HAF OPPORTUNITIES

The mission of Harlem Arts Festival (HAF) is to provide resources, visibility and career opportunities to artists; to increase participation and engagement in the arts by the Harlem community; and to continue Harlem’s artistic legacy of making art that preserves the history and develops the identity of Harlem.

The Harlem Arts Festival presents multi-disciplinary performances in venues throughout Harlem over the course of each year, culminating in an annual festival that takes place in Marcus Garvey Park at the Richard Rodgers amphitheater. The performances showcase local performers and visual artists that inspire and nourish the artistic community in Harlem. The festival aims to promote arts education and literacy by implementing arts-related discussion forums, educational workshops, performance opportunities and activities for youth and family. The goal of the Harlem Arts Festival is to fuel the cultural and artistic prosperity of our neighborhood.

FESTIVAL DETAILS & SUCCESS

Harlem Arts Festival is a non-profit organization co -founded in 2010 by three young arts entrepreneurs living in Harlem. HAF presents multi-disciplinary performances in venues in and around Harlem throughout the year, culminating in an annual festival that takes place in Marcus Garvey Park at the Richard Rodgers amphitheater.

The performances showcase local performers and visual artists that inspire and nourish the artistic community in Harlem. The festival aims to promote arts education and literacy by implementing arts-related discussion forums, educational workshops, performance opportunities and activities for youth and family. The goal of the Harlem Arts Festival is to fuel the cultural and artistic prosperity of our neighborhood.

In only a few short years, the Harlem Arts Festival has showcased more than 200 artists, garnered accolades from CBS News, ABC News, The New York Times, Time Out New York, and more, and has served more than 12,000 audience members. In 2015, Congressman Rangel proclaimed June 27th to be “Harlem Arts Festival Day” to recognize HAF’s contribution to the community. For more information, please our website at www.harlemartsfestival.com

Director, Individual Giving

Harlem Arts Festival (HAF) is looking to hire a Director of Development to focus on individual giving. The position requires organizing and managing a multi-faceted fundraising and promotional campaign via grants writing, corporate sponsorship acquisition, and organizing fundraising events. Now in its 6th year, HAF is at a critical point in its lifespan and is looking to find a team member that can help it to continue to grow the organization in a healthy, sustainable way.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Planning special events of large and small scale to a diverse audience of potential investors and VIP’s of the Harlem community
  • Regular meetings to discuss long and short-term plans with the Executive Director and Director of Marketing.
  • Creation and maintenance of strategic relationships with potential investors and private donor base.
  • Assist in the cultivation of new board members and individuals.
  • Work with the Executive Director (ED) and Executive Team to assist and develop and execute HAF’s annual fundraising plan
  • Manage the implementation of Salesforce and assist with data entry and gift processing.
  • Creating and executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Maintain and update HAF’s donor database in Salesforce
  • Create monthly reports on HAF’s donors

Successful candidates should be proven leaders with significant management experience in the non-profit sector, with a strong track record of succesffuly identifying and cultivating individual donors.

The right candidate should have measurable achievements in fundraising, audience/market development, and increasing earned revenue. He/she should have a passion for the arts and for taking a visible role in promoting the appreciation of the arts to audiences of all ages. He/she must possess a solid reputation for integrity, high energy, a strong work ethic, fairness, and strong interpersonal skills. Preference for candidates living in Harlem.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS required.
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong project management abilities
  • Knowledge of Google Docs (Drive, Spreadsheets, Docs, etc) strongly preferred
  • Organized with the ability to self managed. Demonstration of self-initiative is a must.
  • The right candidate should be able to advance multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
  • Strong familiarity with Salesforce required.
  • Minimum 2-5 years fundraising experience
  • Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relations over time

EOE. Compensation based on experience. With the right candidate, this can become a full-time paid position.

This is a phenomenal opportunity to become involved in a rapidly growing company that has tremendous opportunities in fundraising, development, event coordination, media attention and more. As a small organization, self-initiative and organization is an absolute must.

