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Public Art Intern: Spring 2017 semester
Arts Council of Indianapolis
About the Arts Council of Indianapolis
The Arts Council of Indianapolis fosters meaningful engagement in the arts by nurturing a culture where artists and arts organizations thrive.
The Arts Council advocates for the need and importance of broad community funding and support for a thriving arts scene; innovates by constantly pursuing and promoting innovative ideas and programs that better serve the area, its artists, and arts organizations; and connects artists, audiences, businesses, foundations, and arts and cultural organizations with opportunities to explore and expand central Indiana’s creative vitality.
The Arts Council owns and operates two performance and exhibition spaces, the Indianapolis Artsgarden (attached to Circle Centre Mall) and Gallery 924 (at 924 N. Pennsylvania Street). Its online initiative, the Indy Arts Guide, provides a comprehensive arts calendar featuring thousands of events, performances, exhibitions, and artist opportunities throughout central Indiana. More information about the Arts Council and its activities can be found at http://www.indyarts.org.
Description of Opportunity
The Arts Council announces an opportunity for an undergraduate or graduate student, or a recent B.A./M.A. holder, to serve as an intern with its Public Art department. The department consists of one full-time Director and a Coordinator shared with the Artist Services department. Additional service-learning students may participate in departmental activities.
The intern will assist the Public Art staff with maintaining the Arts Council’s Public Art Directory. Duties will consist of reviewing existing entries for accuracy, researching facts, correcting entries, adding new entries, adding photography, and (skills permitting) creating new photography.
Additional projects occurring during the semester, which will require assistance from the intern, are a collaboration with the City of Indianapolis to paint recycling bins and program planning/outreach/administration of the new Public Art for Neighborhoods initiative.
In addition to performing assigned tasks, the intern will likely be exposed to many facets of public art work including project meetings, selection processes, on-site installations, master planning, and community engagement. The intern may also be exposed to other Arts Council departments including Artist Services, the Indianapolis Artsgarden, Gallery 924 at the Arts Council, Grant Services, Arts Education, and Marketing.
The intern may also work on a public-art-related independent project with departmental supervision, as desired or as time permits.
The internship schedule is flexible. The intern may work two or three blocks of time per week as convenient, approximately 10 hours per week, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The total number of hours for this internship is 150 during the course of the semester.
This is a paid internship. The intern will receive a stipend of $1,500.00 for the semester, assuming the full schedule of 10 hours per week for 15 weeks is completed. Interns are required to complete a timesheet.
How to Apply
Send cover letter and updated resume via mail or email (as DOC, DOCX or PDF attachments) no later than January 2, 2017, to:
Julia Muney Moore, Director of Public Art
Arts Council of Indianapolis
924 N. Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Selected applicants will be invited to interview during the week of January 9, 2017. Interviewees will be asked to bring a writing sample and a list of references.
For additional information, use the email address above or call Julia at (317) 631-3301 x240.
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