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The International Studio & Curatorial Program is seeking a Communications Assistant in East Williamsburg, NY. ISCP is a not-for-profit, residency-based contemporary art center for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world. Founded in 1994, ISCP has hosted over 1,800 artists and curators from 85 countries. Please visit www.iscp-nyc.org for more information.

ISCP’s Communications Assistant is responsible for managing ISCP’s communications and overseeing the internship program. S/he/they reports directly to the Development Manager and Head of Communications and regularly collaborates with the Arts Residency Manager. The successful candidate must enjoy a fast-paced work environment with steady multitasking and problem solving.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
● Plan, coordinate and develop short and long-term communications strategy, locally and globally, including regular email blasts, press releases, social media (Instagram, Twitter, Vimeo and Facebook) and
● Design organization communications materials including promotional materials, flyers, newsletters, invitations, and year end reports
● Support communication needs for Development Manager and Head of Communications as needed
● Liaise with contracted designers as needed for Open Studios and other special projects including annual Benefit Auction
● Maintain website/content management (WordPress) and liaise with web designers
● Generate and maintain archives of images
● Develop and maintain press relationships and press coverage
● Basic videography and video editing of ISCP public programs
● Maintain organization of email lists
● Communications related to development
● Supervise a Communications intern two days per week

Education and Experience:
● A minimum of two years experience in communications, copy editing and/or development, preferably in a nonprofit environment
● Ability to work with a team and independently in a fast paced environment
● Attention to detail, ability to prioritize, problem solve, and multitask.
● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent number years’ experience
● Strong copy editing and writing skills
● Excellent computer skills including Adobe Creative Suite, basic video editing skills, social media platforms, Microsoft Office and G Suite; photography, familiarity with Mailchimp and Salesforce/database experience are a plus
● Must be available to work Tuesday evening events as needed

Position is full-time: 40 hours a week, non-exempt with an hourly rate of $20.75.

Benefits include paid holidays, vacation, paid sick time, health insurance, and 401k plan. Candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information:
To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, with name and contact details for two references, in PDF format to Mollie Flanagan at jobs@iscp-nyc.org with “Communications Assistant” as the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the quantity of applicants, ISCP regrets it can only contact individuals selected for further consideration for the position.

ISCP is planning to fill this position immediately.


The International Studio & Curatorial Program is seeking a Development Associate in East Williamsburg, NY. ISCP is a not-for-profit, residency-based contemporary art center for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world. Founded in 1994, ISCP has hosted over 1,800 artists and curators from 85 countries. Please visit www.iscp-nyc.org for more information.

ISCP’s Development Associate is responsible for managing ISCP’s development administration, assisting with grant writing and reporting, fundraising events coordination, and reports directly to the Development Manager and Head of Communications. The successful candidate must enjoy a fast-paced work environment with steady multitasking and problem solving.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
● Preparation of funding applications (individual, corporate and foundation), interim and year end reporting
● Prospect research
● Assisting with fundraising events, including the planning and coordination of galas, auctions, sale of editions
● Maintaining Salesforce data on funders and grant applications
● Maintaining annual fundraising calendar
● Assisting Executive Director in preparation for quarterly board meetings
● Liaise with board and funders as required
● Communications with foreign and national funders: inquiries, correspondence

Education and Experience:
● A minimum of three years experience in development, preferably in a nonprofit environment
● Excellent writing skills, preferably with experience writing grants, grant reports, and annual appeals
● Attention to detail; ability to prioritize, problem solve, and multitask; and strong organizational skills are a must
● Understanding of fundraising needs and workflows for non-profits
● Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects under the pressure of deadlines
● Ability to work with a team and independently in a fast paced environment.
● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent number years’ experience.
● Computer skills including Microsoft Office and G Suite
● Salesforce/database experience a plus
● Familiarity with funding landscape in NYC and beyond is a plus
● An interest in contemporary art is desirable

Position is part-time: 16 hours a week, non-exempt with an hourly rate of $23.

