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.

 

Jump to current open positions: 

New York: 
Artist Programs Assistant

New Orleans: 
Artist Centered Program Associate
Operations Manager
Maintenance Associate


Artist Programs Assistant

New York, NY

STATUS:  Part-time, Non-Exempt
REPORTS TO: Senior Director of Artist Programs 

POSITION SUMMARY
The Artist Programs Assistant (APA) works closely with the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s program team to provide administrative support and coordination for its artist-centered programs which support contemporary artists. These include but are not limited to: grantmaking programs, professional development and early career artist programs. The APA will also provide administrative support for departmental meetings and initiatives; and for related events. The APA works closely with three Artist Program Managers and reports to the Senior Director of Artist Programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Serve as point of contact for artists and program inquiries, redirect queries as needed 
  • Support the development and dissemination of program information, support distribution of list-based correspondence to constituents 
  • Coordinate logistical and technical aspects of a monthly roster of one-on-one professional development consultations and workshops including registration, confirmation, arranging/troubleshooting in-person or virtual meetings, and evaluation
  • Support the administration of program application cycles, including online applications, jury review processes, notification and compliance
  • Coordinate travel and lodging for program jurors and other external guests
  • Create and maintain accurate program records in areas of responsibility on the JMF server and in hard copy as needed
  • Enter, update and transfer program data into JMF database
  • Circulate agendas and take notes for departmental meetings
  • Support the set up and breakdown of meetings, convenings and public events; arrange catering as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned 

 

 

 

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE SKILL REQUIRED 

  • 2-3 years experience working in an administrative capacity, preferably arts related
  • Familiarity and ease with Mac based computer systems
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with working with databases and application platforms like Submittable preferred
  • Proactive and solution driven
  • High level of personal and professional integrity, trustworthiness, strong work ethic
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team
  • Commitment to the Joan Mitchell Foundation mission, vision, purpose and core values 
  • Flexible schedule (availability to work some evenings and/or weekends if needed)

SALARY
This is a part-time, hourly position that includes occasional evening or weekend hours. The pay rate is $20 per hour, 15 hours per week.

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, 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. 

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@joanmitchellfoundation.org with the Subject Line: JMF-Artist Programs Assistant

Artist Centered Program Associate, Joan Mitchell Center

New Orleans, LA

STATUS:  Full-time, Non-Exempt
REPORTS TO: Artist Centered Program Manager 

POSITION OVERVIEW

Based in the culturally diverse and historic city of New Orleans, the Joan Mitchell Center’s mission is to support local, national, and international contemporary visual artists. The Center, a program of the Joan Mitchell Foundation, is an artist residency center developed to offer both time and space for artists to create work in a contemplative environment. In addition to the Artists in Residence program, the Center curates and produces public programming that serves the broader community of New Orleans, and endeavors to serve as an incubator, conduit and resource for partnerships in the arts.

The Artist Centered Program Associate provides administrative and event support for all JMC residency and public programming. The ACPA works closely with the Artist Centered Program Manager on the programs team to provide administrative, technical and on the ground support of resident artists (AIRs) and visitors, programmatic offerings, and related public events developed and administered by the Foundation to support contemporary artists at the Joan Mitchell Center.

KEY RESPONSIBILITES WILL INCLUDE:

Administration and Programming

  • Coordinate, schedule and organize the day to day activities of the AIRS, guests, professional development consultants and general public
  • Support the day-to-day administration of the JMC office, greeting visitors and responding to artist needs and general inquiries
  • Track, record and maintain all internal programmatic recordkeeping systems including but not limited to digital files on the JMF server, application materials on online platforms, databases and resource spreadsheets
  • Create and maintain central calendar of events, programs and projects for JMC
  • Manage weekly newsletter and correspondence with the AIRs
  • Support promotion and marketing of JMC programming via print and social media channels as well as industry specific publications
  • Coordinate logistical aspects of JMC AIR events, including the Community Coffee, Open Studios, AIR Share dinners, AIR presentation and other public programming, through advance planning with artists, registration/check-in, program materials, technical arrangements (A/V), documentation, catering.
  • Coordinate logistics of AIR professional development activities including off-site field trips, workshops, one-on-one studio visits and seminars
  • Schedule all program intakes, exit interviews and meetings with the AIRS
  • Coordinate artist and visitor travel with all internal deadlines on budget
  • Coordinate workflow with the studio and digital media assistants as well as the weekend coordinator and provide task-based guidance as needed


 


(Key responsibilities continued)

  • Guide intern activities as needed
  • Coordinate with staff at the Joan Mitchell Foundation (JMF) to ensure that organizational protocols are being implemented across the NYC and New Orleans offices, and to build a working culture of communication, collaboration and support. We expect this position will coordinate most closely with the Programs, Communications, Finance & Operations teams.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE SKILL REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in arts or humanities field or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum three years working in an administrative capacity, preferably in an arts or nonprofit setting
  • 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 a level of comfort with public speaking
  • Driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Proactive and solution driven
  • History of relationship building with artists
  • High level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team
  • Commitment to the Joan Mitchell Foundation mission, vision, purpose and core values
  • Flexible schedule (availability to work some evenings and/or weekends).
  • Familiarity with database systems, online form-builders and application platforms a plus

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 20lbs, 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, on behalf of the Foundation

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@joanmitchellfoundation.org with the Subject Line: JMC - Artist Centered Programs Associate

Operations Manager, Joan Mitchell Center

New Orleans, LA

STATUS:  Full-time, Exempt
REPORTS TO: JMC Director

POSITION OVERVIEW
Based in the culturally diverse and historic city of New Orleans, the Joan Mitchell Center’s mission is to support local, national, and international contemporary visual artists. The Center, a program of the Joan Mitchell Foundation, is an artist residency center developed to offer both time and space for artists to create work in a contemplative environment. In addition to the Artists in Residence program, the Center curates and produces public programming that serves the broader community of New Orleans, and endeavors to serve as an incubator, conduit and resource for partnerships in the arts.

