6 Full Time Internships in the Arts: Exhibitions, Performances, Workshops, Events, Marketing & Media

View Arts Center in Old Forge, NY
Application Deadline: March 20, 2017

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Summer 2017:

View is a non-profit multi-arts venue located in a resort community within the Adirondack Park in upstate NY. View has internship positions available for college students or recent graduates interested in gaining hands-on experience. Interns will receive practical training in arts programming, day- to-day operations in a fast-paced environment, and working with a small, committed staff and dedicated volunteers in a new green building. To learn more about View visit

All Intern responsibilities will include:

Assisting with benefits and fundraisers, preparation and distribution of promotional materials, and various administrative tasks and errands. Interns may assist in more than one area depending on their abilities and interests, but are designated to specific areas.

Interns with skills in illustration, graphics, video, or photography may be given opportunities to build their portfolios. If qualified, interns may have the opportunity to teach a workshop. Exhibition installation, take down and communication with visitors and associates are all part of the summer responsibilities. Excellent computer and communication skills are a must. Interns are expected to work 40+ hours a week. Some nights and weekends are required.

Exhibitions Assistant:

The exhibitions assistant will work closely with the Curator in the preparation and implementation of all summer exhibits, including the nationally renowned Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. 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 25lbs 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 (2):

View offers an outstanding array of interesting, diverse, and fun workshops and classes for adults, teens, and children including pottery, fine arts, fiber and basketry, theater, culinary, and jewelry. Interns will organize, lead, and manage classes for children in July and August.

The interns will also provide support to instructors and students. Tasks include daily administrative responsibilities, room preparation and organization, and database management. This position requires interns who are creative, have lots of energy, 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 multi-use, flexible performance space that presents a diverse program that includes live theatre, music, and dance as well as films throughout the year with a high summer concentration. These are usually one-off performances. Candidates will assist the Program Manager in all aspects of planning and running 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, grant writing, 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. Arts Administration, Production, Theater, Dance, Marketing, Music, or Technical Production education/experience preferred. Bring your energy, enthusiasm, and passion for the performing arts.

Marketing & Media Assistant:

Work with the 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 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 digital and hand illustration skills, a strong sense of typography, and include at least one poster.

Event and Benefits Assistant:

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. View's largest fundraiser of the year is our annual Gala that takes place in July. The Event Intern will have hands on experience working with caterers, creating decorating plans, table layouts, event timelines, and arranging entertainment.

  • Event Planning Experience
  • Creative thinker with positive attitude
  • Set up and breakdown of events
  • Ability to balance event budgets using Excel
  • Comfortable working with volunteers during events
  • Sociable personality with strong people skills
  • Meticulous and organized when conducting research projects
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word
  • Attention to detail when filling out contracts, invoices, and permits
  • Comfortable multitasking and prioritizing during events with up to 200+ guests
  • Willing to work hard, late, and in some cases during the weekends
  • Artistic ability in basic graphic design a plus
  • Fundraising and Sponsorship experience a plus

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.

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