The Walker Art Center seeks a part-time, volunteer Membership and Events Intern to assist with special events, prospect research, and various clerical projects related to the Annual Fund/Membership team in the development department. This intern will have the opportunity to assist with logistics and support of member events, including the Walker’s annual fundraiser Avant Garden, and will also contribute to fundraising efforts for the Walker Annual Fund.
RESPONSIBILITIES will include, but are not limited to:
Merge, print, and file donor communication such as thank you letters, funding requests, gift receipts and pledge forms
Assist with planning and execution of Walker fundraising and donor events
Assist with mailings around exhibition openings and other special events
Conduct prospect research to identify possible fundraising sources
General filing, data entry and other administrative tasks for the Development department
DURATION & HOURS:
September through December/January (4-5-month duration)
Average of 10-15 hours per week, including occasional evening and weekend special events. Schedule is flexible and based on availability.
QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL HAVE:
College course work or degree in the areas of art history/humanities, business, communications, English/composition, journalism, marketing, museum studies, and/or public relations
Interest in non-profit arts administration and fundraising activities
Experience working with numbers and doing data entry
Strong organizational, written and research skills
Demonstrated ability to work well with others and build relationships; must be comfortable working at events
Familiarity with the Microsoft Suite, including Outlook is essential; working knowledge of Tessitura a plus
If the applicant has the option to use the internship for course credit, Walker Art Center will work with the university to fulfill requirements, as possible. While this is an unpaid internship, interns will receive a free Walker membership, free gallery admission, and discounts in the Walker’s restaurant, Esker Grove, and Shops. Complimentary tickets to select events may also be available. This is also a great opportunity to work alongside talented individuals while helping to support remarkable artists, events and programming.
To Apply: include your letter of interest and resume
The Walker is committed to being an inclusive workplace as well as increasing diversity in our workforce. This position will remain open until filled and until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified. We are an EOE/AA employer dedicated to fair and inclusive employment practices for all individuals.