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Bloomberg Arts Internship Coordinator

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

Background

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance was founded in 1972 and is one of the nation’s best-known and most effective arts service organizations.  We operate in five counties surrounding Philadelphia, and also serve southern New Jersey and Northern Delaware as part of our metropolitan region. We have over 450 nonprofit and for-profit members, but the Alliance serves the entire cultural sector – over 1,500 performing arts, visual arts, history, science, horticulture, arts education, community art centers and other cultural organizations.

The Bloomberg Arts Internship, a one-of-a-kind program of the Cultural Alliance funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is a citywide arts internship with three key goals: To immerse young people in the world-class arts and culture sector of Philadelphia, to prepare them for the workforce with on-the-job experience, and to provide vital professional development opportunities and college readiness training. For eight weeks, a cohort of fifty students are placed in paid positions at arts and culture organization across the city. In addition, the entire cohort goes on weekly site visits to many of Philadelphia’s most iconic arts and culture institutions. Finally, the cohort attends day-long weekly professional development and college readiness training.

Position Summary

The internship coordinator will be part of a team focused on implementing this ambitious program. Working with a grant manager, administrative support, and a team of mentors, the internship coordinator will support intern recruitment, placement, and program implementation. The program runs from January through October and has three phases: Planning and recruitment, implementation, and program reporting. This is a seasonal part-time position, averaging 25 hours a week, closer to 40 hours in the direct run up to the start of the program. Work will begin in February and fully wrap by the end of September.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support program recruitment by connecting directly with educators and organizations across the city to identify strong program candidates.
  • Help to schedule and manage a rigorous schedule of intern interviews, including guiding internship applicants through important paperwork.
  • Collaborate on intern placement at organizations.
  • Coordinate with internship worksites to ensure a quality workplace experience for interns.
  • With the support of a team of mentors, lead internship site visits to major arts and culture institutions across Philadelphia.
  • Collaborating with program partners, prepare materials for and facilitate day-long professional development sessions every Friday.
  • Be a first-line of support to a diverse cohort of creative and ambitious interns.
  • Coordinate with our payroll processor to manage weekly timesheets.
  • Support program wrap-up processes, including program evaluation and grant reporting.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5 years experience working with students representing diverse backgrounds and cultures in creative programs.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal, written, presentation) skills.
  • Ability and comfort providing one-on-one support and coaching, as well as ability to lead a cohort of 50 teenagers.
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Familiarity with and appreciation for Philadelphia’s arts and culture sector.
  • Ability to set goals, self-manage and work in a team.
  • Ability to model professionalism through, speaking, presenting, and writing.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply

Compensation

This is a seasonal part-time position, averaging 25 hours a week, closer to 40 hours in the direct run up to the start of the program. Compensation is $24/hour.

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  The Philadelphia Building at which we are located is easily accessible.

 

Education Level: 
Bachelor’s degree
To Apply

To apply, please send your resume and a brief cover letter to Tom Bonner at tomb@philaculture.org.