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Administration Support for Non-Profit Youth Organization, The Performance Project, Springfield, MA (Work Study)

Our Mission
The Performance Project is a community of many ages and ancestries that engages young people in intensive artistic training, intergenerational mentoring, leadership development, and community building through the arts.

Our Vision
The Performance Project envisions a world in which all people strive for personal and social liberation, where all individuals and cultures are honored, embrace interconnectedness, and we all are free to achieve our full potential.


  • Inter-Generational / Inter-Cultural Mentoring Community;
  • We recognize that we are all learning from each other;
  • We draw upon the many skills within our group;
  • We build capacity within our group - members support and mentor each other;
  • We nurture youth leadershipl
  • We encourage healthy risk takingl
  • We form life-long caring relationships over multiple generations.

Artistic Training / Cultural Activism

  • We are committed to artistic excellence;
  • We are committed to quality artistic training with talented professionals;
  • We set the bar high and members experience the benefits of an intense work ethic;
  • We ask a level of commitment that stretches most youth’s experience (time, energy , duration of projects);
  • We encourage healthy risk taking;
  • The high quality of our artistic work opens doors and creates opportunities for members;
  • We practice art as a form of cultural activism.

Social Justice / Community Engagement

  • We engage in self-education, analysis, dialogue, and coalition building;
  • We develop critical thinking skills and global awareness;
  • We find every opportunity for access;
  • We support members to identify and commit to ambitious education and professional goals;
  • We spend time on college campuses and traveling;
  • We create performances and visual art that connect the personal to systemic and global issues;
  • We support under-represented voices and youth leadership initiatives;
  • We claim a public voice and seek opportunities for community engagement.

Majors and Interests: Non-profit or program management, arts, arts management, youthwork/youth development, communications, social justice, community development, fundraising.


  • Strong writing, communication, and computer skills.
  • Confident on the phone or willing to develop confidence!
  • Organized and detail oriented.
  • Reliable and committed to follow through and deadlines.

Responsibilities Might Include

  • Develop and/or write content for newsletters, website, and press releases collaborating with director.
  • Email outreach to local businesses, community organizations, colleges, student groups.
  • Transcribe First Generation script materials from audio.
  • Support grant research and fundraising initiatives.
  • Phone outreach.
  • Event Support: Outreach for community and fundraising events.

PERIOD OF INTERNSHIP/EMPLOYMENT: Fall, Spring, Summer, Multiple Semesters/Seasons

PAY TYPE: Unpaid or Work Study


JOB STATUS: Part-Time, 5 – 10 hours/week during academic year, 5 – 20 Summer.

INTERNSHIP MODE: Hybrid or In-Person



CONTACT: Finn Lefevre, admin@performanceproject.org

HOW TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to Finn Lefevre, admin@performanceproject.org