34-12 36th Street
Founded in 1999 by legendary American singer and painter, Tony Bennett, and his wife, Susan Benedetto, a former public school teacher, Exploring the Arts (ETA) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization located in New York City. Tony and Susan founded the exemplary public arts high school, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (FSSA), located in Tony’s hometown of Astoria, Queens.
ETA’s early mission was to support FSSA, which now serves 840 students across 6 performing and visual arts majors. The school has one of the highest graduation rates in NYC and most FSSA graduates continue their education at highly-regarded art programs, conservatories, and competitive colleges and universities.
In 2009, ETA expanded its mission to transform the lives of young people by working collaboratively with public high schools to help them build sustainable, high-quality arts programs with strategic planning and funding support. ETA partners with public high schools that serve high need student populations with limited access to arts education and currently works with 28 Partner Schools in NYC and 10 in Los Angeles.
ETA’s work includes a highly-valued internship program whereby students work directly with NYC art organizations and cultural institutions.
ETA is overseen by an eleven-member Board of Directors, and its staff team is led by Executive Director Cheri Walsh. For more information visit: http://www.exploringthearts.org/
ETA is experiencing programmatic growth that requires additional administrative and development support. The Administrative & Development Assistant will work primarily with ED Cheri Walsh and Director of Development & Communications, Karin Venegas, but will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic staff in the organization’s NYC and LA offices.
The duties of the position include, but are not limited to:
· Processing and acknowledging donations
· Donor prospect research
· Writing inquiry letters
· Special events assistance
· Assist ED with weekly accounts payable and monthly reconciliations
· Assist with database management (SalesForce)
· General office management
· Assist ED with schedule management
· Attentive to detail
· Very well-organized
· Fluent in Microsoft Word and Excel
· Quick to learn database, SalesForce
· Strong written communication skills
· Highest integrity
This is a part-time position (20 hours/week. Three days per week, which need to include Wednesday and Friday).
Compensation is $21,000 per year. This position does not include health benefits.
Minimum Education Required