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We are accepting resumes for internship opportunities in:
If you have enthusiasm, a strong work ethic, flexibility and a love for contemporary art...we offer an outstanding learning experience in a diverse and dynamic environment.
- Cover letter detailing field of interest, experience and the desired goal of the internship.
- Resume detailing experience and educational back ground.
- Three writing samples (primarily for Curatorial, Education, Marketing and PR departments).
Any inquiries that do not follow this format will be rejected automatically.
Please mail and email applications to:
Contemporary Arts Center
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art
44 East 6th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Please, no phone calls.
The Contemporary Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This internship is awarded to highly creative and talented students looking to get hands-on experience in an arts organization creating real-time deliverables and content. This student must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently and in creative teams.
General Purpose: Provide production support to CAC designers in creating leading-edge print and Internet-based materials. Projects encompass the spectrum of visual communication representing the CAC, including exhibition and program graphics, short-term exhibition branding programs, advertisements, web banners, social media and brochures. Maintain the CAC brand across all materials. Assist in the layout and design of marketing and exhibition pieces. Make design and type corrections to these materials. Collect and maintain file organization when jobs are completed and assist in archival process.
This will be a learning environment for the intern to follow projects from idea to implementation. The intern will learn project management skills and build communication skills within the context of creative teams.
3rd or 4th year university student majoring in Art/Design
- Skilled in design software (including Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop), web applications and photography
- Knowledge of HTML, CSS and CMS such as Drupal
Other Requirements: Portfolio of work
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Work with CAC designers and marketing team to produce a wide variety of internal and external CAC materials, from entire marketing campaigns (advertisements, rack cards, media kits) to exhibition signage and graphics
- Work collaboratively with the Education, Development, Visitor Services, Public and Performance Programs and the CAC Store to create graphics for visitor screens, and materials
- Must be proficient in printing processes and remain current on design production software; have a passion for graphic design and web technologies, as well as social media savvy
- Ability to consistently complete tasks and meet deadlines, maintain a high level of organization
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Must work well with a team in a high-intensity work environment
This internship is awarded to outstanding students interested in exploring a museum/arts administration career with a focus on development and membership.
Purpose: To gain greater experience with the development needs, duties, and opportunities associated with the museum profession. The Contemporary Arts Center’s Development Department will supervise the intern.
Duties: Work closely with the Development Department to implement membership initiatives, special event, and travel programs. Duties may include support of membership direct mail and acquisition campaigns, membership processing and fulfillment, coordinating event activities, assisting with registration, collecting information, database administration, and surveying visitors. Intern may also be involved in assisting with travel programs by coordinating arrangements, conducting internet research and contacting agencies to support travel. Additional opportunities related to grants, foundations, research, cultivation, special event fundraisers and travel will be assigned with supervision by appropriate staff. Intern should be proficient with Word, Excel, and Powerpoint as well as internet and other research resources. The ideal candidate will be organized with keen attention to detail, have prior database experience (preferred but not mandatory), and be able to maintain standards of confidentiality.
Purpose: To introduce an exceptional Fine Art major to the educational and administrative duties of the museum profession. The Contemporary Arts Center’s Curator of Education will supervise the interns.
Duties: Work closely with education department staff in varying capacities that include but are not limited to:
- Assist with setting up public programming for upcoming exhibitions, including assisting with administrative and office responsibilities associated with creating and promoting an education program.
- Work closely with docents and tour groups and assist with the administrative duties associated with tour registration. Prepare for and lead gallery talks for certain segments of the audience (a least one tour per semester).
- Assist with writing interpretative texts and other educational material.
- Creating lesson plans, PowerPoints about the exhibitions and family projects with assistance from Education Staff that will be published on the Website or used in the UnMuseum.
Who is eligible: Upcoming Seniors (Art Education, Art History, Studio, and other majors from relevant disciplines preferred) and Graduate Students who are interested in learning about the aspects of an educational career.
This internship is awarded to outstanding students who are interested in exploring the potential of a curatorial career.
Purpose: To introduce an exceptional Fine Art, Art History, Art Administration, or other related fields major to the curatorial and administrative duties of the center’s profession. The Contemporary Arts Center’s curatorial department will supervise the intern.
Duties: Work closely with the curator in implementing the exhibition program. 50% of the intern's duties will be directed toward one project for which s/he will have substantial responsibility and 50% of the time will be spent on routine daily curatorial duties. The curator will assign a specific project based upon the needs of the center and the particular interests of the intern. Training may include: research on exhibitions; developing interpretive materials for exhibitions; reviewing unsolicited visual materials by artists.
Purpose: This internship is ideal for someone who is interested in the administrative and logistical “behind-the-scenes” of the Performance Program at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), one of the region’s premiere institutions for contemporary, experimental and interdisciplinary arts. The intern will gain an overview of how a multi-disciplinary art center manages its own presenting series.
Duties: Working closely with the Performance Curator, the intern will support our multi-disciplinary presentations, which will involve productions in both our in-house black box performance space, and outside institutions with which we co-present. Under the direction of the Performance Curator, the intern will gain hands-on experience with a variety of administrative and logistical aspects arts presenting and production. There will also be opportunities to interact and engage with the other programs at the CAC, such as Visual Arts, Public Programs, and Community Engagement. Expectations include:
• Assist department with inter-departmental communications and scheduling, marketing and ticketing, and back-of-house (artist hospitality) and front-of-house activities, etc.
• Assist department with outreach and community engagement efforts for the CAC Performance Program
• Assist department with maintaining electronic archives and program files.
• Other research and duties as assigned.