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Position: Public Programs Coordinator, Visual Arts
Americas Society, New York

Americas Society seeks a highly organized and detail-oriented individual with a demonstrated interest to arts programming. The ideal candidate will exhibit excellent oral, written, and computer skills, and demonstrate the ability to adapt to challenges and exercise flexibility in a fast-paced environment. This role will support the Visual Arts Department in our New York office and report to the chief curator and director of Visual Arts.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Public Programs: propose topics and speakers for talks, round tables, seminars, and tours to curatorial team and guest curators. Coordinate all internal and external logistics, communications, and promotion of events. Build partnerships with external institutions and organizations for public programming.
  • Educational Programs: Propose, coordinate, and build partnerships for educational tours and activities. Conduct exhibition tours in English and Spanish.
  • Social Media: Manage Visual Arts Department social accounts promoting events and activities.
  • Arts of the Americas Circle: Program activities, manage communications, and help foster new members for this group of donors who advise the Visual Arts Department.
  • Exhibitions and Publications: assist the curatorial team in the conceptualization and production of exhibitions and related publications on specific cases.
  • Provide administrative assistance to the Visual Arts Department.

Qualifications:

The candidate is expected to be a self-starter and strong team player who can balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Knowledge in Latin American and Latinx art history as well as Spanish fluency are necessary. Other qualifications include:

  • BA or MA in art history or museum studies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, along with strong interpersonal skills
  • Written and spoken Spanish at an advanced business level, Portuguese a plus
  • Ability to work cross-departmentally
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to communicate with high-level sponsors and funders
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) required and knowledge of CRM platforms (Raiser’s Edge Database, Salesforce-Fonteva, Mailchimp, etc.) preferred

Application Submission: Please send your cover letter and resume with “Public Programs Coordinator, Visual Arts” in the subject line to dflatto@as-coa.org. Note that only those candidates who will be considered for an interview will be contacted.

Americas Society (AS) is the premier forum dedicated to education, debate, and dialogue in the Americas. Its mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social, and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.

Americas Society is an equal opportunity employer.


Position: Intern, Policy
Council of the Americas, Washington, D.C.

The Council of the Americas Washington office seeks a student with office experience for an internship. This position provides the opportunity to work in the Washington policy community as well as unique exposure to influential government and business leaders from the Americas. Policy areas may include trade and energy, among others. The internship is unpaid, and interns are required to earn university credit.

Key areas of focus:
  • Providing logistical support for policy events and working groups, including interacting with COA corporate members.
  • Writing for the AS/COA website, primarily program summaries.
  • Notetaking at events and meetings.
  • Staying current on trends, country-specific information, and business issues in the region.
  • Administrative tasks.
  • Assisting with research for reports, op-eds, and background papers.
  • Editing and fact-checking.
  • Attending policy meetings.

Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of college or university.
  • Fluency in English and high proficiency or fluency in Spanish.
  • Exceptional English language writing skills.
  • Exceptional research skills.
  • Ability to identify and summarize key points of articles and meetings.
  • Knowledge of political and economic issues in Latin America.
  • Background in international relations, political science, or a similar program of study.
  • Ability to work on a variety of projects and to prioritize.
  • Demonstrated organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Previous office experience.
  • Detail oriented

Time requirement: Minimum of 20 hours per week.

Application submission: Please email cover letter, resume, and a 1–2 page English writing sample, preferably on a topic related to COA's work, to Zoe Dauth at zdauth@as-coa.org. In your cover letter, please explain why you are a good fit for the position. Please include “Policy Internship” in the subject line and specify if you are applying for a spring, summer, or fall position. No phone calls. Only candidates selected to interview will be contacted.


Position: Student Intern
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, Miami

Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) is seeking a student intern for the Miami office to focus on research for membership and programs. Our interns have unique exposure to the policy dialogue in Miami among business, community, and government leaders and are able to contribute to this dialogue by helping to organize and execute the meetings and forums led by the AS/COA Miami team.

