Want to make a difference in a day? A month? A year? No matter how much (or not-so-much) time you have available, we need your help!
See the list of intern positions below to get an idea of the areas we typically need help in. If you see something you’d like to help with or have another area of expertise to offer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your areas of interest and availability.
Thank you for supporting your community arts center!
We are looking to fill internship positions in the following areas.
The focus of the internship will be on financial accounting for The Center for Arts at the Armory, to include accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliation, profit and loss statements, reporting, etc. There may also be opportunities for more detailed data analysis and trend analysis.
Planning and running events, from the initial inquiry from a prospective performer or organizer, through all of the preparation steps, to running the event on the day. Events can include arts, cultural, community, or private events, in any of our spaces (Conference Room, Cafe, Mezzanine, and Hall). Your schedule will vary from week to week, based on the run times of the events you’re working on, and will almost certainly include some evening and weekend hours each week.
Develop flyers, posters, website banners, and images/logos for a variety of great arts and cultural events hosted here at the Armory. There may also be opportunities to work on promotional materials for Arts at the Armory as a whole (factsheets, etc.).
Office Administration / HR:
Any of the general office duties necessary for running an arts center: answering phones and responding to emails, drafting letters, doing simple data entry and website updates, etc. This work has to be done on-site in our offices, but your schedule can be flexible.
Marketing & Promotion:
The focus of the internship will be on getting the word out about our great events and services – working on social media, the website, email newsletters, press releases, and other promotion activities.
Building awareness and relationships with the community in general and with specific segments in particular (neighbors, schools, senior centers, etc.).
Organizing and running educational programs, with an emphasis on school break and afterschool programs for children aged 5-18. There may be some possibility to teach a class yourself, if that’s of interest, but the focus is on organizing the overall programs (e.g., coordinating with artists, instructors, schools, and families). Most of the work will be done in our offices and can be on a flexible schedule.
Schedule, organize, and oversee monthly visual art exhibits in the Cafe space and pop-up exhibits in the Mezzanine or Performance Hall spaces. Communicate with artists and make administrative arrangements as needed for hosting exhibits. Assist in the hanging and takedown processes. Be present during scheduled gallery hours to interact with exhibit visitors.
Tech Intern (Sound/Lights):
Performances couldn’t happen without tech! Come run sound/lights/video projection for small-scale events in our Cafe, or assist with tech for larger events in our Hall space.
We have a long wishlist of IT-based projects, from improving our desktop environment to networked storage to wifi to website improvements to developping a stakeholder database. Tackle a few projects and make our operations smoother and more efficient!
Cafe Management Intern:
Interested in food service as a career? Help manage our Cafe! Assist with scheduling, inventory, ordering, food prep, food safety, and planning food and drink needs for various events. For this position, you should have an academic background and/or previous work experience with food service management.
Note: All internships are unpaid, 10-15 hours per week with a mix of fixed and flexible hours. Afternoon and evening schedules preferred. Good customer service skills and the ability to work well on a team are essential! A love of fun and funky arts/cultural/community events is a big plus.