Featuring over 25 Boston area galleries, museums, and performing arts organizations
Representatives from Boston area galleries, museums, performing arts organizations, and more will be speaking to students about upcoming arts internship opportunities. There will be a wide variety of opportunities for students including graphic design, theatre and music production, marketing, and administration. Students are encouraged to bring a current resume.
Thursday, November 14, 10am–12pm
Booth Theatre Lobby (820 Commonwealth Ave., Boston)
See the list of participating organizations below. Note that organizations and organization information will be added as we get closer to the date so be sure to check back!
826 Boston is a nonprofit youth writing and publishing organization that empowers traditionally underserved students ages 6-18 to find their voices, tell their stories, and gain communication skills to succeed in school and in life.
Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this understanding in mind, we provide after-school tutoring, field trips, creative writing workshops, in-school tutoring, help for English Language Learners, and in-depth publishing projects.
Communications & Marketing Interns join 826 Boston’s Development Team, supporting staff in crafting the narrative of our programs through newsletters and social media outreach and helping raise money through the quirky 826 Boston store. In addition, each intern will also have the opportunity to design and complete a long-term project, which they will lead with the mentorship of a supervisor. For example, a previous intern designed an Instagram photo series showcasing 826 Boston community members.
2. The Youth Publishing Intern joins 826 Boston’s Programs Team to support in the writing, revising, copyediting, and publication of student work. Responsibilities include participating in editorial boards, organizing manuscripts, and supporting the design and production of student publications. Additionally, the Youth Program Publishing Intern may have the opportunity to work directly with students through one-on-one and small group tutoring.
3. The Youth Programs Interns join 826 Boston’s Out-Of-School-Time Programs Team, supporting staff in tutoring, program recruitment, maintaining program logistics, communicating with parents, editing/organizing student writing for publication, and tracking and entering data. In addition to supporting students and teachers with writing instruction, each intern will also have the opportunity to pitch and actualize a long-term project, which they will lead with the mentorship of a staff supervisor.
4. High School Writers’ Room Interns and K-8 Writers’ Room Interns will become an integral part of students’ writing journeys. In addition to supporting students and teachers with writing instruction, each intern will also have the opportunity to pitch and actualize a long-term project, which they will lead with the mentorship of a staff supervisor. In the past, Writers’ Room Interns have chosen to start journalism clubs, lead a literary magazine, or develop websites as their long-term project.
5. Development & Events Interns join 826 Boston’s Development Team, supporting staff in researching donor history, future donor opportunities, completing tasks that support existing donor relationships, and helping raise money through the quirky 826 Boston store. In addition, each intern will also have the opportunity to pitch and actualize a long-term project, which they will lead with the mentorship of a staff supervisor
Agassiz Baldwin Community + Maud Morgan Arts
Agassiz Baldwin Community has a long history of fostering creativity and contributing to a vibrant arts scene in Cambridge, as well as providing programming to improve the quality of life for members of our community. The Maud Morgan Arts Center was conceptualized and created to expand on this history, serving hundreds of children, teens, and adults through a range of high-quality arts classes and workshops. Agassiz Baldwin Community’s children’s programs have provided a safe neighborhood environment where families and children can make friends, have fun, respect one another, and enjoy learning. We pride ourselves on an exceptional staff of teachers who are caring, attentive, and creative.
Available Internship(s): Arts Educator Interns will report to our program directors, joining our dynamic team of art and OST (out-of-school-time) educators to gain experience working at a community-based non-profit organization. Interns may gain hands-on experience planning and implementing developmentally appropriate art activities in our Kindergarten and 1st-5th Grade Afterschool. Interns may also shadow and support art educators ranging from ceramicists, printmakers, painters, sculptors, architects, and/or mixed media artists at Maud Morgan Arts. Internships are part-time (10-12 hours per week) with flexible start dates.
