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

The Harlem Arts Festival is a passion project started by three young arts entrepreneurs living in Harlem. Since its inception, the Harlem Arts Festival has showcased nearly 150 artists at its annual festival on two stages and throughout each year. HAF has garnered press from media outlets such as ABC News, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The New York Daily News, The Village Voice, Amsterdam News, Flavorpill, Revive, Untapped Cities, and more. Attendance has grown exponentially since its’ founding in 2012 with more than 6,000 attendees in 2014 alone. Its budget and staff have more than doubled since 2012, and the festival’s reputation continues to grow, marking the amphitheater as a performance destination for world-class artists while cultivating local talent.

The 2014 festival marked a year of impressive partnerships and growth. The estival expanded its programming to three days, co-presented its Opening Night Party with Revive Music, and worked with Jazz at Lincoln Center to present its Jazz for Young People on Tour program. In 2015 HAF commissioned a major semi-permanent installation in Marcus Garvey Park, increased its programming to take place year-round, and formed partnerships to expand its visual arts programming with La Maison D’Art and Zipcar.

Managing Director of PR and Marketing

HAF is seeking a high level Director of PR and Marketing for its organization as it continues to grow, and approach its 5th year anniversary in 2016.

The ideal candidate should:

  • Have a proven track record of experience in growing and creating a brand
  • Substantial experience marketing via social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc) and creating newsletters
  • The ability to strategize and manage a small administrative team
  • Experience working with and cultivating media partners,
  • Be able to track attendees and demographic fan data , increasing fan engagement, updating website content, and creating materials to be used for development purposes.
  • Preferred events management experience.
  • Must have an outgoing personality.

HAF is seeking someone fearless and acclimated to the virtual world of social networking and electronic communications, preferably in a non‐profit environment. We are looking for a person who is reliable, dedicated, and fun to work with. We are a small team of very passionate people. We are looking for someone committed to staying and growing with the organization as it continues to expand at a rapid pace. The individual will be responsible for working with the Executive Director to accomplish strategic goals and actively participate in development of advertising, promotions, and other initiatives to drive results.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyzes current advertising trends, marketing metrics, and comparative studies to better interpret our audiences. Monitors all sales and marketing efforts in order to make sure goals are achieved.
  • Analyze web traffic and prepare reports for the business development team
  • Work with the executive team and Marketing Associate to keep HAF’s website up-to-date and create new content
  • Monitor the functionality of HAF’s website and work with to fix errors that occur
    • Spearhead the creation of an online store on HAF’s website
  • Help develop and maintain company profiles on social media platforms
  • Develop and implement strategies to enhance our online presence and physical attendance at events
  • Spearhead the creation of videos and other multi-media content for our website and for HAF event promotion.
  • Send regular e-blasts about HAF updates, events, news, etc.
  • Track and maintain a detailed mailing list of our contacts via Mailchimp and Salesforce
  • Work with HAF’s PR Agent and create press releases and work to increase HAF’s press hits
  • Develop and maintain client-valued relationships as a marketing strategist.
  • Provide strategic recommendations to existing or prospective clients to include new customers/audiences, managed care, innovative programs, and market research.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS required
  • Minimum of 1-2 years working in marketing, communications or public relations with demonstrated success
  • Fluent knowledge of WordPress required. Knowledge of HTML preferred
  • Must be extremely adept in Adobe suite, Microsoft Office Suite, HTML, photo and video editing.
  • Fluent in the usage of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin that builds a network of supporters, and creates buzz.
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong familiarity with Google Adwords
  • Strong familiarity with Salesforce
  • Strong project management abilities
  • Fluent in the usage of Google Docs, Spreadsheets, and Google Drive
  • Organized with the ability to self-managed. Demonstration of self-initiative is a must.
  • Experience developing and managing budgets, and hiring, training, developing, supervising and appraising personnel. Demonstrated successful experience writing press releases, making presentations and negotiating with media.
  • Experience managing a small administrative marketing team
  • The right candidate should be able to advance multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
  • Should ideally live in Harlem, and/or be very passionate about the neighborhood, and increasing access to the arts in the community.

Regular meetings to discuss long and short term plans with the Director of PR and Marketing, Executive Director, and Creative Director, and Development Direct will be held to ensure team collaboration and effective communication.

Harlem Arts Festival is a small start-up non-profit looking to grow, currently with 1-2 full time staff members. This position is a part-time position with the potential to turn into a full time position with the right candidate.

EOE. Compensation available based on experience. 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 the attention of the Executive Director, Neal Ludevig at jobs@harlemartsfestival.com.

Finance / Bookkeeping Internship

Seeking a graphic/web intern for the Harlem Arts Festival, a multi-disciplinary arts festival based in Marcus Garvey Park that is free and open to the public. The Harlem Arts Festival presents multidisciplinary performances in venues throughout Harlem, culminating in an annual festival that occurs at the end of June.

Ideal intern 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.
  • Monthly 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.

Stipends based upon experience. This internship can receive school credit. 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

GRAPHIC/WEB DESIGN INTERNSHIP

Seeking a graphic/web intern for the Harlem Arts Festival, a multi-disciplinary arts festival based in Marcus Garvey Park that is free and open to the public. The Harlem Arts Festival presents multidisciplinary performances in venues throughout Harlem, culminating in an annual festival that occurs at the end of June.

Ideal intern 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.
  • Monthly 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.

Stipends based upon experience. This internship can receive school credit. 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. 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

Marketing Internship

We are seeking a Marketing Intern for the Harlem Arts Festival, a multi-disciplinary arts festival based in Marcus Garvey Park that is free and open to the public. The Harlem Arts Festival presents multidisciplinary performances in venues throughout Harlem, culminating in an annual festival that occurs at the end of June.

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 festival e-blasts, 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:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 PR and Marketing, Executive Director, and Creative Director, and Development Director will be held to ensure team collaboration and effective communication. Stipends available based upon experience.

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.
  • Strong familiarity with social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc)

EOE. Stipend available based on experience.

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 the attention of the Executive Director, Neal Ludevig, at jobs@harlemartsfestival.com