Internships with Living Arts

Internships with Living Arts

 

Program Description

 

Living Arts invites students working in Studio Arts/Art History Departments, Education, Communication/Marketing Studies, Theatre Studies, Arts Management, and/or Museum Studies to apply for an internship for course credit. Living Arts focuses on contemporary arts’ exhibitions and programming, education, and social equity as a tool to create critical conversation and community change. An internship at Living Arts upholds a vital component of Living Art’s mission toward education: Generating experiences dependent upon mutual growth and development between students and staff.

 

Interns will work with a staff member in order to develop a contract and will complete their semester’s work with an impact statement/exit interview and visual documentation (for those positions applicable). These contracts and impact statements will be sent to the corresponding department and faculty advisor, ensuring an empowered and quality educational experience for both the intern and Living Arts.

 

Semester Timeline

Internships Begin- October 3rd

Break: November 20th-24th

Internships End- December 8th

 

To Apply

Students will provide the following as a single PDF, in this order, titled: LASTNAME_INTERNPOSITION.PDF (For example: JONES_EXHIBITIONS.PDF)

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  • CV/Resume
    • Including website/social media/video/digital portfolio links where applicable
  • 3 References with Contact information

Email internship packet to Jessica@livingarts.org by September 15th, 2017. We will be contacting qualified candidates by September 21st, 2017.

 

Intern Positions

Archivist

6-8 hours a week

Living Arts is undergoing a large archival project that will include digitizing paper, photo, audio and video materials.

Opportunities available through this internship include but are not limited to:

  • Generating content for portfolio work
  • Developing relationships for education, history and museum studies, non-profit work
  • Develop experience for careers in information technology and science

 

Duties:

  • Organizing physical archival material
  • Uploading audio and videotapes and organizing
  • Working within a coherent database in order to easily locate archival material
  • Using the LA scanner in order to digitize physical material in a high-res format

Skills Required:

  • Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom
  • Adobe Premiere and/or Final Cut
  • Microsoft Office

You'll Thrive in this Position If You:

  • Wish to work within information technology/sciences
  • Pursue a career within library sciences, art history, history,
  • Enjoy organizing different content
  • Enjoy working within a variety of material

 

Arts Administration

6-8 hours a week

Opportunities available through this internship include but are not limited to:

  • Working with local arts organizations, artists, performers
  • Learning about, and working with regional, national, and international contemporary artists
  • Developing a curatorial portfolio
  • Learning about budgeting, fundraising, and membership within an arts organization

Duties:

  • Curatorial Assistance
  • Organizing applications/proposals
  • Assisting in event and fundraising planning/execution
  • Preparing artists contracts
  • Working with press/writing/communication/documentation materials
  • Working with volunteers

Skills Required:

  • Artistic/curatorial writing
  • Experience with group organization
  • Exhibition installation within various media
  • Microsoft Office
  • Google Suite
  • Adobe digital editing programs: Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Reader
  • Social media organization and distribution

You'll Thrive in this Position If You:

  • Are interested in pursuing a career in nonprofit work, gallery positions, musuem work, arts education, and/or business
  • Enjoy a matrixed work environment
  • Enjoy working with a variety of people and artistic content

  

 

Documentation

4 hours per event, 2-4 events per month, 2  hours a week for consultation and evaluation

*Please Note* This position requires photo/video equipment; Living Arts will provide SD cards

 

Opportunities available through this internship include but are not limited to:

  • Working with local artists and performers in order to express their vision
  • Working with regional, national, and international artists and performers
  • Develop professional portfolio
  • Image/video credits

Duties:

  • Working with static and live artists during exhibition openings
  • Uploading and formatting images and video within a timely manner
  • Documenting exhibition and event context and detail  

Skills required:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
  • Google Suite
  • Digital Storage Methods: Dropbox, Box, and/or Google Drive
  • Correct Size/formatting strategies

You'll Thrive in this Position If You:

  • Wish to expand your photographic practice
  • Enjoy working with a variety of artist/artworks
  • Wish to pursue a career in documentation photography

 

Exhibitions

Hours determined to coincide with the exhibition schedule.

