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 qualified for work-study at NYIT).

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

AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES (See below or download listings):

SOCIAL MEDIA

DESCRIPTION: Handle accounts to enhance our social media presence – daily post scheduling with content creation + copywriting. Research new platforms, influencers, and trends to design innovative social media campaigns. Analyze marketing data and insights to better reach our audiences
SKILLS: Research, marketing, social media marketing, creative writing, some graphic design experience 
BENEFITS:  Interactive learning/skill building through real-world projects

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 

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 

OUTREACH INTERN

DESCRIPTION: Research sponsors, partners, professional supporters, grant opportunities, company analytics, written communication, database/mailing list management
SKILLS: Marketing, non-profit management, creative writing
BENEFITS: 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

STRATEGIC DESIGN INTERN

DESCRIPTION: Develop strategies to strengthen the overall organizational brand and work practices. Design strategic plans for audience/artist outreach and retention. Develop fundraising, marketing, and partnership strategies for potential partners, sponsors, and donors
SKILLS: Research, organizational analysis, non-profit management, design thinking methods, communication, business writing, and presentation
BENEFITS:  Increased skill sets through real-world experiences, increased outreach management skills

WEB DEVELOPMENT INTERN

DESCRIPTION: Front and/or back-end development, site responsiveness, and website data analytics for theartistsforum.org. Independent worker with good communication skills.

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 management. (PHPMyAdmin; knowledge of normalization)

BENEFITS: Expanded portfolio through active company site