Title: Development + Events Intern
Reports to: Vice President, Development
Dates: Summer 2018; approximately three months; flexible
Hours: Minimum of 16 hours per week
Salary Rate: Unpaid; College Internship Credit available
Requirement: Performance evaluation to be completed by The New Children’s Museum at the end of the internship
The New Children’s Museum (“NCM”) is currently looking for a Development + Events Intern to gain valuable workplace skills while supporting the Development (philanthropy) team. The ideal candidate is passionate about non-profits and/or arts education, has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and an exemplary work ethic. The Development + Events Internship is highly recommended for college students or graduate students pursuing a degree in business, communications, marketing, event planning, and/or political science, and looking to gain experience with a non-profit arts organization.
The Development + Events Intern will be primarily responsible for assisting the Development team with all day-to-day projects as well as initial fundraising and planning efforts for our annual gala, Studio 200, which will take place in November. The Intern will work closely with the VP, Development, Manager of Institutional Giving, and Development CRM Specialist.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Assisting with strategy and planning for the Museum’s annual gala fundraiser
- Researching potential sponsors and in-kind donors for the gala and the annual campaign
- Soliciting in-kind donations for the Silent Auction portion of the gala
- Creating a system for, organizing, and tracking receipt of Silent Auction donations through Altru database and silent auction app
- Preparing for and attending relevant staff meetings and Gala Planning Committee meetings
- Attending and working at select special events
- Taking meeting minutes/notes
- Copywriting and editing
- Assisting with proposal writing
- Working closely with other departments within organization to compile information for applications and reports
- Administrative organization and archiving
- Entering and extracting data from our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database, Altru
- Assisting with donor cultivation and stewardship, such as creating custom “thank you” photo books, sending birthday cards/gifts, etc.
- Participating in meetings and advocacy efforts for local and national government funding as needs arise (relating to entities such as the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, etc.)
- Current undergraduate or graduate student
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills
- Confident and professional communicator with superb customer service skills
- Highly organized; ability to manage deadlines and prioritize workload
- Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office, databases, Internet research, etc.
- Highly motivated and eager to grow skillset
- Interested in non-profit administration and/or event planning
- Ability to work collaboratively with others
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an intern to successfully perform the essential functions of this internship. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this internship, the intern is regularly required to sit, talk, see, and hear. The intern must be able to verbally communicate in a clear and concise manner.
The majority of work is performed in a museum environment with attendant noise level and requires observance of safe work practices, fire regulations, and avoidance of falls, trips, and similar office work hazards.
Please submit your resume along with a thoughtful cover letter that clearly describes how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of this position. Please include intern documentation showing performance expectations stated by school or sponsoring organization No phone calls, please.