Staff attending Internship Fair: Cory Shea, Director of Maud Morgan Arts; Ashley Yee, Childern’s Programs Special Projects Manager
ArtsBoston is a leading force behind Greater Boston’s arts and culture sector. In support of our 175 member organizations, we provide vital research and audience-building programs that encourage participation in arts and culture, stimulate demand and raise attendance.
Available Internship(s): Internship opportunities available through the academic year in areas such as Patron Services, Development, and Marketing. ArtsBoston is also home to BosTix, a ticketing resource for Boston arts-lovers and theatre-goers. We are home to two ticket booths in Boston, and are often hiring part-time staff for both booths.
Staff attending Internship Fair: Elena Morris, Patron Services Manager
Artscope, New England’s Premier Culture Magazine, is a multi-platform magazine and media company covering the arts with timely, relevant cutting edge content and creating dialogue between artists and the public. The platforms run in print, eblast, online, social media, mobile app and tablet edition.
Available Internship(s): Internships are available in publishing, editorial, journalism, graphic design or in a combination of these roles. Internships are schedule in the Winter/Spring, Summer or Fall semesters. Each individual can learn based on their goals from business development to Indesign to online content management systems.
Staff attending Internship Fair: Olivia MacDonald, Intern; Kaveh Mojtabai, Publisher
Since 1963, Boston Ballet’s internationally acclaimed performances of classical, neo-classical, and contemporary ballets, combined with a dedication to world-class dance education and community initiatives, have made the institution a leader in its field, with a 56-year history of promoting excellence and access to dance. Boston Ballet School, the official school of Boston Ballet, has a long-standing dedication to providing exceptional dance education and ballet training to students across three studios in Boston, Newton, and the North Shore. Led by Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and Director Margaret Tracey, the School reaches more than 5,000 students (toddler to adult) each year through its five core programs: Pre-Professional Program, Classical Ballet Program, Children’s Program, Adaptive Dance Program, and Adult Dance Program. Boston Ballet’s Education and Community Initiatives provide programming, events, and activities that connect the community to dance. Community programs reach more than 4,000 individuals in Boston and the surrounding communities each year through Citydance, ECI on Location, workshops, and trainings.
Available Internship(s): Boston Ballet offers internships in Institutional Advancement (integrated marketing, graphic design, public relations, development) as well as stage production and artistic. Internships are available in most departments in Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Staff attending Internship Fair: Brittany Kinch, Marketing and Advertising Associate; John Fernandes, Group Sales Manager; Karen McConarty, Marketing and Production Manager
The Cambridge Arts Council is a city agency that funds, promotes, and presents high-quality, community-based arts programming for the benefit of artists, residents, and visitors to Cambridge, MA. Established in 1974, Cambridge Arts is one of the oldest and most dynamic arts agencies in the country. As a public nonprofit, Cambridge Arts operates with funding from local government, private foundations, corporate sponsors, and individual donors and delivers on its mission by fulfilling three primary roles:
Connector: Through partnerships with artists, presenters, donors, and audiences, the agency operates as a vital cultural presence in the region.
Presenter: Cambridge Arts stages high-profile events such as the Cambridge River Festival, a signature city celebration and regional event.
Funder: Through the Cambridge Arts Grant Program, Cambridge Arts awards dozens of financial grants each year in support of high-quality, community-based art projects representing all artistic disciplines.
Available Internship(s): Community Arts Program Internships
Internship positions are specific to select projects and/or programs, such as Summer in the City, Cambridge Arts River Festival, and Cambridge Arts Open Studios
Internship positions are available that support various roles including producing events, coordinating volunteers, and fundraising.
All positions are unpaid part-time (10-15 hours per week) immersive, hands-on, learning experiences.
Internships will take place during the 2020 spring and summer terms.
