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Arts Education Internship - Summer 2017

Internship Responsibilities

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (“BOPA”), located in Downtown Baltimore, seeks an enthusiastic, creative and highly organized intern to assist with all aspects of BOPA’s Youth Arts Programs.


The Arts Education Intern is a part-time unpaid position, reporting to the Arts Education Coordinator. The primary responsibilities of this position are to assist in the administration of BOPA’s youth programs with an arts focus, research and collection of data related to equity in arts education in Baltimore, and provide related support to the Youth Arts Program Staff. Interns provide organizational, administrative, and on-site support for educational programs, which include out-of-school enrichment programs, family/community programs, and other activities. Interns perform general departmental duties, such as preparation of program materials, research, correspondence, filing and scheduling. Candidates must have excellent organizational and basic computer skills, and should be comfortable interacting with the public. Candidates should have administrative experience and have previously worked with youth.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists in the administration of the youth arts enrichment programs 

•        Assist in the educational planning, evaluation, and ongoing management of the Youth Arts Council, Bright STARTS, and other youth arts programing

  • Photography and videography of youth arts program participants, workshops, projects,  and special events as assigned

•        Assist teaching artists providing workshops placed at sites through BOPA

•        Research and data collection surrounding after school arts programming in Baltimore City

•        Occasional assistance with evening or weekend special events requiring additional staff

•        Cultivate and maintain relationships with key staff, and leadership from Baltimore City community organizations, schools, non-profits, and other institutions

•        Assist in the coordination of BOPA facilities, events, and production staff on logistical and production elements of all youth related programs

•        Conduct research relevant to youth arts enrichment curriculum development, best practices in contemporary youth arts education, and as needed

•        Other duties as necessary

Skill Set Required


The ideal candidate is a dynamic, people-oriented individual with outstanding organizational skills and familiarity with youth arts enrichment programs. Art, Arts Education, Social Design, or Arts Administration majors are encouraged to apply. Current undergraduates -- junior or senior -- or graduate students are eligible to apply. Applicants who are not registered students are not eligible.


Additional required skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to multi-task, and pay attention to detail
  • Ability to conduct internet research
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Photoshop


Hours & Compensation

  • Student must be available at least two days per week or the equivalent of at least 14 hours per week; BOPA is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
  • The Arts Education Coordinator’s schedule varies depending on projects, so the student’s working hours are not restricted to the typical 9:00am to 5:00pm schedule.
  • It is highly encouraged that student be available for Artscape 2017, July 21 – 23.
  • This is an unpaid position.
  • Intern may be eligible for gaining college/university credits toward graduation.  (Intern should explore this possibility with their school prior to applying for the internship.)
  • Parking or Monthly Transit Pass may be provided to Downtown Baltimore, pending availability.

Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)

Arts, Arts Education, Arts Administration

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD


Semester: Summer (Jun - Aug)
Year: 2017
Hours per week: 10-20 hours
Workdays: Flexible
Pay: No

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter
Application Instructions

Please send your resume and cover letter by email to:  Markell Cassard at In the Subject Line of your email, please identify the name of the internship for which you are applying.


Application Deadlines:

Application due no later than May 1, 2017.


10 E. Baltimore Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

About Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, produces events and arts programs as well as manages several facilities. It is the official Baltimore City Arts Council. BOPA coordinates Baltimore's major events including Light City Baltimore, New Year's Eve and July 4th celebrations at the Inner Harbor, Artscape which is America’s largest free arts festival, the Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar, School 33 Art Center’s Open Studio Tour, and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade.

In the past, BOPA has been called upon to orchestrate or assist with large-scale city events.  The activities include the Ravens Rally Super Bowl Send-Off and the Ravens Super Bowl Victory Parade in 2001 and 2013; Miss USA in 2005 and 2006; Baltimore's Celebration of the Army-Navy Game in 2000 and 2007; the Star-Spangled Salute to Michael Phelps in 2008, the Star-Spangled Sailabration in 2012 and the NFL Kick-Off in 2013. Currently, BOPA is preparing for exciting upcoming events in 2017 including the second annual Light City Baltimore March 31st - April 8th 2017. 

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts manages the Creative Baltimore Fund Grants, Baltimore Mural Program, Free Fall Baltimore, PNC Transformative Art Prize, MECU Neighborhood Grant Program and Bright StArts Workshops For Children. BOPA oversees historic attractions and sites including the Top of the World Observation Level, School 33 Art Center, The Cloisters and the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower.