JOBS

Salesforce Associate

Free Arts NYC provides underserved children with a unique combination of educational arts and mentoring programs to help them foster the self-confidence and resiliency needed to realize their full potential. Free Arts NYC has served more than 30,000 children and families since 1997.

As we enter our 20th year, Free Arts has made a strategic decision to focus on the expansion of our Teen Arts Program and Free Arts Days. The Teen program allows us to meet a real need in our communities for programming to specifically support teens with pathways and opportunities to access NYC cultural institutions and artists, as well as to explore the arts as an academic and/or professional goal. 

Our Free Arts Day program focuses on children from the Department of Homeless Services and engages a wide variety of corporate donors providing opportunities for their employees to give back to the community and to benefit from the experience of supporting a child’s artistic growth and development.

Brief ​Summary ​of ​Role:

Free Arts NYC has a temp-to- perm opportunity (3-6 months) for a Salesforce Associate with
donor management and Salesforce experience to support our current database requirements
and the organization’s transition from E-Tapestry to Salesforce. The position will be part-time,
approximately 20-25 hours (flexible schedule) and will report to the Director of Finance and
Operations. It has the potential to convert to a permanent role for the right candidate. Salary
commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing the Salesforce database
  • Support the organization’s use of Salesforce running reports and queries as needed
  • Transfer data related to online donations sourced from various platforms into Salesforce
  • Liaise with key staff members and external vendor overseeing the conversion from E-
    Tapestry to Salesforce and provide input in the development of user requirements and
    support during transformation
  • Coordinate Salesforce training for all teams and provide support when required
  • Various administrative and analytical tasks required on an ad hoc basis
  • Clean-up and maintenance of existing Salesforce database

Education ​and ​Required ​Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred (current undergraduates considered)
  • Strong working knowledge of Salesforce
  • Experience with industry-specific CRM and fundraising platforms (e.g., Banner, Razor’s
    Edge, Team Approach, Donor Direct, Luminate, eTapestry, etc.) preferred
  • One or more current Salesforce certifications desirable
  • Project management experience
  • Strong administrative skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Minimum of one year of professional experience
  • Team player with ability to multi-task

How ​to ​Apply:

Please email a resume and thoughtful cover letter (in word or pdf format) including salary
requirements to: Michelle Foley at jobs@freeartsnyc.org with the subject line: Last
name, ​first ​name ​– ​Salesforce Associate.

Please ​apply ​as ​soon ​as ​possible ​for ​priority ​consideration. ​No ​phone ​calls.


INTERNSHIPS

Free Arts provides unpaid internship opportunities year round.

WHAT FREE ARTS INTERNS CAN EXPECT

  • A well-rounded experience that includes time in the office and at programs
  • Direct training, support, and supervision.
    • Clear work plan with a variety of projects that provide a full view of the organization
    • Weekly meetings with your supervisor
    • Professional Development opportunities including 2-3 structured opportunities to meet with staff to discuss career paths.
    • A team-oriented, passionate work environment
  • Opportunity to build your resume and skills in non-profit management and development
  • First-hand knowledge of the ways in which access to the arts can empower underserved youth and communities

WHAT FREE ARTS EXPECTS FROM INTERNS

  • A commitment and passion for our mission
  • minimum of 10-25 hours of your time each week (depending on your schedule) for 8-12 weeks
  • Attention to detail, willingness to learn, and work collaboratively

All internship positions are unpaid, but we are happy to work with students earning credit. Free Arts accepts applications from non-students over the age of 18, undergraduate, and graduate students.

To apply:

  • Complete the intern application via this link.
  • Email a current resume and a cover letter indicating which internship you are applying for, why you think you would be a good match for the role, and what you would like to learn during your internship, to Adelina, Operations Associate at internships@freeartsnyc.org.
  • Secure two references. Please share this link with your references and let them know which internship you are applying for.

INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE

FAD Data Intern

Free Arts Days are a unique volunteer opportunity that pairs underserved elementary-aged kids 1 on 1 with volunteers for an afternoon of “mini-mentoring.” While working together to create art projects based on the day’s theme, participants are able to create meaningful connections with someone they might not otherwise meet.

At a Free Arts Day, our youth have the opportunity to develop their creativity and communication skills with a caring adult and to explore a variety of art materials and techniques. As part of the Free Arts Day Program team, the intern will assist the program staff with all aspects of program management, with a focus on Data & Analysis.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Manage data entry of volunteer and student surveys
  • Input and track student data
  • Analyze data collected and make recommendations on improving data collection
  • Staff Free Arts Days with the team when schedule permits
  • Lead art activities or groups of volunteers during Free Arts Day events

Hours: 15-20 hours/week

Skills/Qualifications:

Free Arts accepts college, graduate, and non-student applicants over the age of 18. Applicants pursuing degrees in Studio or Fine Arts, Arts Education, Education, Museum Studies, Youth Development, or other related fields are encouraged to apply.


