, a collaborative spirit, and a friendly, yet professional attitude when representing LMCC through interactions with both audiences and artists.
Summer Session: Ideal for those interested in project management and event production
PUBLIC PROGRAMS interns with us during the Summer session play an integral role in the day-to-day administrative execution of LMCC's public season from May – October, which includes its Open Studios series, gallery exhibition, and the annual River To River Festival. Interns will work in the office providing administrative support, including submitting and tracking finance requests, organizing and filing information, and helping with the preparation of permits and contracts. Interns will also work on-site supporting the production and logistics of events. The intern should feel at ease in an office setting and at events with the flexibility to adapt to the needs of many different kinds of tasks, projects, creative practices and sites. Ideal candidates have exceptional organizational skills, strong administrative skills, interest or experience in project management, and an interest in producing arts events of varying disciplines and in various non-traditional locations. Candidates should have an outgoing personality and collaborative spirit as well as a friendly, yet professional attitude when representing LMCC through interactions with both audiences and artists.
NON-PROFIT ADMINISTRATION: Ideal for those interested in office management, human resources, Board relations, non-profit finance, vendor management and IT
NON-PROFIT ADMINISTRATION interns have a bird's-eye view of the organization and contribute to supporting day-to-day office administration as part of the Executive and Finance & Operations departments. Interns will assist in regular site check-ups, equipment and resource inventory, monthly credit card reconciliations, in addition to regular filing and upkeep of contact and Board records. Interns will also have the opportunity to learn more about LMCC's financial internal controls, budgeting process, gift processing, and support in data entry and manipulation as part of financial document preparation, in advance of our Board meetings. Interns will assist in preparation of administrative and financial materials for these Board meetings. Interns will learn our accounting software, Quickbooks and our institutional database, Salesforce. Ideal candidates are knowledgeable in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, and interested in non-profit finance and administration. Ideal candidates are detail-oriented, possess excellent time management and organizational skills, and are comfortable representing LMCC to the public and on the phone.
DEVELOPMENT: Ideal for those interested in grant writing, institutional fundraising, and government relations.
DEVELOPMENT interns conduct research for resource development efforts in foundations, corporations, government agencies, and affiliated individuals as assigned. Interns assist in identifying recommendations for program outcome tracking and evaluation, collecting and organizing program outcome data from internal departments, and assessing donor recognition strategies in the arts and social service sectors. Interns support the Institutional Giving Manager in preparing narratives for grant reports and supporting materials for proposals as well as in creating and updating institutional prospect and funder records in our Salesforce database. Interns provide support in maintaining database records and department’s administrative systems. Ideal candidates are curious and eager to learn, highly organized, a self-starter, possess critical-thinking skills, and have excellent writing and communication skills.
EVENTS: Ideal for those interested in event management.
EVENTS interns provide support for the organization’s public events, including Open Studios, the River To River Festival and events at LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island, as well as invitation-only events, such as our annual gala, The Downtown Dinner and art auction. Interns assist with all aspects of event preparation including staffing schedules, volunteer outreach and coordination, venue and vendor research, invitations mailings, and tracking RSVPs. Interns will also prepare front-of-house materials and provide support for events by helping with set-up, way-finding, check-in, greeting guests, and break-down. Additionally, interns provide support in maintaining event-related data in Salesforce and the department’s other administrative systems and other post-event responsibilities such as thank you mailings and acknowledgement letters. Ideal candidates are highly organized, attentive to detail, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and enjoy interfacing with people. Experience with Excel, Word, Eventbrite (and/or other POS software), and Salesforce is a plus.
COMMUNICATIONS: Ideal for those interested in public relations, branding, marketing, or social media.
COMMUNICATIONS interns assist with writing copy for LMCC's website and social media channels, researching cross-promotion strategies with potential stakeholders, and keeping an easily accessible record of all articles and impressions data including the maintaining of an institutional media log and tracking social media analytics. Interns will also contribute to brainstorming of creative communication solutions per the LMCC brand guidelines. Additionally, interns may assist with website content management, basic graphic and web design, as well as event set-up/strike, distribution of printed materials and other outreach campaigns. Ideal candidates are highly organized, creative self-starters with excellent written and verbal skills, familiar with social media tools and have the ability to lift up to 20 pounds. In addition, ideal candidates have an interest in branding, public relations, social media and marketing. Knowledge of the New York City arts sector a plus.
DESIGN & MEDIA: Ideal for those interested in web & graphic design, photography, editing, and archiving.
DESIGN & MEDIA interns assist with website content management, which includes adding new pages and posts, uploading digital media, and performing search engine optimization. Interns provide graphic design assistance, helping layout and produce a range of assets from printed floorplans to digital advertisements. They also perform basic image editing and help maintain our institutional media library by archiving photos, audio recordings, and videos. Ideal candidates are highly organized, creative self-starters who will be comfortable pitching in on a variety of different projects and events as needed. In addition, interns candidates will assist with event set-up/strike and documentation, and ideal candidates have the ability to lift up to 20 pounds. Knowledge of the New York City arts sector a plus.
Ideal candidates for this position will have:
- Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom)
- Strong attention to detail and elements of design
- Interest in designing print materials
- Experience with a CMS, preferably WordPress and understanding of SEO
- Basic knowledge of HTML
- Strong knowledge of Mac OS X and Microsoft Office
- Interest and experience with social media marketing