The Cambridge Arts Council views their internship program to be a growth opportunity for both the intern and the agency. Cambridge Arts Community Arts Assistant Interns will be under close supervision, guidance and mentorship of the Director of Community Arts and will work very closely with a variety of professionals in different fields, including government & city agencies, local businesses, cultural & community organizations, artists, and more. Interns will assist in the implementation of Cambridge Arts Community Arts Programs as needed. Tasks may include but are not limited to: communicating with artists and community members, creation and distribution of materials, conducting audience surveys, tracking proposals and activities, negotiating and creating contracts, scheduling and booking events, maintaining budgets, grant writing, sponsor cultivation, etc. It is a great opportunity for the intern to learn event production, marketing strategies, grant processes and procedures, industry standards, general office experience, etc. It is also a tremendous way to build valuable hands-on work experience and networks in the field of arts administration. Cambridge Arts staff will work with the intern to identify a project area to focus on based on his/her strengths and interests.
Staff attending Internship Fair: Kirsten Swartz, Community Arts Administrator; Jason Weeks, Executive Director of Cambridge Arts
Center for Career Development
Representatives for the CCD will offer students advice for seeking internships, applying for funding for nonprofit unpaid internships, and navigating Handshake
Staff attending Internship Fair: Olivia Hoffman, Yawkey Internship Coordinator; Komal Shah, Career Counselor
Fort Point Arts Community
Fort Point is home to over 300 artists who produce work in a wide array of media. It is recognized as one of New England’s largest artists’ communities. The historic warehouse buildings of Fort Point house painters, photographers, sculptors, designers, ceramicists, performance artists, jewelers, book artists, digital media artists, and more.
The Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) builds cultural vibrancy in Boston by cultivating an empowered community of artists, organizations, and supporters. FPAC promotes the work of our artists to a broad and diverse audience, advocates for art opportunities, develops permanent, affordable live-work studio space and ensures that art is an essential part of the life of a creative city.
Available Internship(s): The Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) is seeking interns for the Spring and Summer of 2020. Interns at the FPAC have the opportunity to participate in a variety of arts, culture, and nonprofit learning experiences. Tasks range from helping to coordinate our annual Open Studios weekend to assisting with exhibition and corporate art lending installations. Past interns have also managed and updated our artwork database, prepared membership communications, and written marketing and social media copy.
Staff attending Internship Fair: Fort Point Arts Community Pedersen, Director of Marketing and Operations; Kimberly Barnes, Open Studios Coordinator
North End Music and Performance Arts Center
The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is a 501(c)(3) community music school and a professional performing arts center with a strong focus on serving the North End / Waterfront and surrounding neighborhoods of Boston by making quality music and arts programming accessible for all.
As a music school, NEMPAC reaches over a thousand students per week, offering music education programs across several art disciplines including dance, movement, and theatre. As a highly-respected performing arts center, NEMPAC presents public concerts and professional performance projects each year involving hundreds of local Boston artists.
NEMPAC believes we are all musicians and performers, and prepares individuals to be the best version of themselves through music education programs and transformative artistic experiences.
Available Internship(s): The Educational Programs Intern at NEMPAC will gain experience working in a community non-profit music and arts organization. The intern will be an integral part of the educational team and will work with our Educational Program Director. He/she will gain experience in logistical planning, preparation, and implementation of educational programming. The intern will assist with registration and scheduling for the current session, and will assist in planning future sessions. He/she will assist with grant research, marketing, and educational programs. The intern will also help with communications, event planning, and other tasks as they arise.
Data entry and management
Assist with large programs
Assist in educational grant research
Assist in marketing educational programs
Assist with special events
The Educational Programs Intern would begin during the Winter and Spring Session in January 2020. Days and times are flexible so long as they are within the 10-15 hours per week requirement.
Staff attending Internship Fair: Allie Meek-Carufel, Educational Programs Director; Mary-Alexandra Onstad, Administrative Coordinator
Red Sage Stories/Playback Theatre & Art for Social Change
A Dorchester/Roxbury based performance troupe of predominately People of Color, multi-cultural, multi-lingual, and inter-generational.We create space for story telling, healing and empowerment for individuals and communities of diverse backgrounds through Playback Theatre and other performance art forms. Combining other performative arts such as staged readings and full production of devised plays with Playback Theatre troupe makes us unique. We are also the only Playback Theatre troupe that regularly performs with an ASL interpreter as part of our company. Each performance is crafted responding to the needs of the hosting group and their audience considering the personal, community and social forces at play.
