Schomburg Center: Programming Pre-Professional (public programs)
The New York Public Library - Manhattan, NY

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The BNY Mellon Pre-Professional Development Program at the Schomburg Center


The BNY Mellon Pre-Professional Development Program at the Schomburg Center, scheduled to launch in January 2013, will offer paid part-time positions across six unique areas.

The Program aims to help college students cultivate transferrable skills and to provide them with professional experience rooted in a cultural institution. These opportunities are offered in each of three terms per year: spring, summer, and fall. The duration of each position is one term, renewable up to one time. Candidates will receive on-the-job training as well as mentorship opportunities. Each term, candidates will take part in an orientation. In addition, workshops with leaders from the New York Public Library and from the greater New York City community will be held twice per term. Participating students are eligible for college credit, but the conferral of credit is not a Program requirement.

PROGRAMMING PRE-PROFESSIONAL (focus on public programs)

The Schomburg Center is looking for a highly organized, motivated college student to work part-time as a paid Programming Pre-Professional, focusing on public programming. Through one-on-one meetings with a mentor/supervisor, you will have opportunities to discuss career goals and receive professional guidance. You will also have opportunities to interact with patrons, presenters, performers, scholars, writers, filmmakers, and others. Diverse public programming, special events, and related activities will foster lifelong professional aptitudes, including skills in time and relationships management as well as logistics administration.

This position is available from January 2013 through May 2013, with the option to renew through August 2013.

Reporting to the Manager of Programs and Special Events, the Programming Pre-Professional is responsible for a variety of tasks within the Public Affairs and Development Department, including:
Creating program listings on
Creating program listings on
Responding to questions regarding public programs
Helping to coordinate events setup
Maintaining an up-to-date list of event RSVPs
Fulfilling other related duties as required

Current enrollment in an approved undergraduate degree program at an accredited educational institution
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Demonstrated flexibility and reliability
Successfully demonstrated computer skills
Interest in public programming and events

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