Education and Programming Intern

Summary

Society of Arts and Crafts, the oldest craft non-profit in the United States, seeks a graduate-level intern to assist with gallery education and public programs. The dual mission of SAC is to encourage the creation, collection, and promotion of the work of contemporary craft artists and to advance public appreciation of fine craft. SAC fulfills its mission through exhibitions, the twice-annual CraftBoston craft show, a retail gallery, public programs, and awards and grants for craft artists. After more than 40 successful years on Newbury Street, SAC is moving to 100 Pier 4 in the Seaport in July 2016 and is expanding its programming capacity.

Scope
This internship is a semester long opportunity, with the Intern working at least 16 hours a week. Additional hours are available if the internship is for credit, dependent program requirements. Work schedule is to be determined within open gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm. The Society is open until 9 pm on Thursday evenings.

Primary Responsibilities
● Working under the supervision of the Assistant Curator, the Education and Programming Intern will design, and with assistance, execute programs to supplement exhibitions and expand audiences’ understanding of craft. The goal is to create and implement 1 public program a month
● Measure and evaluate program attendance and performance, including management of program goals and budget

Goals
● Intern will receive meaningful, project­based work experience
● Intern will learn about how a small non­profit arts organization works, with the opportunity to meet and interact with staff in various positions
● Intern will have the opportunity to have their cover letter and résumé reviewed at the conclusion of the internship, as well as practice interviewing skills

Basic Qualifications/Requirements
This internship is open to students at the graduate level working towards a degree in Art History, Museum Studies, Art Education, Museum Education or similar. The Education and Programming Intern should possess excellent communication skills and ability to work independently, and should be hard-working, detail-oriented, and have a sense of humor.

Evaluation
Intern shall be provided feedback throughout the internship, with formal evaluations at the halfway mark and following completion. Intern shall be given the opportunity to give feedback and critique of their experience. Additional steps will be taken if intership needs documentation for class credit.

Compensation and Benefits
This is an unpaid internship. The core staff takes time to educate its interns as much as possible, sharing previous work experience, reviewing cover letters and resumes, and offering an exit performance interview with constructive criticism. The Society considers its internships as an educational experience and strives to help our interns succeed.

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