Internships

Internship Opportunities

Studio Programs

Studio Programs Intern 

5-10 hrs per week | January 2023-May 2023

Hyde Park Art Center’s mission is to stimulate and sustain the visual arts in Chicago. Founded in 1939, the Art Center is a leading visual art institution that uniquely combines the qualities of a community-based organization with those of a nationally recognized exhibitions program and international residency program. The Art Center has recently completed a strategic plan that envisions and prioritizes building a more equitable and civically-engaged community through art. Throughout the year, the Art Center serves 40,000 people through art classes for all ages; puts on 12-15 exhibits; works with local, national & international resident artists and hosts free public programs. To keep our programs fresh, creative and relevant requires passionate people who believe in our mission. We love working with interns to run and improve our programs and hopefully inspire future leaders in the arts sector.

Hyde Park Art Center seeks a Studio Programs Intern to support the art-making studios and education programming within the Oakman Clinton School & Studios. This position is perfect for someone who is looking to expand their professional experience in administrative support, support communal artmaking spaces, and/or apply technical skills towards documenting programs. The Studio Programs Intern will work closely with the Education Department.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain organization and cleanliness of spaces and supplies
  • Assist with enrollment data and reports
  • Support program needs as they arrive, working on the ground with teaching artists
  • Document programming and student work; digital photography skills are a plus.
  • Support the implementation of COVID-related safety protocols.

 

Students must be eligible for FWS (Federal Work Study) in order to be compensated for this internship. Alternately, SAIC students must be enrolled in a CAPX Internship Course to receive course credit for this internship.

Media and Design

Media and Design Internship

15 hrs per week | January 2023 – May 2023

Hyde Park Art Center’s mission is to stimulate and sustain the visual arts in Chicago. Founded in 1939, the Art Center is a leading visual art institution that uniquely combines the qualities of a community-based organization with those of a nationally recognized exhibitions program and international residency program. The Art Center has recently completed a strategic plan that envisions and prioritizes building a more equitable and civically-engaged community through art. Throughout the year, the Art Center serves 40,000 people through art classes for all ages; puts on 12-15 exhibits; works with local, national & international resident artists and hosts free public programs. To keep our programs fresh, creative and relevant requires passionate people who believe in our mission. We love working with interns to run and improve our programs and hopefully inspire future leaders in the arts sector.

Hyde Park Art Center is looking for an intern to help create and design communications materials to promote Hyde Park Art Center public programs, exhibitions, classes and other events. Create Audiovisual content for the different communications channels of the Hyde Park Art Center.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist to meetings with the different departments of the Art Center and get familiar with the work of the organization.
  • Create Flyers, Posters and social media assets when needed.
  • Create a production timeline that aligns with the needs of the different departments
  • Work with Marketing and Communications Manager and Coordinator to strategize ways in which these designs can be effective tools for communicating the work of Hyde Park Art Center.
  • Record Interviews, exhibitions segments, programs and events at Hyde Park Art Center
  • Create a production timeline that aligns with the needs of the different departments
  • Edit Audiovisual material
  • Support Social Media scheduling

The content and topics of the  Designs and audiovisual materials will be created in collaboration with Hyde Park Art Center Marketing and Communications Manager Sofía Gabriel.

Students must be eligible for FWS (Federal Work Study) in order to be compensated for this internship. Alternately, SAIC students must be enrolled in a CAPX Internship Course to receive course credit for this internship.

Finance and Operations

Finance & Operations Intern 

10-20 hrs per week | January 2023 – May 2023

Hyde Park Art Center’s mission is to stimulate and sustain the visual arts in Chicago. Founded in 1939, the Art Center is a leading visual art institution that uniquely combines the qualities of a community-based organization with those of a nationally recognized exhibitions program and international residency program. The Art Center has recently completed a strategic plan that envisions and prioritizes building a more equitable and civically-engaged community through art. Throughout the year, the Art Center serves 40,000 people through art classes for all ages; puts on 12-15 exhibits; works with local, national & international resident artists and hosts free public programs. To keep our programs fresh, creative and relevant requires passionate people who believe in our mission. We love working with interns to run and improve our programs and hopefully inspire future leaders in the arts sector.

Hyde Park Art Center seeks a Finance & Operations Intern to support our day-to-day operations, supporting the school & studios, exhibition, and artist residency programs. This position is perfect for someone who is looking to expand their professional experience in administrative support, support communal artmaking spaces, and/or apply technical skills towards data entry and analysis. The Finance & Operations Intern will work closely with the Finance & Operations and Education Departments, reporting directly to the Finance & Operations Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with administrative projects such as reconciling student accounts records, enrollment data entry and analysis, etc
  • Staffing the front desk with 1-2 weekly shifts; front desk duties include welcoming and directing visitors, being knowledgeable about exhibitions, classes, and programs.
  • Maintain organization and cleanliness of the front desk, galleries, and school studios.
  • Assisting with public programs and events.
  • Assist with enrollment data and reports.
  • Support the implementation of COVID-related safety protocols.

 

Students must be eligible for FWS (Federal Work Study) in order to be compensated for this internship. Alternately, SAIC students must be enrolled in a CAPX Internship Course to receive course credit for this internship.

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