INTERNS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY FOR FABULOUS, EXCITING, FUN PROJECTS AT THE INDO-AMERICAN ARTS COUNCIL

The IAAC is a 5013 not-for-profit arts organization passionately dedicated to celebrating, showcasing, promoting and building an awareness of artists of Indian origin in the performing, visual and literary arts. We are primarily a volunteer organization and manage our exciting events through equally passionate volunteers and interns.

Interns and volunteers learn unbelievably exciting skills by working hands on on all projects, become part of a warm, inviting, friendly, cooperative family, and are encouraged to attend all IAAC events free of charge. All Interns are thanked and acknowledged for their specific responsibilities in our event brochures. Interns must realize there is a lot of grunge work as well as glamorous fun stuff.

Interns may receive college credit and are given metrocards for travel to and from the IAAC. Interns are paired with mentors who ensure the experience is mutually gainful for both parties.

Volunteers will work on events and festivals, learn about all the artistic disciplines, be given responsibilities, become part of a fun family, meet exciting people, participate and get involved in IAAC events and festivals, learn event management and network with amazing talent.

Interns are required for:

Erasing Borders: Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora 2013. This is an ongoing exhibition that travels to several galleries and museums all year.

Erasing Borders: Festival of Indian Dance. This is an annual three day event scheduled in August with Outdoor and indoor performances, master classes, lec-dems, panels, films on dance.

Playwrights Festival and theatrical productions.

(NYIFF) New York Indian Film Festival: An annual film festival celebrating arthouse, alternate, independent and diaspora films from the Indian subcontinent feature films, documentaries and short films. Five days of red carpet galas, premiere screenings, retrospectives, Industry panels, post-screening discussions, special events, Award ceremony, opening and closing night gala celebrations.

Artistic & Executive Director, IAAC. Contact: aroon@iaac.us

Interns will
  • Assist the Director in all aspects of events/festival organization
  • Be given significant responsibility
  • Commit to a regular schedule of approximately 16-30 hours a week
  • Have administrative duties
  • Connect with the artists
  • Work on publicity, liason, outreach, marketing, online
  • Be responsible for schedules, meetings, receptions * Write grant proposals
  • Work on all aspects of that specific festival/exhibition/event along with the Director.
  • Interns must be committed and responsible. Once they have set their dates and times, they will be required to be present in the office from 10 am to 5 pm on each of the days stated.
Qualifications:
  • Knowledge and familiarity with both PC and MAC platforms
  • Passionate, dedicated, quick learners
  • Detail-oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Available to work evenings and weekends if necessary
  • Ethical, professional attitude
Benefits:

College credits (if applicable)
Attend IAAC arts and cultural events free
Receive metrocard for local transportation
Learn arts management through hands-on experience
Network with artists in all disciplines
Become part of the IAAC family

How to apply:

Email resume and cover letter with your interest to Aroon Shivdasani, Executive Director, IAAC , at aroon@iaac.us with with subject line:  Internship. Please do NOT call or fax this information to our office. Thank you.

  
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