Open Position – Arts Management Intern

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Reports to: Development Associate

Description: Based in the Development Department, the Arts Management Internship is designed to provide a broad range of experiences in the many elements that contribute to the day to day operations of a not-for-profit arts organization. Interns will have the opportunity to work and develop basic competencies through all aspects of Jazz St. Louis, including: administration, development, marketing and communications, education, and operations. The basic skills gained from this opportunity will prove to be transferable to any career.

The ideal intern candidate is a St. Louis area college student with an interest in gaining professional experiences in an arts organization setting. This opportunity is perfect for earning college credit. While any major or academic focus will be considered, preferred fields of study include:

  • Liberal Arts: English, Creative Writing, Journalism, etc.
  • Business: Administration, Communications, Marketing, etc.
  • Arts: Performing Arts, Graphic Design, Fine Art, etc.

Primary Duties: The Arts Management Intern will work with the Development Associate to identify an on-going internship project that fits the interns specific interests. Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Administrative work such as filing, copying, and data entry
  • Database management
  • Assisting in planning and executing special events
  • Assisting with grants research
  • Assisting with donor communications
  • Department specific projects in development, marketing/communications, education, and operations
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills & Competencies: The ideal intern should possess and be willing to grow the following skills and competencies:

  • Exceptional and professional personal presentation – in person and over the phone
  • Must be responsible, reliable, and flexible
  • Be able to learn new systems and software
  • Attention to detail and an active listener
  • Communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Organizational skills
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, internet research, etc.)
  • Be a self-starter and able work with little direction

Requirements: The position will require approximately 15-20 hours per week over at least one semester and will primarily take place Monday through Friday during normal business hours, with opportunities to work evenings at our Jazz at the Bistro performance venue.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and the position will be filled based upon organizational need. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Wendy Rosenblum, Director of Development at

This is an unpaid internship that can be utilized to acquire college credit.


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