Administration Support for Non-Profit Youth Organization, The Performance Project, Holyoke, MA
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.
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
OPPORTUNITY TYPE: Internship
JOB STATUS: Part-Time, 5 – 10 hours/week during academic year, 5 – 20 Summer.
INTERNSHIP MODE: Hybrid or In-Person
APPLICATION DUE DATE: Rolling
REQUIRED DEGREE/MAJOR: All Majors
CONTACT: Finn Lefevre, email@example.com
HOW TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to Finn Lefevre, firstname.lastname@example.org