The Foundation Jobs & Internships

Jobs & Internships

Throughout the year, the Foundation provides several internship opportunities working on specific projects within the different departments and programs.

Any internship openings, jobs or other opportunities will be posted below. Résumés may be submitted for consideration and will be kept on file.


Staff Accountant

Joan Mitchell Foundation

New York, NY

Established in 1993, The Joan Mitchell Foundation increases recognition of the work and life of pioneering abstract painter Joan Mitchell. Grounded in Mitchell’s desire to support the aspirations of visual artists, the Foundation engages individual artists through grantmaking, programming, and collaborations. We work to amplify the essential contributions artists make to the culturally diverse world in which we live.

The Joan Mitchell Foundation is currently seeking a Staff Accountant for their New York office. Reporting to the Sr. Director of Finance, the Staff Accountant assists the Sr. Director of Finance and part-time Controller with day-to-day, monthly and year-end management of the Foundation’s finances and budget.
 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with daily, monthly and year-end operations of the Finance Department, including but not limited to:
    • Budget review and analysis
    • Maintain the general ledger by verifying, allocating and posting transactions
    • Balance accounts by reconciling entries
    • Process and record accounts payable transactions; ensure invoices, expenses, and staff reimbursements are coded, allocated accurately in Concur, uploaded, and paid out in accordance with the payment schedule, as outlined by Foundation Policies & Procedures
    • Receive and record cash and checks
    • Maintain historical records by filing documents
    • Review and book part-time payroll including tax payments to appropriate taxing agencies.  File quarterly and annual payroll reports
    • Reconcile and file IRS 1099’s annually
    • Handle department phone calls and mail
    • Review expense coding to ensure GAAP and budgetary compliance
    • Perform general accounts analysis and reconciliations
    • Prepare appropriate schedules and report on as needed
    • Assist in the preparation of financial statements
    • Assist in the compiling of data for the annual audit
    • Maintain filing system to support financial records
    • Ability to work with remote location
    • Work with department heads to research invoices and/or contracts
  • Keep apprised of current developments and trends; proactively identify areas of professional development
  • Additional duties as assigned related to the position

 

 

 

 

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 2-5 years accounting experience; CPA a plus but not required
  • Proficiency with QuickBooks
  • Facility with using Apple computer systems and Google apps; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel
  • Attention to detail: good recordkeeping
  • Ability to perform multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities; accountable to deadlines and able to prioritize tasks well
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain professional and constructive interpersonal relations
  • Ability to maintain confidence and keep proprietary information confidential
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proactive and solution driven
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Monitor and collect data to assess accuracy and integrity, ensure compliance with applicable standards (i.e. GAAP), rules, regulations and systems of internal control; interpret and evaluate results, prepare documentation
  • Create financial reports and/or presentations
  • Knowledge and ability to use necessary information technology and systems to meet work needs
  • Familiar with FASB 116 and FASB 117
  • Self-starter with the ability to work in an open office.
     

ADA SPECIFICATIONS (Physical demands that must be met in order to successfully complete the essential functions of the job)

  • While largely sedentary, this position requires the ability to sit, stand, lift up to 20 lbs, speak, and hear, sometimes for extended periods of time.  
  • Requires the ability to use a computer and office equipment traditionally found in office settings
  • Requires the ability to travel regionally and periodically nationally and/or internationally, on behalf of the Foundation.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

The Joan Mitchell Foundation offers an exceptional benefits plan that includes generous paid time off, medical and dental/vision, life/disability coverage, FSA, a 401k match program.
 

HOW TO APPLY
Tell us about you and why you’d like to be a part of our team. Send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@joanmitchellfoundation.org with the subject line, “Staff Accountant.”

Joan Mitchell Center Artist Centered Programs Associate

New Orleans, LA

Established in 1993, The Joan Mitchell Foundation increases recognition of the work and life of pioneering abstract painter Joan Mitchell. Grounded in Mitchell’s desire to support the aspirations of visual artists, the Foundation engages individual artists through grantmaking, programming, and collaborations. We work to amplify the essential contributions artists make to the culturally diverse world in which we live.

