The Sheen Center is looking for a Management/Development Intern
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:
Purpose of the Position:
The Management/Development Internship at the Sheen Center is a paid six month to one year internship designed to give early career individuals who are interested in general management and development the opportunity to work directly with professionals in the field. The program provides experiential learning through meaningful tasks in these two distinct and critical areas of non-profit Arts management. The Sheen internship offers insight into future career paths, opportunities to develop a professional network, and work that provides marketable skills for jobs in the industry.
Essential Job Functions:
Main Duties: Duties will vary depending on departmental assignments. A typical internship in management includes opportunities to draft contracts with artists, speakers, curators, etc., maintain necessary correspondence related to contracts, prepare financial reports and participate in the creation and review of theater and other kinds of budgets. Interns will also have an opportunity to attend production and programming meetings to observe the inter-relatedness of various departments at the Sheen Center.
Work in the Development Department includes assisting with donor recognition and other donor correspondence, performing maintenance and reporting within our donor/development database, planning and execution of special events, and the preparation and research of grant applications, and more.
Monthly meetings set aside for detailed discussions of ongoing operations provide an opportunity to ask questions and dig deeper into areas of interest.
Reports To: Managing Director/ Director of Development
- Prepare event contracts and engage with artists to collect key paperwork.
- Book travel for artists, speakers and designers as needed.
- Prepare and review budgets for specific events, festivals.
- Assist Managing Director on numerous finance reports.
- Work and gain fluency within our ticketing, concessions and scheduling software.
- Cover the front desk during staff meetings and other times as needed
- Issue donor recognition letters and assist with other donor correspondence.
- Research potential funding partners and individual donors.
- Work closely with marketing/communications on the preparation of annual reports and other collateral used by Development.
- Assist with the planning and execution of various special events.
Education and Experience:
Internships candidates have either recently graduated from a college/university/graduate school program or are currently enrolled and nearing completion of a degree. Early career individuals or those looking to change direction within the Arts are also encouraged to apply.
Qualities we are looking for include a passion for the Arts, curiosity and hunger to learn and the ability to do organized, accurate work for both the management and development departments.
All Intern positions will work approximately 25 hours per week. Interns will receive bi-weekly compensation, and are paid on an hourly basis, currently set at $12/hour.