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Intern - Public Engagement, Summer Programming (Summer Quarter)

Summer Quarter 2019
Application Due Date: April 1, 2019

Title: Public Engagement, Summer Programming Intern - Unpaid
Department/Location: Public Engagement, Olympic Sculpture Park and SAM downtown
Staff Mentor: Program Coordinator for Art + Environment
Learning Objectives:

The Public Engagement department seeks an intern to assist with the development, administration, and partnerships for summer programming on Thursday evenings and Saturdays at the Olympic Sculpture Park. Summer programs include outdoor concerts, performances, art activities, and tours. Through the position, the intern will experience the full process involved in creating and implementing museum programs, including research and selection of local artistic practices, collaborating with partners, and administrative support.

Candidates who can work late May through Labor Day are preferred and will have optimal experience working on the program series from start to finish.

Intern Tasks:

  • Programmatic research and outreach in relation to SAM’s special exhibitions, summer Thursday events, performances, bands, and family engagement.
  • Coordinate volunteers and help with event set up, tear down, and workflow throughout summer Thursday and Saturday programs.
  • Assist with the selection, scheduling, and coordination of speakers for the “My Favorite Things Tours” program for SAM Remix.
  • Assist teaching artists and work with guests during hands-on art activities.
  • Filling, printing, website maintenance, and other administrative support.
  • Expected time commitment: 15-20 hours per week. Flexible schedule within M-F 9-5 office hours. Must be able to assist with summer programs from July 11-Aug 30 on Thursday evenings from 4-9pm, Saturdays from 9-3pm, and SAM Remix on Friday, August 23rd (4pm-midnight).

Qualifications:

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to work with staff and volunteers in a professional manner on a variety of tasks.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to staff, volunteers and public.
  • Basic filing, typing and computer skills.
  • Ability to ask for help and accept supervision and evaluation of your work.
  • Abide by the Standards for Museum Volunteers/Interns as outlined in the Volunteer/Intern Packet.

Education:

  • Minimum B.A. in progress. SAM prioritizes intern applicants seeking to gain academic credit for their internship experience.
  • Demonstrated interest in art history, environmental studies, education, and/or arts administration.

 

Application Requirements:

  • Application
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (may be submitted separately by the writer to internships@seattleartmuseum.org)
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