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International Arts & Artists (IA&A) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally. IA&A's programs include IA&A at Hillyer, Traveling Exhibition Service, Cultural Exchange Programs, and Design Studio, all of which provide services to artists, cultural institutions, and the public.

IA&A’s Cultural Exchange Programs supports the next generation of creative leaders through educational and cultural exchanges in the arts. Through the Exchange Visitor Program, we provide exchange opportunities and visa assistance for students, professionals, artists, and researchers from around the world participating in programs across the United States. We are a designated J-1 visa sponsor and work specifically with American museums, arts institutions, cultural organizations, and design firms.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director, Cultural Exchange Programs (CEP), the Program Associate works directly with individuals, host organizations, and universities to facilitate educational and cultural exchanges for students, professionals, artists, and researchers from around the world. The Program Associate provides support to applicants to our Exchange Visitor Program, managing on-going applications and providing applicants with a positive sponsorship experience in alignment with IA&A’s designation as a J-1 visa sponsor by the Department of State. The Program Associate is the first point of contact within CEP for applicants, serving as an ambassador of our mission, culture, and values.

The ideal candidate is interested in cultural exchange and diplomacy, is client-focused and excited to engage with applicants and host organizations, is well-organized and capable of maintaining large amounts of qualitative and quantitative data, pays meticulous attention to detail, has well-developed professional written and verbal communication skills, and is a self-starter who also enjoys working as part of a close-knit team.

IA&A’s Cultural Exchange Programs maintains a professional and knowledgeable, yet also friendly and social, departmental culture. We believe in strengthening our team by balancing work with occasional fun, whether that’s ice cream breaks, team field trips, or other activities. Reporting to the Director of IA&A’s Cultural Exchange Programs, this role has a close working relationship with the Program Officer and departmental interns.

Responsibilities

  • Manage applications for international students, professionals, artists, researchers, and more, who are applying for J-1 visa sponsorship with IA&A.
  • Prioritize, establish, and adhere to appropriate timelines for processing each application.
  • Review application materials to ensure they are in compliance with each program’s requirements.
  • Maintain communication with applicants and host organizations to ensure application deadlines are met.
  • Create and maintain accurate records in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and issue visa forms.
  • Assist with inquiries, providing program information to inquiring host organizations and prospective exchange visitors.
  • Maintain up-to-date records of ongoing applications and inquiries.
  • Develop and implement marketing strategies to grow IA&A’s programs and support broader outreach efforts.
  • Build and maintain relationships with host organizations, exchange visitors, and other stakeholders.

Why IA&A?

  •  Take a leadership role in an exciting exchange program and learn about broader cultural diplomacy initiatives.
  • Be part of a tight-knit team of cultural exchange experts.
  • Enjoy a well-balanced office culture with friendly and creative professionals.
  • Convenient location – our office is located minutes from the Dupont Circle metro station.
  • Be surrounded by the incredible art, culture, and cuisine Washington, DC, has to offer!

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, arts management, or related field.
  • One to two years of successful experience in program administration for a nonprofit organization or equivalent; previous experience administrating international or other exchange programs an asset.
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • Service-minded individual who is self-motivated and can work independently and as part of a team within a professional office environment.
  • Desire to work in a small, highly entrepreneurial, mission-driven, nonprofit organization.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write English fluently; additional languages an asset.
  • Must be able to pass background check with Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police Department.
  • Must be an American citizen or Legal Permanent Resident.

Deadline for Applications: July 5, 2019

Start Date: July 10, 2019

Kind: Part-time (24 hours per week)

Compensation: $20,000 per year

To Apply: Candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Jennifer Schrock (jschrock@artsandartists.org). Subject line must read "Program Associate – Your Name". Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

INTERNSHIPS

Department: Traveling Exhibition Service
Internship: Fall, Winter, or Summer Semester
Number of Hours: 16 to 20 hours per week
Application Deadlines: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Deadlines are November 1 (Winter/Spring), April 1 (Summer), August 1 (Fall).

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the development and management of traveling exhibitions within our program of approximately 25 exhibitions on the road or in development.
  • Assist in researching and identifying potential venues for traveling exhibitions through a variety of resources including a database of international museums and galleries.
  • Support Exhibition Managers as needed, including (but not limited to) drafting general letters and emails to promote or follow up on marketing of exhibitions, updating the website, and making sure all marketing materials provide current information.
  • Update contact information for venues in database and email program.
  • Coordinate with Marketing and Communications Associate to plan social media posts on Facebook and Instagram for exhibitions and the Hechinger Collection.
  • Manage, research, and update information for collection’s database, including image rights, artist bios, etc.
  • Assist with letters to Hechinger artists and artists’ estates to maintain and update general information, and verify image rights.
  • Research and compile information on various artists, sites, curators, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Background in art or art history preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Well organized and detail-oriented
  • Proficiency in the use of software (Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel)
  • Professional demeanor and appearance
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment

This internship is unpaid.