FAD Materials Intern

Free Arts Days are a unique volunteer opportunity that pairs underserved elementary-aged kids 1 on 1 with volunteers for an afternoon of “mini-mentoring.” While working together to create art projects based on the day’s theme, participants are able to create meaningful connections with someone they might not otherwise meet.

At a Free Arts Day, our youth have the opportunity to develop their creativity and communication skills with a caring adult and to explore a variety of art materials and techniques. As part of the Free Arts Day Program team, the intern will assist the program staff with all aspects of program management, with a focus on Materials.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Support research for curriculum themes and art projects
  • Support ordering, prepping, and packing art supplies
  • Maintain inventory in our on-site Art Room
  • Create sample art projects
  • Staff Free Arts Days with the team when schedule permits
  • Lead art activities or groups of volunteers during Free Arts Day events

Hours: 15-20 hours/week

Skills/Qualifications:

Free Arts accepts college, graduate, and non-student applicants over the age of 18. Applicants pursuing degrees in Studio or Fine Arts, Arts Education, Education, Museum Studies, Youth Development, or other related fields are encouraged to apply.


Corporate Intern

The Corporate Programs Intern will work closely with the Manager of Corporate Programming, who is responsible for finding all Free Arts Day (FAD) corporate sponsors (see above for description of the FAD program). The Intern will conduct research, contribute to ongoing Salesforce database improvement, assist with program strategy, and support FAD corporate events. The Corporate Programs Intern will gain a solid overview of how a nonprofit identifies, cultivates, and partners with corporate sponsors, and how the program and fundraising side of a nonprofit work in partnership. This is a terrific opportunity for a student interested in corporate social responsibility, nonprofit fundraising, and corporate/nonprofit partnerships.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Corporate Sponsor Research (research leads; conduct outreach to existing sponsors on their volunteer paid time off and matching contributions policies; research why past sponsors have not returned; follow up on cold leads from past FADs and Art Parties; research organizations that connect NYC corporations to nonprofits and make sure they have up to date information of Free Arts).
  • Salesforce Data Support (including: clean up corporate sponsor data, ensure that all Salesforce Accounts have main contacts listed, addresses, and follow up tasks/next steps; link all FAD Sponsors to their appropriate Accounts; assist with volunteer and children’s surveys data entry and analysis).
  • Strategy: Envision a way for us to thank and acknowledge our corporate partners mid year.
  • Support Free Arts Day Corporate Volunteer Events and volunteer fairs

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Willing to do thorough research and dig deep
  • Comfortable talking to corporate sponsors on the phone and in person
  • Proactive and takes initiative
  • A quick learner at computer skills – we’ll be using databases (eTapestry, Salesforce) and Google Drive throughout the summer

Social Media Internship

The Social Media Intern can expect to assist the Program and Development teams on a variety of projects including online content and social media presence. Interns will gain valuable experience taking full responsibility of important projects, initiatives, and content creation for Free Arts NYC various social media channels.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collect content from staff, facilitators, and volunteers
  • Compose Free Arts social media posts and calendar
  • Use social media analytics tools to discover which Free Arts social media content is the most and least engaging on each platform
  • Research nonprofit social media best practices and successful fundraising campaigns where social media played a role in their success
  • Identify and analyze profiles of our most influential followers
  • Create suggestions and ideas about how Free Arts NYC can improve its social media presence and campaigns in the future

Hours: 15-20 hours/week preferred

Skills/Qualifications:

Strong understanding of Marketing and Communications, and how social media functions from both a user and a business point of view. A major in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or a related field is preferred. Knowledge of Hootsuite, WordPress, and/or Adobe Creative Suite is not necessary, but strongly preferred.


Free Arts NYC Special Events Internship

Free Arts NYC empowers underserved youth through art and mentoring programs to develop their creativity, confidence and skills to succeed. Programs take place in shelters, group homes, public and charter schools and other agencies throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

The Special Events team is tasked with raising the support and visibility of the organization through a variety of special events and campaigns that attract celebrity and corporate support. Past partnerships include Dior Beauty, DKNY, Joe Fresh, Misha Nonoo, Marc Jacobs, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vanity Fair. The intern will support the Special Events and Development team in all aspects of event planning, preparation, and promotion. They will be closely involved with the planning of our signature event, Kidsfest NYC, a one-of-a-kind celebration of art and creativity where children and families will have the opportunity to experience up to a dozen hands on activities focused around art, music, theater and fashion. They will also be closely involved in the planning of another main fundraiser: our Junior Board Art Auction; a cocktail party and silent auction that engages tastemakers and art lovers across a variety of industries. This is an opportunity to function as an integral part of the Free Arts Special Events team, and to learn the ins and outs of event planning from beginning to implementation.

