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Baltimore Mural Program Internship - Summer 2017

Internship Responsibilities

The Baltimore Mural Program Intern is a part-time unpaid position, reporting to the Baltimore Mural Program Coordinator.  The primary responsibilities of this position are to assist with the planning and implementation of mural projects. Duties include, but are not limited to:
 

  • Researching potential mural sites and artists
  • Photography and videography of existing murals and new mural projects
  • Mapping of existing murals and new mural projects
  • Creating content and updating the mural program website and blog
  • Meeting with community residents and stakeholders to discuss potential and current projects
  • Assisting with procurement of supplies and equipment
  • Assisting the Mural Program Coordinator with her duties related to Artscape 2017 as needed
  • Documenting and reporting damage to existing murals

Skill Set Required

The ideal candidate is a dynamic, people-oriented individual with outstanding organizational skills and familiarity with or desire to learn more about the local artist population. Additional required skills:

  • Art, Community Art, Art History, Arts Education, or Arts Administration major or graduate student
  • Current college or graduate students are eligible to apply.  Applicants who are not registered students are not eligible.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including the ability to write for diverse needs.
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to multi-task, and strong attention to details
  • Ability to conduct internet research
  • Strong photography and videography skills and aesthetics
  • Ability to assess online presence and brainstorm enhancements
  • Knowledge of Social Media tools, including Wordpress, & MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint

 

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, but hours outside these times are sometimes necessary.
  • Student is highly encouraged to be available for part of 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.

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD

Details

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 mcassard@promotionandarts.org. 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.

Headquarters

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.