Employment + Volunteer Opportunities
International House Philadelphia is currently seeking qualified applicants for the following
International House Philadelphia (IHP), a dynamic, independent nonprofit organization housing approximately 1000 scholars and residents from as many as 95 countries annually, is seeking applications for a Marketing & Promotions Intern.
For over thirty years, IHP has been the leading venue in Philadelphia for repertory film programming, independent premieres and cutting edge, avant-garde cinema from around the world. We seek to serve the Greater Philadelphia region’s cultural community through our year-round exhibition and advocacy of artistically significant, socially relevant films and programs. In addition, IHP presents the most unique and innovative artists working in music and performance. With an emphasis on experimentation and improvisation, the stage at International House is an ideal forum for discovering new sounds and ideas.
We seek an enthusiastic and reliable intern to assist in implementation and aggregation of an Intrinsic Impact assessment survey addressing our program offerings, and additional tasks related to targeted promotion and marketing of specific events.
Candidates should be available for approximately 12-20 hours per week, preferably during afternoons and/or evenings (flexible), from now through June 2013. College credit available depending on institutional requirements.
• Proven experience and ability in independently designing and creating databases for survey data input and analysis using Microsoft Access
• Accurate and methodical data entry skills
• Utilization of Access database to perform analysis of survey data
• Interest in arts programming and marketing
• Ability to work independently, accurately, and efficiently
Benefits of the position include complimentary admission to all IHP cultural programming for the duration of the internship.
Interested candidates should send a resume or letter of interest to Sasha Dages at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Language Program Manager
International House Philadelphia (IHP), a dynamic, independent nonprofit organization housing approximately 1000 scholars and residents from as many as 95 countries annually, is seeking applications for the full-time position of Language Program Manager.
This position reports to the Director of Arts, Communications, and Events and is responsible for managing all aspects of the Spoken English and Foreign Language Program at International House. The teaching staff reporting to this position consists of volunteer teachers, which the manager is responsible for recruiting and evaluating. Students are drawn from both International House residents and the surrounding community. The program is offered three times a year in ten-week sessions which begin in September, January and May.
• Recruit qualified volunteer teachers who have a strong interest in helping non-native English speakers adjust to American society through English conversation.
• Conduct teacher orientation sessions prior to the beginning of each ten-week session as well as on-going in-service professional development workshops.
• Regularly observe classes, with a special emphasis on the beginning of each term, to ensure quality of instruction. Work closely with new teachers as they develop and implement lesson plans.
Marketing and Program Promotion
• Work closely with Marketing and Communications to develop and implement marketing strategy, research and develop new markets, and write publicity materials.
• Work with the Office of Admissions and Resident Programs during orientation periods to promote the Language Program among incoming House residents.
• Work with the Office of Admissions and Resident Programs to cross-market House-wide events to Language Program students.
• Devise and implement system of assessment to determine appropriate class level for each student.
• Set annual session schedules and registration periods, establish schedules for class times, teachers and levels, and arrange room assignments with Conference Center Manager.
• Work with Box Office Manager to collect fees; manage financial records, and forward payment to the Business Office.
• Choose and order student texts and teacher resources.
• Maintain regular office hours, including some evening hours, throughout each ten-week term.
• In conjunction with Director of Arts, Communications, and Events, maintain and update registration and refund policies.
• Recommend to the Director of Arts, Communications, and Events an annual budget, including session fees, and administer the approved budget throughout the year.
• Master’s degree (completed or in progress) in TESOL or Educational Linguistics
• Knowledge and understanding of ESL teaching methods and placement procedures for determining various ESL levels
• Strong foreign language skills
• Minimum of two years experience teaching non-native speakers of English
• Previous supervisory experience
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work well with volunteers of all ages
• Awareness of and sensitivity to cross-cultural issues
• Strong personal commitment to international understanding
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• International living experience
• Previous program management experience
• Volunteer experience
• Experience programming for an international student community
IHP offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including generous retirement plan.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and the names of three professional references to William Parker at email@example.com.
International House Philadelphia (IHP), a dynamic, independent nonprofit organization housing over 800 scholars and residents from as many as 95 countries annually, is seeking applications for a live-in Resident Photographer.
The Resident Photographer will report to the Marketing Department, and will be responsible for photographing IHP public and private events, as well as parties and social gatherings. Candidates should be comfortable interacting with people at a public event. Experience working with an international population is a plus.
Qualifications: Applicants must be currently enrolled at a University or College to qualify, and will have 2 – 3 years of digital photography experience, preferably photographing people.
Compensation: Resident Photographer will be given a single room at IHP in which to live, rent free, in compensation for the photography.
Interested candidates should send a resume and link to a portfolio to William Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International House Philadelphia has many wonderful ways for Members and friends to get involved as Volunteers. Our Volunteers provide support in event coordination, fund raising, language classes, administrative needs and promotion in the community. The IHP Arts + Culture programs, Resident Programs, Development Office, and English + Foreign Language Programs have fun opportunities for you to lend your support in helping serve our audience members, Residents and community partners.
To learn more about specific volunteer opportunities, or to find out the schedule for our next volunteer night, please send an email to email@example.com.