Internships and Work-Study at The Sculpture Center
Summer 2019 Internships, Paid
The Sculpture Center is offering two paid internships for rising juniors and seniors who attend college or university in Cleveland or whose permanent residence is in Cleveland or the inner ring suburbs. The students must have a demonstrated financial need. We encourage applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds to consider this. See the internship descriptions for more information. This is an amazing opportunity to work with a small contemporary arts organization and learn a variety of skills.
Both internship positions have been filled. Check again next year for other opportunities.
Curatorial Assistant Internship – FILLED
Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Internship – FILLED
Do not apply directly to The Sculpture Center until you have been approved by the Studio Institute for the Arts Intern Program.
Other Internships, Unpaid
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.
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. We are seeking applicants from both schools for the 2019-2020 academic year.