LMCC Volunteer Program
LMCC Internship Program



LMCC Volunteer Program

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council strives to create a welcoming environment for all our guests at our public engagement initiatives and our stakeholder recognition events including: Open Studios, the River To River Festival, Arts East River Waterfront and The Downtown Dinner. LMCC’s front of house team is seeking energetic and highly motivated volunteers to greet and direct guests, and answer general questions. Applications for volunteers are accepted on a rolling basis.

What You’ll Do: LMCC Volunteers are asked to fulfill a number of roles including:

  • Ambassador: volunteers will have the opportunity to participate directly in our outreach efforts as street team members, greeting audiences at events, assisting with check in, and handing out programs.
  • Interceptor: volunteers work with LMCC staff to collect information from attendees onsite through surveys and sign-ups. The information collected will tell us more about our audiences and will impact programmatic and audience outreach strategies and decision-making.
  • Behind-the-scenes: volunteers support logistical needs such as set up, clean up, and transport, all of which is at the core of our ability to provide the best possible audience experience.

We’re Looking for Individuals Who Are:

  • Fun, friendly, and outgoing with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Open to supporting any live, cultural experiences, indoors or outdoors, rain or shine
  • Available to attend periodic meetings Experienced in front of house and/or hospitality duties (preferred, not required)
  • Passionate or curious about the arts

Please note: All prospective volunteers must attend a training meeting before being placed on assignment. These training meetings provide opportunities for volunteers to familiarize themselves with LMCC and event protocols.

Apply: In order to be considered for a volunteer opportunity, please complete the following online form. We will contact you soon via email regarding upcoming opportunities. No phone calls please.

Have Questions? For more information or questions about LMCC’s Volunteer Program, please contact Nichole Fields, LMCC’s Events Associate, at nfields@lmcc.net or 212-219-9401 x 101.

LMCC Internship Program

LMCC is an ideal setting to learn in an ‘out-of-the-classroom’ setting. LMCC connects you to a robust network of professional connections and gives you the hands-on experience you need to advance your career in a variety of non-profit arts settings. Whether you are in college, a recent graduate, or a young adult looking to make a career transition, our 20-person staff is ready to share their experience with you.

LMCC’s internship program provides meaningful opportunities for individuals interested in gaining hands-on experience in the arts and culture sector, from the perspective of a leading non-profit organization in New York City. Interns learn about and participate in the planning, execution, and reporting processes related to LMCC’s artist empowerment programs and public engagement initiatives, as well as the communication/fundraising/branding and non-profit finance, administrative and operations activities.

Interns are paired with a staff member to concentrate on their internship focus, and will gain exposure to all departments in our collaborative-minded office over a 4-month period.

Internships are for approximately 4 months for an average of 20 hours per week, including supporting evening and weekend events. A travel stipend of $125 per month will be provided for the duration of the internship. The start/end dates of the program are flexible and should be agreed upon between the intern and their supervisor prior to the start of the internship.

Internship Focuses: Listed below are the 15 different internship focuses available to choose from, you can apply up to three focuses on your application. Based on your internship focus, you will be paired one-on-one with a staff member at LMCC to contribute your knowledge, apply your skills, and deepen your interests and find new ones too. Our open office plan and frequent collaboration across departments, also makes the perfect environment to gain an understanding of the entire organization. Visit the application form here to learn more about each focus.

  • Artist Residencies
  • Grants
  • Capacity-Building & Community Initiatives
  • Public Programs
  • Administration
  • Nonprofit Finance
  • Operations
  • Individual Giving & Special Events
  • Institutional Giving & Governmental Relations
  • Corporate Sponsorships & Arts Sales
  • Audience Development
  • House Management (Summer only)
  • Branding & Public Relations
  • Digital Media
  • Market Research

Internship Cycles
Fall 2014
September 2 – December 19, 2014
Priority Application Deadline: August 18, 2014

Spring 2015
January 2 – April 30, 2015
Priority Application Deadline: December 8, 2014

Summer 2015
May 1 – August 29, 2015
Priority Application Deadline: April 6, 2015

How to Apply
Application Form

Please note, for those interested in the Digital Media focus, work samples are also required. Applicants may apply up to three of the internship focuses for consideration. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however we strongly recommend applying by the priority application deadline.

We apologize that we are unable to respond to applications unless a candidate is being considered for an interview. Any questions may be sent to internships@lmcc.net. Please refrain from phone calls.