Internships

Schedule

1 – 2 days per week during the following hours:

Tuesday – Friday (11am – 4:30pm) and Saturday (12pm – 4pm)

Hours vary and weekend hours may be needed during special events

Dates

Winter: February – May

Summer: June – August

Fall: September – December

Compensation

Unpaid/college credit

Benefits

A free CPAC Individual-level membership

Invited to attend lectures and events

Application deadline

Winter: January 14, 2022

Summer: May 13, 2022

Fall: August 20, 2021

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.

Exhibitions Internship

CPAC hosts 7-10 high-quality exhibitions each year that showcase the finest examples of contemporary photography from local and national artists. All of our exhibitions are free and open to the public. This position assists with the planning and execution of several exhibitions and events. Schedule of internship is based around exhibition calendar. It is ideal for someone embarking on a career in Art History, Studio Art or Curatorial Studies. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare for installation and de-installation of exhibitions within the space

  • Assist with processing work received and shipped

  • Assist with exhibition materials (artist statements, wall labels, caption sheets)

  • Run errands in preparation for exhibitions

  • Enter information related to exhibitions and artists into database

  • Share the responsibility with other interns and staff of monitoring the gallery during open hours

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

Applicants who apply should be organized, detail-oriented, able to work diligently with minimal supervision, passionate about the industry, energetic and creative. Commitment to providing superior customer service and computer skills are required. Knowledge of photography and Adobe Photoshop skills are preferred.

Social Media and Marketing Internship

The Social Media and Marketing Intern is responsible for helping to create a weekly social media schedule and post set content into the program Later for CPAC’s multiple social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). Content creation will also take place for bulk emails through Mailchimp, including newsletter. Other roles include designing original graphics for social media posts using Canva and record marketing metrics for social media platforms to track growth and engagement. 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

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

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

An advanced understanding of various social media platforms; strong verbal and written skills; highly organized and detail oriented; self directed and creative. Skills in graphic design a plus.

Collections Management Internship

Through the 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 more than 800 fine art prints. 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.

Database Management and Development Internship

CPAC strives to support artists through our membership program and educational opportunities. Members enjoy access to exclusive events, discounts, exhibition opportunities, and the support of a community. Additionally, programming includes up to 50 classes and workshops each year, supplemented with artist lectures and other events. This person will gain a deeper understanding of non-profit membership, development, and education operations as well as related database management, communications, and research skills. The internship is ideal for someone embarking on a career in Arts Administration, Museum Education or Operations, and Development/Fundraising. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with membership recruitment communications

  • Assist with member on-boarding, initial engagement and customer service

  • Help draft and send acknowledgement letters for donations

  • Administrative support such as compiling statistics, research & collecting survey data for membership and education

  • Data management, cleaning, and entry in Neon CRM System

  • General office duties

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

Applicants must have excellent communication skills and should be organized, responsible, creative, enthusiastic, and detail oriented. Must be adept at research. Proficient with Microsoft Office products. Committed to providing superior customer service.