Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




As an intern, I worked with Leslie Paliyenko, Director of Community Resource Development. This department was created five months before my internship began with its purpose being to "scuff up the floors." Programming to increase community outreach and audience development was its primary objective. As the only support staff the director had to carry out her objectives, I was given a wide variety of responsibilities and tasks as projects deemed necessary. Such tasks involved writing correspondence, bulk mailings of flyers, the coordination of invitation lists and the subsequent mailings as well as report documentation. Hospitality duties, the processing of check requisitions and purchase orders and the ordering of supplies were all necessary for the success of a project. I was also given the authority to work closely with the Education department assisting with administrative and clerical tasks as programs required.