Asian American Arts Alliance

Grants & Services Intern: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council seeks a grants and services intern to assist the Grants and Services Department with the administration of its Manhattan Grant Programs and its professional development services for artists. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in learning about how regrant programs work, and about the professional resources artists need. The position is hands-on, and involves direct contact with numerous artists and arts organizations.

The ideal candidate is a highly organized, creative self-starter with a background and/or interest in the arts who will be comfortable pitching in on a variety of different projects as needed.
Primary responsibilities include:
  • Scheduling and tracking audits of grantee projects including performances, exhibitions and other arts events and in some cases, conducting audits
  • Receiving and tracking information on grantee events
  • Receiving and archiving grantee project images & documentation
  • Assistance with monthly professional development workshops and grant information sessions
  • Assistance in planning and execution of annual grantee celebration in May
  • Assistance with dissemination of information on grant programs
  • Departmental correspondence
  • Grant data entry and updates
  • Filing, faxing, and copying as needed
LMCC is a small, very busy office, and interns will be exposed to every department of the organization: Development, Finance/Admin, Marketing/Communications, and Cultural Programming. Motivated interns will have the opportunity for increased responsibility.
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office for Mac; knowledge of Filemaker Pro a plus
  • Excellent writing skills and a background in the arts (artists with an interest in arts administration are encouraged to apply)
  • Comfortable representing LMCC to the public in the office and on the phone, and at public events
  • Strong office and administrative skills; Computer experience including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Mac proficiency a plus
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Available some evenings for professional development workshops, artists' talks and special events
  • Available 20+ hours per week, minimum four-to-six month commitment
As a part of the team, interns will:
  • Receive 1 “unlimited monthly” MetroCard
  • Receive university credit, if applicable
  • Have access to all LMCC events, including professional development workshops, private artists' talks, and events at the LMCC/Workspace artist residency program.
To apply:
Please e-mail or fax a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to:

Haowen Wang, Program Manager, Grants & Services
 email: hwang [at]
 fax: (212) 219-2058

We apologize that we are unable to respond to applications unless a candidate is being considered for an interview.

No phone calls, please.

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