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INTERNSHIPS AND VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

ASI is always seeking volunteers and interns to get involved with our many programs and services.

ASI is always seeking interns to assist with day-to-day operations, including the creation, planning, and execution of a variety of our initiatives and programs. Interns should have an interest in the nonprofit sector, arts and culture, arts administration, business, and/or other disciplines.
Interns would be responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operations of all of ASI’s granting programs. Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing grant applicant materials, assisting with professional development sessions, and outreach to potential applicants
  • Outreach to arts and cultural organizations, community groups, municipalities, and others groups that can benefit from any of our granting programs
  • Reviewing draft applications and organizing/delivering final applications to necessary parties and grant panelists
  • Coordinating grant panel reviews, attending grant panels, and administrative work associated with the panel reviews
  • Preparing grant contracts and other necessary paperwork such as panelist manuals
  • Attending, evaluating, and reporting on programs that have been awarded a grant
Interns would be responsible for assisting with activities related to community relations and in some cases serving as the liaison and community contact for ASI. Responsibilities include:

  • Attending and engaging at partner monthly meetings, including the Greater Buffalo Cultural Alliance, Cultural Alliance of Niagara, Arts Partners for Learning, Charity Strong, Board of Directors meetings, and more
  • Attending arts and cultural community events
  • Attending community events unrelated to the arts

Interns would be responsible for assisting with activities related to ASI’s Arts & Economic Prosperity Report 6, including attendance at various participating arts and cultural events and activities throughout the year. Interns will attend prior to program/event start time and have materials to meet and survey audience members and patrons of the event. Data collected will be compiled into a Prosperity Report which will be released in 2023 detailing the economic impact of the Western New York arts and cultural community.

This position begins January 2022.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

ASI presents and hosts a variety of professional development workshops and information sessions for the arts and cultural sector. We are always looking for experts and guest speakers from the following disciplines and sectors:

  • Business
  • Government
  • Finance
  • Nonprofit
  • Arts and culture
  • Small to mid-sized business
  • Marketing
  • Social impact and community collaboration

Send your resume/CV to Holly Grant at [email protected] to be considered.

ASI is seeking new individuals to serve as review panelists for our various funding and decision-making programs. Review panels include but are not limited to:

  • Erie County Community Arts & Arts Education Grants (DEC Grant Program)
  • Niagara County Community Arts & Arts Education Grants (DEC Grant Program)
  • Individual Artist Grants (DEC Grant Program)
  • Give for Greatness Grants
  • Fendrick Theatre Fund Grants

Send your resume/CV to Holly Grant at [email protected] to be added to the list of potential grant panelists.