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- professional development for artists
- bringing national attention to Chicago's artists
Spring, Summer, Fall, Academic Year and/or Full Year Terms
This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the arts industry and be involved in a variety of areas on the business side of the arts. Primary tasks include work related to accounting and financing, purchasing, facilities, human resources, and technology along with day-to-day required tasks. Project focus will be determined by the applicant’s qualification, interests, and skills as well as the current needs of the Art Center.
Send resume, and cover letter (with availability) to Maria Nelson, Registrar, at email@example.com.
Academic Year Terms
We are seeking a highly motivated intern to work on all aspects of the Development Program. This internship is an excellent opportunity for those who wish to learn more about the workings of nonprofit organizations and fundraising.
Send resume and cover letter (with availability) to Aaron Rodgers at firstname.lastname@example.org
* This position is unpaid unless you are eligible for work-study through your academic institution.
Summer, Academic Year and/or Full Year Terms
Must be work-study eligible
This position works under the supervision of the Art Center’s Development staff. The primary task is to input data and help maintain the Art Center’s donor database. Other work includes helping with mailings, greeting visitors, and answering phone calls and inquiries at the front desk. Hours are flexible during daytime hours.
Compensation: This is a work study position only, with hourly pay set up through the applicant's academic institution.
Send resume, and cover letter to Aaron Rodgers at email@example.com
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
A responsible, organized, and detail-oriented student is needed to assist the Director of Exhibitions in a variety of administrative and programming tasks. The appropriate candidate will have knowledge of contemporary art and art institutions outside of Chicago and have previous office experience. The position is best for an upper-level Art Administration/Museum Studies/Art History student looking to gain valuable experience in Contemporary Art Exhibitions in a mid-sized non-profit structure. This position is unpaid.
This position is primarily responsible for archiving, labeling, filing, and database management. Depending on ability, the candidate will also have the opportunity to write press releases for exhibitions, design post cards and brochures, and organize exhibition-related events. Other projects include contacting artists regarding their submissions to the Art Center and updating the exhibitions information on the web page and Art Center handouts. This position requires between 10 and 16 hours a week.
Send resume, and cover letter (with availability) to Allison Peters Quinn, Director of Exhibitions, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Curatorial Fellowship provides candidates the opportunity to get hands on experience with a variety of curatorial and exhibitions practices and gain valuable skills working with a curious and diverse public. The year-long program offers practical experience, and a close familiarity with the administrative processes of a midsize non-collecting contemporary art institution.
In addition to assisting the Director of Exhibitions, Fellows are responsible for helping create and implement programs and events that enhance the understanding of the exhibitions during their tenure. The Fellow will also manage the Ground Floor exhibition process from start to finish, including organizing artists' submissions, presenting them to a committee and attending artists' studio visits. Ground Floor is a biennial exhibition presenting work by the most notable MFA graduate artists from schools in Chicago. Candidates must be able to provide 16 to 20 hours a week for 12 months. This position carries a $1,000 stipened at the completion of the year-long commitment.
Send resume, and cover letter (with availability) to Allison Peters Quinn, Director of Exhibitions, at email@example.com.
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
This position works under the supervision of the Art Center’s Preparator/Media Technician and Director of Exhibitions. Applicants must have good organizational skills and be sensitive to art material handling and hardware. Familiarity with power tools a plus. The ideal candidate would be an art student or someone interested in learning how to mount exhibitions and work with artists.
Send resume, and cover letter (with availability) to Peter Reese, Installation Technician, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Marketing and PR Intern works directly with the Marketing and Communications Manager, and focuses mainly on publicity for the Art Center’s presence in the community through communications and event management.
The Marketing and PR Intern will be responsible for numerous projects related to the Art Center’s public relations, including but not limited to: assisting with marketing and public relation campaigns, event management, direct mail marketing, online calendar postings, blogging, and community outreach. Will also assist with regular maintenance of the Art Center’s website, media monitoring, compiling calendars and contact lists, and drafting weekly emails, PSA, and calendar listings.
Send resume and cover letter (with availability) to Sheniqua Faulkner, Marketing and Communications Manager, at email@example.com
Spring and Summer Terms
A responsible, organized, and proactive student is needed to assist the Residency Manager in a variety of administrative and programming tasks related to the Jackman Goldwasser Residency, which brings international and national artists to Chicago for residencies working alongside Chicago artists. The appropriate candidate will have knowledge of contemporary art and art institutions outside of Chicago and have previous office experience. The position is ideal for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate Art Administration/Museum Studies/Art History/Fine Art student looking to gain valuable experience working closely with dynamic Contemporary artists within a mid-sized non-profit structure. Access to a car for occasional use a plus. Some experience with photo-documentation also a plus. The position is unpaid, though the Art Center can offer reimbursement for gas usage, as needed.
This position requires between 8 to 12 hours a week. Send resume and cover letter (with availability) to Megha Ralapati, Residency & Special Projects Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer and Academic Year Terms
This internship is ideal for candidates who are interested in learning about and developing best practices in the field of arts education. The Arts Education – Programming Intern will work closely with the School and Studio Manager, Teaching Artists, and students of all ages and skill levels to promote an accessible and creative learning environment for all.
Send a cover letter and resumé to Jeannette Tremblay, School and Studio Manager, at email@example.com.
Summer & Academic Year Terms
This is a unique internship opportunity for a dedicated student who is interested in the relationship between arts education and curatorial practice. The Arts Education – Curatorial Intern will work closely with the School and Studio Manager to develop a high quality program of education-centered exhibitions in alternative spaces throughout the Art Center, including our highly public resource room, 4833rph. Exhibitions will feature thoughtful and unexpected curation of a broad range student artwork, ranging from youth through teen and adult, as well as select works of Teaching Artists.
Email resumé and cover letter (with availability) to Jeannette Tremblay, School and Studio Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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