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Intern, Development – Spring 2019

For 125 years, The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) has worked to educate and inspire New Yorkers to engage in the betterment of our city. As one of the city’s oldest nonprofit advocacy organizations, MAS mobilizes diverse allies to focus on issues that affect our city from sidewalk to skyline.  Through three core campaign areas, MAS protects New York’s legacy spaces, encourages thoughtful planning and urban design, and fosters inclusive neighborhoods across the five boroughs. Requirements

  • Hours per week: 16 to 20 hours
  • Duration: 12 weeks minimum
  • Start Date: Late January
  • Reports to: Development Team
  • Compensation: $15/hr
  • Education: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a master’s or bachelor’s degree program for the duration of the internship

Internship Description MAS seeks a part-time Development Intern to provide support in the planning and execution of development campaigns, appeals and events throughout the year, including the annual Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal Gala. The internship will focus on:

  • Conducting research for development projects and event planning
  • Writing letters and other correspondence
  • Contributing to production of reports, presentations, printed materials and webpages
  • Liaising with donors and members
  • Assisting with logistics associated with meetings and events
  • Using and updating the donor database

Required Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to successfully manage multiple projects
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends as needed
  • Interest in urban advocacy, preservation and policy

Preferred Skills

  • Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience working with a CRM Database
  • Experience working with WordPress

Application Instructions The application deadline is November 26, 2018. To apply, please email a resume, and cover letter to, with the subject line “Intern, Development — Spring 2019”. No phone calls please. The Municipal Art Society of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Graphic Designer – Livable Neighborhoods Program Re-Design

MAS is seeking a graphic designer to work with the Director of Community Engagement and Education and the Communications Manager to enhance program and educational materials for the organization’s Livable Neighborhoods Program (LNP).

  • Review existing program visual identity and increase alignment with organizational identity.
  • Update program materials:
    • Re-design a branded program brochure or postcard.
    • Review and update program graphics on the MAS website.
  • Update educational materials:
    • Re-design four existing educational presentations, and create a template for future presentations.
    • Design single-page handouts to accompany updated presentations, and create a template for future handouts.
    • Update existing educational graphics as needed, and create a component toolbox for new graphics.
    • Design an easily readable and editable resources list, to be distributed at workshops and shared on the MAS website.
  • Additional deliverables:
    • Mobile responsive and social media friendly versions of key graphics and program materials.
    • Style guide and instructions for making updates to all program and educational materials.

Project timeline: January – March 2019. Please email with any questions, or to submit a bid including work samples, a draft workplan, and total cost estimate by Thursday, December 20.

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