Fall Semester: Shows in October, November, and December; setup will require time the week prior to the first Friday of each month and strike the third weekend of each month

 

Opportunities available through this internship include but are not limited to:

  • Working with a variety of artistic content
  • Learning new strategies for hanging expanded media/performance work
  • Adding experience to a professional portfolio
  • Expanding upon a broad technical and practical skill set

Duties:

  • Curatorial assistance
  • Setup/strike of exhibitions
  • Lighting design/schema
  • Patching, sanding, painting walls
  • Gallery prep
  • Working with A/V equipment

Skills Required:

  • Light painting and woodworking skills
  • Knowing best hanging/rigging material for exhibiting art and performances
  • Appropriate software/hardware for showcasing new media
  • Lighting styles/types/design

 

You'll Thrive in this Position If You:

  • Wish to pursue a career in fine arts’ tech
  • Enjoy working within the arts
  • Wish to pursue a career in technical theatre

 

Sound Technician

4 hours per event, 2-4 events per month, 2  hours a week for consultation and evaluation

Living Arts has a wide variety of live work: Dance, performance, music, spoken word/poetry, video screenings and installation, fundraising events, and experimental sound/noise. A good sound technician will be flexible, yet committed, to artistic vision and audience connectivity through sound.

 

Opportunities available through this internship include but are not limited to:

  • Working with a variety of live events: lectures, spoken word, music, performance and video
  • Gain experience within the Tulsa arts community
  • Learn how to set up sound in a non-traditional venue

Skills Required:

  • Proper handling of A/V equipment for a variety of events
  • Ability to mix sound during an event
  • Proper pre-set and strike
  • Knowledge with a range of adaptors and cord types
  • Working with newer software and apps

Duties:

  • Working with a variety of performers, artists, and lecturers in order to produce events
  • Efficient and thorough set-up and strike
  • Mixing sound appropriately for the event
  • Working with event coordination in order to coincide with exhibitions
  • Proper storage and care of equipment

You'll Thrive in this Position If You:

  • Are interested in learning about sound tech for a range of live work
  • Wish to pursue a career in sound design
  • Enjoy working with a variety of live art/music

 

Social Media

4-6 hours a week, with dedicated time and availability before/during/after events

*Please Note* Provide a link to professional social media content/portfolio examples for this position

 

Opportunities available through this internship include but are not limited to:

  • Building a professional portfolio through social media methods and design
  • Learning how to track audience/viewers through social media platforms
  • Connecting with a variety of local, regional, national, and international artists/performers/curators
  • Gaining administrative and product experience within an arts non-profit

Skills Required:

  • Proficient knowledge of the Adobe Suite
  • Proficient knowledge of Facebook/Instagram image qualifications and metrics
  • Google Suite
  • Microsoft Office

Duties:

  • Connecting with exhibiting artists, programmers, curators, and events through multiple social media platforms
  • Creating unique image and video content
  • Editing  images and video content quickly for upload
  • Sending exhibition and program information out in a timely manner
  • Using clear and concise language, free from spelling/grammatical errors

You'll Thrive in this Position If You:

  • Wish to work within social media/digital design
  • Enjoy creating marketing strategies
  • Wish to pursue a career in PR/marketing
  • Wish to pursue a career in digital front-end and product development

 

Marketing and Communications

4-6 hours a week   

Receive practical experience in public relations, marketing and communications by interning with Living Arts of Tulsa. Coordinate with Operations Director and Graphics Design Manager to implement the organizational communications and marketing plan.

 

Opportunities available through this internship include but are not limited to:

  • Sharpen skills in professionalism, media relations, writing, branding and marketing
  • Relationship building with major Tulsa-area news outlets
  • Advanced knowledge in planning and teamwork
  • Increased understanding of arts organizations and nonprofits

 

By supporting Living Arts, our interns help us achieve our mission to present and develop contemporary art forms in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The Marketing and Communications Intern reports to the Operations Manager but may work with other staff and initiatives, as assigned.

 

Duties:

  • Write and distribute enticing press releases
  • Follow-up with press regularly in order to coordinate interviews and plan public service announcements
  • Maintain relationships with media contacts to best promote Living Arts’ programs
  • Co-create intriguing and informative social media pieces, newsletters, posters, and other marketing materials
  • Help build community outreach and relations
  • Research social media trends and algorithms  

You'll Thrive in this Position If You:

  • Exhibit excellent communication skills and professionalism
  • Work well on a team and are also self-motivated
  • Have some experience or education in advertising, public relations, communications or marketing

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to laurae@livingarts.org by September 15th, 2017. We will be contacting qualified candidates by September 21st, 2017.