We are currently accepting applications for Programs and Communications Assistant and Spring 2018 internship positions.

Programs and Communications Assistant

The DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative believes that the arts and humanities—inclusive of music, visual arts, media arts, theater, dance, and literary arts—are central to the education of every student. A community-based partnership organization, now more than 100 members strong, the DC Collaborative works to advance access to high-quality arts and humanities education experiences for all DC public and public charter schools. Working with our partners, the DC Collaborative produces such exemplary programs as Arts and Humanities for Every Student and Professional Development initiatives.
 
The part-time Programs and Communications Assistant works closely with the Program Manager and DC Collaborative team to coordinate logistics for the Arts and Humanities for Every Student (AHFES) and Professional Development (PD) programs and develops content in our monthly newsletters, other e-updates and social media marketing. Tasks include, but are not limited to:

Arts and Humanities for Every Student (AHFES) and Professional Development (PD) Programs (85%)

School Outreach/Communications and Registration Management

  • Distribute and track receipt of School Partnership Agreements
  • Conduct outreach to schools and assist with the online lottery to schedule trips in an equitable manner amongst all school partners and cultural institution members
  • Update program content in the AHFES Online Catalogue and cultural institution feature pages
  • Coordinate with teachers and organization contacts to ensure timely/ accurate registrations and other communications regarding field-trips and professional development workshops 
  • Assist with online registration and database maintenance for the AHFES program

Program Assessment

  • Compile and analyze program and survey reports
  • Distribute and track receipt of post-trip surveys to AHFES providers, students and teachers 
  • Attend field-trips to assist Programming Committee with observations/quality review as well as generate social media and Story Bank Blog content

Transportation

  • Assist Program Manager in coordinating transportation for AHFES field-trips

Communications (15%)

  • Manage compilation and dissemination of the monthly Teacher Newsletters and other e-communications
  • Develop content for the StoryBank Blog, social media marketing, miscellaneous marketing materials and other collateral

Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and administrative skills
  • Obsessive attention to detail and ability to focus in an open-office setting
  • Ability to work on multiple and concurrent projects
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, G-suite, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in an arts administration, museum studies, business or comparable field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in a non-profit arts or humanities setting
  • Prior experience with DC Public and Public Charter Schools
  • Working knowledge of HTML and website applications
  • Pursuing a graduate degree in an arts administration, museum studies, business or comparable field

 
To Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter and brief writing sample to info@dccollaborative.org indicating “Part-time Programs and Communications Assistant Application” in the subject line of your email.

The DC Collaborative is an E.O.E. and values diversity in the workplace.

Status: Contract Position, Part-Time Temporary through June 30, 2018. Contract extension possible if funding is available.
Hours: Monday-Friday; 25 hours per week;
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience

 

Spring 2018 Internship Description

The DC Collaborative believes that the arts and humanities—inclusive of music, visual arts, media arts, theater, dance, and literary arts—are central to the education of every student. A community-based partnership organization, now more than 100 members strong, the DC Collaborative works to promote quality arts and humanities education for all DC public and public charter schools. Working with our partners, the DC Collaborative produces such exemplary programs as Arts and Humanities for Every Student and Professional Development initiatives.

Interns are involved in providing clerical and logistical support to DC Collaborative staff, as pertaining to our programmatic, communications, membership, and developmental needs, as well as working to support the daily activities necessary to manage a small non-profit. Internships can be specialized in the following areas or any combination thereof:

Development

  • Conduct preliminary research on funding leads and contribute to prospective outreach list
  • Generate solicitations and donor correspondence on behalf of the DC Collaborative
  • Maintain electronic archives of development correspondence and activities
  • Assist with grant writing and respond to requests for proposals
  • Assist in preparing reports for funders; includes gathering and submission of financial information and budgets
  • Process Member dues invoicing and assist with outreach efforts
  • Other duties as assigned

Communications

  • Assist with responding to requests for information, ensuring accurate and timely communications
  • Research, design, compose, edit, and proofread materials
  • Assist with creation of e-newsletter, press releases, and other online communications
  • Responsible for taking, editing, and distributing meeting notes
  • Conduct research on arts, humanities, and education related trends. Distribute articles and information related to DC Collaborative areas of interest on various media platforms
  • Develop content for our Story Bank Blog
  • Other duties as assigned

Programming

  • Assist with online registration and database maintenance for the Arts and Humanities for Every Student (AHFES) field-trip program
  • Design, edit, and proof online feature pages for each cultural institution participant in 2017-18 AHFES program
  • Process and document Partnership Agreements, MOU’s (Memorandum of Understanding), and other materials
  • Coordinate with teachers and organization contacts to ensure timely/ accurate reminders, updates, and communications regarding field-trips/ professional development workshops
  • Compile and analyze program and survey reports. Synthesize information to complete statistical briefings for DC Collaborative programs
  • Other duties as assigned

Membership

  • Coordinate communication between the DC Collaborative’s base of membership organizations
  • Help draft and edit our monthly newsletter
  • Help schedule and organize our quarterly Members Meeting
  • Support the work of our membership committee
  • Assist with data collection, analysis and maintain a database for our 2017-18 Members Mapping Initiative
  • Identify potential organizational partnerships and send prospective member communications
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and administrative skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to focusin an open office setting
  • Ability to work on multiple and concurrent projects
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, G-suite, and Adobe Creative Suite

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior internship experience in a non-profit setting
  • Prior experience with DC Public and Public Charter Schools
  • Working knowledge of HTML or website applications

TO APPLY

Please submit a resume, cover letter and brief writing sample to info@dccollaborative.org indicating "Spring 2018 Internship Application" in the subject line of your email.

Status: Intern/Volunteer part-time
Hours: Monday-Friday; 10-25 hours per week; flexible schedule
Compensation: Unpaid

The DC Collaborative is an E.O.E. and operates in accordance with Section 504 of the Civil Rights Handbook, Civil Rights Office, National Endowment for the Arts.

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Contact

Mailing: 975 F Street, NW
Location: 923 F Street, NW, #303
Washington, DC 20004
P: 202.470.6467
info@dccollaborative.org

The DC Collaborative is a FY17 partner grant recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.