Visual Art Fundraising Internship (Spring 2020)

Visual Art Fundraising Internship (Spring 2020)

CATEGORY: Internship

Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY 11217


Samara Alexander

Job Details


The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) curates and produces fine art exhibitions, artist’s talks, and special events, in collaboration with institution-wide multi-disciplinary programs, and has an ambitious fundraising program through the sale of limited edition prints and an annual benefit auction. The Visual Art department is now seeking a spring intern to provide administrative support on fundraising initiatives.


  • Assist on various projects related to the BAM Art Auction, including (but not limited to):
    • Editing and drafting correspondence with artists and constituents
    • Collecting and reviewing artwork descriptions for the auction catalog
    • Updating donor information in BAM’s records database, Tessitura
    • Scheduling artwork shipments and assisting with artwork transfers
    • Tracking artwork framing requests and schedules
    • Providing on-site support during the closing exhibition install and de-install
  • Assist on other administrative tasks as need be, including (but not limited to): maintaining the visual arts calendar, researching artists, tracking marketing requests


An ideal candidate is interested in joining the nonprofit arts community. We are looking for someone organized and self-motivated, with strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills and an interest in contemporary visual art. Other qualifications include:

  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office for PC, with experience in Outlook, Excel, and Word preferred
  • Comfortable learning new software (including our donor management database, Tessitura)
  • Recent graduate or current student, with arts or arts administration related major preferred
  • Flexibility to work some evenings for special events (when given advance notice)

This is a part-time internship for the spring season, with an expectation of an average of 24 hrs a week from January to early June, 2020.

BAM is currently undergoing an anti-oppression process. BAM recognizes that historic institutional practices lead to a non-inclusive environment and is working to address diversity and inclusion in all forms. Individuals in BAM are experiencing their own pace during this process, which is not uncommon when addressing power and privilege. The Visual Art department supports and continues to take part in this process.

Pay:  $16 - $17.50 per hour depending on experience/education level.  

Application Instructions:  Must complete an online application through BAM's website - no phone calls, emails or walk ins please.


January 1, 2020 - June 5, 2020





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