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NJ Performing Arts Center
1 Center St
Posted: July 27 2016
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DescriptionThe Research Internship is ideal for Arts Administration majors or those interested in a career in non-profit fundraising (Development). The Development team oversees and executes all aspects of NJPAC’s individual, corporate and foundation giving program, including planning, implementation, donor relations, administration and assessment in order to satisfy annual fundraising goals.
The intern should be proficient in Microsoft Office and databases and have strong communication skills. Additionally, the intern should be detail-oriented, organized, and self-motivated.
This is an opportunity to gain valuable insight into the internal processes of a major performing arts center and, specifically, a busy Development office.
This is an unpaid internship.
Responsibilities•Use online services, periodicals, business publications and other tools to draft in-depth research profiles on individuals, corporations, and/or foundations.
•Daily perusal of periodicals and Google alerts and distribution of relevant articles.
•Assist in the identification of new donors and coordinate prospect review meetings with staff.
•Conduct research as assigned for department cultivation/special events and assist with events as needed.
•Maintain records both electronic and hard copy.
•Help with collection and synthesis of quantitative and qualitative data from vendors.
•Update database to ensure constituent records are accurate and comprehensive.
•Perform other duties as assigned.
Requirements•Ability to handle projects independently, with a minimum amount of supervision.
•Ability to maintain confidentiality of information, materials and files.
•Ability to organize and prioritize.
•Excellent communication skills and good telephone manner.
•Ability to interact comfortably and confidently with people of all levels.
•Ability to function effectively in an entrepreneurial environment.
•Ability to commit to 10-20 hours per week
•Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
•Interest in the performing arts and/or fundraising a plus.