Please email a copy of a resume and a cover letter to jobs@harlemartsfestival.com

Social Media/Marketing Intern

We are seeking a Social Media Marketing Intern for the Harlem Arts Festival. Interested candidates should have a strong understanding of how to grow audiences and augment company profiles both online and at events. S/he will be coordinate with the Executive team to coordinate newsletter e-blasts, social media promotional and fundraising events, and community outreach. S/he will also engage in other marketing activities, including coordinating with news outlets, planning investor events, coordinating with filmmakers to produce multimedia content, etc.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Grow and maintain organization’s social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.) presence
  • Work with the executive team to keep our website up-to-date and create new content
  • Monitor the functionality of the site and work with our programmers to fix errors that occur
  • Attend HAF and HAF related events and post on social media
  • Help develop and maintain company profiles on social media platforms
  • Analyze web traffic and prepare reports for the business development team
  • Develop and implement strategies to enhance our online presence
  • Assist with updating HAF’s Tumblr
  • Spearhead the creation of videos and other multi-media content for our website and for festival promotion.
  • Send regular e-blasts about festival updates, events, news, etc.
  • Track and maintain a detailed mailing list of our contacts.

We are looking for a person who is reliable, dedicated, and self-motivated. It is critical that this person demonstrate ability to think creatively, work quickly, and collaboratively. Regular meetings to discuss long and short term plans with the Director of Marketing and Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS preferred.
  • Must have a strong knowledge and track record of using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms.
  • Knowledge of WordPress, Mailchimp, Adobe Suite, CSS, and HTML strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of Adsense, Adwords a plus
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong project management abilities
  • Organized with the ability to self-managed. Demonstration of self-initiative is a must.
  • The right candidate should be able to advance multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.

EOE. Stipend provided for travel.

For more information, please visit: www.harlemartsfestival.com.

Qualified candidates should send a detailed cover letter highlighting their interest and qualifications and a résumé to jobs@harlemartsfestival.com

Finance / Bookkeeping Internship

Seeking a finance and bookkeeping intern for the Harlem Arts Festival (HAF). Ideal intern candidates would be extremely familiar with Quickbooks online and Microsoft Excel, are extremely organized, passionate about the arts, entrepreneurship and small businesses, and have a passion for learning about the administrative aspects of a non-profit.

Interns work directly with the Executive Director, the organization’s Operations Associate, and its accountant. Whether through email or in person, the senior team is available to clarify questions necessary to complete a project. The Executive Director hosts staff meetings once a week to bring the team together to discuss weekly goals and accomplishments.

MAIN ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with accountant to provide monthly financial statements
  • Draft financial reports for Board of Directors
  • Maintain and reconcile monthly bookkeeping
  • Update and maintain database of donors in Quickbooks
  • Knowledge of Salesforce a plus
  • Assist in creation of budgets for grants and events
  • Assist in compliance and reporting requirements for grantors/funders
  • Write thank you letters to grantors and donors as needed

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS Preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principals and practices
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with QuickBooks Online
  • Proficient knowledge of Excel
  • Proficient knowledge of Google docs, drive, and sheets.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Personal qualities of initiative, detail orientation, organization, completion, self motivation, reliability, flexibility, curiosity, energy and collaboration
  • Availability to work an occasional evening and weekend as needed

Hours expected: 10 to 15 hours a week. Flexible office hours, outside of weekly meetings. Requires regular access to internet.

This is an ideal opportunity to learn about growing an organization, small business finances and bookkeeping, project management, and non-profits.

Qualified candidates should send a detailed cover letter highlighting their interest and qualifications and a resume to jobs@harlemartsfestival.com.

GRAPHIC/WEB DESIGN INTERNSHIP

Seeking a graphic/web intern for the Harlem Arts Festival. Ideal candidates would be extremely adept in Adobe Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator, and enthusiastic about design, the arts (music, dance, theater, and visual arts), entrepreneurship, and the non-profit sector.

MAIN ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Designing traditional print materials for HAF events (postcards, programs, flyers, posters, etc.)
  • Designing online graphics for social media (primarily Facebook & Twitter)
  • Updating HAF website, creating graphics for ads, and updating and creating new pages for our website.
  • Weekly preparation of newsletters
  • Additional projects in film and photography are a possibility.
  • Skills in media editing are a plus
  • General design assistance

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS preferred.
  • Knowledge of WordPress, Mailchimp, Adobe Suite, CSS, and HTML strongly preferred
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong project management abilities
  • Organized with the ability to self-managed. Demonstration of self-initiative is a must.
  • The right candidate should be able to advance multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
  • Track record of designing and printing flyers, postcards, and images for websites.

Stipends based upon experience. This internship can receive school credit. Internships are a minimum of 6 months. Intern will get to work directly with the executive staff. Intern must be a team player, and will be working very closely with the directors. This position has a potential to become a full-time position for the right candidate.

