SoEx Internships: Curatorial, Arts Administration, Mission Voices Summer

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SoEx Internships: Curatorial, Arts Administration, Mission Voices Summer

We're looking for motivated individuals to support our core programs

The principles of Southern Exposure’s internship program are to:

  • Provide interns with professional experience in arts administration
  • Prepare interns for, and connect them with, further opportunities within the arts, especially paid positions and leadership roles
  • Actively seek out communities and experiences that are underrepresented in arts administration and works to bring those outside in
  • Build relationships that share knowledge in omni-directional ways between interns and staff as well as other SoEx community members

To apply for an internship, submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by March 18, 2018. In your cover letter, please rank your interest in the following three available internship opportunities. A SoEx staff member will respond to you by mid-April. Internships will begin in April and May.

Under the supervision of the Projects and Exhibitions Program Director, the curatorial intern supports the administration and logistical coordination of public exhibitions, events, and projects at Southern Exposure. The Curatorial Intern organizes information, corresponds with artists, and works closely with the Curatorial Council, attending and taking minutes at monthly curatorial meetings. Additional responsibilities may include research, event support, outreach, and other administrative tasks.
Skills needed: Proficiency in writing, attention to detail, ability to follow through with long-term projects, working within a committee structure, knowledge of contemporary artistic practices, and a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Photoshop.
Duration: This position will begin in May and requires a six- to twelve-month commitment.

The Arts Administration intern works with all staff members to support various project-based tasks. This includes grant research, assisting with installations, mailings, distribution, soliciting donations and volunteers, and other duties related to the administration of a nonprofit arts organization. If you are self-motivated, flexible, and eager to learn, this internship is a great introduction to Southern Exposure and often leads to participation in more specialized projects.
Skills needed: Naturally organized person, some experience with Google Drive, Microsoft Word, and Excel.
Duration: April – September

Mission Voices Summer is a four-week summer arts program that provides young people the opportunity to exercise leadership skills and participate in their community by exploring relevant social and personal issues through visual and performing arts. The MVS intern will work with the Artists in Education Director to help with coordination, administration and final installation of the program. The intern will also help with publicity, in-kind donations, outreach and support for the final event of the program.
Skills needed: Organization, an interest in community arts and organizations, working with youth, hospitality and event planning. Being bilingual is a plus.
Duration: April – August