Available Internship(s): We would be looking for a summer intern to help with organizational and administrative duties. We would also like to provide information about Red Sage Stories as we are always looking for additional troupe members. Our troupe is comprised of people of color.
Staff attending Internship Fair: Sonya Joyner, Troupe Member
Society of Arts + Crafts
Incorporated in 1897, the Society of Arts and Crafts has been at the forefront of the American craft movement for over 120 years. Our founders developed standards of excellence in design and technical mastery for crafts that inspired the American Arts and Crafts Movement.
The dual mission of the Society of Arts and Crafts is to encourage the creation, collection, and promotion of the work of contemporary craft artists, and to advance public appreciation of fine craft. To fulfill our mission, the Society sponsors exhibitions, artist awards and fellowships, educational programming, and shows that promote the work of exemplary craft on an ongoing basis.
Available Internship(s): We hire interns year-round, for flexible hours and term periods, in four main areas: EXHIBITION/RETAIL, MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS, DEVELOPMENT, and SHOW (CraftBoston). We are looking for motivated self-starters with high standards of quality that need minimal supervision. Skills that are especially useful are social media, design, graphics, photography, excellent writing/grammar/communications, a desire to learn and a willingness to make mistakes in the process, and, perhaps most importantly, dependability. We are a small organization with a strong sense of purpose and a unique sense of camaraderie. Many of our interns have come to work with us in paid positions, both full- and part-time, after successfully completing their internships.
Staff attending Internship Fair: Karina Burston, Deputy Director; Molly Regan, Marketing Manager
SpeakEasy Stage Company
SpeakEasy produces intimate, entertaining plays and musicals that are new to Boston and compel thoughtful conversation. We champion new talent and future arts leaders, alongside a diverse community of experienced local theatre professionals who share our devotion to excellence. We treat our artists, audiences and supporters as collaborators, working with us to make Boston a city that is sustainable for artists.
Available Internship(s): SpeakEasy internships are an excellent way to learn more about the workings of a mid-sized professional theatre company through hands-on experience and mentorship. Our work environment is supportive and open, giving interns access to the multidisciplinary art of theatre management, which includes the rehearsal and production process, community outreach, development, marketing and general management.
Interns are accepted during the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters in the areas of Arts Administration, Marketing, and Production. Semester-long internships are office-based and are designed to fit within a 16-20 hour schedule weekly between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.
Internships are unpaid and do not carry promise of employment after completion, though they may be used for school credit (if your college permits
Staff attending Internship Fair: Dominique Burford, Associate Manager of Production & Operations; Alex Lonati, Community Engagement and Events Manager
StageSource is a non-profit organization that serves thousands of New England theatre-makers and arts organizations. Our mission is to unite theater artists, theater companies, and related organizations in vision and goals that inspire and empower our community to realize its greatest artistic potential. StageSource is dedicated to increasing cultural participation through advocacy, communication, and education. We provide job and audition connections, free and discounted tickets, workshops, networking events, and more! BU Students get a 30% discount on StageSource Membership. For more information on our internships, membership, programs, and social initiatives visit: StageSource.org or reach out to John at firstname.lastname@example.org
Available Internship(s): Our office is located in Fort Point, and is T accessible. We share office space with three other service organizations: Arts & Business Council, MASSCreative, and MassPoetry. StageSource Internships are a wonderful opportunity for students to have high impact on the organization itself while exploring the Boston theater community.
There are many different internship concentrations, including: administration, membership, marketing, communications, and development. None of these sound exactly right? Feel free to mix and match or propose a project! We want to tailor this internship to you and your goals. Internships are available during both the summer and academic year.
Staff attending Internship Fair: John Meredith, Operations Manager; Tonasia Jones, Programs Director
Steven Zevitas Gallery + New American Paintings
Steven Zevitas Gallery was founded in 2003 in Boston’s South End and operated as osp gallery through 2007. The gallery exhibits and represents artists from throughout the United States. Notable artists who have had their first solo shows in Boston at the gallery include: Alex Jackson, Ashley Doggett, Xylor Jane, Chuck Webster, Chris Ballantyne, Andrew Masullo and Jered Sprecher. Group exhibitions have included Philip Guston, Dana Shutz, Emily Furr, Jamaal Peterman, Vaughn Spann, Celeste Rapone, Clotilde Jimenez, Jonas Wood, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Gina Beavers, and Brian Calvin.
Steven Zevitas Gallery began participating in art fairs in late 2007. Since then the gallery has been featured in UNTITLED Miami, UNTITLED San Francisco, NEXT, Volta NY, NADA, Platform LA, and ArtPadSF.
The Publication “New American Paintings” is also created in the gallery’s offices. First published in 1993, New American Paintings is a bimonthly juried exhibition in print. Each regionally-focused edition features the work of forty painters. Working with curators from the nation’s top museums, we review the work of more than five thousand artists a year and publish the best we find.
Available Internship(s): The ideal intern will be interested in assisting with operations of the gallery and the publication. We are looking for interns for either a semester, school year, or Summer and will collaborate with a work-study program.
Staff attending Internship Fair: Elizabeth Morlock, Associate Director; Alexandra Simpson, Operations Manager of New American Paintings
Teach to Learn
Teach To Learn is a start-up, non-profit, global arts education network that connects musicians across world regions through online cultural-exchange programs and education services.
Teach To Learn currently has four online programs:
(1) Mentorship Program
(2) Fellowship Program
(3) Classroom Connect
(4) Global Seminars
Teach To Learn will be developing and expanding each of these programs in 2020.
Available Internship(s): Open resource to help with:
– social media/marketing
– grant writing
This position allows interns to work remotely. Musicians and artists interested in social innovation are preferred.
Staff attending Internship Fair: Robert Jordon, Executive Director; Derek Beckvold
TurningArt brings artwork from today’s most talented artists into offices nationwide. We work with more than one thousand painters, photographers, and mixed-media artist to provide our clients with a rotating collection of artwork that’s engaging and fresh. Interactive placards give clients, employees, and visitors a chance to learn more about artists and their work, while periodic rotations ensure that workspaces are never dull. We even offer technology that lets employees participate in artwork selection. As a full service artwork company, we make all of this – curation to installation – effortless.
Available Internship(s): We are looking for an intern to join our Artist Team and learn about how to help artists advance their careers. This role is for a current student who is interested in seeing how a start-up company operates, while at the same time working with artists and other creative individuals.
Staff attending Internship Fair: Abby Frank, Artist Team Manager; Quinn Divens
Unbound Visual Arts
Unbound Visual Arts (UVA), based in Allston-Brighton, enriches its communities with educational and inspiring exhibitions and programs for cultural enrichment. UVA has over 200 members, a combination of artists and art enthusiasts, and has organized over 68 curated exhibitions throughout the Boston area. UVA’s independently curated exhibitions are meaningful yet still provide a strong learning environment as well as providing opportunities for the local artists. The exhibitions may promote passion, purpose, issues, ideas and solutions, social change and justice, and memories. UVA also provides art sale opportunities through its Art Expos. It is currently planning its 8th annual Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration of the Arts. UVA shares its headquarters in Brighton Center with two other non-profit music organizations.
Available Internship(s): Unbound Visual Arts (UVA), is seeking unpaid Spring Interns for January – May, 2020 and Summer interns from May – early August, 2020. The exact dates are flexible. Interns will work on exhibitions, art expos and the annual Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration of the Arts. Interns may contribute in one or more ways related to their areas of interest including: public relations, marketing, graphic arts, website and email design and management, event planning and administration, program design and management, grant research and writing, exhibition planning and implementation, fundraising, social media, blog posting, gallery research, photography, podcasts, and videos.
Staff attending Internship Fair: John Quatrale, Executive Director
Urbanity Dance is a nonprofit organization in the South End of Boston. Urbanity exists to inspire, engage and empower individuals and communities through the art of dance and movement.