INTERN CAN EXPECT TO LEARN:

This is a phenomenal opportunity to become involved in a rapidly growing company that has tremendous opportunities in marketing, branding, events, product placement, media attention and more. As a small organization, self-initiative and organization is an absolute must.

Please email a resume, cover letter, and at least one work sample to jobs@harlemartsfestival.com

Development Internship

The Harlem Arts Festival is seeking a development intern that can assist HAF’s Development Associate and Executive director in a major multi-faceted fundraising and promotional campaign throughout Harlem and Manhattan.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Research and application for funding offered through community, city-wide and state granting institutions.
  • Assisting in planning special events of large and small scale to a diverse audience of potential investors and VIP’s of the Harlem community. These fundraising events must reflect the high standard of the Harlem Arts Festival, a world class, premiere event; they must be planned and executed with the utmost attention to detail.
  • Attend regular meetings to discuss long and short term plans with the Director of PR and Marketing, Executive Director, and Creative Director.
  • Assist in creation and maintenance of strategic relationships with potential investors, and private donor base.
  • Assist in letter writing campaigns
  • Organize Harlem Arts Festival’s database of donors, contacts, and sponsors.

Successful candidates should have a history of self-initiative. The right candidate should have a passion for the arts and for taking a visible role in promoting the appreciation of the arts to audiences of all ages. He/she must possess a solid reputation for integrity, high energy, a strong work ethic, fairness, and strong interpersonal skills. Preference for candidates with a connection to Harlem.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS preferred.
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong project management abilities
  • Organized with the ability to self-manage. Demonstration of self-initiative is a must.
  • The right candidate should be able to advance multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.

EOE. Stipends will be available to cover basic travel expenses.

For more information, please visit: www.harlemartsfestival.com.

INTERN CAN EXPECT TO LEARN:

This is a phenomenal opportunity to become involved in a rapidly growing company that has tremendous opportunities in fundraising, development, event coordination, media attention and more. As a small organization, self-initiative and organization is an absolute must. Please email a copy of your resume and a cover letter to jobs@harlemartsfestival.com

Media Internship (Film/Video/Photo)

Seeking a media intern for the Harlem Arts Festival (HAF) to assist with covering and recapping HAF’s events, and growing HAF’s online media channels (Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, etc). Candidate would work be a part of the planning process and be responsible for filming, planning, and executing a series of videos with HAF’s artists, partners, and sponsors that would continue on a regular basis. On a long term basis, the individual would also play a role in HAF’s expansion into accepting and presenting film.

Ideal candidates would be extremely adept in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator, and enthusiastic about film, the arts (music, dance, theater, and visual arts), entrepreneurship, and the non-profit sector.

MAIN ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Designing traditional print materials for HAF events (postcards, programs, flyers, posters, etc.)
  • Designing online graphics for social media (primarily Facebook & Twitter)
  • Updating HAF website, creating graphics for ads, and updating and creating new pages for our website.
  • Weekly preparation of newsletters
  • Additional projects in film and photography are a possibility.
  • Skills in media editing are a plus
  • General design assistance
  • Assist in all aspects of video and photographic communications and contribute to planning and storyboarding
  • Assist in the end-to-end process from storyboarding to logistics to shooting to editing and publishing
  • Film video and shoot photographs in events and field environments
  • Use existing original and stock footage to produce new videos
  • Contribute to mixing and editing to create polished and engaging videos
  • Publish videos primarily to the web and touch-up still photography

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS preferred.
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong project management abilities
  • Organized with the ability to self-managed. Demonstration of self-initiative is a must.
  • The right candidate should be able to advance multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
  • Track record of designing and printing flyers, postcards, and images for websites.
  • Ability to deliver videos with cuts, graphics, sound and other elements that convey a quality production value and a level of technical sophistication
  • Experience with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Captivate and Adobe Photoshop
  • Knowledge of digital videography and photography cameras and equipment
  • Knowledge of WordPress, Mailchimp, Adobe Suite, CSS, and HTML strongly preferred

This internship can receive school credit. Travel stipends will be provided. Intern will get to work directly with the executive staff. Intern must be a team player, and will be working very closely with the directors. This position has a potential to become a full-time position for the right candidate.

INTERN CAN EXPECT TO LEARN:

This is a phenomenal opportunity to become involved in a rapidly growing company that has tremendous opportunities in marketing, branding, events, product placement, media attention and more. As a small organization, self-initiative and organization is an absolute must.

