Grand Rapids' ArtPrize seeks full-time development director, plus interns, volunteers

Grand Rapids-based ArtPrize, the nonprofit entity that oversees the world's largest open art competition each September and October, is growing. With that growth comes the need for a full-time director of development to develop relationships with donors and help the organization succeed financially.

"This is a high level position and a unique opportunity for the right person," says Amelea Pegman, community volunteer director. "We're looking for someone with a wealth of experiences and who has a passion for what we're doing."

ArtPrize operates with a small staff of 15 and has recently added four part-time contractors: an exhibitions coordinator, an events assistant, a volunteer assistant and a digital media specialist. In addition, there are several unpaid internships available for 10 to 20 hours each week of the summer through the end of ArtPrize 2012 (Sept. 19 through Oct. 7, 2012).

"We're looking to fill intern positions that include communications and marketing, logistics support and educational programming," Pegman says. "We have our interns manage important projects so they can get valuable experience and college credit. We'll do anything they need to help them fulfill their college requirements."

Pegman also says ArtPrize needs 500 new volunteers for the event this year. The event operates with some 1,500 volunteers who give 10,000 hours to the community in pre-event planning and in-event tasks. This year, Pegman is busy developing responsibilities for a new Lead Volunteer effort for volunteers who want to offer a bit more time and commitment by helping to coordinate teams of volunteers.

For more information on the director of development position, click here.
For more information on internships, click here.
For more information on volunteering, click here.

Source: Amelea Pegman, ArtPrize
Writer: Deborah Johnson Wood, Development News Editor
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