Principal responsibilities:

  • Researching and identifying prospects for membership with the COA, in South Florida as well as throughout Latin America.
  • Performing market research on current and prospective members and preparing company profiles.
  • Generating reports and queries as well as facilitating maintenance of our database.
  • Writing briefing papers on relevant topics for programs.
  • Assisting with outreach for public and private programs and providing logistical support.

Time requirement:

  • 15–20 hours per week; minimum 3 month commitment; students must be able to receive university credit for this internship.
  • Flexibility to cover programs that take place early morning or evening a plus.

Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of college or university.
  • Excellent English writing skills.
  • Strong written and spoken Spanish, Portuguese a plus.
  • Exceptional research skills.
  • Facility with databases.
  • Must be detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work on a variety of projects and to prioritize.
  • Curiosity and an eagerness to contribute to a dynamic team environment.

Application submission: Please send your resume and cover letter to Francisco Martinez at fmartinez@as-coa.org.

Americas Society (AS) is the premier forum dedicated to education, debate, and dialogue in the Americas. Its mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social, and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.

Council of the Americas (COA) is the premier international business organization whose members share a common commitment to economic and social development, open markets, the rule of law, and democracy throughout the Western Hemisphere. The Council's membership consists of leading international companies representing a broad spectrum of sectors, including banking and finance, consulting services, consumer products, energy and mining, manufacturing, media, technology, and transportation.


Position: Student Intern, BRAVO Leadership Forums
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, Miami

Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) is seeking a student intern for the Miami office to focus on the organization’s BRAVO Leadership Forums. The internship provides an opportunity for highly motivated college students seeking experience in international business and/or international relations. Through both large scale and private conferences/programs, the BRAVO Leadership Forums promote business and policy issues within the hemisphere. The student intern will assist with forums and meetings to promote economic and social development in the region and gain exposure to Latin America’s private and public sector, as well as the South Florida business community. This internship is an excellent opportunity for students pursuing public relations, international relations, business, communications/marketing or journalism degrees.

Principal responsibilities:

  • Assist AS/COA’s BRAVO Leadership Forums team in the efforts to develop successful programs in Fall, which consist of the annual Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards and the annual CEO Roundtable. (during APEC)
  • Provide support in audience development for both events including researching prospect delegates and outreach via email correspondences and phone calls.
  • Aid the sales department in researching for new leads (for potential sponsors and partners) and connecting with prospect companies and/or individuals for advertisement and ticket sales.
  • Assist in the coordination with major sponsors and partners to ensure successful implementation of all deliverables for Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards and CEO Roundtable.
  • Lead the efforts in registration by maintaining the database organized and ensuring all delegates are registered for the Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards and CEO Roundtable.
  • Assist in the development of the marketing materials, especially the Symposium booklet.

Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of college or university.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat programs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English and Spanish. (Portuguese is a plus)
  • Good communication skills on the phone and sales driven personality to be able to also research, confirm delegates to programs and other duties; must be detail oriented.
  • Ability to prioritize on work projects.
  • A team player with excellent organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills.
  • Have an interest/knowledge of regional policy and economic issues in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Important requirements:

  • Students must be able to receive university credit for this internship. You must receive approval from your professor, university or head of school department confirming you can receive credit for this internship.  
  • Minimum 20 hours per week; minimum 3-month commitment for Fall semester (preferred timeline starting August 19 to November 15)
  • Flexibility to participate in attending programs that take place early morning or evening.

Application submission: Please send your resume, cover letter, and writing sample (approximately 350 words) to: Cyndi Balladares (cballadares@as-coa.org) and Mercedes Fernandez (mfernandez@as-coa.org).


Position: Intern, Visual Arts
Americas Society, New York

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide support for public programs and events.
  • Conduct preliminary research.
  • Organize and maintain Americas Society research library.
  • Assist in organizing Americas Society Visual Arts archive.
  • Administrative tasks and other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Recent MA or current graduate student in art history, museum studies, library science, or a related field.
  • Previous experience working in a museum/art gallery environment.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management.
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred.
  • Library/archive skills are a plus.

Time requirement: Up to 20 hours per week.

Application submission: Please email your résumé and cover letter to dflatto@as-coa.org. Please include “Visual Arts Internship” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Americas Society is an equal opportunity employer.