This internship is ideally suited to candidates with an interest in non-profit fundraising, development, and events/marketing work. No fundraising experience is necessary, but knowledge of non-profits, art and fashion is a plus.

Applicants should have a meticulous attention to detail, willingness to learn, strong writing and verbal skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Research additional event partners/sponsors opportunities
  • Compile a social media list for all event sponsors and committee members per event + support social media efforts via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Maintain/update press kit and all marketing collateral, communicating with our design intern about event materials
  • Assist with all pro bono advertising (print, taxi, outdoor, etc.)
  • Assist with press release syndication and media relations pre and post event
  • Assist with writing press releases, email outreach and other copy
  • Assist with outreach for coverage about mission, programs and volunteer/corporate supporters
  • Assist with post event thank you notes and acknowledgements
  • Correspondence with vendors, sponsors, collaborating artists, services, venue etc.
  • Support special event team with administrative duties as needed

Graphic Design Intern

Free Arts NYC is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering underserved youth through art and mentoring programs that develop their creativity, confidence and skills to succeed.

Free Arts NYC produces a variety of creative materials to showcase our programs and fundraising events. The Graphic Design Intern can expect to assist on a variety of graphic design projects including fundraising & event collateral, web & email graphics, press kits, and materials for our volunteers and program participants. We are focused on updating and changing all the content on our website as this will be a big part of the internship. Interns will be able to gain valuable experience taking full responsibility of important design projects and deadlines, and will complete the internship with a portfolio of work created for and actively used by Free Arts NYC.

Responsibilities include:

  • Updating and/or redesigning current organizational working documents –
  • Updating and assisting on design of soon to be launched website  
  • Creating and editing content for social media streams and email marketing as needed
  • Assisting with design projects, including special events collateral, program brochures, evites, marketing brochures for fundraisers and programs
  • Formatting and maintaining print, PDF, and online versions of all press

Hours: flexible, 10-20 hours/week preferred.

Skills/Qualifications:

Free Arts accepts college, graduate, and non-­student applicants over the age of 18. The Graphic Design and Marketing Internship is ideally suited to someone with a strong understanding of visual communications and design layout, and a sharp eye for detail. A clean, simple design aesthetic is preferred. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (primarily InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator) is required. Knowledge of websites, HTML and/or WordPress are not necessary, but are considered a plus. Please include a link to your portfolio or a few examples of your previous work, along with your application, to be considered for placement.


Human Resources Intern

Free Arts NYC is looking for a Human Resources Intern to participate in a part-time
Fall/Winter internship designed to provide a strong knowledge of our business and the non-profit sector. HR Interns will spend the duration of their internship working within the Finance and Operations Team. The goal is to expose the HR Intern to different areas of our business each time he or she is able to work in an extended internship capacity. The Intern experience combines hands-on training with the opportunity to meet and gain exposure to our sector. Hours are flexible and Free Arts NYC is a relaxed work environment.

Skills/Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED equivalent, required
• Full-time college student (or enrolled to begin as a Freshman)
• A business or otherwise related academic major is preferred
• Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) required
• High level organizational skills, and the ability to work with a sense of urgency and
manage multiple projects/tasks at once preferred
• Prior experience in human resources including: benefits, compensation, recruiting,
talent acquisition and retention, training and development, orientation/onboarding,
safety desirable
• A leadership/management role in campus or related extracurricular activities desirable
• Ability to maintain confidentiality is a must


Development Intern

Free Arts NYC empowers underserved youth through art and mentoring programs to develop their creativity, confidence and skills to succeed. Programs take place in shelters, group homes, public and charter schools and other agencies throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

The Development Team manages all fundraising initiatives including special events, individual and corporate donor campaigns, and grants in support of our arts-mentoring programs. The Development intern will work closely with the Membership and Engagement Manager  to identify donor prospects including corporations, foundations, and government funding, and assist in fundraising efforts through written solicitations, grant compliance, community outreach, and special events.

Skills/Qualifications:

No fundraising experience is necessary, but knowledge of non-profits would be helpful. Experience with database, internet-based research and organizational skills are considered a plus.  Free Arts accepts undergraduate and graduate level applicant.

  • Formal education in related field (marketing, communications, journalism, art history or related experience).
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Ability to conduct online research.
  • Excellent communication skills, especially creative and engaging writing.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work well with others as well as on an independent basis.

Hours: The ideal candidate will be available at least 16 hrs/week, TBD based on your schedule