Art Internships

Click on an organization's name to learn more about the positions: 

Classical KING FM 98.1 Fluke Graphic Design   TeenTix
 Feast Arts Center  Museum of Glass  Charles Wright Academy

KING FM:

Music Journalism Internship

Responsibilities: 

- Write album reviews, concert previews, and other content for the Second Inversion website
-Conduct interviews with composers, performers, and champions of new music
-Research composers, ensembles, and musicians to include on Second Inversion (Local, regional, national, international)
-Assist with compiling concerts listings for Second Inversion’s monthly New Music Concert Flyer
-Assist with Second Inversion’s social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
-Other projects as assigned by the Second Inversion Editor 

Requirements: 

-Student must have excellent knowledge of classical music, ideally with a strong emphasis in 20th and 21st century art music and classical crossover genres
-Student must have excellent writing and communication skills
-Student must have excellent time management skills and be able to meet weekly deadlines
-Student must maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
-Student must have strong organizational skills
-Student must be knowledgeable about popular social media platforms
-Student must have a high school degree and be currently enrolled in college

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Fluke:

Graphic Design Internship:

This position is in the Fluke Industrial Group, which encompasses mechanical, electrical, and software engineering; interaction, industrial, and graphic design; prototype fabrication, technical writing, and product planning. The intern opening is for an illustrator in the Technical Publications department, which produces user documentation, including product illustrations and graphical manuals.

-Assist the Technical Illustrator with various ongoing projects, including creating technical illustrations using the -Fluke illustration style and graphic elements.
-Participate in research, brainstorming, and prototyping efforts for documentation.
-Learn and improve techniques for publishing and preparing documents for publication.
-Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

-Earning a degree or working on a certificate program in a design field or technical/visual communications from an accredited learning institution. Juniors preferred.
-Strong ability to draw.
-Basic familiarity with practices, principles, and techniques for creating technical illustrations.
-Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud, or equivalent software. Nice to have experience with 3-D drawing tool (like Pro-E), FrameMaker, and creating fonts.
-Originality, creativity, good judgment, and an ability to prioritize in order to meet deadlines.

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 TeenTix

TeenTix is a 13-year-old, Seattle-based non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring equitable access to the arts for all teenagers. Since 2004, our unique, consortium-based approached to empowering teen arts participants has brought more than 75,000 teens through the doors of 75 partner arts organizations in Seattle and Tacoma, making TeenTix the central office of a community-wide effort to connect young people with arts experiences. We offer teens the tools to engage with the arts on their own terms, as leaders, patrons, critics, influencers, audience members, and advocates. Our vision is a healthy community whose diverse civic leaders value, support, and participate in a thriving arts sector. TeenTix is a well-established organization with the heart (and budget) of a start-up. We successfully transitioned from a City of Seattle public program to an independent non-profit organization as of June 2017.

We have three programs that work to overcome barriers preventing teens from participating in the arts: The TeenTix Pass Program – a free Pass for teens (ages 13-19) that provides $5 tickets to all 75 of our participating arts organizations in Seattle and Tacoma, The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society – our teen advisory board that participates in high-level decision-making alongside our Board of Directors while engaging in arts leadership and administration training, and The Press Corps – an arts criticism program for teens that fosters critical thinking, resulting in empathetic and culturally competent writers.

Communications Intern

The Communications Intern will help promote the TeenTix Pass Program – an arts access and engagement program for teens ages 13 – 19. You will take the lead on developing and implementing a calendar of TeenTix summer activities, marketing, and outreach opportunities, working with TeenTix staff and other TeenTix interns. This job is a crucial component of the healthy functioning of our organization, ensuring that teens, adults, Arts Partners, schools, and after-school programs, in the King County & Pierce County areas are aware of the opportunities through the TeenTix Pass Program.

We are looking for a highly organized, detail-oriented person who is enthusiastic about the arts and interested in promoting youth arts participation. The ideal candidate is someone who wants to contribute to making our program better, whether it’s by talking to teens about the program, or participating in long-term planning discussions.

