Wanted: 2014 Administrative Intern



Is this dude your spirit animal? Then to the festivalmobile! The 2014 Administrative Internship awaits!


The Deets

The Administrative Intern will assist with all aspects of administration and production of 2nd Floor Rear 2014.

 2nd Floor Rear is an annual 24-hour festival of alternative spaces, apartment galleries, and ephemeral and migrant projects celebrating Chicago’s vibrant community of alternative and DIY art spaces. Thanks to a special grant from the Propeller Fund, this season, we are pleased to offer a paid internship to an aspiring cultural producer. The 2014 Administrative Intern will receive a monthly stipend for the duration of the internship, and will be eligible for a bonus upon the internship’s completion. 

Compensation: $250 monthly stipend

Duration: December 1, 2013-March 1, 2014

Hours: Approx. 10 hours per week, flexible schedule

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting research on potential collaborators and partnerships
  • Brainstorming ideas for public programming
  • Developing marketing and fundraising strategies
  • Communicating with artists, arts organizations, local businesses, and press
  • Recruiting and managing volunteers
  • Collecting and managing paperwork and payments for festival participants and freelance employees
  • Compiling information and managing databases using Google docs
  • Responding to emails in a timely and professional manner
  • Scheduling, attending, and taking notes for meetings between the festival Director and other parties
  • Managing printed materials
  • Managing social media
  • Coordinating the distribution of supplies and materials to participants
  • Remaining on call for the duration of the 24-hour festival



The 2014 Administrative Intern MUST be:

  • 100% dependable
  • Prompt
  • Organized
  • Thorough
  • Professional
  • Positive
  • Flexible
  • Hardworking
  • Someone who takes initiative
  • Technologically literate
  • Able to navigate the city
  • An excellent multi-tasker
  • Reasonably outgoing
  • Someone who can work independently and take direction
  • Passionate about 2nd Floor Rear and its mission


An ideal candidate will:

  • Exhibit interest and/or knowledge of alternative and DIY art practices in Chicago
  • Have previous knowledge of Chicago’s artistic and cultural history
  • Have an interest and/or prior experience with grassroots fundraising, marketing, and social media
  • Be a social media WIZARD
  • Be adept at using Adobe programs, Google platforms, and WordPress
  • Have an ear for intelligent writing and an eye for good design
  • Work well with a variety of publics and feel comfortable reaching out to others in a professional capacity
  • Contribute original ideas for programming and partnerships, and feel comfortable giving and receiving feedback
  • Understand 2nd Floor Rear’s purpose, voice, and brand
  • Have lots of energy
  • Have a particular interest in evening and late-night programming
  • Have a special understanding of the needs and interests of arts audiences aged 18-25


Bonus points for:

  • Knowing a score of great DJs, photographers, or other potentially useful persons


How to Apply

Send a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample (250-500 words) to itsaponyprojects@gmail.com no later than midnight on Sunday, Nov. 10. Please send application in a single Word or PDF document. Please direct all questions to Katie Waddell at itsaponyprojects@gmail.com


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