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The Arts Council of Oklahoma City is a private non-profit corporation whose mission is to bring the arts and the community together.


Internship Opportunities

The Arts Council of Oklahoma City, a private non-profit corporation, is currently recruiting for intern positions in the assistance and implementation of projects and programs for 2014.  This is a non-paid program.  Academic approval for course credit for internship is negotiable.

General Information
Since Arts Council Interns will assist with volunteer and meeting organization, mass mailings, and updating and maintaining database records, good organizational skills are required.  Self-motivation and the capability of organizing the workload within an established system and time frame are extremely important.  Experience in dealing with the public, good communication skills, and interpersonal "people management" skills are preferred.  Business hours at the Arts Council are 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. The hours required for the internship are 8-10 hours per week, but hours are flexible depending on the intern’s school schedule.  To learn more about the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, please visit our website: www.artscouncilokc.com.

Event Planning Internship
The qualified intern provides administrative support and clerical services to the Festival of the Arts staff. The Festival Intern will assist with the Plaza Artist Jury, which is responsible for the selection of the festival’s artists.  The Festival of the Arts receives over 500 artist applications every year. Cataloguing slides, data input and organizing the computerized visual arts jury is a main focus of the internship.  After the Plaza Artist Jury, there are many opportunities for the intern to assist with meeting planning, committee organization, volunteer coordination and other various tasks involved in major event planning. Ample opportunity for meeting many of Oklahoma City’s business and cultural leaders is also available with this internship.

PR Internship
The qualified intern provides public relations, administrative support and clerical services to the Communications Director.  The Intern will assist with writing press releases, updating  the web site, taking photographs, creating media credentials and press kits, tracking press clippings and editing print pieces. Work also includes administrative tasks. The intern must exhibit strong writing skills, computer knowledge, attention to detail and a general knowledge of Microsoft Office software, Photoshop. The Intern will learn invaluable skills in public relations and marketing.

Community Arts Program Internship
The intern will assist the Director and the AmeriCorps member with program design, planning, and implementation. Interns will observe a wide variety of sites, assist with the Teen Advisory Council, and help with data entry, record-keeping, and event planning. This internship will provide the opportunity to learn about non-profit program administration from one of Oklahoma’s strongest, most widely-known arts agencies.

Finance/Development Internship
The Finance/Development Intern will work directly with Finance & Development Office staff in fund-raising for the Arts Council of Oklahoma City.  Duties include data processing of donor gifts and acknowledgments, preparation of direct mail solicitations, with opportunities to assist in grant proposal and report writing, prospect research and event planning.

To apply for any of these, submit transcript and/or resume, two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter:

Gilbert Magdaleno
Festival Internship Program
Arts Council of Oklahoma City
400 West California
Oklahoma City, OK  73102

Questions? Contact Gilbert Magdaleno at (405 )270-4895 or email gmagdaleno@artscouncilokc.com.


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