Primary Tasks:

  • Creation and Implementation of geographically targeted Outreach Plan, along with TeenTix staff and other interns, including distribution of TeenTix Posters and zines at various locations in King and Pierce County.
  • Represent TeenTix at outreach events as an on-the-ground representative at youth-focused events such as career days and arts fairs in King and Pierce County.
  • Assist with the implementation and development of Teen Night’s as they arise, particularly with Pierce County Arts Partners.
  • Work with additional TeenTix Communication Interns to generate blog or social media content, highlighting TeenTix Arts or Community Partners.

Qualifications:

  • Stellar attention to detail

  • Excellent work ethic, high level of personal accountability

  • Ability to work independently, great follow-through

  • Interest in the arts and in promoting youth arts participation

  • Excellent written communication/editing skills

  • Ability to perform mundane tasks with a smile— this position involves heavy data entry

Desirable/Useful Skills:

  • Knowledge of/experience with basic website content management systems
  • Knowledge of social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube)
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop (cropping, resizing, etc.)
  • Creative writing skills
  • Funny meme/GIF-seeking skills
  • Interest in non-profit arts management, interest in contributing to larger programmatic goals

Benefits/skills learned: 

  • Website content management (a highly transferable skill!)
  • Basic photo manipulation
  • Arts promotion techniques
  • Exposure to arts events and venues throughout Seattle, occasional free tickets
  • You get to work with fun people who care a lot about art and youth empowerment
  • You get to help make the world a better place

Contact: Monique Courcy (monique@teentix.org)

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 Feast Art Center

Feast Arts Center is a place to gather together, to take classes, to make art and to be part of a community. The guiding concept at Feast is the belief that community involvement enriches personal experience, that personal experience informs art making, and that art making strengthens communities. 

Feast Arts Center aspires to be inclusive in all of its endeavors, extending the visual arts experience to people from all backgrounds and working at all skill levels. Feast offers a variety of youth and adult art classes, community events, and lecture series. The Gallery at Feast strives to highlight the very best in contemporary and conceptual artwork. Feast Arts Center - nourish yourself.

Marketing and Communications Intern:

  • Drafting social media posts
  • Creating content, such as flyers and social media graphics
  • Updating the website as needed
  • Working with volunteers

Qualifications

  • Strong communication skills
  • Be community-oriented
  • Be comfortable using Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Draw

Contact: Todd Jannausch (feastartscenter@gmail.com)

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Museum of Glass

Design Intern: The Design Intern will get a complete overview of the way a professional Marketing and Communications department works in a medium sized not for profit arts organization. This department is responsible for the overall marketing of Museum of Glass, including print and digital advertising, public relations, brochures, collateral and communications to members and the community at large, web site content and user experience, and special promotions and events. The intern will be involved in department meetings, where an overview of tasks, including responsibility, timeline and strategy will be discussed. The intern will also be responsible for managing at least one graphic design project from creation through implementation under the guidance of the Graphic Designer. The internship will also include numerous ongoing tasks, such as manual and electronic filing.

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Charles Wright Academy

CWA is an independent school serving students from PreK-grade 12 in the south sound and. CWA is an inclusive, liberal arts, college prep day school on a 100 acre campus in University Place, WA. We have 676 students, 47% of whom are students of color.

Archives and Digitizing Photograph Internship: The internship is an opportunity to learn about archival systems and archiving needs for a 60 year-old institution. Your role would be to work collaboratively with the Art Director, Director of Development, Director of Communications to help us organize digital and print photos. Your role may include attaching metadata to photos, moving digital photos from one platform to another, and working with print photos to scan and catalog them.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have had coursework and/or experience with information management systems. A basic understanding of the core principles of archiving as well as the most current best practices are essential. Some other skills include competencies with databases, digitization, and electronic records. The intern should also have good organizational, communication, and problem solving skills. 

Contact: Amy Senftleben (asenftleben@charleswright.org)

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