Volunteer at ArtsChange

ArtsChange Internships and Volunteer Descriptions

ArtsChange’s internship and volunteer program is a vital part of the organization’s operating structure. The goal of the internship program is to provide opportunities for training within a non-profit visual arts organization. The internship program allows participants to assume professional-level responsibilities, receive training and guidance from gallery professionals, and understand how a non-profit arts organization functions. We view the program as an extension of our education and outreach services that help to expand and diversify community interaction. Interns should be interested in working in a non-profit arts environment, possess strong communication skills and have computer skills. All internships are unpaid and require a minimum of six hours per week and approximately a 6-12 month commitment. Summer internships are only available for the Studio Arts Institute (SSI) Internship. See SSI Intern description below for more information. We are currently accepting resumes for the all of the positions that follow

The AIE intern works under the supervision of the AIE Program Associate to help with coordination and administration of AIE programs, publications, and exhibitions. Additionally, the AIE intern will work to help create an archive of all past AIE programs. The intern also helps design and implement community outreach strategies, research community organizations and other previously untapped community members, creates outreach materials, and tracks outreach efforts. The intern will help to identify and target community groups, schools and neighborhoods that would be interested in upcoming educational programs, exhibitions and events through publicity and promotion, active invitation, providing lectures and organizing gallery visits. ArtsChange seeks an AIE intern with an interest and knowledge in arts education, curriculum development, project development, public programming and outreach.

The communications internship is ideal for someone interested in press relations, outreach and audience development. Under the supervision of the Program Associate, the intern researches artists and programs, writes and edits copy for published materials (press releases, announcements, postcards, etc.), maintains press contact information, creates press kits, maintains the press database, distributes publicity materials, and compiles press clips. The intern will also prepare appropriate images for publicity, press contacts and outreach materials. Skills needed for this position are a proficiency in writing, attention to detail, eagerness in making connections in the community, well organized, able to complete projects independently and a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Visually underlining our emphasis on creative graphics ArtsChange commissions emerging designers to produce unique announcements for exhibitions and events. Designers in residence work with the ArtsChange staff to design print materials for exhibitions and events. This position is filled on a project-by-project basis.

The general administrative intern works with all staff members to support various project-based tasks. This includes grant research, assisting with installations, mailings, distribution, soliciting donations and volunteers, and other duties related to the administration of a nonprofit arts organization. ArtsChange seeks a general administrative intern that is self-motivated and flexible. This internship is a great introduction to ArtsChange and often leads to the interns participation in more specialized projects.

The Grant Writing/Fundraising intern works with the executive director in all aspects fundraising through grants and donor relations. The intern will be an active participant in researching and completing a variety of grants from private foundations to government sources. The intern will help conduct research, update the grant calendar, organize grant files, and assemble support materials for grant applications. The intern will also write, edit and assemble a variety of grant materials on deadline, including narrative, budgets, and other application materials. Additionally, the intern will assist with fundraising through individual donor relations and will provide assistance with special events correspondences, and related work. Skills needed for this position are a proficiency in writing, an attention to detail, ability to work independently on individual projects for collaborative review, ability to understanding forms and directions, good with working with deadlines, summarizing questions, ability to assess needs and solutions and a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

The installation internship is ideal for someone interested in installing artwork, designing exhibitions and facility maintenance. Under the supervision of the Exhibitions Program Manager, the installation intern works directly with ArtsChange artists to install and strike their shows, create and install signage and maintain the gallery’s appearance. This intern will assist with the inventory and organization of all gallery materials and supplies, including the maintenance, labeling, purchase and in-kind donations of tools, paint, technical equipment, pedestals, tables, etc. A proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator and In-Design is preferred.

Here is a link to our volunteer application:
Volunteer Application

If you are interested in any of our intern positions, please fill out a volunteer application and email to Rae Thomas at: rae@artschange.org.

You can also mail to:
205 41st St.
Richmond, CA 94805

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