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Arts and Cultural Programs Operations Internship

City Parks Foundation
Working Time
Part Time

Start Date: Late May - Flexible

Salary: Hourly Rate

Application Deadline: March 27, 2017

Contact: Please send resume & cover letter to ​​. In your cover letter, please indicate why you have chosen to apply to the Arts & Cultural Programs Operations Department.


The Department of Arts & Cultural Programs is responsible for programming the arts and cultural presentations of City Parks Foundation which encompasses SummerStage, SummerStage Kids, Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre and CityParks PuppetMobile. We offer meaningful, unpaid internship experiences providing assistance both in the office and onsite to the city’s marquee outdoor festival. Interns will gain hands-on experience in diverse areas while helping the full-time staff execute a variety of initiatives. We are seeking upbeat, organized individuals to provide administrative and clerical support to the Operations staff with the day-to-day general office duties. This internship is a great experience for undergraduate/graduate students interested in the general working of an arts nonprofit organization. 


  • Must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must have working knowledge of Google Apps (Drive, Gmail, Sheets and Docs)
  • Must be detail-oriented and have strong organizational skills
  • Experience working in an office setting
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to meet changing deadlines
  • Working knowledge of financial statements
  • Knowledge of basic accounting methods
  • Sage accounting software experience a plus
  • Must have completed sophomore year of college
  • Team-oriented attitude
  • Must be open to evolving responsibilities


  • Answer phones, direct incoming calls and provide information to patrons
  • Maintain organization of office
  • Enter timesheet data
  • Assist with payroll and accounts payable/receivable processes
  • Create/maintain spreadsheets related to 2017 Arts and Cultural programs
  • Process check requests 
  • Maintain employee files
  • Filing
  • Data entry

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