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US-DC-Washington

The Government & Public Affairs Intern will work closely with the Federal Affairs team to promote advocacy for the arts. Key policy areas include education, tax reform, and appropriations.

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2017-1067
US-DC-Washington

The intern for the Local Arts Advancement (LAA) department assists in supporting local arts agencies nationwide. The LAA Intern is responsible for researching, synthesizing, posting, and generating content for the LAA department’s associated web pages and newsletters. To generate this content the intern will utilize internal and external information to create immediately accessible resources for local arts administrators. Topics include but are not limited to: cultural tourism, cultural facilities, cultural equity, funding information, public art, placemaking, arts education, arts management, and grantmaking. The finished content will then be published on Americans for the Arts’ website and newsletters in collaboration with the web team. The LAA Intern should possess strong written and verbal communication skills, and be comfortable writing about and researching a variety of arts administration topics. As the LAA Intern works under four supervisors, the ability to effectively juggle multiple tasks is important. Other projects include assisting the Vice President of Local Arts Advancement, and the Public Art Programs Manager with associated tasks.

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2017-1066
US-DC-Washington

The Meetings and Events intern will gain experience in event planning in a variety of forms, specifically through working on Americans for the Arts national events.  Depending on the applicable semester, interns will work on events such as the National Arts Awards, Annual Convention, National Arts Marketing Project Conference and Arts Advocacy Day.  Depending on the semester, the intern may also have the opportunity to work with staff during an event for onsite logistical experience.

 

As a result of the internship experience, the intern will gain a knowledge base that may be applied to a career in the meetings and events field.  Applicable skills may include knowledge of vendor or site selection process, event logistics and onsite coordination, as well as technical computer skills such as Microsoft Excel and data entry.   

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2017-1065
US-NY-New York

Americans for the Arts Private Sector Initiatives department provides research, messaging and advocacy to advance the value and integration of the arts into the business and foundation communities which leads to greater resources for the arts. The department also provides professional development to local arts organizations so they can better partner with businesses and foundations in their communities. Americans for the Arts mission is to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Connecting the best ideas and leaders from the arts, communities, foundations and business, Americans for the Arts work to ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts.

 

The Private Sector Initiatives Manager trains local arts agencies and nexus organizations to better leverage resources and leadership from the private sector to increase support for their organizations and to advance the arts in local communities. This position creates programming, research and best practices for local arts agencies (LAAs) that connect directly with the private sector and also works with local arts organizations to build strategic partnerships on the local level to advance the arts. The Manager also develops ongoing strategies and professional development tools to track and promote trends in arts and business partnerships, foundation giving, and local models of success.

 

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2017-1064
US-DC-Washington

The Local Arts Advancement Department works to strengthen the capacity of local arts and community leaders who are committed to building healthy, equitable and vibrant communities through the arts. It does so by implementing online and in-person programming in communities across the country that address the most pressing leadership and strategic skills needed to affect change.

The Local Arts Advancement team brings to bear Americans for the Arts’ unique experience in professional development, visibility and strategic partnerships to provide vital tools, information and resources to advocates, arts professionals and allies on the ground, all in an effort to establish and implement favorable policies benefitting arts and cultural organizations, artists and local cultural development across America.

- Working with and reporting to the Director of Local Arts Services, the manager:
- Develops Americans for the Arts’ comprehensive full-career-spectrum field education offerings to develop competent and informed local, regional and national arts professionals.
- Develops a suite of programs and resources centered around the full leadership pipeline and organizational needs to receive a diverse workforce.
- Manages an Emerging Leaders Network by building a connected network of arts professionals who are entering or new to the field.
- Manages a Mid-career Leaders Network by building a connected network of arts professionals who are established in their career path and looking to continue to grow and learn.
- Manages an Executive Leaders Network by building a connected network of arts professionals who are seasoned in the field of practice and can share their knowledge with the field at large.

- Coordinates a team of cross-departmental content providers and subject matter experts to build robust learning opportunities in the Americans for the Arts education platform (ArtsU).

 

ID
2017-1061
US-DC-Washington

The Local Arts Advancement Department works to strengthen the capacity of local arts and community leaders who are committed to building healthy, equitable and vibrant communities through the arts. It does so by implementing online and in-person programming in communities across the country that address the most pressing leadership and strategic skills needed to affect change.

The Local Arts Advancement team brings to bear Americans for the Arts’ unique experience in professional development, visibility and strategic partnerships to provide vital tools, information and resources to advocates, arts professionals and allies on the ground, all in an effort to establish and implement favorable policies benefitting arts and cultural organizations, artists and local cultural development across America.

Working with and reporting to the Director of Local Arts Services, the manager:
- Develops Americans for the Arts’ comprehensive full-career-spectrum field education offerings to develop competent and informed local, regional and national arts professionals.
- Develops a suite of programs and resources centered around the full leadership pipeline and organizational needs to receive a diverse workforce.
- Manages an Emerging Leaders Network by building a connected network of arts professionals who are entering or new to the field.
- Manages a Mid-career Leaders Network by building a connected network of arts professionals who are established in their career path and looking to continue to grow and learn.
- Manages an Executive Leaders Network by building a connected network of arts professionals who are seasoned in the field of practice and can share their knowledge with the field at large.
- Coordinates a team of cross-departmental content providers and subject matter experts to build robust learning opportunities in the Americans for the Arts education platform (ArtsU).

ID
2017-1058