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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. If you’re not seeking credit, it is extremely helpful to The Arts Center if you commit to a defined schedule.

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.

LOOKING FOR AN INTERNSHIP? APPLY TODAY!

To Apply: Please email a completed Intern Application Form and resume to:

Jamie Posnak – jamie@artscenteronline.org

or mail:

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

For questions, please contact Jamie Posnak or by calling (518)273-0552 x224.

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

MARKETING

The Arts Center is looking for an outgoing and creative Marketing Intern. Interns in this department will work closely with the Director of Marketing. An interest in one or more of the following: event management, PR, marketing and/or community relations, graphic design, videography/photography, video production, and web development is highly desired.

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

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

Creating video library of classes

Developing and updating the website

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). Will train.


BUSINESS OPERATIONS

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

  • Assist with daily business office operations
  • Assist with preparing for annual audit
  • Assist with financial reporting and other finance related tasks
Candidate requirements: Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Highly detail oriented, conscientious, meticulous, thorough, and has the ability to work independently.

 GALLERY + EXHIBITIONS

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 PM), 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.


EDUCATION

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

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.


ARTS EDUCATION CAMPS

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

– Assist Director of Education with design and maintenance of arts camps
– Assist Head and Junior Counselors to coordinate breaks between instruction
– Assist faculty members in set-up and breakdown of classroom, and other projects as needed
– Help children succeed in their week of arts camps

Candidate requirements: High degree of enthusiasm, creative, responsible, mature, and has some experience with various art mediums. A background check will be required for this position.

Candidate preferred skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, e-mail, and phone communications.


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