About Hyde Park Art Center

Arts Administration Internship

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.

Responsibilities

  • Maintaining and implementing organizational systems for financial records.
  • Managing accounts concerning class registrations.
  • Must have a flexible schedule and be available during business hours on Saturday (9am-5pm) and/or Sunday (12-5pm)
  • Maintain a high level of performance and positive attitude while sitting at the front desk.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in the Art or Business fields
  • Energetic and Personable
  • Excellent People Skills
  • Previous Office Experience
  • Computer and Database Experience including Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Quickbooks desired

Send resume, and cover letter (with availability) to Maria Nelson, Registrar, at mnelson@hydeparkart.org.

Development Internship: Fundraising and Stewardship

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.

Responsibilities

  • Support Development staff in carrying out individual giving and membership campaigns
  • Assist with volunteer coordination
  • Assist with planning and execution of major fundraising event
  • Other projects as needed (includes work on the annual fund, grants research, and fundraising events)
  • Draft and coordinate donor communications
  • Track donor interaction in donor database
  • Execution of solicitation and stewardship mailings

Qualifications

  • Must be resourceful and have excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent projects
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivation, attention to detail and flexibility are imperative
  • Proficiency with PC-based programs (e.g., MS Word, Excel) required
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop preferred
  • Must be reliable and able to see a project through from start to finish, as well as have the availability to commit to a weekly schedule with a minimum of 10 hours/week
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Send resume and cover letter (with availability) to Aaron Rodgers at arodgers@hydeparkart.org

* This position is unpaid unless you are eligible for work-study through your academic institution.

Database Management and Data Entry Internship

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.

Qualifications

  • Must be able to work independently
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required
  • Ability to commit to a weekly schedule
  • 10hr a week minimum commitment

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 arodgers@hydeparkart.org

Exhibitions Internship

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.

Responsibilities 

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 aquinn@hydeparkart.org

Curatorial Fellowship 2014-2015

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. 

Responsibilities 

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.

Qualifications

  • Has or is working towards an MA in Art History, Museum Studies, Curatorial Studies, or similar degree.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in Contemporary Art
  • Be able to work independently
  • Excellent Organizational Skills
  • Good Eye for Detail
  • Outstanding Written and Verbal Communication
  • Self-Motivated
  • Ability to commit to a minimum of 10hrs a week including some weekend and evening hours
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop required
  • Familiarity with Quark Express, Moveable Type and eTapestry is helpful

Send resume, and cover letter (with availability) to Allison Peters Quinn, Director of Exhibitions, at aquinn@hydeparkart.org.

Exhibitions Preparator Internship

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.

Responsibilities

  • This position is very labor intensive; applicant must have a desire to work in a hands-on environment.
  • Assist in the coordination of exhibitions from the planning process to the mounting of exhibitions.
  • Must be available on select weekends and evenings for openings and other events.
  • Must be comfortable working with hardware and other machinery along with technology and media.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in the Art Preparator field
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good eye for detail
  • Familiarity with power tools
  • Able to lift 100lbs.
  • 20hrs a week minimum commitment

Send resume, and cover letter (with availability) to Peter Reese, Installation Technician, at preese@hydeparkart.org.

Marketing and PR Internship 

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.

Responsibilities 

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. 

Qualifications

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication is essential, including the ability to write for different audiences (blogs, online listings, email communications)
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and etiquette (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter)
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good eye for detail
  • Flexibility with scheduling including some weekend and evening hours
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required, including; Word, Excel, and Publisher
  • Photoshop, Quark or other layout/design software experience a plus
  • Database management skills preferred
  • Familiarity with Hyde Park a plus
  • photographers and writers especially welcome

Send resume and cover letter (with availability) to Sheniqua Faulkner, Marketing and Communications Manager, at sfaulkner@hydeparkart.org

Residency Internship

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.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with visiting artists to connect their practice to Chicago; act as a “host”
  • Research and visit relevant exhibitions and talks happening around the city with visiting artists
  • Prepare for open studio events and artists talks at the Art Center
  • Document residency projects at the Art Center and in the city (camera will be provided)
  • Assistance in managing artist studio and apartment
  • Other projects include developing writing on residency projects for press releases and website

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 mralapati@hydeparkart.org.

Arts Education: Programming Internship

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.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the School and Studio Manager in developing in-classroom and Center-wide arts education curricula
  • Research, plan, and implement Teaching Artist Professional Development programming
  • Support the coordination of onsite classes, programming, and special events
  • Collect, organize, and analyze data to increase student satisfaction and program efficacy

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in arts education and/or arts administration
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication
  • Flexibility with scheduling, including occasional weekend and evening hours
  • Teaching experience a plus
  • B.A. or equivalent required; M.A. candidates preferred

Send a cover letter and resumé to Jeannette Tremblay, School and Studio Manager, at jtremblay@hydeparkart.org.

Arts Education: Curatorial Internship

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.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Teaching Artists and students to promote the vibrant and diverse range of art-making practices that are nurtured in the Art Center
  • Think creatively about connections among seemingly divergent works of art, artists, and modes of making
  • Write engaging and informative wall text that is accessible to a range of audiences
  • Plan and implement a rotation of exhibitions throughout a number of Art Center spaces and across one or more terms

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in arts education and/or curatorial practice
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication
  • Flexibility with scheduling, including occasional weekend and evening hours
  • Art-hanging experience a plus
  • B.A. or equivalent preferred

Email resumé and cover letter (with availability) to Jeannette Tremblay, School and Studio Manager, at jtremblay@hydeparkart.org.