Employer Profile: Young Audiences for Learning, Baltimore, MD

YoungAudiencesArtsforLearning

www.yamd.org

Young Audiences/Arts for Learning, founded in Baltimore in 1950, is the country’s oldest and largest arts-in-education non-profit network. The Maryland affiliate of Young Audiences (YA) provides 12,000 arts education opportunities to 170,000 students throughout the state each year. The staff, board, and teaching artists of YA are passionate about generating opportunities for all students to imagine, create, and realize their full potential through the arts.

At Young Audiences, our professional visual and performing artists are highly-experienced, and all of our programs are guaranteed to connect to the Maryland State Curriculum. However, as a dedicated non-profit, we’re here to provide more than just programming. Staying in touch with Young Audiences assures you’ll remain up-to-date about grant opportunities and arts resources — and we’ll help you get them!

Program Associate Intern

Stipend/ Internship

YA offers its interns a unique and valuable chance to learn the ins and outs of a leading arts-in-education nonprofit and to contribute to the continued success of the organization. Our internship program is flexible and can be tailored to provide the most optimum experience for each student through a collaborative learning process.

Learning Experiences Include:
• Work with the Program Director to increase the reach of arts-in-education programming to more students across the state of Maryland.
• Oversee the distribution and collection of assembly and residency program evaluations.
• Make site visits and evaluate running programs and artists.
• Create and distribute contracts for assembly programs to artists and school contacts.
• Assist on-site manager with Baltimore City Public Schools Summer Learning Academies, providing on-site support to teachers, artists, and students.
• Update and design Teacher’s Guides for all arts programs on our roster.
• Work with the Communications department to develop targeted marketing materials and mailing lists to increase visibility in underserved areas of the state.
• Assist with planning artist-in-residence programs.
• Collect and analyze data pertinent to programming, student reach, marketing, and development.
• Assist with filing and other administrative tasks.
• Assist with special projects.

About the Internship:
• The ideal candidate will be able to start in June or July and intern for 12 weeks
• Work Schedule: flexible; Maximum of 15 hours per week
• Compensation: College Credit or Small Stipend available

Qualifications:

• Positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills.
• Microsoft Office skills, Excel experience a plus!
• Some understanding of the arts community, Maryland School System, and nonprofits.

Education Innovation Associate Intern

Stipend/ Internship

YA offers its interns a unique and valuable chance to learn the ins and outs of a leading arts-in-education nonprofit and to contribute to the continued success of the organization. Our internship program is flexible and can be tailored to provide the most optimum experience for each student through a collaborative learning process.

Position Description:
The Education Innovation Associate is responsible for working with the Chief of Innovation Officer to provide administrative and technical assistance in managing professional development programs and other services that enhance the ability of teaching artists, cultural organizations and teachers to transform learning through the arts.

Learning Experiences Include:
• Assisting with coordinating logistics of educational programs such as: The Teaching Artist Institute (TAI) and other professional development workshops
• Fielding initial inquiries for professional development requests from schools across the state.
• Fielding inquiries from artists and cultural groups interested in partnering with Young Audiences (YA).
• Managing logistics, hospitality plans for programs and providing on-site support.
• Maintaining communication with teaching artists, staff, and program participants.
• Going on site visits to photograph, gather quotes, and document outcomes of programs.
• Create and maintain databases for program registration.
• Distribution, collection, and analysis of program surveys and evaluation.
• Representing YA at select showcases throughout the year.
• Being familiar with all of YA’s programs in order to be able to discuss them with schools.
• Working with the YA staff as needed on special projects

The intern has the option of being compensated by a stipend or receiving college credit at the completion of this internship.

Qualifications:

• The ideal candidate should be detail-oriented, if not meticulous, a self-starter and have excellent communication and customer service skills
• Availability to work across the state and some evenings and weekends — attending as many of our professional development programs are a plus.
• Some understanding of the arts community, Maryland School System, and nonprofits.

Non Profit Office Associate Intern

Stipend/ Internship

YA offers its interns a unique and valuable chance to learn the ins and outs of a leading arts-in-education nonprofit and to contribute to the continued success of the organization. Our internship program is flexible and can be tailored to provide the most optimum experience for each student through a collaborative learning process.

Position Description:
This position will provide the intern with opportunities to learn how to run an organization by understanding the “Big Picture”. This position will also improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the company by assisting with the design of innovate systems along with the Operations Team and organization that contribute to long-term operational excellence.

Sample Learning Experiences Include:
• Assisting with the design of a new communication model for the company’s social media platform known as
Chatter.
• Developing a new filing system for the company’s electronic database and shared drive.
• Creating a catalogue and innovative procedures for checking out office equipment and technology.
• Creating reports using multiple databases and online platforms to effectively disseminate information and interdepartmental communication.
• The intern will also have the opportunity to select a “passion project” of their choice with the guidance of their supervisor.

About the Internship:
• The ideal candidate will be able to start in January or February and intern for 12 weeks
• Work Schedule: flexible; Maximum of 15 hours per week
• Compensation: College Credit or Small Stipend available

Qualifications:

Requirements and skills:
• Positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills and proficient with verbal and written communication.
• Microsoft Office skills; Excel experience a plus!
• Some understanding of the arts community, Maryland School System, and nonprofits.

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