Crowdfunding Manager Intern






$250 minimum, or--if we reach our fundraising goal, $2,000.

Hours per week

2-3 hours a day in February - April 2018. When we get close to the end of the campaign, you might need to work on weekends, too.



Application Deadline


End Date



United States


Manage the Kickstarter Campaign for AfroOchoDance, an Afro-Cuban dance series taking place in Little Havana's arts district in September 2018 and February 2019. We are the recipients of a 2018 Knight Arts Challenge grant from the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, but we need to raise matching funds! That's why we need YOU.

Your responsibilities would include:

  • Updating an Excel spreadsheet that lists the (a) name of backer; (b) how much contributed; (c) what gifts we promised them;
  • Posting regular updates to the Kickstarter page;
  • Promoting the campaign on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, as well as other means;
  • Communicating with backers as needed (thanking each backer individually);
  • Communicating with our choreographer on a weekly basis, with a list of supporters promised a "thank you" via a mini-video on Instagram;
  • Providing weekly update to Producer on status of Kickstarter campaign;
  • Reaching out to various related networks to promote Kickstarter campaign;
  • Referring potential sponsors to the Sponsorship Manager (we have sponsorships, too).

We have set up the Kickstarter campaign already, but have not yet launched it. We're look for someone with:

  • strong writing skills
  • experience running a marketing/promotional campaign
  • crowdfunding and especially Kickstarter experience (preferred)
  • dependability and initiative
  • organizational skills
  • attention to detail

If you have experience working in the world of dance or Cuban culture, then let us know! Also let us know if you are bilingual (Spanish/English): another plus.

We are Equal Opportunity employer.


Other Benefits include:

  • Strong letters of recommendation if you do well with this internship;
  • Producer will help you strengthen your LinkedIn profile (if you help us meet our goal!);
  • Work remotely;
  • Invitation to VIP events related to AfroOchoDance;
  • Inclusion in a powerful network of people involved in African diaspora arts, events, business, etc.;
  • Bio and promotion of YOU on our website and through other means.

How To Apply

Please send us a resume and a short statement explaining why you are interested in (and qualified for) this position. It need not be a "formal" cover letter. Just write something in your own words explaining why this internship matters to you, and why you think you're the person we should pick! :-)

Include evidence of previous work, at one writing sample, please.