The Justice Arts Coalition (JAC) is seeking remote and local (DC area) Interns to assist in all areas of operations, including website maintenance and development, email, social media, and fundraising, as well as in organizing, advertising, and facilitating events. This posting is for applications interested in joining our ArtConnects team.
The ideal candidates will have a deep commitment to JAC’s mission, vision, and values, and should be organized, with strong attention to detail, possess excellent computer skills (including competency using WordPress, Zoom, Google Drive, ActionNetwork, and all social media platforms) and be able to work independently and complete projects quickly without sacrificing quality and accuracy.
- Responding to letters from artists in prison to provide them with information about JAC
- Providing guidance to the volunteers who assist us in corresponding with artists in prison
- Assisting with exhibitions and planning/facilitating ArtLinks events
- Managing JAC’s pARTner project
- Supporting partner organizations’ art initiatives
- Assisting in the production of a print newsletter to send to incarcerated artists in JAC’s network
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected group. Individuals who have been directly impacted by the carceral system are encouraged to apply.
About Justice Arts Coalition
Justice Arts Coalition (JAC) unites teaching artists, arts advocates, currently and formerly incarcerated artists, and allies, harnessing the transformative power of the arts to reimagine justice. Through the sharing of resources, stories, and learning opportunities, JAC is building a nationwide collective of people who are committed to increasing opportunities for creative expression in carceral settings, amplifying the voices of those most impacted by mass incarceration, and shaping public dialogue around the intersection of the arts and justice.
The work of Justice Arts Coalition is grounded in the beliefs that:
Creative expression is both a human need and a human right.
Creative expression is essential to healing, reconciliation, and community-building.
Participation in the artistic process significantly affects a person’s self-worth and sense of purpose and meaning.
Art is an individual expression of universal human experience, increases empathy and serves as a bridge between diverse groups.
Justice Arts Coalition values human dignity, equity, and integrity.
Artists and advocates inside and outside of prison come together to share our passion for art experiences that welcome a multitude of voices, inspire creative expression, embrace authentic dialogue, and reveal our shared humanity.
We put relationships first, and will not sacrifice human connection and direct support for organizational expansion.
We remain committed to amplifying the voices of system-involved artists. Their leadership and guidance in all JAC activities is sought and encouraged.