Please email a resume, cover letter, and at least one work sample to jobs@harlemartsfestival.com

Writer/Contributor

We are seeking an individual passionate about writing, community, culture, and the arts. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in writing. The ideal candidate will have at least 1-2 years of editorial experience writing for a culture outlet and a deep knowledge of and enthusiasm for written and visual media. Familiarity with the Harlem community and the Harlem Arts Festival brand + ethos is a plus, as well as a general passion for the arts, social justice, art, film, news, comedy and tech (particularly online communities and the web).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Writing, formatting and sharing 3-4 articles per month
  • Interviewing artists, community stakeholders, and sponsors to create content for HAF’s website
  • Pitching story ideas for video and website
  • Contribute to curated lists and other collective editorial products
  • Relevant news-gathering
  • Attending arts and culture events produced by HAF and in the arts culture community for reportage on HAF’s blog and newsletter.
  • Engaging HAF’s readership via comments, social media and community boards to promote and update content
  • Assisting with site maintenance and related editorial tasks.

We are looking for a person who is reliable, dedicated, and self-motivated. It is critical that this person demonstrate ability to think creatively, work quickly, and collaboratively.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS preferred.
  • Knowledge of WordPress, Mailchimp, CSS, and HTML strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of Adsense, Adwords a plus
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong project management abilities
  • Organized with the ability to self-managed. Demonstration of self-initiative is a must.
  • Broad knowledge of and interest in the arts
  • Passion for social justice, news, art, and Harlem a plus
  • 1-2 years of relevant writing experience preferred
  • Must have strong writing, communication and organizational skills.
  • Must have a comfort with and command of online research and fact-checking
  • ust have sharp attention for detail and a strong knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Must have a firm grasp of social media platforms and communities, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat etc.

EOE. Stipend provided for travel.

For more information, please visit: www.harlemartsfestival.com.

Qualified candidates should send a detailed cover letter highlighting their interest and qualifications and a résumé to jobs@harlemartsfestival.com

Curator, Visual Arts Exhibitions

We are seeking an individual to provide leadership and creative direction for HAF’s Exhibition series each year. This position is responsible for the selection and execution of an annual cycle of exhibitions with HAF’s Visual Artists. HAF currently has 2-3 spaces where it curates 3-4 shows per year. This may include the Director curating an exhibition, or selecting a guest curator or a traveling exhibition.

This position is an ideal fit for an individual with a track record of working with curators and visual artists, has a strong, working knowledge of visual arts and installations, and is interested in expanding to curate their own exhibitions. This position will articulate, execute and implement a concise vision that builds on the current work and historical trajectory of the community, Harlem Arts Festival, and the artists’ it works with.

The right candidate must be able to think creatively around relevant community subjects for HAF’s main two audiences, artists and the Harlem Community. In doing so, the Curator works in consultation with the Executive team and the galleries it maintains relationships with.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Shape, articulate and implement the organization’s aesthetic and creative vision in regard to the visual arts
  • Work with HAF’s visual artists to select or commission the appropriate works for the chosen them.
  • Curate and install exhibitions
  • Develop visual arts programs in diverse spaces
  • Represent the organization’s artistic vision through speaking opportunities, public private and select fundraising functions
  • Facilitate collaborative relationships with community members and organizations, cultural institutions, universities and museums
  • Work closely with Executive Director around marketing efforts

We are looking for a person who is reliable, dedicated, and self-motivated. It is critical that this person demonstrate ability to think creatively, work quickly, and collaboratively. Regular meetings to discuss long and short term plans with the Director of Marketing and Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Work closely with Executive Director around marketing efforts
  • BA, MA or MFA in a related field
  • Deep knowledge and experience working in the non-profit sector and the arts
  • Knowledge of the Harlem community a plus
  • Ability to think in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative way
  • Clear understanding and grasp of past, current and emerging trends in visual arts
  • Engaged work around community, equity and access to the arts
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; writing, presentation and public speaking skills
  • Ability to creatively and strategically manage time in a fast paced environment
  • Track record of raising funds at the local, state and federal level
  • Ability to think and frame work in an entrepreneurial context
  • Proficient in museum practices and methods, including art handling best practices, artwork care and storage
  • 2 years of experience in a gallery, museum, private collection, cultural organization or exhibition setting as an assistant to the curatorial department
  • Demonstrated excellence in administrative and organizational skills, and proven knowledge of historical and contemporary art.

EOE. Stipend provided for travel.

For more information, please visit: www.harlemartsfestival.com.

Qualified candidates should send a detailed cover letter highlighting their interest and qualifications and a résumé to jobs@harlemartsfestival.com