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Public Art Internship - Summer 2017

Internship Responsibilities

The Public Art Intern is a part-time unpaid position, reporting to the Public Art Program Staff.  The primary responsibilities of this position are to assist in the administration of the public art program, coordination of public art projects and provide related support to the Public Art Staff. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists in the administration of the Maintenance and Conservation of Public Artworks in the City. Includes:
    • Photographic documentation of artwork conditions
    • Scheduling, filing, and reporting of condition surveys, reviews, assessments, etc.
    • Researching local and regional professional conservators and contractors and developing a database of these individuals and companies
    • Researching archives and compiling the history of the artworks in the collection
    • Writing brief summaries of the works
    • Schedule Public Art Consultant & Conservator visits when necessary
    • Updating of maintenance/inventory databases following reports
  • Assists in the daily administration of the Public Art Program. Includes:
    • Assisting in the coordination of meetings with artists, City personnel, elected officials, etc.
    • Composes & edits correspondence on behalf of program staff
    • Assists in the maintenance of files for all public art projects
    • Assists in the creation and dissemination of Public Art program information and materials
    • Interacts with the public and social media to relay program information as needed
  • Assists in the coordination of Public Art Commission Meetings. Includes:
    • Recording and transcribing of meeting minutes
    • Assists in communication of meeting updates, agendas, and minutes
  • Assists in the Artist Selection Panel Process. Includes:
    • Reviewing of artist packet submissions for completeness/follow-up
    • Confirm receipt and provide information to artists if requested
    • Assists in the management of the artist submission database
    • Helps administer meeting documentation: including printing and compilation of panel booklets, agenda, and PowerPoint presentations

Skill Set Required

The ideal candidate is a dynamic, people-oriented individual with outstanding organizational skills and familiarity with public art. Additional required skills:

  • Art, Art History, Arts Education or Arts Administration major or graduate student
  • Current college –junior or senior–or graduate students are eligible to apply.  Applicants who are not registered students are not eligible.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to multi-task, and pay attention to detail
  • Ability to conduct internet research
  • 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.
  • This is an unpaid position.
  • Student is highly encouraged to be available for Artscape 2017, July 21-23.
  • 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.

Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)

Art, Art History, Arts Education/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 and semester 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.