Internship Opportunity: WHIN Music Project Program Administrator ☆

| March 18, 2013

Program Administrator (internship unpaid)

*WHIN Music Project is an El Sistema-inspired music program for the Washington Heights and Inwood
communities of Manhattan in New York City. WHIN Music Project serves over 150 children weekly in its
different programs which include the Early Childhood Program, WHIN Childrenʼs Choir, String Program,
STAR (School-Time Annual Residency) Program and the WHIN Youth Orchestra at the United Palace.
Following the principles and best practices of El Sistema, WHIN Music Project uses orchestral and choral
instruction as a vehicle for personal development, social inclusion, community building and artistic growth
for the children and youth in these communities.
*This internship will provide the right candidate with hands-on experience on the different aspects of arts
administration in a small yet rapidly growing non-profit organization in a very exciting time in our short
history. The ideal candidate would be a passionate advocate who believes that music is a vehicle for
personal and social development for children and youth.
*In this position the Program Administrator works closely with the founding director and teaching artists to
better serve the community in a caring and supportive environment. This part-time position (10-15 hours
per week) has the potential to develop into a part-time permanent paid position for the right candidate and
there is room for growth as the program expands and develops.
Some of the duties for this position include but are not limited to:
• General administrative work
• Maintenance of spreadsheets and databases of students
• Coordinate schedules of classes with students, parents and teachers
• Assist with grant writing and other writing/editing work
• Help manage the social media, marketing and PR efforts
• Manage production of special events such as performances
• Attend staff meetings and contribute to the articulation of long-term vision
Personal and professional skills required for this position include:
• Strong organizational skills, problem solving, detailed oriented
• Self-starter with ability to multitask and adjust to the needs of each instant
• Excellent communication skills (both personal as well as written)
• Interest/knowledge in grant writing, social media platforms, marketing techniques and public
• Good sense of humor, patience, and high work ethic
• Familiarity with the communities of Washington Heights/Inwood (preferred)
• Bilingual: English/Spanish (preferred)

Please send cover letter and resume (1-2 page) to Immediate start