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Fall 2019 Internship Program

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7/15/2019

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Applications for our Fall 2019 Internship Program are now open!

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Throughout the year, Textile Arts Center accepts motivated students, artists and hobbyists to its Internship Program. TAC seeks individuals who are eager to learn more about how it works as an organization, as well those who want to share their skill set with TAC while learning on the job.

As part of Textile Arts Center’s mission to act as a resource facility for the textile community, the program allows for a mutually beneficial relationship, and a comprehensive way to engage with the community at large. Through specific responsibilities, as well as individual projects suited to the intern, we seek to give our interns experience to enhance their knowledge of working in a small arts organization. In addition, TAC compensates interns through access to classes and equipment in exchange for their work contributions that allow TAC to provide all it does for the community.

THE BASICS + BENEFITS OF INTERNING

Fall and Spring Internships are a 4.5 month commitment, unless otherwise discussed. Together we create a schedule for each intern that covers approximately 15-20 hours per week. Some internship positions require very specific hours. Summer internships are a 30/hr per week commitment, for 3 months.  

Preference is given to those who are receiving school credit, but class credits are provided for all accepted interns. 

BENEFITS INCLUDE...

  • Association with a small but growing arts organization focused on the textile and fiber community that holds classes, workshops, exhibitions, guest lectures, screenings while working with esteemed teachers, artists and designers from the textile industry and art world. 
  • Access to our open studio facilities, equipment, and $1000 of class credit!
  • Collaborative + communicative environment – new ideas are always welcome! Interns are an integral part of the TAC team
  • Hands-on opportunity to learn about a small arts organization, as well as specific techniques and skills

ELIGIBILITY + SELECTION PROCESS

Generally, preference is given to students who are able to receive credit for their internship, but we accept applications from anyone with a strong passion for the textile arts and a desire to work with an organization with a model such as TAC’s. Applicants must be 18 years of age.

After reviewing applications, we will contact all those who seem like a good fit for specific internships, and we will conduct an interview. If you are unable to make the interview in person, we will schedule a Skype conversation. Interviews will be conducted by specific supervisors. After interviews are complete for those contacted, we will be in touch by via email to let you know about your internship status. 

As we base our interview selections on your answers in this application, please be thorough and honest in your answers!

For all internship related inquiries, please email submit@textileartscenter.com

POSITIONS DESCRIPTIONS + SUPERVISORS

Studio - Interns have the opportunity to learn about the daily operations and management of a public arts studio. Responsibilities include: managing inventory, material sourcing + purchasing, maintenance procedures, studio readiness, class prep, and specialty projects. 

Supervisor: Studio Manager

Youth Education - Interns have the opportunity to work directly in a classroom setting with a variety of textile techniques. Interns are responsible for aiding the Youth Programs Director and Instructors during class time. Interns are encouraged to take on the responsibility of teaching single classes their own. Responsibilities include: helping with class prep + breakdown, working on program development and curriculum writing. 

Supervisor: Education Managers

Resources + Marketing- Interns get hands-on experience with helping to grow an arts organization through outreach and outward-facing interaction. Interns also work on researching and developing new materials to promote textile education to a larger audience. Responsibilities include: research + writing for the blog, research and promotion of textile events, basic data reporting, assisting with event planning, basic design for marketing collateral and website updates.

Supervisor: Co-Executive Director, Director of Operations

Artist Programs -  Artist Program’s interns aid in running the Artists in Residence and Work In Progress residency programs. Responsibilities include: aiding in scheduling and curriculum development,  attending weekly classes + meetings, documentation, interview + writing artist features for our blog, developing marketing materials for the programs and resident artists and aiding in exhibition curation and organizing 

Supervisor: Co-Executive Director

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Application Period:  June 10 - July 15 
  • Interviews: July 23 - August 3 
  • Acceptance by: August 10, 2018
  • Orientation: Wednesday, September 5, 2019
  • Start Date: Sept 9, 2017
  • End Date: Jan 19, 2018

For more information, please visit our website.

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Development Manager

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£26,000- £28,000
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12 noon, Tuesday 30 April

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Are you a highly innovative fundraising manager who is passionate about the arts?

Building on our rich history, we want to find new ways to connect and inspire donors to support our award-winning theatre and community work.

The Citizens Theatre seeks to appoint a Development Manager who can bring creative fundraising ideas to the Company and turn them into an income generating reality.

This is an exciting time to join the organisation as the theatre undergoes a major redevelopment with a fundraising target of £1.6 million still to be met. We also need to raise significant sums each year to support our main stage productions and touring shows, the work of our Citizens Learning team and our talent development programme. The Development Manager will play a key role in managing current supporters and attracting new funders.

The ideal candidate will have previously managed staff and have experience of a range of fundraising disciplines. A successful track record in trusts and foundations fundraising is essential.

Salary: £26,000-£28,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 30 April, 12 noon 

First Interviews: Thursday 16 May

Second Interviews: Wednesday 22 May

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ADF Summer Internships

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February 1, 2019

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The American Dance Festival offers internships in all areas of Arts Administration and Production and is located in the center of Downtown Durham. All interns work in an invigorating arts environment as an integral part of the ADF staff. Each intern receives a stipend, access to all ADF performances, classes led by top faculty in the field, discussions (panels, seminars, informal showings, and lectures), and academic credit.

Positions available in Production, Archives, Development & Executive Support, Grants & Development Operations, Finance and Administration, Merchandising, Communications & Marketing, Performances, Special Projects & Administration, Graphic Design, Faculty and Administration, Dean’s Office & Schedule, Festival Services, School Operations, and Studios & Community.

Board Member Opportunity

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We are looking for 4 new board members to join us to help us guide the strategy of the The Marlborough Theatre. We need support to help to keep expanding minds, pushing the boundaries and celebrating difference for at least another ten years.

We have a hugely exciting programme ahead of us for the next two years, taking our work across the UK and internationally as well as maintaining our vital presence in Brighton & Hove. We want board members that want to get stuck in, believe in what we do, to be our strongest allies and critical friends.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • We are looking for individuals with knowledge and expertise in these areas:
  • Individual & corporate giving
  • Education in particular higher education sector
  • Local/regional third sector organisations   
  • Buildings & accessibility
  • Strong links to local community
  • Financial planning and accounting
  • Law
  • PR and marketing e.g. organisational profile raising (local & national)
  • Arts sector expertise e.g. independent artist, diverse led work and festivals
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