Arts Administration Internship

Job Description
The Arts Administration Intern supports the program implementation and daily functions of the Prairie Arts Center. This is a one-semester intern position working directly with the General Manager. Each intern will complete a marketing plan for a special event scheduled at the end of their internship. Interns are welcome to suggest classes and implement classes/workshops.  Interns will work on social media planning, budgeting, and artists'/partners communication with the General Manager weekly.  Front desk duties will be assigned allowing students to develop customer services and data entry skills. Occasional opportunities to go off-site and represent the center within the community at local events. 

The Arts Administration Intern will set their own schedule within the operation hours, Tuesday - Thursday 12pm - 8pm or Friday - Satueday 10am - 4pm. Interns are expected to keep to their schedule as it can affect the schedule of staff.  Interns will work a total of 10 hours a week for one semester, totaling 160 hours in one semester.   Each internship begins the first week of classes. 

Ideal Candidates

Ideal candidates for the Arts Administration Internship should love to be in the community with members of all ages and find joy in supporting the creative endeavors of their community.  Art Administration Interns are eager to learn and take advantage of the opportunities that this position affords them. They are mature, dependable, engaged in the process, and upbeat. 

Key Qualifications and Experience
  • 1 or more years of experience working with the public
  • 1 or more years of experience with an art form (visual, digital, or performing arts) 
  • Strong communication skills; written and verbal  
  • Meets deadlines regularly. 
  • Ability to work, Tuesday-Saturday during semesters.
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