HAF OPPORTUNITIES

Listed below are the current available positions at the Harlem Arts Festival. We are looking for people with a range of skills and availability on a number of dates. Interested volunteers should complete the volunteer application here. Please email us at info@harlemartsfestival.com. We will be in touch with you once we have received your materials! Thank you for being in touch!

Development Associate

We are looking to hire a Development Associate that will organize and manage a major multi-faceted fundraising and promotional campaign throughout Harlem and Manhattan. The basic job description includes but is not limited to:

1. Research and application for funding offered through community, city-wide and state granting institutions.
2. Planning special events of large and small scale to a diverse audience of potential investors and VIP’s of Harlem. These fundraising events must reflect the high standard of the Harlem Festival of the Arts, a world class, premiere event; they must be planned and executed with the utmost attention to detail.
3. Development and execution of our Business Incentive Program, which will invite local business owners to invest in the festival in exchange for promotion and recognition.
4. Regular meetings to discuss long and short term plans with the Director of PR and Marketing, Executive Director, and Creative Director.
5. Creation and maintenance of strategic relationships with potential investors, and private donor base.

Must have established connections in the Harlem community and be poised to foster and maintain strategic relationships with leaders and business owners in the community. Successful candidates should be proven leaders with significant senior management experience in the non-profit sector and strong financial management and budgeting skills.

He/she should have measurable achievements in fundraising, audience/market development, and increasing earned revenue. He/she should have a passion for classical music and for taking a visible role in promoting the appreciation of music 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. This person should ideally live in Harlem, and/or be very passionate about the neighborhood, and increasing access to the arts in the community.

EOE. Stipend available based on experience.

Qualified candidates should send a detailed cover letter highlighting their interest and qualifications and a résumé to the attention of the Executive Director, Neal Ludevig at 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. Stipend available based on experience.

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