To apply, please email your application to Eileen Streeter, Registrar (EileenS@ArtsandArtists.org), with the subject: “TES Marketing Intern Search,” with the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

International Arts & Artists (IA&A) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally. IA&A’s Cultural Exchange Programs supports the next generation of creative leaders through educational and cultural exchanges in the arts. Through the Exchange Visitor Program, we provide exchange opportunities and visa assistance for students, professionals, artists, and researchers from around the world participating in programs across the United States. We are a designated J-1 visa sponsor and work specifically with American museums, arts institutions, cultural organizations, and design firms.

About Cultural Exchange Programs

The Intern works directly with our partners to promote educational and cultural exchanges for students, professionals, artists, and researchers from around the world. The Intern monitors program evaluations, develops content for digital and social media platforms, and writes blog articles, among other tasks.

The ideal candidate is interested in cultural exchange and communications, is client-focused and excited to develop engaging content, is well-organized and pays meticulous attention to detail, and is a self-starter who enjoys working as part of a close-knit team.

IA&A’s Cultural Exchange Programs maintains a professional and knowledgeable, yet also friendly and social, departmental culture. We believe in strengthening our team by balancing work with occasional fun, whether that’s ice cream breaks, team field trips, or other activities. Reporting to the Director of IA&A’s Cultural Exchange Programs, this role also collaborates with other team members.

Responsibilities:

  • Sending, tracking, and monitoring evaluations for exchange program participants.
  • Engaging with participants to develop communications pieces, including profiles, blog posts, and more.
  • Developing content, engaging with followers, and growing social media presence.
  • Assuring program quality and compliance by reviewing program evaluations.
  • Managing mailing lists and monthly newsletters.
  • Assisting on special projects as assigned.

Why IA&A?

  • Get first-hand experience with communications and social media marketing.
  • Gain an understanding of non-profit management and operations.
  • Learn about the role of the Exchange Visitor Program, nonimmigrant visas, and broader cultural diplomacy initiatives.
  • Take a lead role on team projects with the guidance of IA&A’s arts managers and professionals.
  • See behind-the-scenes into a variety of creative career fields.
  • Participate in public events related to international engagement or career enrichment.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be at least a university sophomore. Currently enrolled graduate students are also encouraged to apply.
  • Fluency in English required, while fluency in additional languages is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • Experience working with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Deadline for Applications: February 28, 2019

Start Date: April 29, 2019, is preferred. However, start date is flexible depending on applicant’s availability.

Kind: Part-time (15 to 20 hours per week)

Duration: 4 months

Compensation: While this is an unpaid internship, IA&A provides a monthly travel reimbursement in the amount equal to the intern’s monthly public transportation costs.

To Apply: Candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Megan Cort (MCort@ArtsandArtists.org). Subject line must read "CEP Internship – Your Name". Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

IA&A at Hillyer is currently hiring a Digital Media Intern for August-December of 2019. This position is a great opportunity for those interested in developing their video/digital media skills, and learning how an arts nonprofit utilizes digital media to support its mission, promote its programs and events, and grow and diversify its audience. We are a highly motivated staff and we look for the same qualities in our interns.

Responsibilities

  • Produce video and photography content primarily for social media, as well as website and email newsletters
  • Work with Staff to develop content such as artist interviews, exhibition previews and highlights, recordings from public programs, etc.
  • Work with Staff to publish posts for social media pages to develop and enhance community interactions, increase mission’s visibility and build social media platform’s audiences
  • Assist with development of a Digital Media plan that will tie in with Hillyer’s Marketing plan

Requirements

  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Possess a strong attention to detail, be technology savvy, and a passion for digital content media
  • Be well organized with the ability to prioritize time sensitive projects
  • Be able to work well both independently and in a team environment
  • Have a genuine interest in arts and non-profit related work
  • Have access to their own video/camera equipment, and laptop with video editing software
  • Have experience producing video and audio content
  • Experience with and knowledge of programs and software needed to fulfill

Qualifications

  • Strong familiarity with a diverse range of social media platforms and services including: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Constant Contact, Hootsuite, Google Analytics
  • Experience with copyediting and proofreading
  • Experience in marketing and communications
  • Experience with Microsoft Office; Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator a plus

Schedule – 16-20 hours per week, including one eight hour weekday shift at the gallery working alongside staff as well as working remotely on video content, and visiting artists at their studios to film video content. Plus, Intern must be available for:

  • Monthly opening receptions the First Friday of each month
  • Public programming including Monthly Artist Talks and Third Thursday CultureBlast series

Academic credit may be given depending on the approval of the students’ college or university. Students should consult their academic advisor for information as to how to complete an internship for course credit.

This internship is unpaid.

Email your application to Allison Nance at allisonn@artsandartists.org with the subject line: “Digital Media Intern Search,” with the following documents attached:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with IA&A. When you donate your time and talents to IA&A, you’re not only making an important contribution to the arts community but also learning new skills and making new friends in the arts.

To become a volunteer, please email your resume and cover letter to info@artsandartists.org