The Operations Manager is responsible for the creation, maintenance, assessment, and oversight of the Joan Mitchell Center’s property and operational systems as a program of the Joan Mitchell Foundation. The Manager will work to create clear and transparent roles and responsibilities for staff, including: Center protocols and procedures; maintenance and evaluation of the operations of the property and facilities; and assessment of integration of administration and programmatic components.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:

Facilities and Property Systems

  • Ensure the smooth operations and ongoing maintenance and upkeep of all JMC property, grounds and facilities
  • Develop short- and long-term maintenance/renovation strategy/plans for all properties, in collaboration with the JMC Director, that align with appropriate Center and Foundation priorities
  • Manage the grounds, housekeeping and cooking staff; work with them to develop ongoing systems to ensure smooth operations of the facilities
  • Liaise with JMC Director and NYC-based Director of Facilities on relevant projects, processes and protocols
  • Act as Point Person for consultants and vendors relating to facilities and operations
  • Oversee security of property and emergency preparedness planning and execution
  • Coordinate strategic and operational planning with hospitality and property teams
  • Oversee special projects outside of traditional residency-related activities

Operational Systems

  • Manage major contracts with the JMC Director and JMF Senior Management Team as needed
  • Shape systems of accountability with clear policies and procedures
  • Compile, assess and keep up-to-date an internal operations manual for continuity of systems, which includes protocols and procedures for facility, property and office
  • Manage administrative systems for implementation relating to property use by artists, organizations, guests and staff
  • Standardize internal and external materials for staff use
  • Research and compile relevant AIR program documents
  • Recommend, engage and manage consultants and contractors for specific needs
  • Maintain a public space for computer/printer use
  • Create an orientation for guests in coordination with Program Director (to include special events) and oversee its application by staff 
     

 


Financial Coordination

  • Uphold JMC/JMF financial systems of accountability and work with Senior Director of Finance to implement/develop financial policies unique to JMC
  • Provide financial reports for Center Director and senior management as needed 
  • Maintain and review expense reports, departmental and/or project spending plans and budgets with staff 

Technology Oversight 

  • Oversee and manage work plan for IT support (in coordination with NYC Operations) including: software updates and needs; hardware maintenance and updates; organizing JMC server; operations and purchasing of devices; maintenance of phones, internet, and website services and equipment
  • Ensure creation of IT guide for staff reference
  • Organize regular professional development opportunities for staff in the area of technology, communication and computer use

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent Operations experience, no less than 5 years
  • Demonstrated success managing a team, preferably in a similar role
  • Ability to network and make professional connections
  • Ability to work with city and state agencies regarding physical property
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strategic planning around capital projects
  • Facilities and/or property management experience
  • Experience overseeing a budget
  • Experience with Mac based computer systems and intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • Driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Sense of humor
  • Proactive and solution driven
  • Flexible schedule (evenings and/or weekends, if necessary)
  • Flexibility to travel out of town for work-related events, as necessary
  • 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

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 20lbs, 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, on behalf of the Foundation

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@joanmitchellfoundation.org with the Subject Line: JMC-Operations Manager

Maintenance Associate, Joan Mitchell Center

New Orleans, LA

STATUS:  Full-time, Non-Exempt
REPORTS TO: JMC Director
 

POSITION OVERVIEW
Based in the culturally diverse and historic city of New Orleans, the Joan Mitchell Center’s mission is to support local, national, and international contemporary visual artists. The Center, a program of the Joan Mitchell Foundation, is an artist residency center developed to offer both time and space for artists to create work in a contemplative environment. In addition to the Artists in Residence program, the Center curates and produces public programming that serves the broader community of New Orleans, and endeavors to serve as an incubator, conduit and resource for partnerships in the arts.

The Maintenance Associate manages and maintains the property (campus) which include all buildings, green spaces and the outer parameters. The duties and responsibilities of the Maintenance Associate involve creating and maintaining the aesthetic design and functioning of a sustainable artist in residence campus. The Maintenance Associate is responsible for 5 key areas of focus including Building Maintenance, Outdoor and Garden Maintenance, Equipment and Vendor, Staff Management and Special Projects.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:

Building Maintenance: 

  • Carpentry, electrical, plumbing repairs as need
  • Create and maintain safety procedures and equipment
  • Create and maintain maintenance calendar and recommendations plan, in coordination with Operations Manager
  • Review and repair lapses in security as necessary
  • Regular maintenance for all exterior gutters and campus water management

 


Outdoor & Garden Maintenance:

  • Garden: Watering, planting, weeding, seedlings, mini greenhouse
  • Bioswale Pond and pool oversight
  • Recycling Program/ Trash Management
  • Shopping for appropriate supplies for maintenance
  • Equipment & Vendor Management: 
  • Van care and upkeep
  • Manage service and vendor contracts, warranties etc.
  • Coordinate all walk throughs, surveys and inspections with appropriate staff

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE SKILL REQUIRED 

  • Valid Driver’s license 
  • Minimum five years of landscaping experience including but not limited to care for lawn and plant identification. 
  • High level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness with a strong work ethic
  • Commitment to the Joan Mitchel Foundation mission, vision, purpose, and core values;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team.

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

  • This position requires the ability to sit, stand, lift up to 25 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, on behalf of the Foundation.

HOW TO APPLY: 
To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@joanmitchellfoundation.org with the Subject Line: JMC-Maintenance Associate