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Exhibitions Internship - Summer 2017

Internship Responsibilities

The School 33 and Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts Exhibitions Internship is a part-time unpaid practicum. Projects include but are not limited to:

Assisting the BOPA Exhibitions Manager with various aspects of the BOPA Gallery Exhibition Program, which encompasses School 33 Art Center, The Bromo-Selzer Arts Tower, and Top of the World Gallery at The World Trade Center.  Duties will include:

 

  • Assisting the Exhibitions Manager in the installation and lighting of exhibitions, facilitating artist drop off and deinstallation, repainting / patching of walls, and preparation of exhibition furniture and tech.
  • Help in organizing for open calls for submissions, posting various exhibition announcements and calls for entry online, compiling information for exhibition press, assisting at receptions and events, and helping to document receptions and exhibitions.
  • Assistance with logistics for various School 33 initiatives including major events such as Open Studio Tour. Duties will entail: Working on promotion of events and enlisting community involvement, and assisting in the coordination of artists’ participation.
  • Updating and creating copy for School 33’s website.
  • Interacting with guests and visitors and responding to requests for more information about our center.
  • Assisting staff with typical office duties such as answering phones, making copies, organizing/storage.
  • Assisting the Education and Programming Coordinator with various aspects of the School 33 Art Center Education program. Duties will entail promotion of program, assisting with revitalization of classroom spaces and working on press releases,
  • Assisting the Exhibitions Manager with various duties pertaining to Artscape 2017 July 21-23 as needed. 

Skill Set Required

  • We are seeking a reliable, self-directed, fast learner. Experience with PC Windows platform, databases, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Suites is especially helpful.   Interest in contemporary art and arts/non-profit administration a plus.
  • Current college–junior or senior–or graduate students are eligible to apply. Applicants who are not registered students are not eligible.

 

Hours & Compensation

  • Student must be available at least two days per week or the equivalent of at least 14 hours per week; intern will be located primarily at School 33 Art Center, which operates Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, with gallery hours from 11am-4pm on Saturdays.  There may be some evening hours required for gallery openings and exhibitions as well as School 33’s annual fundraiser.  Student must commit to a schedule in advance.
  • 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.)
  • Free parking or Monthly Transit Pass may be provided to intern for commuting to downtown Baltimore.

Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)

Arts, Non-profit administration

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 and the semester 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.