Deadline for Spring 2014 Fellowships: October 16th, 2013
Spring 2014 Fellowship Period: January 6th – July 12, 2014
To apply: Please read all steps carefully before applying.
- Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com
- Please attach your resume and cover letter as a single .pdf, do not send a cover letter in the body of the email
- Put your full name and position in the name of the .pdf, i.e., “JonSmith_Outreach_Application.pdf”
- Please indicate the title of the position(s) for which you are applying in the subject line and on your cover letter. It is possible to be considered for multiple positions with one application.
For questions about volunteering please contact: Jason McArthur at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-626-2060.
CounterPULSE is one of San Francisco’s leading venues for cutting-edge, interdisciplinary performance. Our fellows receive leadership training in a lively work environment at the heart of the Bay Area’s arts community, gaining essential hands-on work experience, making valuable contacts, and participating in the management of the organization. Fellows benefit from bi-weekly tutorials that provide an in-depth look at different career paths that arts professionals can follow. Additionally, fellows are invited to attend and participate in CounterPULSE curatorial and board meetings. Fellowships are available in the following four areas:
Marketing & Engagement Fellowship
Our Engagement Fellow works closely with our Communications & Engagement Director (CED) to execute all aspects of engagement and promotion. This position is a crash-course in how to promote a working art space and the productions within. CounterPULSE believes in creative outreach strategies that involve the audience in the work that is produced in the space. The engagement fellow will utilize social networking sites, blogging and other online tools to get the word out about everything that is CounterPULSE. They follow events from their curatorial inception to the actual performance, helping to shape how we communicate art and ideas. They will play a pivotal role in all planning processes and production meetings, developing online interactive tools to engage constituents, event publicity, contributing to the design of CounterPULSE communications collateral, developing strategies to interact with artists and audiences, constituent relationship maintenance, and general office reception. This fellowship offers the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of social media, engage in the creative process, and practice professional outreach strategies.
Candidates should have a working knowledge of Google documents, Facebook, Twitter, excellent and professional phone and people skills, and enthusiasm for art and creative problem solving!
Public Relations & Outreach Fellowship
The Outreach Fellow will support work directly with the Communications Manager (CM) in the drafting of press releases and print ads for CounterPULSE productions. Duties include developing a list of target partners, communicating with press contacts, logging interactions, archiving media. This fellow is also responsible with liaising with resident artists, to facilitate marketing, and cataloguing audience responses via demographic surveys filled out at every show. The Public Relations & Outreach Fellow will also support the CM in the recruitment, and maintenance, of the volunteer and fellow programs; outreach and including special event planning
Candidates should have a interest in communications, copy editing, graphics design, hospitality, event planning, and have a working knowledge of Google documents. Graphic design skills welcome though not necessary.
Production Management Fellowship
Our Production Management fellows learn valuable skills in arts administration and event production through “hands on” experience. As key staff members, they play a pivotal role in and out of the CounterPULSE office, assisting the General Manager with all aspects of administration and coordination of CounterPULSE programs. This position is active and diverse, with responsibilities including correspondence with patrons and artists; management of databases and important information; and general administrative duties. The production fellow also has the opportunity to accrue skills in curatorial strategies and philosophies, and to gain a fundamental understanding of the general ebb and flow of a non-profit community arts space. They are also encouraged to shadow lighting or sound designers when appropriate and attend Board of Directors Meetings and other CounterPULSE activities.
Development & Special Events Fellowship
A crucial skill for anyone interested in a career in arts administration, the Development & Special Events Fellow (DF) will implement fundraising strategy, learning hands-on and strategic fundraising skills. In collaboration with the Development Manager (DM), the Fellow will assist with donations management and stewardship, and gain knowledge of fundraising in all areas, including working with individual donors, foundations and corporations. Additionally, this position will assist in the planning and support of off-site receptions and member events. An enthusiastic learner and articulate, detail-oriented person is suitable for this position.
|Outreach Fellow||15 hrs/week||$100/month|
|Engagement Fellow||15 hrs/ week||$100/month|
|Development Fellow||15 hrs/week||$100/month|
|Production Management Fellow||15 hrs/ week||$100/month|
|Season||Application Deadline||Length of Fellowship|
|Spring 2014||OCT, 9 2013||1/6 – 7/12/2014|
All fellows receive free admission to all CounterPULSE events and academic credit if applicable.