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Pentacle’s College and Post-Graduate Internship Program seeks college students, postgraduates or individuals above the age of 18 who are passionate about the arts and interested in expanding their knowledge of the nonprofit arts field. This program requires a commitment of 13 hours/week for eight weeks. The session will run October 26 - December 18, 2020.
College and post-graduate internships allow participants to gain hands-on experience in nonprofit business practices and attend weekly professional development seminars led by arts leaders in the field and Pentacle staff members. Interns are matched with artistic entities according to their mutually-defined goals and previous experience. Weekly educational seminars offer interns the opportunity to build their administrative skills, learn from their peers, and network with field leaders. Program administrators provide mentorship to the interns and monitor their progress towards strategic goals as defined by each artistic entity and intern.
Interns must be available to work for their artistic entities 10 hours per week over an 8-week session and attend one 2-hour evening seminar each week at the Pentacle office. Outside work to prepare for seminars totaling 1-hour per week may be required occasionally.
In the final month of the internship, interns have the opportunity to discuss extending their internship to work with their designated arts organization beyond the program period.
We will be encouraging participants to abide by the current NY State guidelines regarding in-person activities. If a pair may want to connect in-person they will have to agree to guidelines set forth by the Pentacle staff. The weekly seminars will be held over Zoom. We are also open to interns and artistic entities outside of NYC.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
Interest in working with both emerging and established performing arts companies, as well as an interest in the greater performing arts field & nonprofit administration
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Superb organizational skills and attention to detail
Diligent and self-motivated work ethic
Desire to work individually, as well as part of a team
Positive, open and engaged approach
WHAT YOU’LL GET:
Considered & personalized match with affiliated company
Weekly educational seminars focusing on topics within arts administration
Peer-to-peer learning and discussion
Dedicated Pentacle staff members to guide your through the experience
Guest lectures by professionals in the field
The opportunity to gain hands-on experience in non-profit arts administration
Interns will receive a $750 stipend for their participation. College credit may be arranged.
HOW TO APPLY
Please fill out our online application (available in English and Spanish) and upload your resume and cover letter as PDFs at the link below. Please note that the internship experience and seminars will be conducted in English.
Accepting applications until Friday, October 9.
Pentacle is a not-for-profit management support organization for small to mid-sized companies, and project-based artists working within dance. Pentacle’s mission is to provide these communities with flexible and affordable management support grounded within our expertise. Our Education and Outreach programs nurture early professional development through mentoring and partnerships to foster multiple pathways in the arts and stimulate the field.
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