Through a combination of learning experiences, work projects and group collaborations, interns become integral members of the Arts Commission team. Volunteer interns receive personal career mentoring from/by Arts Commission staff, and they may also be eligible for university credit for their internship (course/credit must be identified and arranged by intern with counsel from his/her university advisor).

Recent interns of the Arts Commission have gone on to work in arts education,  marketing,  development, documentation and conservation, among other things. Many of our previous interns currently hold positions around the country. Some examples include box office manager, program coordinator (in a variety of disciplines and types of organizations), production manager, teacher, director of an arts organization and more. In fact, at least three of the current Arts Commission staff members started their careers as interns in arts organizations, including Executive Director Bob Booker.

The following internships are currently available for fall 2010. The  deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, September 15, 2010.

Position title (specific); position reports to:

  • Accessibility Intern: Jaya Rao, Accessibility and Grants Coordinator
  • Artist Project Grant Intern: Jennifer Tsukayama, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Adriana Gallego, Director of Strategic Initiatives
  • Arts Learning Program Intern: Mandy Buscas, Arts Learning Director
  • Communications Intern: Casey Blake, Communications and Research Director
  • Programs Intern: Robert C. Booker, Executive Director
  • Strategic Initiatives Intern: Adriana Gallego, Director of Strategic Initiatives
  • Strategic Partnerships Intern: Jennifer Tsukayama, Director of Strategic Partnerships

For further details about these opportunities, and to apply, click here. Questions about the internship opportunities available? Contact the Arts Commission at 602-771-6502.

Hanna, Programs Intern, Nichole, Communications Intern, Patrick, Programs Intern, and Natalie, Strategic Initiatives Intern at the 2010 Southwest Arts Conference