Internships

Schedule

1 – 2 days per week during the following hours:

Tuesday – Friday (11am – 4pm) and Saturday (12pm – 4pm)

Dates

Fall: September – December; Winter: February – May;

Summer: June – August

Compensation

Unpaid/college credit

Benefits

A free CPAC Individual-level membership

Invited to attend lectures and events

Application deadline

Fall: August 25

Winter: January 20

Summer: May 19

Please review the job descriptions below before filling out the application.

Education Internship

CPAC’s educational programming includes up to 50 classes and workshops each year, supplemented with artist lectures and other events. This position assists with promotion, organization, and records management to help keep our educational calendar running smoothly. It is ideal for someone embarking on a career in Arts Administration, Museum Education, and Library Studies. Responsibilities include:

  • Administrative support such as compiling statistics, research & collecting survey data

  • Support during special events

  • Publish updates to education section of website

  • Setup AV equipment and classroom according to the instructors needs

  • Assist with Darkroom and Digital Lab operations as needed

  • Monitor the gallery during open hours

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

Applicants must have excellent communication skills and should be organized, responsible, and detail-oriented, with computer skills and an interest in taking on a responsible role in a fast-paced environment. Commitment to providing superior customer service is required. Knowledge of photography is preferred.

Social Media and Marketing Internship

The Social Media Intern will work with all departments and is responsible for posting new content and relevant links across multiple social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This position is ideal for someone embarking on a career in Arts Administration, Marketing or Public Relations. Responsibilities include:

  • Develop new approaches for our social media and communication efforts

  • Assist with the maintenance of the CPAC website and database

  • Assist with the creation and posting of new content; research and post relevant links

  • Generate a weekly social media schedule that coordinates with email newsletters and upcoming events

  • Archiving published press and marketing materials with coverage on CPAC programs and events

  • Distributing CPAC marketing materials in the community (museums, galleries, coffee shops, art stores, etc.)

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

A strong understanding of various social media platforms; strong verbal and written skills; highly organized and detail oriented; self directed and creative.

Collections Management Internship

Through the newly established Collections Management Internship, CPAC offers individuals the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of managing a permanent collection. The candidate will have the opportunity to work with our collection, which contains a wide range of photography. Responsibilities include:

  • Copy-cataloguing and creating records for non-book items and beginning to catalog books

  • Excellent communication and time management skills

  • Ability to work independently and take direction; willingness to ask questions

  • Add newly acquired books to library catalog, and adding call numbersArchive publications and periodicals in the library

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

This internship is ideal for a detail-oriented individual who is passionate about the arts and collections management, and is interested in pursuing a professional career in library science, archives, art history, or in becoming a museum registrar.

Digital Lab Internship 

 CPAC is currently seeking candidates to assist in the Digital Lab space, a new digital imaging workspace that serves a diverse community of users including students and regional artists. It is the ideal hands-on-experience for any artist seeking a mastery of digital workflow and output and is interested in facilitating and enhancing the creative output of other artists.

  • Maintaining facilities including cleanliness of the lab facilities

  • Basic computer maintenance

  •  Color calibrating display

  • Maintaining and logging inventory

  • Providing occasional orientation to new renters

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

Knowledge of digital photography Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom, experience with film scanning, reflective scans, and digital output.