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Entrepreneurship & Innovation Fellow

Internship Responsibilities

Summary of Essential Functions:

The BCAN Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fellow is the organizational wizard supporting BCAN’s Program Director in the development of programmatic innovations for the Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network, a city-wide initiative advancing the economic empowerment of Baltimore creatives by providing holistic and strategic entrepreneurship support. The position requires a strategic, creative and community-minded organizer with a strong creative eye and a futuristic approach to creating systems.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

 

Project Management (50%)

  • Support Program Director by providing management, coordination, planning and logistical support for BCAN special events and educational programs including the BCAN Founder Fellowship, BCAN Pilot, BCAN Mobile, BCAN Connect, and BCAN Help Desk 

  • Manage the recruitment and coordination of mentors, guest experts, and entrepreneurs in residence

  • Book and schedule one-on-one coaching

  • Conduct program evaluations including developing pre and post surveys

  • Conduct business assessments, intake and customer relationship management 

  • Assist establishment  and implementation of on the ground engagement and recruitment strategies for BCAN programs via community meetings and events, informational presentations, and direct outreach 

 

Community Building (30%)

  • Collaboratively develop and grow the BCAN community by establishing and operationalizing innovative membership, alumni, volunteer, co-working and event hosting programs including tiered pricing, perks, space use, engagement, and networking opportunities 

 

Resource Management (10%)

  • Assist with maintaining BCAN’s headquarters, inventory, and office hours ensuring a welcoming, inspiring, and motivational environment that grows in reputation as an oasis for creatives

 

Creative Team Player (10%)

  • Contribute to the creative and strategic direction of BCAN and its programs as an active and collaborative thought partner and member of the BCAN team

  • Support Executive Director and Program Director in activating strategic partnerships and ecosystem building initiatives, in collaboration with Program Director 

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Skill Set Required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • WILLING TO LEARN 

  • Overcommunicator 

  • Able to work independently and consistently

  • Strategic, creative, and community-minded

  • Strong creative eye and ability to bring that vision to life with input and system creation 

  • An organizational wizard who is able to work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Experience working with freelancers

  • Understand the challenges of systematic impacts of racism on Black, Indigenous and People of Color

  • Commitment to creating a culture of accountability, respect and reciprocity

  • Straight-forward communicator; detailed oriented and doesn’t mess around with deadlines

  • Out of the box thinker; willing to be imaginative and futuristic in your approach

  • Demonstrated self-starter, comfortable setting priorities and goals

  • Pursuit of Financial understanding through budgeting and projections 

  • Interest and potential pursuit of creative industries and entrepreneurship 

  • Proficiency with Asana, Gsuite, Eventbrite and Customer Relationship Management

  • Strong business acumen and familiarity with creative entrepreneurship

  • Impeccable organizational and time management 

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously 

 

Minimum qualifications:

  • 3-5 years professional experience working in an organizing capacity with Baltimore City creatives, entrepreneurs, and / or community organizations

  • Education: BA in Entrepreneurship, Business, Arts Administration or equivalent experience

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Love for Baltimore and its creative community

  • Passion for entrepreneurship

  • Education: MA / MBA in Entrepreneurship, Business, Arts Administration or equivalent experience

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD

Details

Semester: Ongoing
Year: 2021-22
Hours per week: 20 or more hours
Workdays: M-F
Pay: Yes, $40,500-$45,000 salary

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: August 16, 2021
Application Instructions Apply here: https://www.baltimorecreates.org/jobs

Additional Information

The BCAN Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fellow is the organizational wizard supporting BCAN’s Program Director in the development of programmatic innovations to help propel and empower Baltimore’s creative community!

Is that you? Click here to apply!

Reports to: Program Director
Position Type: Hybrid (face-to-face + remote)
Salary range: $40,500-$45,000 with benefits
*This role is a one year fellowship position.
Priority Deadline: August 16

Headquarters

1200 WEST MOUNT ROYAL AVENUE
Baltimore, Maryland 21217

About Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network

OUR CULTURE

We seek to provide the types of jobs where people can be themselves. We are committed to creating an environment where we can work hard and go home, not always carrying work around. We aim to create and collaborate in a welcoming, comfortable space, to provide important benefits, to allow breathing room for emergencies, and to prioritize a culture of kindness and inclusivity.

OUR VALUES

We believe that creativity is everywhere. We look beyond gallery walls and arts districts to expand traditional definitions of artists and creatives.

We are intentionally inclusive. We are 100% committed to racial, gender, and LGBTQ+ equity.

We center people, and meet them where they are. We must be nimble in our methods and tailor the way we educate and support our community.

Success must be self-defined. We provide tools that help creatives define success for themselves so they can build a future of their own design.

We liberate resources. We acknowledge that access is power, so we actively work to make trusted resources, information, and opportunities across sectors more accessible, visible, and attainable to Baltimore creative entrepreneurs.

We acknowledge our history, and work toward a better future. We honor those who came before us, acknowledge the systemic oppression that continues to create the inequitable conditions we live in today, and work toward an equitable future.