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THE WATERMILL CENTER | DEVELOPMENT & SPECIAL EVENTS INTERNSHIP

 

THE WATERMILL CENTER | DEVELOPMENT & SPECIAL EVENTS INTERNSHIP | FALL & WINTER 2019-2020

The Watermill Center/Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation seeks qualified interns to assist with development and special events.

Founded in 1992 by avant-garde visionary and theater director Robert Wilson, The Watermill Center is an interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts and humanities situated on ten acres of Shinnecock ancestral territory on Long Island’s East End. With an emphasis on creativity and collaboration, Watermill integrates performing arts practice with resources from the humanities, research from the sciences and inspiration from the visual arts. The Center is unique within the global landscape of experimental artistic practice and regularly convenes the brightest minds from across disciplines to do, in Wilson’s words, “what no one else is doing.”

The Watermill Center is operated by The Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation, which is committed to equal opportunity and diversity in its workforce.

LOCATION

Primary | NYC Office & Studio, 115 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001

Secondary | The Watermill Center, 39 Watermill Towd Road, Water Mill, NY 11976

Remote | Some work can be done remotely and on your own schedule.

 

DESCRIPTION

The position is part-time with typical hours from 10:00 - 5:00 pm with select evening and weekend hours, dependent on the Foundation’s scheduled events. A stipend will be provided and college credit can be arranged. Start and end dates are flexible. Housing and travel are provided while in Water Mill, NY.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to

Conducting research on foundations, grants and major donors

Updating and managing mailing lists and databases with donor information 

Maintaining Development files 

Supporting fundraising campaigns and special events 

Preparing event materials

Drafting and editing grant requests and reports

QUALIFICATIONS

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Proficient in fundraising databases (Salesforce, iWave), Microsoft Office, Google Suite and Adobe Creative Suite

Comfort with Internet research and search engines

Knowledge of Robert Wilson’s work

Desire to learn about the diverse channels of fundraising

Ability to work independently and be self-directed, while also able to work collaboratively in a small team environment

Detail-oriented, high energy with a sense of humor


TO APPLY Please send resume and a brief cover letter to rosa.bledsoe@watermillcenter.org with the subject heading “Development & Special Events Internship.” No phone calls please.

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