Internships

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The Arts Center offers internship opportunities for college students in several departments.  Individuals will learn what it’s like to work within a fast paced, not-for-profit arts organization.

Pursuing an internship at The Arts Center of the Capital Region is recommended for individuals interested in working in arts administration, arts education, galleries, museums, schools, and other arts related institutions.

Internships at The Arts Center are unpaid and intended for students who are looking to receive college credit toward their degree program. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply. The Arts Center will also consider individuals looking for an experiential learning opportunity who may not be seeking college credit.

To be considered for an internship, we ask that individuals are here a minimum of 10 hours per week and hold a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Scheduling will be negotiated and agreed upon by the intern and their supervisor.

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We have filled all positions for this semester. We will be accepting applications for the Spring 2015 semester beginning on November 1, 2014.
Thank you to those who applied for the Fall 2014 semester!


EDUCATION

The Arts Center is looking for an Education Intern to work closely with the Director of Education and the Assistant Director of Education to assist in the daily operation and facilitation of private and public classes. An interest in the visual arts, curriculum development, and psychology is highly desired.

Examples of work in this program include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Organization of studio spaces, art supplies, and general inventory
  • Assisting in the facilitation of special events and equipment set-up
  • Assisting in the daily communication, disbursement of materials, and troubleshooting of electronic equipment

Candidate requirements: High degree of enthusiasm, creative, responsible, mature, and has some experience with various art mediums.

Candidate preferred skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, e-mail, phone communications. Knowledge of basic Adobe programs is highly desired.


PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

The Arts Center is looking for a Program Development intern to work closely with the Director of Education and the Assistant Director of Education. This person will assist with program development in the areas of arts education and performance. Experience will be gained in business development and sales, project management, client and artist relationship management, and program administration.

Examples of work in this program include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with the design and maintenance of innovative arts education programming for school groups, agencies serving people with special needs, corporate and professional groups, clubs, etc. Responsibilities include market research, program strategy development, contract administration, scheduling, business development and client/faculty relationship management
  • Assist with the administration of the NYS Decentralization Regrantee program, including assisting at grant seminars and with the application process
  • Assist with the oversight and facilitation of the Artist in Residence program, including the administration of the application process and the planning and scheduling of public events
  • Assist with the development and execution of performance programming in Black Box Theater. Responsibilities include competitive market and artist research, event strategy development, artist communications, event planning and event execution.

Candidate requirements: High degree of integrity and responsibility, ability to problem solve, excellent writing skills, experience with/or interest in community building, knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, Adobe programs, WordPress, comfort with phone communications, sales experience a plus.

Candidate preferred skills: Experience in using database software and internet market research; ability to work independently.


MARKETING + DEVELOPMENT 

The Arts Center is looking for an outgoing and creative Marketing and Development Intern. Interns in this department will work closely with the Director of Development and Marketing. An interest in one or more of the following: not-for-profit management, development, fundraising, event management, PR, marketing and/or community relations, and the arts is highly desired.

Examples of work in this program include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assistance in planning and implementing special events
  • Marketing exhibits, ongoing events, special events, and highlighting of community relations at The Arts Center in the media and on social media outlets
  • Writing and pitching press releases
  • Creating and distributing collateral materials for events and programs
  • Helping promote and solicit new students for Arts Center classes
  • Enhancing the social media program (including video creation) for The Arts Center
  • Participating in development and solicitation activities related to fundraising at a non-profit organization

Candidate requirements: Detail oriented, strong writing ability, creative, and has the ability to work independently

Candidate preferred skills: Experience in event management and planning, experience with graphic design, specifically Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, shooting and editing video and photographs, experience with social media, and blogging (WordPress).


GALLERY & EXHIBITIONS

The Arts Center is seeking a Gallery and Exhibitions Intern. Interns in this department will work closely with the Director of Exhibits. An interest in museum and gallery works, visual arts, and not-for-profits arts management is highly desired. This person will have needed to complete at least one year of college.

Examples of work in this program include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with research, coordination, and installation/de-installation of exhibitions
  • Communicating with artists, assisting with exhibit programming, and execution of shows
  • Assist with artist receptions and other gallery related events

Candidate requirements: High degree of maturity and responsibility, detail oriented, creative,  flexible schedule (with some shifts after 5 p.m.), has some experience with various art mediums. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; Ability to read measurements, problem solve, and work independently.

Candidate preferred skills: Knowledge of basic hand/power tools. Knowledge of basic Adobe programs is highly desired.


Interested in applying? Please submit a completed internship application form and resume to:

ATTN: Alana Akacki/Internships
The Arts Center of the Capital Region
265 River Street Troy, NY 12180

For questions, please contact Alana Akacki or by calling (518)273-0552 x231.

For those looking for volunteer opportunities, please visit our volunteering page.