Benefits include paid holidays, vacation, paid sick time, pro-rated health insurance, and 401k plan. Candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information:
To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, with name and contact details for two references, in PDF format to Mollie Flanagan at jobs@iscp-nyc.org with “Development Associate” as the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the quantity of applicants, ISCP regrets it can only contact individuals selected for further consideration for the position.

ISCP is planning to fill this position immediately.


The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is currently accepting 2022 late Spring/Summer interns with a priority deadline of April 30. ISCP also accepts internship applications year-round.

Internship Description: ISCP interns engage in all aspects of the day-to-day operations of an international not-for-profit arts organization and gain invaluable experience while being introduced to a vast network of international art professionals. Due to ISCP’s small staff, interns play a critical role in the administration of ISCP’s overall program. Administrative internship are focused on programs, development, finance or communications. ISCP internships can provide a foundation in a variety of skills, and offer experience and contacts for future careers in the following professions: curator, artist, and arts administrator.

• Benefit Auction: A flexible five month internship running May–October helping with all aspects of ISCP’s upcoming annual fall benefit auction. The intern will play a vital role in the planning and implementation of the event to raise funds for ISCP residencies, public programs and general operating support. They will gain hands-on experience with ISCP’s largest fundraising initiative of the year. Tasks include artwork data collection and organizing, copy editing, support with in-person event planning, and research. Preferences are given to individuals that are available from May–October. Intern will be asked to travel by subway to all five boroughs to pick up artworks, and must be able to comfortably carry a maximum of 30 lbs.

 Executive Assistant: Interns focus on regional research online and assist primarily developing relationships between ISCP and individual donors, ministries of culture and prospective corporate supporters of future residencies. Individuals will work closely with the Executive Director of ISCP and provide support in various aspects of the organization’s operations, board meetings, and donor stewardship.

• Communications: Individuals interested in design and marketing who are detail oriented with an interest in photography tend to excel in this internship. Interns photograph resident studios and programs for residents such as field trips. While ISCP is still hosting virtual events, the intern will be involved in documentation and archiving. Communications interns also research press for ISCP’s 30+public events and play a large part in promoting ISCP alumni and current events worldwide via Twitter and Facebook, as well as online listings. Tuesdays afternoon availability is required.

• Development-grants and prospecting: Fundraising is a skill that is useful for anyone interested in a future in arts administration and philanthropy in general. The intern builds research skills, assists in the development of proposals and reports to foundations and government funders. The intern also helps prepare materials and data in preparation for cultivation and prospecting. 

• Operations: Individuals interested in arts administration will gain insight into the operation of an arts nonprofit and will work closely with the Chief Financial Officer. The intern will primarily assist with ISCP’s annual financial audit, maintaining the Salesforce donor database and logistics of an upcoming IT upgrade. 

• Programs-public programs: The focus of this internship is on research for public talks, exhibitions and programs for ISCP residents. Excellent research skills and a strong interest in art history or curating is required.

Programs-residencies: Responsibilities include answering inquiries from prospective residents, registering applications, researching open call opportunities for alumni, and providing direct support for current residents on field trips, trips to Materials for the Arts and resident events. Tuesday or Thursday availability is required. Administrative skills in Microsoft office or Google sheets and docs is preferred. Interns will participate in basic program administration.

All interns are invited to select monthly field trips and all public programs.

Qualifications: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, multitasking, reliability, team player, Mac proficiency (Word and Excel), basic Creative Suite knowledge a plus, experience with database systems (Salesforce a plus), strong organizational skills, interest in non-profit arts administration and contemporary art. Eligibility to work in the United States is required. Please note: candidates must be of junior-year college level or above to be considered. Serious inquiries only need apply.

Duration: Internships generally start in September, January, and June. All internships require a minimum commitment of 16 hours (2 days) per week, and a number of openings require a three or four day per week commitment, both for a minimum of three months.

How to apply:

2022 late Spring/Summer Internships: https://forms.gle/RwtiKkmoKdv1mg7p7

Rolling applicants please email cover letter (specifying area of interest and dates of availability) and resume to iscpinternshipapplications@iscp-nyc.org.

Priority deadlines: November 18 for Winter/early Spring internships, April 30 for late Spring/Summer Internships, and August 20 for Fall/Winter internships.

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ISCP does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law.