The Joan Mitchell Foundation is currently seeking an Artist-Centered Programs Associate for their Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans.  Reporting to the Artist Center Program Manager, the Artist Centered Programs Associate (ACPA) provides administration for technical and on the ground support of programs, grants, and related events developed and administered by the Foundation to support contemporary artists at the Joan Mitchell Center.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Administration and Programming

  • Coordinate, schedule and organize the day to day activities of the AIRs, guests, professional development consultants and general public
  • Track, record and maintain all internal programmatic filing systems including but not limited to the Master AIR document, databases, resource spreadsheets.
  • Support promotions and marketing of JMC programming via print and social media channels as well as industry specific publications
  • Oversee calendar of events, programs and projects
  • Manage the digital media lab and offer support to AIRs
  • Manage weekly newsletter and correspondence with AIRs
  • Coordinate with the programs team for all JMC events
  • Coordinate all off site field trips as well as professional development schedules for workshops, one on one visits and seminars.
  • Schedule all intakes, exit interviews and meetings with the AIRs for the programs team
  • Coordinate travel with all internal deadlines on budget
  • Oversee intern activities, as needed
  • Provide evening and weekend support as first responder for artist on site
  • Organize all artist materials with the program team at JMC
  • Provide general support to the JMC Director on various daily and ad hoc activities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
General

  • Participate in staff meetings and regular communications with the Senior administration and/or other staff to plan and evaluate overall programming
  • Participate in program team meetings led by Senior Director of Programs
  • Travel as needed, locally (NOLA), statewide and nationally to evaluate programs/procedures and provide feedback and recommendations for improvements.
  • Attend work-related conferences and workshops

 

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE SKILL REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree in an arts or humanities field or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum three years working in an administrative capacity
  • Familiarity and ease with Mac based computer systems
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, and public speaking
  • Driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Proactive and solution driven
  • Flexible schedule (evenings and/or weekends)
  • History of relationship building with artists
  • High level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness with a strong work ethic
  • Commitment to the Joan Mitchell Foundation mission, vision, purpose, and core values
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@joanmitchellfoundation.org with the Subject Line: JMC – Artist Center Programs Associate

Joan Mitchell Center Artist Centered Program Manager

New Orleans, LA

Established in 1993, The Joan Mitchell Foundation increases recognition of the work and life of pioneering abstract painter Joan Mitchell. Grounded in Mitchell’s desire to support the aspirations of visual artists, the Foundation engages individual artists through grantmaking, programming, and collaborations. We work to amplify the essential contributions artists make to the culturally diverse world in which we live.

The Joan Mitchell Foundation is currently seeking an Artist-Centered Program Manager for their Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans.  Reporting to the Joan Mitchell Center Director, the Artist Centered Programs Manager (ACPM) provides administrative and event support for all JMC residency and public programming and manages the programmatic team under the direction of the Joan Mitchell Center Director’s strategic vision. 

The ideal candidate has 5+ years previous experience, 3+ years managerial experience, and a demonstrated ability to track project management and budgets.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Artist-in-Residence Program

  • Manage the day-to-day implementation of the AIR program, Guest Stay program and Site Use Grant under the direction of the JMC Director
  • Manage the program team at the JMC
  • Administer the operating budget including approval for and control of expenditures. 
  • Collaborate with the Operations Manager to ensure smooth and efficient management of the AIR program and all Center programming.
  • Research and document current contemporary arts administrative systems for programming and residencies
  • Provide on-going reporting of the AIR program to the JMC Director
  • Support promotions and marketing of JMC programming via print and social media channels as well as industry specific publications with the JMC Director and collaborate with the Communications Manager
  • Oversee institutional memberships and subscriptions
  • Oversee the annual JMC calendar of events
  • Manage the production of all public programs at JMC
  • Provide general support to the JMC Director on various daily and ad hoc activities
  • Assist with the planning and scheduling of panels and jury for artist programs
  • Research and coordinate professional development opportunities for artists
  • Maintain artist contracts, insurance forms and related documents
  • Maintain the documentation of all JMC programming, including NOLA, AIR, and public Center events

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
General

  • Administer the operating budget including approval for and control of expenditures. 
  • Prepare recommendations on budgetary needs as related to programming, including fiscal justification
  • Participate in staff meetings and regular communications with the Senior administration and/or other staff to plan and evaluate overall programming
  • Participate in program team meetings as needed led by Senior Director of Programs
  • Travel as needed, locally (NOLA), statewide and nationally to evaluate programs/procedures and provide feedback and recommendations for improvements. Attend work-related conferences and workshops

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE SKILL REQUIRED

  • Minimum five years working in an organization that works with artists
  • Minimum three years managerial experience and working with collaborative teams
  • Experience overseeing a budget
  • Familiarity and ease with Mac based computer systems
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, and public speaking
  • Driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Proactive and solution driven
  • Flexible schedule (evenings and/or weekends, if necessary)
  • History of relationship building with artists
  • High level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness with a strong work ethic
  • Commitment to the Joan Mitchell Foundation mission, vision, purpose, and core values
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@joanmitchellcenter.org with the subject line: JMC – Program Manager