Volunteering

by Serge Aristide Nikiema

THE ARTISTS FORUM is looking for committed individuals to INTERN or VOLUNTEER for our various live events, televised programs, and online media platforms. It’s an effective way to help strengthen our community, make lasting friendships, and to keep abreast of the numerous opportunities available within the art world.

Interns will engage with the New York City arts scene and contribute to advancing local and international artists. The hours are flexible based upon deliverables. Currently, all work is remote. Positions are unpaid (unless you qualify for work-study at NYIT).

AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES (See below):

WEB DEVELOPMENT INTERN

DESCRIPTION: Front and/or back-end development, site responsiveness, and website data analytics for theartistsforum.org

SKILLS: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, WordPress, SSL mgmt.
– Knowledge of web development: Git, PHP, Bootstrap, cPanel
– Able to handle professional IDE, such as PHPStorm
– Good communicator, work independently, troubleshoot problems
– User experience (UX), user interface (UI), database mgmt. (PHPMyAdmin; knowledge of normalization)

BENEFITS: Expanded portfolio through active company site

VIDEO INTERN

DESCRIPTION: Editing cable show, studio PA, on-location shoots, creating social media shorts
SKILLS: Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere
BENEFITS: Credits on active, respected, 20+ yr cable program 

STRATEGIC DESIGN INTERN

DESCRIPTION: Strengthen organizational branding. Design strategic plans for audience/artist outreach and retention. Develop marketing strategies for potential partners, sponsors, and donors.
SKILLS: Research, marketing, non-profit management, business writing
BENEFITS:  Increased skill sets through real-world experiences

MARKETING, RESEARCH, & SOCIAL MEDIA

DESCRIPTION: Analyze marketing data and employ strategies, enhance social media presence, post creation, research potential sponsors, partners, donors, and grants
SKILLS: Research, marketing, non-profit management, business writing, creative writing 
BENEFITS:  Skill building through real-world activities, increased outreach management skills

JOURNALISM INTERN

DESCRIPTION: Attend cultural events and create reviews and/or scholarly essays for our online magazine
SKILLS: Journalism, essays, photography
BENEFITS: Become a published writer by virtue of our official ISSN number

GRAPHICS INTERN

DESCRIPTION: Develop organizational visual branding: postcards, brochures, social media images/gifs
SKILLS: Adobe Creative Suite
BENEFITS: Credited work on real-world corporate events 

ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN

DESCRIPTION: Assist President with research, communication, databases, mailing lists, etc.
SKILLS: Marketing, non-profit management, creative writing
BENEFITS: Increased outreach management skills

APPLY: To intern or volunteer with THE ARTISTS FORUM, please email your resume, cover letter stating your interest, writing samples and/or portfolio link (if applicable) featuring video, graphics. For additional information on volunteering or interning with us, please watch our video. We look forward to hearing from you!