Urbanity Dance is committed to empowering individuals and strengthening diverse communities through dance. We aim to engage people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, both in their own communities and in our own studio space, by helping them discover the joy of movement. Our wide range of partnerships with schools, health centers, local arts institutions, enrichment camps, and juvenile detention centers allows us to share quality dance experiences with the Boston community.
Urbanity Dance’s professional company aspires to push the limits of contemporary dance technique, inspiring audiences with its cutting-edge artistry and startling unpredictability. The Company is dedicated to providing provocative, visually arresting and musically stimulating performances for diverse audiences of all ages. Multisensory works spring from collaborations with composers, visual artists, architects, fashion designers, and light designers. Our dancers are lifelong learners chosen for their sharp adaptability, dancing prowess, and creative vision.
The School at Urbanity Dance offers quality contemporary dance training for students of all ages. Our nurturing classroom environment is designed to encourage a generation of lifelong movers and dance enthusiasts. Company dancers and faculty, all from diverse cultural and dance backgrounds, strive to support each student in his/her dance experience. Urbanity strives to help diverse communities explore the expressive possibilities of movement.
Available Internship(s): Internship Opportunities available for every season/semester
Undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in Arts Administration are encouraged to apply. Interns will play an active, direct, hands-on role in the continued growth and evolution of this dance non-profit organization. Although Urbanity’s internship is unpaid, some colleges offer academic credit for internships, and we can assist in any necessary paperwork to make that possible.
As an Urbanity Dance Intern, you will:
Combine artistry, passion, and growth
Be a part of a team on the brink of something new
Receive on-the-job training
Work alongside professional staff both independently and collaboratively
Gain hands-on experience in arts administration
Immerse yourself in a creative environment
Free dance classes
Tickets to performances
One free piece of Urbanity merch
An eye-opening and sometimes life-changing experience about what happens behind the scenes of a quickly accelerating nonprofit dance organization
Development and Arts Management Internship:
The intern will work closely with Urbanity’s Managing Director, the most senior staff member on the business side of Urbanity, who oversees Development, Marketing, Finance, Operations, and HR. The intern will be connected to all areas of this close-knit organization comprised of individuals and artists who are passionate about Urbanity’s mission. The internship will offer a wide-range of practical experience in the field of arts management and a considerable level of responsibility, all of which will be directly transferable to future employment in the field. The Managing Director will work with the intern to design an internship that is the best possible match between Urbanity’s needs and the intern’s skillset.
Projects may include:
Working on grant applications
Working on fundraising campaigns
Researching corporate sponsorship opportunities
Planning / execution of fundraising events
Supporting Marketing Manager
Amazing at: making plans and executing them, going on Google scavenger hunts, being an Internet sleuth, research, writing, spreadsheets
Who loves: working behind the scenes, problem-solving, working independently, making an impact, having a clearly defined project
Staff attending Internship Fair: Ashley Fazio, Development Coordinator; Leclerc Jean-Louis, Education
Wheelock Family Theatre
Wheelock Family Theatre at Boston University creates inter-generational and multicultural productions that provide a shared experience for the whole family. Our productions celebrate the diverse range of families found in the world today and seek to unite them in the shared experience of live theatre. We are dedicated to those who are historically under-served: people of color, people with disabilities, and low-income families. We know that it is not only children who are “at risk” in our society — but entire families and communities.
We are devoted to the ideal of complete access and reject the notion that the arts should be available only to audiences of privilege. Our play selections, casting policies, affordable ticket prices, education programs and access provisions for people with disabilities reflect an unwavering commitment to inclusive, community-based theatre. We believe theatre is a crucial element of human experience. It is both a means of self-revelation and a basis for empathy with others; it inspires both individualism and responsibility through the giving and the receiving of human experience.
Available Internship(s): Internships are available in all areas of our theatre – marketing, administration, education, production and artistic.
Staff attending Internship Fair: Jenna Corcoran, Marketing Coordinator