Position: Arts Administration Internship – 2013/14 School Year


Spark and Echo Arts’ Mission:

Spark and Echo Arts is creating the world’s largest multi-disciplinary illumination of the Bible. Collaborating with visual, performing, and literary artists from New York City and beyond, we are creating a work of art, music, theater, poetry, dance, or film in response to every passage of the Bible. We engage artists from a diversity of styles and backgrounds, working in the top of their field.

We seek a balance of artists deeply familiar with the Bible and artists who have not yet explored it, showcasing their work in our online gallery and at live events. Spark and Echo Arts provides artists with inspiration, resources, and an audience.

Our programming champions the Bible in contemporary culture, fostering a new artistic dialogue that favors generating work over verbal discussion. With an emphasis on multi-disciplinary events in secular venues for unlikely and diverse audiences, we engage people with opportunities to discover and support artists for the benefit of themselves, their community, and the artist.


Internship Description:

Spark and Echo Arts is looking for a student who would like to gain insight and experience in the non-profit arts world. The arts administration intern will assist in important tasks and take over several key functions of running the non-profit while one of our Executive Directors is on maternity leave.

The ideal candidate is studying Arts Administration, Marketing, Non-Profit Business Administration or a related field, and would like to be at the heart of a groundbreaking, growing arts organization.


Duration: September 2013-May 2014, late starts acceptable

Hours: Part time (8-12 hrs/week), flexible schedule

Reports to: Executive Director


Main Tasks:

  • Communicate and coordinate with artists in our 2014 season
  • Send and file new artist contracts
  • Build web posts to display new work in our online gallery
  • Schedule weekly social media
  • Database updates and light paperwork
  • Help to organize and run our yearly event, Spark and Echo Arts Live, in January
  • Research and write grant material
  • Promote artists by writing and marketing to blogs


Necessary Skills:

  • Ability to work independently
  • Self-motivated—able to make progress with brief instruction when necessary
  • Good communicator—able to consistently report to internship director
  • Strong writing skills
  • Quick learner
  • Web and graphic design experience helpful, but not necessary

Salary: This is an unpaid internship.

Credit: Interns can arrange to earn academic credit though their educational institution.

How to apply: Please send a cover letter outlining your interest and a resume to emily@sparkandecho.org. Please include your name and “Arts Administration Internship” in the subject line. Applicants are encouraged to apply by the end of August. Position is open until filled.


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