Artisphere offers fall, spring and summer internship opportunities in the in following focus areas:
- Education Lab
- Technical Production
- Communications and Outreach
- Visitor Services
- Public Art
Open to undergraduates and graduates working toward or recently completing accredited degree programs in the fields of fine arts, theater, design, video, photography, arts management, museum studies, art history, hospitality, tourism, public art, urban design, arts education, marketing, production, and other specialized areas. Interns will assist staff on specific projects and events and must have good communication and time management skills. Applicants must be flexible, self-motivated, organized, detail oriented and have an interest in contributing to the ongoing needs of the art space.
Interns are required to make a minimum commitment of 240 hours per semester. Hours will be scheduled in advance and fulfilled during regular business hours Monday – Friday and during evening/weekend programs. Accepted applicants who are US citizens or obtain work visas will receive a stipend of $500 and arrangement for school credit is strongly encouraged.
We are not currently accepting applications for internship at this time. Check back here in January 2013 for updated information about internship opportunities with Artisphere in Spring 2013.
EDUCATION LAB INTERNS
EDUCATION LAB INTERNS gain valuable experience researching, planning, creating, teaching and evaluating educational programs in the arts. In the Education Lab, interns use new technologies to communicate creative ideas and assist artists with workshop presentations and curriculum development. Applicants should have excellent communication skills, be self-motivated and able to work both independently and in group settings. Experience with Photoshop, InDesign, Power Point, photography, Final Cut Pro and video production is a plus.
CURATORIAL INTERNS assist with the day-to-day duties of the programmatic team – including researching and contacting artists, transcribing meetings, writing about art, handling artworks, developing public calls-for-entries, creating artwork labels and designing exhibitions. Ideal candidates will have a deep interest, knowledge and passion for contemporary performance, visual or new media arts. Applicants should be able to communicate the central curatorial ideas behind Artisphere programs to the public and lead exhibition tours. Experience with internet research, Photoshop and graphic design concepts are a plus.
COMMUNICATION & OUTREACH INTERNS
COMMUNICATION & OUTREACH INTERNS communicate the core values and mission of Artisphere to the community. They gain valuable experience assisting with website, social media and email marking communications, writing press releases, developing print publications and creating event flyers. Applicants should have excellent editorial skills and be able to handle multiple projects in a fast paced environment. Experience with website content management systems, Photoshop, InDesign, PowerPoint, Final Cut Pro, video production, show hosting, public speaking, graphic design, Twitter and Facebook is a plus.
TECHNICAL PRODUCTION INTERNS
TECHNICAL PRODUCTION INTERNS gain valuable hands-on experience with stage and exhibition production. Duties include assisting with the load-in, installation and break-down of events, programs and exhibitions. Interns will receive training on operating lighting, sound and video projection equipment while programs are in production. Applicants must be able to listen, follow directions and be enthusiastic to learn behind the scenes.
VISITOR SERVICES INTERNS
VISITOR SERVICES INTERNS serve as ambassadors to the public and act as information specialists. They ensure that each visitor’s experience at Artisphere is safe, enjoyable and meaningful. Duties include greeting visitors, answering questions, providing information on programs and rental opportunities at Artisphere, leading facility tours, processing artwork and ticket sales, preparing mailings and updating client files. Applicants must have excellent customer service skills, be able to initiate visitor interaction by communicating clearly. Knowledge of art organizations and customer service experience is a plus.
PUBLIC ART INTERNS
PUBLIC ART INTERNS work off site at the County’s main building, 2100 Clarendon Blvd, assisting with the general development of public art and urban design enhancement projects that engage public spaces. Duties may include researching best practices and examples for public art in transit and civic design programs worldwide, solicitation of creative teams for demonstration projects, identifying educational interpretation and outreach opportunities, and updating permanent collection databases. Ideal candidates should have a strong interest in contemporary art, urban design or public space and have strong organizational skills, attention to details and the ability to compile information and prepare reports efficiently. Proficiency in database/content management internet systems is a plus.