Brooklyn Folk Arts Internship

Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), a nonprofit arts organization, seeks an intern for administrative support for folk arts programs. The intern will work under the supervision of the Director of Folk Arts, Christopher Mulé.   

ABOUT BROOKLYN ARTS COUNCIL (BAC)

BAC awards grants, presents free and affordable arts events, trains artists and arts professionals, teaches students, incubates new projects and promotes artists and cultural groups across our borough. As Brooklyn’s cultural anchor since 1966, BAC has also been the catalyst helping the arts community grow. We continually evaluate and evolve what we do to meet the changing times, and keep our commitment to community engagement, diversity and inclusion when it comes to the arts in our borough.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Within the context of administrative support, including but not limited to, filing, data entry, video/audio editing, media management and archival processes, photocopying, research and draft development, intern will provide invaluable assistance with development and administration, grant writing, development of marketing materials and content for the website www.brooklynartscouncil.org. The intern will work as an integrated member of the Folk Arts team and provide organizational support, gaining a comprehensive view of the array of directives BAC Folk Arts is involved with, from public programs to our participation in a statewide digital website initiative. The intern will offer insight, observations, and suggestions pertinent to the work experience.

PREFERRED BACKGROUND: 

The intern will have an explicit interest in the folk and traditional arts or cultural heritage issues; be currently taking or have recently completed courses in the arts, library science, arts administration, ethnomusicology, folklore, and/or anthropology; have strong oral and written communication skills; be computer literate (Excel, etc.); be a self-motivated and independent worker; have a solid sense of humor; familiarity with multimedia editing platforms (Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Lightroom); be a fresh thinker; and have great interpersonal skills.

FOLK ARTS ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

• Digitizing legacy media formats
• Assist with folk artists Professional Development program tracking
• Assist with series of public programs and workshops about community folk arts documentation (Citizen Folklife)
• Assist with preparing grant reports
• Maintaining & updating Folk Arts contacts database
• Program evaluation data entry maintenance

Specific projects assigned will vary depending on the dates of the internship. The intern may also work on tasks/projects within other BAC departments as needed.

COMMITMENT:

•Minimum: 14 hours/week (two 8-hour days with 1 hour lunch break) for 12 weeks
•Preferred: 21 hours/week (three 8-hour days with 1 hour lunch break) for 12 weeks

TO APPLY:

Email a cover letter describing how this internship fits into your overall career goals along with a resume to: cmule@brooklynartscouncil.org. To learn more about our program click here.