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“Every time I see my students, I remind myself that this is the most important thing I could be doing.”

Kobi Libii | Former Teaching Artist & Current Artistic Advisory Board Member

Fall 2017 Administrative Intern

Application Deadline: Friday, September 8, 2017

We are seeking highly motivated, skilled, unpaid interns for the 2017 Spring Semester. Interns will have the opportunity to learn first-hand the ins and outs of an arts education nonprofit servicing New York City public schools. For students who are focused on non-profit management and related fields, Administrative Interns will support Opening Act Executive, Operational and Development Staff in all aspects of operations including development research, non-profit operations, event planning, communications, social media, donation systems and general office work. The Administrative Intern will serve at our DUMBO, Brooklyn office as well as on-site at fundraising events held within NYC.

We offer college credit.

Skills needed:

  • Self-motivated and directed
  • Excellent time management and organization skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Knowledge of Google Drive and Microsoft Office
  • Strong attention to detail (we love to proofread!)
  • Commitment to social justice

Position Details:

  • Internships begin late September 2017 and conclude in mid-December 2017
  • Interns are asked to commit 5-10 hours per week. Schedule to be determined upon acceptance of position. Attendance at evening special events occasionally required.
  • Interns will receive travel reimbursement for all Opening Act related work if needed.

Position Requirements:

Successful candidates must be currently enrolled students working towards a degree or certificate.

If interested, please apply via the following link: http://bit.ly/2ujBL4z  

 

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact jobs@openingact.org.

Alumni Fellow

Application Deadline: Friday, August 11, 2017

Opening Act is seeking a self motivated and directed Alumni of its program to join our team for a ten month fellowship. This position is a wonderful opportunity to be immersed in the dynamic fields of youth development and arts education. Working closely with Opening Act program staff, the Alumni Fellow will take a leadership role within the Opening Act Alumni Network, managing all communications, event planning and logistics associated with Alumni programming. Additionally, the Fellow will visit most Opening Act programs throughout New York City to connect with current students and shadow teaching artists.

The Alumni Fellow will serve as an ambassador for the organization and will attend various fundraising events throughout the year where they will will have the opportunity to interact with multiple stakeholders both inside and outside Opening Act.

The Alumni Fellow will serve as stage manager for YESfest which will take place at a professional stage in May, 2018 (exact dates TBD).

Fellows will work at our DUMBO, Brooklyn office, as well as with Opening Act students and teaching artists on-site and at fundraising events held within NYC.

Skills needed:

  • Self-motivated and directed
  • Excellent time management and organization skills
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Knowledge of Google Drive and Microsoft Office
  • Strong attention to detail (we love to proofread!)
  • Commitment to social justice

Skills desired:

  • Leadership capabilities
  • Social Media
  • Improv

Position Details:

  • Fellowship begins in September 2017 and concludes in June 2018
  • There will be two weeks off during the winter holidays

 

Fellow must be available for the following dates:

  • Fall Teaching Artist Training – September 9 & 10, 2017
  • Fall Master Class – November 4, 2017
  • Opening Act Fundraising Event – October, 2017 (evening)
  • Spring Teaching Artist Training – February 3, 2018
  • Spring Master Class – March 24, 2018
  • Play Reading – (TBD, Spring 2018)
  • YesFest Student Performances – Mid-May, 2018

Compensation:

  • Fellow will work up to 12 hours per week and will be paid $13/hr.

Position Requirements:

Successful candidates must have graduated from high school in the past five years and attended one of Opening Act’s programs for a full school year. Fellows will be required to be fingerprinted by the New York City Department of Education prior to working with students.

If interested, please apply via the following link: https://form.jotform.us/71994978585180

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact cathleen@openingact.org.

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