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Bloomberg Arts Internship Manager

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance


The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance was founded in 1972 and is one of the nation’s best-known and most effective arts service organizations.  We operate in five counties surrounding Philadelphia and also serve southern New Jersey and Northern Delaware as part of our metropolitan region.  We have over 450 nonprofit and for-profit members, but the Alliance serves the entire cultural sector – over 1,500 performing arts, visual arts, history, science, horticulture, arts education, community art centers, and other cultural organizations.

The Bloomberg Arts Internship, a program of the Cultural Alliance, and funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is a citywide arts internship for Philadelphia high school juniors with three key goals: To immerse young people in the world-class arts and culture sector of Philadelphia, to prepare them for the workforce with on-the-job experience, and to provide vital professional development opportunities and college readiness training. For eight weeks, fifty students are placed in paid positions at arts and culture organizations across the city. In addition, the entire cohort goes on weekly site visits to many of Philadelphia’s most iconic arts and culture institutions. Finally, the cohort attends day-long weekly professional development and college readiness training. Learn more about the Bloomberg Arts Internship at


Position Summary

The internship manager will be part of a team focused on implementing this ambitious program. Working with a grant manager, administrative support, and a team of mentors, the internship manager will support curriculum development, intern recruitment, and program implementation. The program runs from January through October and has three phases: Planning and recruitment, implementation, and program reporting. This is a seasonal part-time position, averaging 25 hours a week, with closer to 40 hours at certain points during program implementation in the summer. This position will start in early/mid-February, and end by the end of September.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Support program recruitment by connecting directly with educators and organizations across the city to identify strong program candidates.
  • Help to schedule and manage a rigorous schedule of intern interviews, including guiding internship applicants through important paperwork.
  • Collaborate on intern placement at organizations.
  • Collaborate with the grant manager to update the program curriculum for 2020.
  • Supporting the grant manager, coordinate with internship worksites to ensure a quality workplace experience for interns.
  • Provide primary oversight for worksite visits and intern peer training sessions conducted by four college mentors.
  • With the support, lead internship site visits to major arts and culture institutions across Philadelphia.
  • Collaborating with program partners, prepare materials for and facilitate day-long professional development sessions every Friday.
  • Be a first-line of support to a diverse cohort of creative and ambitious interns.
  • Support program wrap-up processes, including program evaluation and grant reporting.



  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • 3-5 years experience working with students representing diverse backgrounds and cultures in creative programs.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal, written, presentation) skills.
  • Ability and comfort providing one-on-one support and coaching, as well as the ability to lead a cohort of 50 teenagers.
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Familiarity with and appreciation for Philadelphia’s arts and culture sector.
  • Ability to set goals, self-manage and work in a team.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply



This is a part-time position, averaging 25 hours a week, with closer to 40 hours at certain points in the summer. Compensation is $24/hour.

Education Level: 
Master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.
To Apply

To apply for this position, please email Tom Bonner, at, with the subject line “Internship Manager Application", and include the following…

  • Resume
  • Cover letter detailing your relevant experience and interest
  • Two references