The AIGA Residents program is a competitive, paid, full-time opportunity to gain vital, hands-on experience working in a fast-paced leading arts nonprofit office in New York City. Over the course of a year, each Resident will work with a program director in one of five key areas within the organization, as well as other members of the AIGA staff, on a number of important, high-visibility projects and initiatives. Aside from obtaining invaluable experience in your chosen field, you’ll learn what it takes to run a national nonprofit.
We’re currently seeking Residents in the following areas:Chapter development
Openings later this year:
While requirements vary by position, candidates are generally expected to have several years of experience, the initiative and self-motivation to work in a small team, and, of course, a love of design.
If you’re ready to engage with designers and the design community on a deeper level, we want to hear from you. Application materials and requirements are listed below.
Chapter development Resident
AIGA, the professional association for design, the largest membership-based design organization, with more than 26,000 members, 70 chapters, and more than 200 student groups on college campuses nationwide, is looking for a standout program manager to work with the director of chapter development to support chapters and chapter leaders.
AIGA’s 70 chapters are individually incorporated, 501(c)(3) organizations and are run by a dedicated corps of more than 900 designer volunteers who serve on their local chapters’ boards of directors. Together, AIGA chapters host hundreds of design-related events, programs, and more in their local communities each year, and serve as members’ first point of contact with AIGA. The success and strength of chapters are critical to membership and organizational growth and relevance.
The AIGA Residents program is a competitive, paid, full-time opportunity to gain vital, hands-on experience working in a fast-paced leading arts nonprofit office in New York City. Residents will work with the director in their program area, as well as other members of the AIGA staff, on a number of important, high-visibility projects and initiatives. This is a one-year term with the potential to extend.
With the director of chapter development:
You should have a Bachelor’s degree, 2+ years of increasing responsibility in an fast-paced office environment, and enjoy wearing a lot of different hats. You’re highly organized, efficient, and self-motivated, and can tactfully manage a range of relationships and personalities. You value clear communication and are able to make quick yet thoughtful decisions. A sense of humor and diplomacy are musts.
Please send a resume and cover letter as a single PDF to AIGA’s director of chapter development Katie Baker with the subject line “Chapter development Resident”.
Please note, this is not an internship. Candidates must live in the New York City area or be willing to relocate. AIGA takes a comprehensive view of diversity and encourages applicants from all underrepresented groups.
AIGA’s chapters allow our members to form powerful social and
professional bonds through conferences, competitions, lectures and
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