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Youth America Grand Prix
417 5th Avenue
New York, NY
Posted: June 20 2016
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DescriptionYouth America Grand Prix (YAGP), the world’s largest global network of dance based in New York City, is accepting applications for Interns for Summer/Fall 2016. YAGP supports and develops world-class dancers ages 9 to 19 of all backgrounds by providing scholarship auditions and educational and performance opportunities in cities around the world.
YAGP’s Summer/Fall Internship Program requires a commitment of 3 days each week, with the possibility of flexible scheduling. Interns work closely with YAGP staff and leadership as part of a small, dynamic team, receiving hands-on administrative training at a fast-paced, growing performing arts non-profit organization. Internships at YAGP are unpaid and may include some evening and weekend work.
YAGP interns enjoy gaining experience beyond clerical work that allows them to contribute to specific organizational projects that offer candidates first-hand insight into the non-profit and dance communities. YAGP internships include projects in Fundraising and Development, Programming, and Social Media and YAGP prides itself on formatting internships to the skill set and interests of individual candidates.
ResponsibilitiesAreas of focus for YAGP interns include:
Fundraising and Development – Assistance in communication with Board members, patrons, vendors, and others as necessary; maintenance of active files and lists for events; prospect research; and general administrative support for other fundraising activities.
Programming – Support Programming Staff with artist correspondence, meetings and other performance-based activities as needed; coordinate artist travel and communication; maintain and update artist and alumni database; and other general administrative duties.
Social Media – Support social media campaigns and assist in the maintenance of website. Develop content for social media platforms; document and coordinate YAGP activities and events for inclusion on social media and on website; assist with other marketing efforts.
- Students or recent graduates with degrees in the liberal or performing arts, arts administration, communications, business or marketing
- A strong interest in the arts, dance or the performing arts preferred
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
- A strong sense of initiative, creative problem solving, and organization is a must
- Familiarity with MS Office, Google Applications, and Windows OS