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Michael Workman

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art Fall / Summer Development Internships

JOB TITLE: Summer / Fall 2024 Development Intern

REPORTS TO: Michael Workman, Development Coordinator

LOCATION: Hybrid remote and on-site at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (UIMA) preserves and promotes contemporary art as a shared expression of the Ukrainian and American experience. UIMA develops, utilizes and encourages artistic talent through exhibitions, concerts, readings, lectures and films to serve the cultural needs of our community and city, and thereby strengthen cultural understanding and diversity.

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art is seeking an intern who is interested in gaining hands-on experience in nonprofit museum development. This will include specific focus on current proposal initiatives, including:

-City of Chicago Department of Development narrative for UIMA expansion grant

-NEA "Our Town" narrative for UIMA expansion grant

-Additional Development Expansion

General duty roles will also broadly include:

-New donor outreach

-New donor cultivation, acquisition, and relationship management

-Sponsor deck development and updating

-New sponsor outreach

-New sponsor cultivation, acquisition, and relationship management

-New grant research

-Assist in grant prep, writing, niche narrative development

-Bloomerang donor newsletter development and publication

-Expansion campaign support

Interns will also provide all around logistics support.

Current college or university student seeking course credit for hands-on experience in the development field. Our ideal candidate leads with a growth mindset and demonstrates an ability to take direction and criticism constructively. Strong ability to digest new information quickly and apply it productively with a high level of attention to detail. Excellent communication skills and ability to muti-task and work independently. Collaborative spirit and ability to embrace flexibility of working with many members of the team. Demonstrated interest and passion for arts-related development work. Excellent organization and interpersonal skills. Access to and proficiency with Adobe InDesign or other design software is a plus.

Maximum of 8-10 hours/week; partial in-office availability to work with the Development Coordinator Wed / Thu noon-4pm; occasional evening and/or weekend assignments, including work at the annual gala June 22. The specific days/hours will be discussed during the interview process.

In existence for over 50 years, UIMA continues to offer a robust schedule of exhibitions, musical and literary events, films, and gallery talks, including the annually anticipated Live and Silent Auction. Musical programs have included evenings with distinguished opera singers Samuel Ramey, Paul Plishka, and pianist Valentina Lisitsia, while the MAVerick Ensemble has filled the galleries with experimental and innovative jazz regularly. Writers and actors have showcased their work, and a variety of artist workshops are offered throughout the year.

As in its early days, UIMA’s programs and events connect an international network of artists, musicians, and writers with West Town’s diverse local community, offering intellectually and artistically rich experiences that enhance and expand Chicago’s cultural life. The Institute holds extensive partnerships with both national and international art organizations and museums. As a core member of the Chicago Cultural Alliance we were instrumental in developing a wide coalition of ethnic museums which partner to promote the grand diversity of our multicultural city.

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art has pledged to serve as a leader in developing West Town into a vibrant art destination. Our strategic goals currently focus on developing an educational center for students pursuing careers in art and design. As Ukrainian Village has gentrified and diversified, we continue to grow as a vibrant fine art center dedicated to community engagement, and shaping the artistic legacy of the community and our city.

UIMA is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Please email the following as pdf attachments to

-Cover letter
-Writing sample

No phone calls, please.

Job Type: Unpaid Internship
Compensation: Course Credit
Location: Chicago, Ukrainian Village