The ELNYA Fellows Program is an opportunity for young professionals in the creative industries to play a structured, season-long role in the organization. Through this program, you will build your skill set and expand your networks while directing your talents toward the growth and continued success of ELNYA and your career. We’re looking for Fellows who are in-the-know and of-the-moment, engagers and connectors who have the enthusiasm, talent, and follow-through to create real impact across sectors as arts advocates.  Learn more about our current fellows here.

If selected, you will serve a term from October 15, 2014 through December 31, 2015.

Time Commitment:
As a Fellow, you should be prepared to commit approximately 15 hours a month to ELNYA activities:

  • Quarterly joint Fellows/Board meetings (attendance in person is mandatory)
  • Event planning phone calls and meetings as needed (bimonthly or monthly, typically)
  • Attendance at Creative Conversations, Culture Clubs, Happy Hours, and other events (regular attendance is not required but encouraged)
  • Promotion of all ELNYA events through social media and other platforms to your established and prospective networks

Fellowship Program Structure:
Each fellow is expected to:

  • Take the lead on curating and executing their own event idea that they outline within this application
  • Provide event planning/production support for 3-5 additional events for which another fellow is in the lead planning role
  • Integrate fundraising opportunities at events to ensure sustained success and expansion of ELNYA’s mission, programs and reach

Events fall into one of the following categories: Creative Conversations, Culture Clubs, Happy Hours, Fundraisers, Other. You can read much more about each category in the application document here.

Application Process:
Deadline: September 15, 2014

Read the full application document, including the descriptions of event types and all of the application questions. Please submit your answers to the 9 questions, along with your resume, by clicking on the button below. Note that you won’t be able to save your progress in the online form, so we recommend preparing your answers before beginning to fill out the form.

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Here at ELNYA, our goals are to create networking and professional development opportunities for emerging arts professionals. Many of our members are applying for their first job or are taking the next step in their careers and are looking to create dynamic resumes, effective cover letters and sharpen their interview skills.

Join ELNYA for Your Resume Sucks! a two-part back-to-school workshop focused on giving you the tools you need to put together a great application and land that next job.

Part 1: On Wednesday, September 3, we’ll have improv actors on hand to offer comedic interpretations of some of our favorite unfortunate resumes and cover letters and show you exactly what NOT to do in an interview. Emily Miethner, CEO of FindSpark, will unpack each of these resume blunders and offer you tools to avoid making the common mistakes. Stick around after the session to network with peers.

When? 9/3 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM (Program begins at 6:30)
Where? 2A Bar, NYC (25 Avenue A)
Click here to RSVP
$10 fee + cash bar

Part 2: On Tuesday, September 9, will meet again for our second session at WIX Lounge, where we will be joined by a panel of leaders in a variety of arts disciplines. A group of dynamic professionals including Brynna Tucker, Associate Director of Career & Professional Development from Pratt Institute, will share secrets to creating powerful, effective resumes, and speak about ways in which you can build your personal brand, maintain an online presence, and better sell yourself as a professional.

This session will also feature resume speed dating, at which each of our panelists will review and critique your resume, and small group discussions on a variety of topics. Details to come and mark your calendar now!
Have an idea for a discussion topic? Let us know when you RSVP!

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