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Seeking interns and partner artistic entities for our upcoming Internship Program!

Pentacle’s Career Development programs cultivate the next generation of arts leaders

For Interns

Pentacle’s College and Post-Graduate Internship Program seeks college students, postgraduates, or individuals above the age of 18 who are passionate about the arts and interested in expanding their knowledge of the nonprofit arts field. This program requires a commitment of 13 hours/week for eight weeks. The session will run October 26 – December 18, 2020.

College and post-graduate internships allow participants to gain hands-on experience in nonprofit business practices and attend weekly professional development seminars led by arts leaders in the field and Pentacle staff members. Interns are matched with artistic entities according to their mutually-defined goals and previous experience. Weekly educational seminars offer interns the opportunity to build their administrative skills, learn from their peers, and network with field leaders. Program administrators provide mentorship to the interns and monitor their progress towards strategic goals as defined by each artistic entity and intern.

Interns must be available to work for their artistic entities 10 hours per week over an 8-week session and attend one 2-hour evening seminar each week at the Pentacle office. Outside work to prepare for seminars totaling 1-hour per week may be required occasionally.

In the final month of the internship, interns have the opportunity to discuss extending their internship to work with their designated arts organization beyond the program period.

We will be encouraging participants to abide by the current NY State guidelines regarding in-person activities. If a pair may want to connect in-person they will have to agree to guidelines set forth by the Pentacle staff. The weekly seminars will be held over Zoom. We are also open to interns and artistic entities outside of NYC.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

  • Interest in working with both emerging and established performing arts companies, as well as an interest in the greater performing arts field & nonprofit administration
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superb organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Diligent and self-motivated work ethic
  • Desire to work individually, as well as part of a team
  • Positive, open and engaged approach

WHAT YOU’LL GET:

  • Considered & personalized match with an affiliated company
  • Weekly educational seminars focusing on topics within arts administration
  • Peer-to-peer learning and discussion
  • Dedicated Pentacle staff members to guide you through the experience
  • Guest lectures by professionals in the field
  • Leadership development
  • The opportunity to gain hands-on experience in non-profit arts administration 

Interns will receive a $750 stipend for their participation. College credit may be arranged. 

HOW TO APPLY

Please fill out our online application (available in English and Spanish) and upload your resume and cover letter as PDFs at the link below. Please note that the internship experience and seminars will be conducted in English.

Intern Application (English / Spanish)

Accepting applications until Friday, October 9.

Read more about our Career Development programs.

Questions? Contact education@pentacle.org.

For Artistic Entities Looking for an Intern

Pentacle’s College and Post-Graduate Internship Program seeks individual artists and artistic entities who are interested in expanding their administrative capacity through a structured internship program. The program matches each participating entity with a college or post-graduate intern for 10 hours/week for a period of eight weeks. The Fall 2020 session will run October 26 – December 18, 2020. The deadline for partner artistic entities to apply is Friday, October 9, 2020.

Through an extensive recruitment and interview process, Pentacle identifies potential interns and pairs members of the cohort with participating artistic entities. Artistic entities are required to submit an interest form detailing their mission, activities, and plans for the intern. This information is used to make appropriate matches.

During the program, artistic entities’ interns gain hands-on experience in nonprofit business practices and attend weekly professional development seminars led by Pentacle staff members and visiting arts professionals. Through this dual experience, interns have an opportunity to build their hard and soft skill sets, engage with artistic entities’ administrative efforts, learn from their peers, and meet industry leaders. Participating entities also have the opportunity to engage with interns through a supportive network and build their administrative capacity.

All artistic entities are welcome, there is no required budget size or incorporation status.

Working with an intern through Pentacle provides a greater sense of intern commitment and accountability due to the program’s structure and Pentacle’s role as a facilitating organization.

We will be encouraging participants to abide by the current NY State guidelines regarding in-person activities. If a pair may want to connect in-person they will have to agree to guidelines set forth by the Pentacle staff. The weekly seminars will be held over Zoom. We are also open to interns and artistic entities outside of NYC.


WHAT YOU’LL GET:

  • Qualified intern through extensive recruitment
  • Clear work plan outlining intern responsibilities and company goals
  • 10 hours/week (for 8 weeks) to work remotely with an intern
  • Mentorship and guidance from Pentacle staff, as needed

Questions? Contact education@pentacle.edu

The deadline for partner artistic entities to apply is Friday, October 9, 2020. There is a $600 fee for participating partner artistic entities. This fee goes towards the intern’s stipend, guest speaker honorariums, and administrative time from Pentacle’s Education & Outreach staff.

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