Volunteer + Intern
Verge Center for the Arts’ events and programs would not be possible without the support of our volunteer base! Please fill out the form below if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.
We accept interns on an ongoing basis, as needed. Internships last one quarter or semester. Preference is placed on students in school and working for school credit; however, it is not required, and recent grads are encouraged to apply. A second quarter or semester may be considered at the discretion of the department supervisor. Interns are placed under the following departments: Exhibitions, Education, Public Programs, Membership/Development, Special Events, though there may be some interdepartmental duties.
To apply: Send your resume and a brief paragraph outlining your interest in interning at Verge in the body of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the job title in the subject line of your email.
Job Title: Education Intern
Schedule: 8 hours or more/week for one school semester or summer
Reports to: Education Manager
Position Overview: The Education Intern will participate in a variety of day-to-day activities, as well as a special project or assist with curriculum development for at least one project. The Education department offers placements in the development, implementation, and administration of programs and classes. Classes are held for a range of audiences including adults, schools, families, children, and general gallery visitors as well as across a variety of art and craft media including drawing, ceramics, sculpture, and textiles. Please let us know your particular interest(s).
Interns are encouraged to observe an Educational class and the Education Manager. The intern will work on specific projects which include but are not limited to classes, workshops, exhibition-related tours, and interactive educational art activities targeting a variety of age levels and abilities. Interns are encouraged to explore various ways of working with students, including facilitating discussion and hands-on activities in both gallery and classroom settings. Interns also assist with the planning and implementation of community-based classes and assume day to day responsibilities for clerical and administrative tasks. If the internship occurs during the summer, the intern will assist with the Verge summer camp program. The Education Intern must have a desire to work with children in an educational environment.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
– Assist instructors with instruction in classes and workshops.
– Assist in research for educational class offerings and promotion of those offerings.
– Clerical tasks like maintaining student, class, and supply records.
– Make outreach calls and student informational calls.
– Assist in planning, implementation, and staffing of exhibition-related docent tours, art activities, and/or art-making tours.
– Assist with outreach events or public programs.
Qualifications / Requirements:
– Must be a student or recent graduate pursuing credit or experience in the arts and education.
– Art, Art history, and Art Education degrees are highly recommended.
– Must be well organized, detail oriented, with excellent research, writing, and interpersonal skills preferred.
– Ability to prioritize, and manage several projects to meet assigned deadlines.
– Familiarity with Mac OS recommended.
– Counts toward class credits.
– Develop awareness about personal interest and skills.
– Acquire the skills and experiences necessary to succeed in the art education world.
– Develop relationships and interests to help you in furthering your career.