Who: South Bend Museum of Art
Where: South Bend, IN
When: May 1 – August 1, 2015
SEEKING: individuals considering a profession in education, art, arts administration or not-for-profit administration. Internships require students to be innovative team players who can also work independently. An investment in art or education is a plus.
South Bend Museum of Art seeks qualified candidates for internship opportunities in the arts. We are a busy and growing organization and need team members with a profound commitment to quality, professionalism, and follow-through. Out of town students are encouraged to apply; we can connect applicants to housing support.
General Arts Administration Intern: This intern will have the opportunity to observe all aspects of non-profit management and gain insight into what areas might be a good fit for further study or career development. Experiences will include logistics and implementation of SBMA’s summer classes, children’s programming, outreach projects, and fundraising events. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the issues facing arts and not-for-profit organizations including development, marketing, and branding. Regular duties will include answering email/phone, online marketing, database management and research. This individual will work closely with the Assistant Curator of Education.
Video Intern: SBMA seeks a video intern, specifically for the Education Dept., preferably a student interested in working for the nonprofit industry. The student will have the opportunity to work with the different production stages of capturing, editing and producing video in iMovie and Premier, file sharing, converting, and video burning. The student will participate in the editing, organizing, and producing of all SBMA’s videos. It is preferable if student owns an updated computer with iMovie or Premier, as some work will be done from home, and SBMA has limited computer access for interns. Must be able to work on a timeline and meet deadlines. The student will also be responsible for managing SBMA’s YouTube site and preparing videos for Facebook and blogging sites.
Public Projects Intern:
Join the SBMA team in our community outreach and youth engagement efforts. This intern will work closely with the Curator of Education to spearhead the 2nd stage of the Festival of Banners. The ideal candidate will be familiar with preparing canvases for painting, image transferring, mixing paints, and assisting students ages 8-adult. This intern will be required to have clear and pleasant communication skills in order to schedule studio time with many student, and complete light office work. Most of this intern’s time will be spent in the painting studio, so an interest in paint and youth is necessary. Must be able to stand/sit/bend for extended periods of time, must be able to lift 25lbs at one time. This position interacts with youths and their parents on a regular basis, a friendly and welcoming personality is paramount.
All internships with SBMA are unpaid, however we are happy to fill out paperwork in order for a student fulfill college requirements for internship credit, and write appropriate letters of recommendation upon internship completion.
To Apply, send the following materials to Hannah Fischer, Associate Curator of Education
1) Letter of interest and commitment
3) 3 References