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Exhibitions Internship

Internship Responsibilities

School 33 Art Center's Exhibitions Internship, offered by the Baltimore Office Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is a part-time unpaid practicum that will provide exposure to various aspects of developing, implementing and managing exhibitions and studio residency programs. Intern(s) will have opportunities to observe the comprehensive processes of acquiring and displaying artwork - from studios to galleries to audiences. BOPA’s Gallery Exhibition Program includes exhibition space at School 33 Art Center, and the Bromo-Seltzer Arts Tower Galleries.

 

By shadowing BOPA’s Exhibitions & Programs Associate, intern(s) will learn about and gain exposure to various aspects of artwork procurement, gallery exhibition facilitation, and studio residency program management such as:

 

· Familiarization with local and regional art communities, the artists, and their work.

· Strategic planning and execution of calls for entry and jury and curatorial processes.

· Installation and removal of exhibits, including a comprehensive view of the technical components and methods of creating and maintaining systems utilized in artwork installation, including tool and supply organization.

· Techniques of effective communication and interaction with artists and audience members to facilitate the success of an exhibition.

· Opportunities to engage in a variety of workshops, artist talks and presentations, panel discussions and other programming events that relate to specific exhibitions, including opening receptions.

· Learning the intricacies of studio resident program management through observation of residency applicant interviews, studio visits, and attending residents’ group critiques and mentor reviews.

Hours & Compensation

This is a non-paid internship. For official credit and evaluation students must be able report to BOPA’s Exhibition & Programs Associate two days per week Monday through Friday, or the equivalent of 14 hours per week. Interns will be located School 33 Art Center at 1427 Light Street in Baltimore’s Federal Hill neighborhood, unless scheduled otherwise. On selected weekdays interns will shadow the Exhibitions & Programs Associate from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, evening hours will be required for School 33 Gallery openings. For consideration to participate in the internship program, student must commit to a schedule in advance.

 

To Apply for an Internship:

Send resume and cover letter to: humanresources@promotionandarts.org Please identify the specific name of the internship and semester for which you are applying in the subject line. Please visit our website, school33.org to familiarize yourself with our mission and programming.

 

Application Deadlines:

Application due no later than February 3, 2020.

Skill Set Required

Qualifications

  • Current college junior or senior, or graduate students are eligible to apply. Applicants who are not registered students are not eligible.
  • To fully appreciate the benefits of an Exhibitions Internship, applicants must be self-directed and interested in learning contemporary art curation and arts administration on a non-profit level.
  • Applicants must be able to work in Windows and Mac platforms.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suites, Dropbox and Google would be especially helpful.

Internship Location

BALTIMORE, MD

Details

Semester: Spring (Feb - May)
Year: 2020
Hours per week: 10-20 hours
Workdays: Flexible
Pay: No

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: February 3, 2020
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter
Application Instructions

To Apply for an Internship:

Send resume and cover letter to: humanresources@promotionandarts.org Please identify the specific name of the internship and semester for which you are applying in the subject line. Please visit our website, school33.org to familiarize yourself with our mission and programming.

 

Application Deadlines:

Application due no later than February 3, 2020.

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.