Pentacle’s Career Development cultivates the next generation of arts leaders through structured programs that include internship hours, professional development training, mentorship, and a peer network of colleagues in the field. The program supplies dance organizations with much needed administrative support through interns and trainees, and assists them in assessing their organizational objectives. College students, recent graduates and emerging administrators are matched with participating dance companies for an experience that is rewarding, beneficial and educational for all involved.
Pentacle’s new Arts Management Training Fellowship (AMTF) is for emerging arts administrators of color from underrepresented communities with 1-3 years of experience in the field. In addressing the decline of artists able to transition from early to mid-career, a gap that is even wider for artists of color, this program is aimed at cultivating the next generation of arts leaders who will steer the field towards increased equity and access.
Growing out of our 2019 pilot, Arts Management Training Program, and our long-running Internship Program (Cultivating Leadership in Dance), AMTF will provide year-long fellowships for two administrators specializing in development and marketing respectively. Over the course of a year, the fellows will work 20 hours per week on marketing or development projects in conjunction with Pentacle staff as well as directly with several of the 250 performing arts companies who receive services from Pentacle. Each fellow will be mentored by a Pentacle-affiliated professional from the field, receive six months of professional development workshops including anti-racism training, attend important local field-wide convenings, and produce a final self-directed research project on a topic of their choice.
Marketing Fellow Responsibilities:
- Creating, managing and executing marketing campaigns for programs, events, and institutional promotion
- Designing digital content
- Drafting copy for print, web and newsletter content
Analyzing marketing data
Development Fellow Responsibilities:
- Institutional Giving: Grant Management, Research, and Writing
- Individual Giving: Planning/implementing campaigns, managing individual donations
- Coordinating with the Board’s Development Committee
- Liaising board member’s requests
- Special Events: Assisting with cultivation events
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
We are looking for bright candidates who are strong communicators, excellent writers, take initiative, and are very organized and detail-oriented. Additionally, we are looking for fellows who share our mission, have a strong work ethic, and can work successfully alongside multiple departments in a collaborative environment.
Basic knowledge of eblast programs, InDesign/Photoshop and social media management are preferred.
Basic knowledge of Salesforce and grant writing are preferred.
Fellows will be employees of Pentacle and receive a salary of $25,000/year.
Fellows will work 20 hours per week at Pentacle during Phase 1 (6 months) and 15 hours per week with a matched individual artist/non-profit arts organization during Phase 2 (6 months). They will also be required to complete 5 hours per week on their independent research during Phase 2. All work will be completed at Pentacle’s office.
The Fellowship period will be from March 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021. Applications are due January 27, 2020.
Applicants should self-identify as administrators of color. It is not necessary to be currently based in NYC in order to apply, though fellows would need to be located in the Greater New York area during the fellowship. Please direct any questions to Education & Outreach Associate, Rebecca Fitton, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pentacle’s Internship Program seeks college students and recent graduates who are passionate about the arts, and interested in expanding their knowledge of the nonprofit arts sector. Selected interns are placed with a participating individual artist or nonprofit arts organization that shares their interests and goals. Throughout the program, 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 these seminars, interns have an opportunity to build their administrative skills, learn from their peers, and network with industry leaders. The Internship Program will return Summer 2020. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Fill out the application form, along with a cover letter and resume. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview during our recruitment periods.
Interns must be available to work for their companies 10 hours per week over an 8-week session and attend one evening seminar each week at the Pentacle office.
All interns are given the option to extend their internship and work with their designated company beyond the program period.
Internships are unpaid; college credit is available upon request. Applications in Spanish available upon request.
Pentacle works with individual artists and nonprofit organizations to recruit and train interns that fit their interests and administrative needs. Pentacle handles the entire intern recruitment and hiring process: conducting interviews, handling all contract logistics, confirming interns’ projects, and outlining goals for the program session. Pentacle guides both interns and companies throughout the program period to ensure a positive and educational experience for all. In addition, interns receive mentorship from outside arts professionals, to strengthen their skills and provide them with a network of peers and mentors they can access in their work for their company.
Interns work for their companies 10 hours per week over a 3-month session. Companies and interns are given the option to extend the internship, and many choose to do so beyond the program period. The Internship Program will return Summer 2020. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Pentacle’s High School Arts Administration Internship Program seeks NYC high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are passionate about the arts, and interested in learning skills utilized by nonprofit arts organizations.
Selected interns will be placed with a participating individual artist or nonprofit arts organization that shares their interests and goals. Throughout the program, 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 these seminars, interns have an opportunity to build their hard skill sets, learn from their peers, and meet industry leaders.
The program is competitive with a total of 8 interns accepted into the spring session with a priority placed on junior and senior applicants.
Learn the skills required to work at a nonprofit arts organization:
- Social media management
- Performance production
- Public relations
- Arts education
- And more!
- 2 hours/week with a nonprofit arts organization
- 2 hours/week professional development workshop
Participating interns will receive a stipend of $350.
All program activities will take place at Pentacle’s office:
75 Broad Street, suite 304
New York, NY 10004
The High School Arts Internship Program will run March 2, 2020 - May 1, 2020 (OFF April 10 - 19). Intern applications are due January 31, 2020. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview by the first week of February.
Fill out the application form and attach a one-page resume.
Pentacle’s Internship Program is supported, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Pentacle receives private support for its Internship Program from the Howard Gilman Foundation, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, and The Harkness Foundation for Dance.