Internships and Work-Study at The Sculpture Center
The Sculpture Center is now accepting applications for summer internships through the Studio Institutes Arts Intern program. Do not apply through The Sculpture Center. There are 2 paid internships available, each for a college rising junior or senior who is a resident of Cuyahoga County or its inner ring suburbs or nonresident attending Cleveland city colleges or universities who has a demonstrated financial need. Applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The internship runs from June 15 – August 17, 2018.
Marketing and Community Outreach Internship – This position is open. Information for the Summer 2018 position will be posted at the end of January.
Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Internship – This position is open.
The Sculpture Center accepts interns for a semester, 2-3 months in the summer, and an intensive between-semesters month of January. Interns are usually college level or graduate school students seeking practical, highly varied, working experience in a small arts organization or post-graduate people looking to develop additional marketable skills in the art world. The Sculpture Center is a fast paced, professionally managed arts organization.
A background in the arts or art history is not required, but can be helpful. Interns must have excellent analytical writing skills or skills in art production, be highly motivated and able to work independently and accurately, and be comfortable working with the public. A good understanding of digital photography and a photo editing program is highly desirable.
Internships are geared to the skill sets and interests of each intern and may include registrarial work, writing for exhibitions, updating the website, corresponding with and working directly with artists to install and deinstall their exhibitions, preparing databases of exhibition entries and serving on the Exhibition Committee, educational outreach, and marketing including preparing Evites and press releases, updating our website, and development of our social networks.
Interns are expected to assist at openings and other events and may be asked occasionally to manage the galleries on a Saturday afternoon. A commitment of between 8 and 15 hours a week, depending on the internship length, is expected.
Applicants interested in the Outdoor Sculpture Internship should begin their application process here.
Information for the Marketing Internship position will be posted at the end of January.
The deadline for applying through the Studio Institute is May 15, 2018
The Sculpture Center welcomes volunteers to help, particularly with marketing and managing our openings and other events. Please contact the Executive Director if you have the time and enjoy contemporary art.
The Sculpture Center has a long standing relationship with the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Department of Art History at Case Western Reserve University for the employment of work-study students. Currently both positions are filled.