(article) Fundraising and Administrative Support Intern

Texas Folklife Mission: Texas Folklife is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, presenting, and documenting the diverse cultures and living heritage of the Lone Star State. For 32 years, Texas Folklife has honored the cultural traditions passed down within communities across Texas and explored their importance in contemporary society.  Texas Folklife promotes, presents and documents the state’s rich cultural legacy through a vibrant mix of exhibitions, performances, community residencies, apprenticeships, and educational programs in Austin and around the state.

Position: Fundraising and Administrative Support Intern

Start Date:                    Position open until filed, requires a minimum semester/summer commitment with option to extend another semester

Time Commitment:      Minimum 15 hours per week, preferably two to three times a week in office (office hours are Mon-Fri 10am-6pm)

Supervisor:                  Charlie Lockwood, Acting Director

Stipend:                        $500 stipend per semester upon successful completion of internship

Job Description:          Texas Folklife seeks an organized, strong writer that is interested in learning more about non-profit fundraising, management and arts administration.  Fundraising and Administrative Support Intern assists the Acting Director in development needs including grant writing and reporting, gift processing, database management, and other administrative tasks.  This position is available to undergraduate or graduate students, as well as recent graduates.

Duties and Responsibilities:

- Complete grant applications and reports on behalf of Texas Folklife

- Manage organization of grant files and documents

- Research and create a database of new funding prospects, including foundation, corporate and government grants

- Individual donor cultivation, mailings, online appeals

- Data Entry responsibilities such as entering address changes, contributions and other information in Texas Folklife's   donor management database

- Assisting with special events, attending networking and grant management events

- Work with other staff to pursue strategies to grow the membership of Texas Folklife

- Assist with day-to-day administrative tasks 

Skills and Experience:

- Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills

- Experience with non-profit development work

- Grant writing and donor management software experience a definite plus

- Desire to learn about arts administration, non-profit fundraising and management

- Highly organized and able to manage multiple ongoing projects

- Excellent computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office software

- Excellent research and communication skills

- Ability to work independently and as part of a team

- Ability to take direction well and work efficiently

To apply: 

Please send resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to:
Acting Director Charlie Lockwood
Texas Folklife | 1708 Houston St. Austin, TX 78756 | 512-441-9255