INTERNSHIP OPENING AT MINNESOTA CITIZENS FOR THE ARTS
Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA), a nationally renowned arts advocacy organization that lobbies for state arts funding, seeks a Creative Minnesota intern to begin in November, 2019. The position is part-time and flexible (approximately 20 hours per week) and the compensation is $10/hr.
ABOUT MCA: MCA represents the arts community of Minnesota at the state legislature and lobbies for state funding of the arts, as well as other issues of concern to the non-profit arts community. MCA also does advocacy for the National Endowment for the Arts. To lobby effectively, MCA organizes grassroots advocacy around the state and keeps constituents educated and informed about the political process and the current state of arts funding throughout the year.
ABOUT CREATIVE MINNESOTA: Creative Minnesota, a consortium of more than a dozen arts and culture nonprofits and funders, will conduct the 2021 Creative Minnesota Study. In addition to updates from previous studies about the size and impact of the state’s nonprofit arts and culture organizations, their audiences and artists and creative workers, the team will be working on updates of a report on the availability of arts education in Minnesota’s schools. Previous Creative Minnesota reports, published in 2015, 2017, and 2019 documented the arts sector in Minnesota. The new study will also look at the impact of the arts in Minnesota over time. It will be added to the growing body of 59 Creative Minnesota statewide, regional and local studies available for free to the public at CreativeMN.org.
Interns will have exposure to and opportunities to interact with some of the movers and shakers in the arts community, as well as a working knowledge of the legislative process, arts funding structures in Minnesota and the basic functions of running a nonprofit.
Duties and projects included in the internship:
- Assist staff in producing the 2021 Creative Minnesota Study, to be released in March of 2021.
- Clean data, do other tasks as needed as Creative Minnesota study is put together.
- Call arts organizations, or do online research, to fill in gaps in data.
- Assist in organizing Creative Minnesota team meetings.
- Work with staff on current projects if needed including, board meeting preparation, filing and data entry.
Qualified applicants would possess the following skills:
– Absolute accuracy in working with numbers and other information
– Basic knowledge of press releases and some work contacting press.
– Interest in working with the arts community.
– Good communication skills, especially speaking with people on the phone.
– A self-starting, positive, self-motivated personality and a sense of humor.
– Good organizational skills and the ability to perform many tasks simultaneously.
– Computer literacy; preferably experience with Macintosh, Microsoft Word & Excel
– Independent and creative work habits.
APPLY NOW. Please mail or email résumé and cover letter by Nov. 1, 2019 to:
Mark Albers, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts
661 LaSalle Street #220
St. Paul, MN 55114
Minnesota Citizens for the Arts is always looking for volunteers. If you are interested contact Mark Albers or 651-251-0868.
As a volunteer, you can help MCA achieve its goal of allowing all people the opportunity to have access to and involvement in the arts.
Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year but most often take place during the legislative session. They range from in-office work, such as helping to prepare mailings and phonebanking, to field work at events like our annual Arts Advocacy Day.
Please check back for future online postings or contact MCA to add your name to our Volunteer E-mail List and you will be alerted of upcoming volunteer opportunities.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with MCA!