Please read below for employment and internship opportunities or visit our Volunteer page to get involved with our events.
No current openings. Thank you for your interest in PICA.
Are you a current student seeking professional experience with a nonprofit arts organization? Starting a new career in arts management and administration? Our interns work closely with PICA staff on all aspects of programming and operations, contributing to our small team while gaining an insider’s perspective on everything from marketing to development to curation.
We expect each intern to identify and carry out independent projects in addition to assisting staff with general duties. All interns are expected to demonstrate an appreciation for and understanding of contemporary art.
Interns receive a PICA membership and free admission to programs and special events. While PICA cannot provide housing, travel, or monetary compensation for interns, we are happy to work with your educational institution to arrange for course credit.
PICA’s internship program runs seasonally. See below for current openings, position descriptions, application requirements, and deadlines. For general questions, please email Roya Amirsoleymani, Community Engagement Manager, at [email protected].
DEVELOPMENT INTERN: MEMBERSHIP & SPECIAL EVENTS
Overview: PICA seeks two (2) interns to support our Development staff with projects and tasks in the areas of membership; donor relations and corporate sponsorship; special event coordination; our annual, end-of-year fundraising campaign; and early preparations for the launch of our 20th Anniversary funding initiative in 2015.
Responsibilities: Assist with administrative and communications tasks related to individual giving, donor and corporate relations, and patron services, including acknowledgement, recognition, reconciliation, and data entry using the Patron Manager donor management database. Support planning, preparation, and follow-up on fall season special events, including on-the-ground, day-of event and volunteer support. Assist with administration of our annual, end-of-year fundraising campaign. Assist with research in preparation for PICA’s 20th Anniversary fundraising initiative (2015).
Qualifications: Must be highly organized, reliable, detail-oriented, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Comfortable working with Apple computers; Google Drive; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram; Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and basic internet research skills. Though not required, mail merge skills are a plus, as is some experience with a donor management program/database. Development interns will be trained in both if need be. This internship is ideal for those with an academic background and/or professional interest in arts administration, nonprofit management, fundraising, and/or event management. An understanding and appreciation of contemporary art is expected.
Dates: Starts immediately; preferred availability now through mid/late December
Hours: 5-8 hours per week; flexible schedule
Deadline: Email a resume and cover letter to Erika Osurman at [email protected] by Oct. 31, 2014.
Note: PICA internships are unpaid, but we are happy to arrange for academic credit as well as benefits associated with all ticketed programs and the next TBA Festival (September 2015).