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Internship Period:

Since 1996, Keshet has operated with the mission to inspire passion and open unlimited possibilities through the experience of dance, by uniting professional dancers with the community. In August 2013, Keshet moved into the Keshet Center for the Arts and now operates four distinctive core components: Keshet Center for the Arts – performing arts facility; Keshet Dance Company, Keshet’s full-time repertory dancers, Keshet Conservatory, the arts education and outreach arm of Keshet, and the Keshet Ideas and Innovation Center, New Mexico’s only arts business resource and incubator for arts entrepreneurs.

Keshet seeks candidates interested in learning about Arts Administration and Special Event coordination. Interns will gain in-depth experience and will learn how various departments work together to achieve the organization’s goals. Interns will also gain nonprofit administrative experience which can include; basic budgeting, project management, business writing, customer service and introductory database training. A commitment of 15-30 hrs/ wk for 12 weeks is required.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Coordination with Keshet Board of Directors on Keshet’s premier fundraising event “Imagine the Possibilities”
  • Solicit silent auction items from the community, current Keshet supporters; send Thank you letters
  • Monitor budget for catering; table/chair rental and delivery; decoration; entertainment
  • Work with the Events Coordinator on facility needs and preparation (set-up/ tear-down)
  • Work with the Marketing Coordinator on promotion of the event
  • Coordinate the sale of tickets; reconciliation of funds
  • Post-mortem reporting on event successes/ things to do differently/ cataloging of event items

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Superb attention to detail
  • Responsible, reliable and efficient
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills (English)
  • Proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel and general internet proficiency
  • Background in dance, music, theater or performing arts is preferred

COMPENSATION:

  • Complimentary dance or fitness classes at Keshet Conservatory
  • Complimentary ticket to performances held at Keshet Center for the Arts
  • Completion of any practicum/work experience/school credit paperwork

 

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