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Visual Art Fundraising Intern (Spring)

Department: Visual Art
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Visual Art Fundraising Internship - Spring 2019 

BAM Visual Art curates and produces exhibitions, talks, and special events, in collaboration with institution-wide programs, and has an ambitious fundraising program through the sale of limited edition prints and photographs and an annual benefit auction. The Visual Art department is now seeking a spring intern to provide administrative support on fundraising initiatives.


  • Assist on various projects related to the BAM Art Auction, including (but not limited to):
    • Editing and drafting correspondence with artists and constituents
    • Collecting and reviewing artwork descriptions for the auction catalog
    • Updating donor information in BAMís records database, Tessitura
    • Scheduling artwork shipments and assisting with artwork transfers
    • Tracking artwork framing requests and schedules
    • Providing on-site support during the artwork install and de-install
    • Assist on other administrative tasks as need be, including (but not limited to): maintaining the visual arts calendar, researching artists, tracking marketing requests 

An ideal candidate is interested in joining the nonprofit arts community, with an understanding of what it means to work in an office environment. We are looking for someone organized and self-motivated, with strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills and an interest in contemporary visual art. Other qualifications include:

  •  Computer literacy in Microsoft Office for PC, with experience in Outlook, Excel, and Word preferred
  •  Comfortability learning new software (including our donor management database, Tessitura)
  •  Recent graduate or current student, with arts or arts administration related major preferred
  •  Flexibility to work some evenings for special events (when given advance notice)

This is a part-time internship for the spring season, with an expectation of 16-24 hours a week from January to early June, 2019.

Application Instructions: must complete an online application through BAM's website - no phone calls, emails or walk ins, please.

Pay Rate: $16 - $17.50 per hour, depending on education/experience level.  Eligible for paid overtime.  Not eligible for benefits. 

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