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Full-Time Art Summer Internship
Exhibitions, Performances, Workshops, Events, Marketing & Media

Application Deadline: March 31, 2020

View is a dynamic Center for Arts and Culture based in the Adirondack Region of upstate New York. Our mission is to enrich, educate, entertain, and inspire. Our cultural environment is welcoming, trusting, process driven and fun. The Adirondacks provide a source of inspiration and opportunity for artistic expression. View is dedicated to inspiring the lives of individuals visiting or residing in this magnificent natural area. 

View offers a Summer Internship program for college students or recent graduates interested in experiencing the inner-workings of a non-profit arts center from June - August. An Internship at View is an excellent opportunity for students to work directly within their program of choice to facilitate professional network connections, learning skills, and build valuable experience that will stand out on a resume for employment. Qualified interns may also have the opportunity to instruct workshops. Summer Interns work in View’s state-of-the-art Eco-Building and experience summer at a beautiful venue enjoying scenic outdoor sights featuring trails, lakes, mountains, and wildlife. 

Applicants must exhibit the following values: passionate about what you do, interest in creative ideas, think outside the box, can work collaboratively, and be accountable.

Specific Program Qualifications:

Exhibitions Assistant:  The Exhibitions Assistant will work closely with the Visual Arts & Exhibitions Management in the preparation and implementation of all summer exhibits, including the nationally renowned Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. Throughout the year, View has over twenty exhibitions ranging from national juried exhibitions to local solo exhibitions. The Exhibitions Assistant will gain knowledge on how to assist in running an exhibit from beginning to end. This includes gaining hands on experience in exhibitions practices, exhibition layout/design, artist/visitor relations and more. Duties will consist of the installation of artwork, assisting with receptions and events, creating exhibition materials, working with artists, volunteers and judges and various administrative tasks. All applicants must maintain a high level of attention to detail, solid basic mathematical skills, ability to work with various hand tools, comfortable working on ladders and the ability to lift 25 lbs. unassisted. Preference is given to those with prior exhibition preparation or gallery management experience and those with knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite.  

Workshop Assistants:  View offers an outstanding array of interesting, diverse, and fun workshops and classes for adults, teens, and children including pottery, fine arts, fiber arts, basketry, book arts, culinary, and jewelry. Interns will provide support to instructors and students as well as organizing, leading, and managing classes for children in July and August.

Tasks include daily administrative responsibilities, room preparation and organization, and database management. This position requires interns who are creative, energetic, possess strong computer, organizational and verbal communication skills, and are comfortable working with children and adults.

Performances Assistant:   Performing Arts Programming Internship provides a unique opportunity for those interested in a career in arts administration and other related fields. View has a 200-seat performance space that presents a diverse program that includes live theatre, music, and dance. These are usually one-off performances. Candidates will assist the Performance Manager in all aspects of running and planning a successful program while gaining hands-on experience on the inner workings of a performing arts venue. Interns will assist in daily administrative duties and provide production support before, during, and after performances that include programming, box office support, technical production, marketing/public relations, and performer hospitality. Successful candidates should possess excellent organizational and people skills, strong written and verbal communication skills and have a flexible schedule (some nights and weekends required.) The candidate should also have some or all of the following skills; running a light board and/or soundboard, writing press releases, box office record keeping, house management, Word, and Excel. Graphic Designers with a performance background are highly encouraged to apply. Bring your energy, enthusiasm, and passion for the performing arts.

Marketing & Media Assistant:    Work with Marketing and program staff to generate graphics and press for a wide variety of events, exhibitions, and performances. You will execute several involved projects from the branding stages to execution. Duties include conceptual development, branding, designing various printed materials such as posters, programs and rack cards, updating the website (programming skills not required), writing press releases, social networking, and research. Intern is required to have working knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Additional programs or creative abilities such as printmaking, programming and photography/video are desirable. When applying for this position please attach a portfolio of 5-10 pieces in PDF format or include a link to your online portfolio. Portfolio pieces should reflect graphic, digital, and print design, a strong sense of typography, and include at least one poster.  

Event and Benefits Intern:  View hosts an array of special events that take advantage of the Adirondack setting, as well as the Center's picturesque grounds. The Event Intern will work closely with the Event Manager to coordinate and execute a number of art focused festivals, auctions, and social events. The Event Intern will have hands on experience working with caterers, creating decorating plans, table layouts, event timelines, and arranging entertainment.

Overview of Internship Responsibilities:   View Interns are assigned to their program of choice based on availability. However, interns may assist in more than one program depending on interest and experience. Summer Interns are also assigned varied assignments that include but are not limited to: communication with members of our project management team and visitors, exhibition installation and deinstallation, assisting events and fundraisers, preparing and distributing of promotional materials, and administrative duties. Interns are expected to work 40 hours a week. Some nights and weekends are required.

Stipend & Housing:   Interns are given a bi-weekly monetary stipend. College credits may also be arranged. Interns are provided housing within walking distance to the center and the conveniences of the village. Previous interns have been able to live comfortably with and without vehicles. Interns may attend workshops, events, and performances, free of charge on a space available basis.

To Apply:    Please e-mail your cover letter, and resume to internships@viewarts.org with“Internship” followed by the position(s) that you are applying for in the subject line of the email. Cover letters and resumes should be PDF or Word documents. Please no phone calls.


3273 State Route 28

Old Forge, NY 13420

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