IA&A Opportunities

We're always looking for great people to join us at IA&A.

International Arts & Artists (IA&A) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts nationally and internationally. IA&A fulfills its mission by providing programs and services to artists, arts institutions, cultural organizations, and the public. Learn more about IA&A’s mission and history here.

Questions? Contact us at info@artsandartists.org

OPEN STAFF POSITIONS

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Grant Writer works collaboratively with departmental Directors and colleagues at International Arts & Artists (IA&A) to cultivate, expand, and steward foundation, corporate, and government grant support to advance IA&A’s mission. This position is responsible for all aspects of preparing and managing IA&A’s foundation and government grants of varying size and scope. This position is full-time, part-time, or contract, depending on experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares IA&A’s annual grant calendar and handles all aspects of grant stewardship, including direct contact with program officers and foundation, corporate, and government agency staff.
  • Identifies new grant-funding sources, evaluates the viability of prospective grant proposals, and prioritizes processing of grant applications.
  • Writes and punctually submits grant applications and reports, including, where required by the funding entity, through online submissions.
  • Contributes to a positive organizational culture based on mutual respect, a spirit of collegiality, cooperation, and openness to many perspectives.
  • Participates in a culture of ongoing learning, collaboration, innovation, creativity, and community engagement.
  • Supports and advances IA&A’s mission through all aspects of work undertaken.
  • Collaborates with Directors and other key IA&A staff to ensure successful execution of grant-funded projects, including program and budget components, evaluation/assessment, and grant compliance.
  • Performs other grant-related duties as required and assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in writing/editing or other grant-funding development-related field.
  • Five to seven years of successful experience in grant-funding development and a proven track record of securing grant funding for nonprofit entities, particularly in the visual arts.
  • Experience preparing applications for grant funding from the DCCAH, federal government agencies, and private foundations.
  • Strong social and people skills, and knowledge of the DC and/or regional arts community.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Keen attention to detail and strong organizational, tracking, and follow-through skills.
  • Ability to plan in advance to ensure time is allocated for review and revision of materials for grants and other time-sensitive matters.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively and accept direction and supervision relative to assigned task.
  • Must have a positive attitude, utmost integrity, strong sense of discretion, and mature personality conducive to dealing appropriately and effectively with all levels of funders and IA&A staff.
  • 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 legally authorized to work for International Art & Artists.

Working Conditions and Compensation

International Arts & Artists is located in the historic Dupont Circle neighborhood in Washington, DC. Working conditions will depend on whether the applicant is employed or engaged on a contract basis. All IA&A staff work onsite and are expected to maintain regular work hours in alignment with the Employee Manual. IA&A currently maintains an open work space with low to moderate noise. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. For full-time staff, IA&A offers generous health insurance coverage and leave and other benefits.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: stand, sit, talk, hear, climb stairs, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard reach. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements, due to computer work.

To Apply

Please send a statement of interest and resume (with experience in chronological order) to ChristineP@ArtsandArtists.org. All interested parties must identify in their initial submission whether they are available to work full or part-time or on a contract basis, their specific experience with the DCCAH grant application process, and their compensation rate for their most recent grant-writing position. Applicants who do not comply with these instructions will not be considered.

INTERNSHIPS

IA&A supports the development of arts nonprofit professionals by offering internships to students who are eligible to receive course or community service credit for a training or nonprofit experience. In selected instances, paid internships may be available.

Consistent with IA&A’s mission of promoting cross-cultural understanding through the arts, intern applicants will have the opportunity to assist with a variety of projects that support the advancement of our mission nationally and internationally.

IA&A internships typically track with the US academic semesters and require a minimum commitment of 12 hours per week. Specific intern opportunities are posted below.

Application Deadlines:

Deadlines are November 1 (Winter/Spring), April 1 (Summer), and August 1 (Fall). Applicants considered for internships will be contacted within 10 business days for an interview. Internship opportunities are open until filled.

Application Requirements:

To be considered for an internship, applicants must submit, via email to the address specified in the posting, the following information as well as any additional material or information indicated in the posting:

  • Letter of introduction expressing alignment of career goals with internship offered. Please identify the academic or learning institution credit or recognition which you are eligible to earn or achieve through the intern activities, and the days of the week you are available.
  • Current resume
  • Name and contact information (email and phone) for at least one academic or professional reference

Please note: Incomplete applications will not be considered.

IA&A provides programs and services to artists, arts institutions, cultural organizations, and the public. Marketing interns assist with a variety of projects including, but not limited to: increasing brand awareness and community engagement through social media; tracking and analyzing online metrics; and developing content for marketing communications, email newsletters, social media, and blog posts. Other assignments are determined based on the interests of the applicant and the needs of the department.

Qualifications

  • Available for 16 hours per week
  • Currently enrolled in an Arts Management, Marketing, Communications, or other related field college-level degree or certificate program
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment
  • Proficiency in the use of software and social media platforms (Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, Constant Contact, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter)

To Apply: Please email required application materials to Christie Chang, (ChristieC@ArtsandArtists.org) with the subject line: “Marketing Intern Search”.

IA&A’s Traveling Exhibition Service (TES) develops and tours art exhibitions nationally and internationally to museums of varying size and scope. TES interns assist with a variety of projects including, but not limited to: researching and identifying potential venues for traveling exhibitions; updating contact information for lenders and venues in our database; and researching information on various past exhibitions, artists, sites, curators, etc. Other assignments are determined based on the interests of the applicant and the needs of the department.

Qualifications

  • Available for 16-20 hours per week
  • Currently enrolled in an Art History, Museum Studies, or other related college-level degree or certificate program
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment
  • Proficiency in the use of software (Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel)

To Apply: Please email required application materials to Seth Dorcus, Exhibition Project Manager (SethD@ArtsandArtists.org), with the subject: “TES Intern Search”.

IA&A’s Cultural Exchange Programs (CEP) provide exchange opportunities and visa assistance for students, professionals, artists, and researchers from around the world participating in programs across the United States. CEP interns assist with a variety of projects including, but not limited to: monitoring program evaluations for quality and compliance; and engaging with participants to develop content for email communications, social media, and blog posts. Other assignments are determined based on the interests of the applicant and the needs of the department.

Qualifications

  • Available for 16-20 hours per week
  • Currently enrolled in a college-level degree or certificate program. Candidates must be at least a university sophomore.
  • Fluency in English required, while fluency in additional languages is preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment
  • Proficiency in the use of software and social media platforms (Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, Facebook, and Instagram)

To Apply: Please email required application materials to Jennifer Schrock JSchrock@ArtsandArtists.org), with the subject line: "CEP Intern Search".

IA&A at Hillyer (formerly Hillyer Art Space) is a contemporary art center committed to serving the public and supporting artists through its exhibitions and programs featuring underrepresented regional and international artists. Hillyer interns assist with a variety of projects including, but not limited to: producing video and photography content featuring artists and public programs, and developing content for social media and blog posts. Other assignments are determined based on the interests of the applicant and the needs of the department. Minimal travel to artist studios is required.

Qualifications

  • Available for 12 hours per week (one weekday in the office, plus editing remotely), as well as monthly public programs during evening hours (Artist Talks, First Fridays, Third Thursday CultureBlasts, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience producing video and audio content
  • Access to your own video/camera equipment and laptop with video editing software
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment

To Apply: Please email required application materials, plus links to three video samples, to Allison Nance (AllisonN@ArtsandArtists.org) with the subject line: “Digital Media Intern Search”.

International Arts & Artists (IA&A) is an equal opportunity employer and administers all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, veteran status, personal appearance, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.