Internships

Schedule

1 – 2 days per week during the following hours:

Tuesday – Friday (11am – 4pm) and Saturday (12pm – 4pm)

Hours vary and weekend hours may be needed during special events

Dates

Fall: September – December

Winter: February – May

Summer: June – August

Compensation

Unpaid/college credit

Benefits

A free CPAC Individual-level membership

Invited to attend lectures and events

Application deadline

Fall: August 21, 2020

Winter: January 15, 2021

Summer: April 24, 2020

Must be at least 18 years or older & have graduated from high school to apply. 

Please review the job descriptions below before filling out the application.

Programs Internship

CPAC’s programming includes up to 50 classes and workshops each year, supplemented with artist lectures and other events. This position assists with promotion, organization, and records management to help keep our operations running smoothly. It is ideal for someone embarking on a career in Arts Administration, Museum Education, and Library Studies. Responsibilities include:

  • Administrative support such as compiling statistics, research & collecting survey data

  • Archiving of historical documents

  • Assist with Darkroom and Digital Lab operations as needed

  • Support during special events

  • Monitor the gallery during open hours

  • Monitor the gallery during open hours

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

Applicants must have excellent communication skills and should be organized, responsible, and detail-oriented, with computer skills and an interest in taking on a responsible role in a fast-paced environment. Commitment to providing superior customer service is required. Knowledge of photography is preferred.

Month of Photography Internship

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center is seeking an intern to assist exclusively with the Month of Photography Denver Festival in March 2021. The festival will include 100+ exhibitions and events at more than 75 spaces throughout the Denver Metro region. It will engage at least 10,000 people and create exhibition opportunities for more than 400 local, national, and international photographers. It will also include two days of portfolio reviews, a public portfolio walk, artist talks, tours, and more. Most of the planning for the 2021 festival will occur in 2020.

 

CPAC seeks a hard-working, positive, reliable intern considering a career in the arts, arts education, PR & Marketing, and/or the nonprofit sector. This internship is ideal for someone looking to gain hands-on experience, build relationships with experienced professionals, and receive a behind-the-scenes look at MoP 2021 programming, planning, and promotion. ***Please note the different schedule.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Administrative support specifically related to programming and planning of MoP 2021

  • Assist with the maintenance of the MoP website

  • Assist with the creation and posting of new content; research and post relevant links

  • Assist with the administrative and marketing efforts of the organization related to audience development, social media, and information distribution

  • Support during special events

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

Applicants must have excellent communication skills and should be organized, responsible, and detail-oriented, with computer skills and an interest in taking on a responsible role in a fast-paced environment. Commitment to providing superior customer service is required. Knowledge of photography is preferred.

COMPENSATION

Receive a stipend of $500 upon completion of required commitment—120 hours

SCHEDULE

DEADLINE: May 15, 2020. Internship runs August 2020 through April 2021 – 1 to 2 days a week in 2020, 2 days a week in 2021

Social Media and Marketing Internship

The Social Media Intern will work with all departments and is responsible for posting new content and relevant links across multiple social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This position is ideal for someone embarking on a career in Arts Administration, Marketing and Public Relations. Responsibilities include:

  • Develop new approaches for our social media and communication efforts

  • Assist with the maintenance of the CPAC website and database

  • Assist with the creation and posting of new content; research and post relevant links

  • Generate a weekly social media schedule that coordinates with email newsletters and upcoming events

  • Archiving published press and marketing materials with coverage on CPAC programs and events

  • Distributing CPAC marketing materials in the community (museums, galleries, coffee shops, art stores, etc.)

  • You will assist with the administrative and marketing efforts of the organization related to audience development, social media, and information distribution

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

A strong understanding of various social media platforms; strong verbal and written skills; highly organized and detail oriented; self directed and creative.

Collections Management Internship

Through the newly established Collections Management Internship, CPAC offers individuals the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of managing a permanent collection. The candidate will have the opportunity to work with our collection, which contains a wide range of photography. Responsibilities include:

  • Copy-cataloguing and creating records for non-book items and beginning to catalog books as well as working on permanent print collection

  • Excellent communication and time management skills

  • Ability to work independently and take direction; willingness to ask questions

  • Work with database program – Artwork Archive

  • Collect data and condition report works in collection

  • Audit current storage system (archival boxes and photographic sleeves)

  • Conduct provenance research

  • Add newly acquired books to library catalog, and adding call numbers

  • Archive publications and periodicals in the library

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

This internship is ideal for a detail-oriented individual who is passionate about the arts and collections management, and is interested in pursuing a professional career in library science, archives, art history, or in becoming a museum registrar.