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Real Art Ways is an Affirmative Action equal opportunity employer.

Employment Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Student Apprentice - Part Time
Fall 2014/Winter 2015 9-12 hrs/wk

Real Art Ways seeks a Hartford high school student to take part in a paid apprenticeship. If you are intereted in the arts and in learning how a non-profit runs in the heart of our city, we want to hear from you! You will:

- Learn from all staff members about our diverse projects
- Take part in marketing, archiving and outreach efforts
- Assist with administrative tasts including mailings, answering phones, and drafting documents and spreadsheets
- Serve occasionally as a greeter at public events
- Work collaboratively on a range of short and long-term projects, gaining new skills and knowledge as you contribute

Apprentices are compensated at $9.00/hour. In general, hours must be fulfilled Monday-Friday prior to 6 PM. Students must reside and attend school in Hartford.

If you believe you are a good fit for this position, download this application and email a completed copy to Lindsey.

Snail mail applications can be sent to:

Real Art Ways
c/o Lindsey Fyfe
56 Arbor Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Any questions, call 860-232-1006 x 129.

Grant Writer - Full Time

Real Art Ways seeks a Grant Writer to manage our grant applications.

The right candidate will produce grant applications and reports in accordance with the organization's development plan and research new prospective funding sources. Specifically, this person will:

- Gather information that will easily allow him/her to grasp the concept of a project or program for which funding is sought.

- Acquire and maintain the knowledge and understanding of Real Art Ways, and use that knowledge and understanding to better comprehend all projects and programs for which grants will be sought

- Research grankt-making organizations and analyze them to identify likely funding sources for specific projects and programs

- Compile, write, and edit grant applications; must have excellent expository writing skills

- Keep in contact with grant-making organizations during their review of a submitted grant application in order to be able to supply additional supportive material

- Manage the process of supplying progress reports when required by a grant-making organization that has funded a project or program

Key requirements for the position include:

Qualified candidates will possess strong writing skills, attention to detail, research ability, and proficiency with Microsoft Office, Filemaker.

Previous grant-writing experience is required.

Interested applicants, please send cover letter and resume, in a single PDF, to Amanda Baker. Resumes will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Internship Opportunities

About our internship opportunities

Real Art Ways offers part-time, unpaid internships during the fall and spring semester, as well as during the summer. Learning opportunities are typically available in Communications, Development, and Visual Arts.

If you are interested in pursing an internship at Real Art Ways, please email the appropriate department with a cover letter and resume:

For available Visual Arts Internships contact Michael Galvin.
For available Communications Internships contact Taryn Bunger.
For available Hospitality Internships, contact Jess Martel.
For available Education Programming Internships, contact Lindsey Fyfe.

Volunteer Opportunities

So, you want help Real Art Ways. Great! Here's how to get started:

Street Team

Help spread the word.

Real Art Ways counts on you to introduce us to other people. If you'd like to help us out on a regular basis with our marketing - everything from distributing posters and flyers to assisting with large mailings or helping us meet new patrons at our busier events - contact Taryn Bunger.

Gallery and Event Help

We need volunteer gallery attendents for every Creative Cocktail Hour (on the third Thursday of every month) and many other events. Interested volunteers should contact us Michael Galvin.


We're a small staff. We seriously consider all offers of help and all proposals, but sometimes, things just don't work out. Please be patient - we may not be able to respond to you right away. We appreciate your help!



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