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LGBTQ Teen Night Planning Committee

In this paid internship, learn about the ins and outs of event planning in the arts! Work to provide a safe, equitable, and creative space for other LGBTQ teens to have fun, explore the arts, and express themselves and their identities. As an LGBTQ Teen Night Planning Committee member, you’ll collaborate with other LGBTQ teens to design, coordinate, and promote an LGBTQ Teen Night, a free event that features music and dance performances, workshops, art-making, friends, and food.

You will:

Design, plan, and execute a free, large-scale event for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, gender nonconforming, and queer teens and their allies in NYC

Meet educators, artists, and curators to learn about visual art and our collections

Promote this Teen Night to LGBTQ teens across New York City, especially in Brooklyn

Communicate with community organizations and emerging artists and performers

Assist with other Teen Events and programs like Target First Saturday

Build and strengthen your communication, teamwork, time management, organizational, and event-planning skills

Get paid $11.00 an hour through June 2017, for up to 36 hours this spring!

This program is open to applicants who 1) identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, gender nonconforming, or queer; 2) are between 14 and 19 years old; and 3) are able to commit to the activities below, which take place February through June 2017:

  • Tuesdays, February 14–June 13 (15 meetings), 5–7 p.m.
  • Friday, June 9: Teen Night, 3:30–8 p.m.
  • Additional events on Monday, February 20, and on some Fridays and Saturdays (to be announced)

Applications for 2017 are now closed. Save the date for our LGBTQ Teen Night on June 9!

Have questions? Email us.

This program is made possible by the Brooke Astor Fund for New York City Education in the New York Community Trust.