Arts Alert: Internship at MCA: Deadline Extended

Internship at MCA:

Applications Due Soon

Come work with us!

MCA is staffing up for the coming year. We have big challenges ahead, including:

  • keeping the arts in front of candidates during the election with candidate questionnaires, educational events, and other projects
  • preparing for the next appropriations session that will determine the next two years of arts funding, and
  • producing the 2019 Creative Minnesota report.

More hands on deck, please!  


DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications Due July 20

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 July, 2018. The position is part-time and flexible (approximately 20 hours per week) and the compensation is $9.00/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, is about to conduct the 2019 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 a new report on the availability of arts education in Minnesota’s schools. Previous Creative Minnesota reports, published in 2015 and 2017, documented the arts sector in Minnesota. The new study will also begin to 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

Interns will have exposure to and opportunities to interact with some of the movers and shakers in the arts community, as well as gain 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 2019 Creative Minnesota Study, to be released in March of 2019.
  • Clean data, do other tasks as needed as Creative Minnesota study is put together.
  • Call arts organizations 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 to:

Mark Albers, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts

661 LaSalle Street #220
St. Paul, MN 55114