Programmes

Internship Programmes

Applications accepted in June of each year.

Cultural Interns will have the opportunity to discover firsthand what the Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) has to offer culturally, and to gain relevant experience in the field of nonprofit arts administration and production, undertaking meaningful projects while working under the guidance of experienced professionals. The programme is designed to increase interns’ knowledge and skills, and help them gain an interesting and valuable workplace experience, which will enhance their future employment prospects. The structure of the programme includes a blend of hands-on projects and general business practice.

Each intern will be expected to make a minimum 10-month (September – June) commitment to the programme, for which they will each receive a subsidy of CI$2,000 per month.

The ideal candidates should have a Bachelor's Degree or higher, excellent written and verbal communication skills, competence with Microsoft Office (as well, knowledge of Adobe Creative Suites would be an asset), be extremely detail oriented, have a great deal of initiative, and be able to handle multiple assignments with overlapping timelines.  Must have valid driver’s licence and own transportation.

Arts Administration / Marketing Intern

Office Management

General administration, bookkeeping, and marketing responsibilities. Duties include facilitating telephone, email and other communications; maintaining meetings and events calendars; maintaining databases and record keeping, including filing; general office management and providing other administrative support as needed.

Social Media

Social media writing, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and E-Newsletter updates; community management; research and reporting.  

Box Office

Gains practical experience in the day-to-day operations of a box office through assisting the staff in the sale and processing of ticket orders.

Production / Operations Intern (requires some evening hours)

Stage / Backstage

Assists with all aspects of the production process to gain an understanding of technical elements of the production process, including stage management; tracking textual changes; noting blocking; props / costumes, scene breakdowns, plots, and schedules.

Production Assistant

Responsibilities include but are not limited to researching and acquiring props and sets; providing rehearsal support and assisting with budgeting; assisting with production areas, including costumes, props, video, projections; and scenery and general office duties.

Other Events

Assists with technical duties (lights, sound and projection) for CNCF and Harquail Theatre events.  May be assigned responsibility for coordinating some public events. 

Application Procedures

Your application must include:

1.     Cover Letter

2.     Complete Application form - Click here to download a copy 

3.     Two Letters of Recommendation

Recommendation letters for CNCF Internships should have the name of the applicant, the name of the person writing the recommendation, and the internship category at the top of the page. They must be signed, dated and typed or printed on School or Company letterhead. The letters should address the following questions:

1. How long, how well, and in what capacity have you known the applicant?
2. How does he or she handle responsibility?
3. How does the applicant handle direction?
4. How does the applicant work under pressure?
5. Is the applicant self-motivated? Can he or she work effectively with little direction?
6. What leadership qualities have you observed in the applicant? How does he or she handle leadership responsibilities?
7. Are there any other relevant facts or considerations about the applicant that are relevant to this application?

Do not submit incomplete or partial applications; all of the above are required. Please submit resume and application form along with two letters of recommendation, using the email subject Intern to [email protected].You will receive an e-mail confirming our receipt of your application once you submit it. Interns are selected by application and interview.  

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the volume of applications we receive, we cannot reply personally to every applicant or answer questions about applications once submitted.  If you have not been contacted within one month of submission, you should assume we will not be able to offer you the internship(s) for which you applied. Please feel free to apply again in the future.

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