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Sondheim Prize Program Internship - Summer 2017

Internship Responsibilities

The Sondheim Prize Intern is a part-time unpaid position, reporting to the Sondheim Prize Administrator.  The primary responsibilities of this position are to assist with organizing application materials, to assist in the administration of the program’s jury process, to update the Sondheim Prize section of the Cultural Affairs blog and to assist with the curatorial aspects of the program. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists with curatorial aspects of the Sondheim Prize program, including:
    o Corresponding with participating artists;
    o Acting as curatorial assistant for Semifinalist exhibition;
    o Scheduling and attending studio visits between exhibition curator and
    participating artists;
    o Organizing information on artworks available for exhibition;
    o Creating curator’s binder;
    o Preparing documentation for artwork insurance;
    o Editing and composing artist bios;
    o Collecting, writing and formatting exhibition didactics;
    o Ordering appropriate artwork hardware;
    o Coordinating and meeting artwork exhibition needs;
    o Scheduling Installation Crew and assisting in the completion of contracts;
    o Installing exhibition;
    o Attending exhibition openings;
    o Organizes and prepares Artscape Gallery Network slideshow.
     Assists in the administration of the program’s jury process includes:
    o Scheduling Finalist Interviews
    o Preparing documents needed for final round of Jury review
     Updates to the Sondheim Prize section of the Cultural Affairs online blog includes:
    o Creating blog posts that feature the current Sondheim Finalists and Semi-
    o Writing new content for blog;
    o Assisting in the development of compelling blog components;
    o Building blog pages to provide historical Sondheim Prize information;
    o Posting new artist opportunities to blog;
    o Assisting in raising awareness of the Cultural Affairs online blog

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, 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
  • Ability to assess online presence and brainstorm enhancements
  • Understanding of importance of accuracy and professionalism when handling jury results
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.


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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.