Search Maine.gov :
 
Internship Full Posts

Maine Arts Internships is an online resource for artists and art students seeking relevant internship opportunities within Maine. The agency focuses on placing college interns with the assumption that they will be seeking credit. However, all internship-seekers are welcome to use this service.

 

Full Posts
Maine Arts Commission
193 State Street SHS #25 Augusts Maine 04333
http://mainearts.maine.gov
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities, full time and part time

Benefits: Experience, School Credit

To Apply: Please send an email introduction with resume to Kerstin Gilg, kerstin.gilg@maine.gov

Organization: The Maine Arts Commission is a governmental administrative agency that supports participation in the arts and cultural heritage of Maine. These programs include Arts Accessibility, Arts in Education, Community Arts, Visual Arts, Media arts, Performing Arts, Public Arts, and Traditional Arts. The agency also has a Grants Development program and a Communications Program. The agency is involved with local, regional, and national arts policies and intersects with other state offices like the Office of Tourism and the Bureau of Parks and Lands.

Intern Position: The agency is seeking interns to support staff with various program duties and projects. Because of the breadth of programming at the agency, we can usually accommodate the interests of any intern. If we cannot, we are happy to help them find another appropriate organization to volunteer with.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates will either have completed or be currently enrolled in a college or university program. Interests in studio art, art history, architecture, theater or literature are helpful. Possess good organizational skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office suite software.

(Return to Listings)

 

Abbe Museum
26 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
www.abbemuseum.org
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Experience in museum work, school credit

To Apply: Please contact Raney Bench, raney@abbemuseum.org or 207/288-3519. On-line application can be filled out and submitted with a cover letter and resume.

Organization: The mission of the Abbe Museum is to inspire new learning about the Wabanaki Nations with every visit. We operate two facilities, a year-round museum in downtown Bar Harbor, and a seasonal trail-side museum in Acadia National Park. We have a small, professional staff focused on collections covering the entire 12,000 year history of native people in Maine, exhibits, educational outreach, and public programs.

Intern Position: Duties depend on current activities, but can include visitor services and front-line staffing; collections processing; exhibit development and installation, education, public programs, and events. Requests for marketing, administrative, and fund raising experiences will be reviewed.

Qualifications: Ability to work independently, knowledgeable about Wabanaki history and culture, archaeology, Native history, or other related fields. Interest in a career in archaeology, anthropology, or museums. Willingness to work in a team environment, flexible, and open to all kinds of duties.

(Return to Listings)

 

Acorn Productions
P.O. Box 304, Westbrook, ME 04098
www.acorn-productions.org
 
Schedule: September through May
 

Benefits: Learn how to produce live theater

To Apply: Send an email with an attached resume to Michael Levine, Producing Director, mike@acorn-productions.org.

Organization: Acorn Productions is dedicated to nurturing and developing participation in and appreciation for the performing arts. We offer acting classes for children and adults, and present 3 major performance events: the Phyzgig vaudeville festival, the Maine Playwrights Festival, and the Naked Shakespeare series. Additionally, we regularly produce workshop productions in the Acorn Studio Theater as well as staged readings of new plays.

Intern Position: Production Assistant - coordinate transportation and housing logistics for out of town performers, assist with gathering technical information and creating show orders, generate publicity materials, interface with performers during the festival week, and coordinate all details of the production with Acorn's Producing Director. Plenty of hands-on, real world experience working with veteran performers from all over the country. Event help for Maine Playwrights Festival- read new plays and help oversee the revision process of the selected scripts, assist with casting of the productions, attend rehearsals and act as a liaison between Acorn's Producing Director and the play directors, be present during tech week and performances to assist with backstage needs. Work on every aspect of bringing new plays to the stage.

Qualifications: Good organizational details and exceptional interpersonal skills. Knowledge and interest in the process of creating theater.

(Return to Listings)

 

Alice James Books
114 Prescott Street, Farmington, Maine 04938
www.alicejamesbooks.org
 

Schedule: Spring, Summer, & Fall Semesters

Benefits: School credit, experience

To Apply: Applicants should e-mail a letter of interest and their resume to the Editorial Assistant, Darrian Church at: EA@alicejamesbooks.org

Organization: The mission of Alice James Books is to seek out and publish the best contemporary poetry by both established and emerging poets with an emphasis on supporting women writers.

Intern Position: Designing our bi-annual catalog, designing a prepublication galley for print, designing print and online advertisements, composing author interview questions, preparing marketing plans for upcoming titles, processing manuscript submissions, assisting with annual appeal, drafting business correspondence, managing AJB's online presence, database management, securing permissions, answering telephones, and other general office duties.

Qualifications: Creative Writing/English majors (preferred), University of Maine at Farmington students (preferred), interest in publishing, attention to detail, and commitment to excellence. Volunteer opportunities also available.

(Return to Listings)

 

Association culturelle et historique du Mont-Carmel
P.O. Box 150, Lille, Maine 04746
www.museeculturel.org
 

Schedule: June through August

Benefits: Experience and lodging

To Apply: Please call 207/895-3339 or e-mail info@museeculturel.org

Organization: The Musée culturel du Mont-Carmel is a nonprofit cultural museum dedicated to the preservation and development of Acadian and Québecois culture and history in the St. John Valley of northern Maine. The museum was founded in 1984 and is operated by the Association culturelle et historique du Mont-Carmel.

This former Roman Catholic Church has been undergoing extensive restoration and offers an impressive collection of religious artifacts and vestments, sculptures, folk art, Acadian and Québecois pine furniture and artifacts from as early as the 18th century. Cultural programming includes lectures, exhibitions, and events such as traditional singing and theatrical performances. Plans are for a gallery to feature traditional and contemporary art, as well as a permanent exhibit of the museum’s folk collection.

Intern Position: Guide to museum, display fabrication, cataloging.

Qualifications: University student

(Return to Listings)

 

Bagaduce Music Lending Library
P.O. Box 829, 5 Music Library Lane, Blue Hill, Maine 04614
www.bagaducemusic.org
 

Schedule: August through December

Benefits: Experience working in a non-profit organization

To Apply: Please plan out what you would like to gain from the experience. You may call 207/374-5454 or email martina@bagaducemusic.org 

Organization: Our unique not-for-profit organization, collects preserves and shares written music and scores. We also promote music education especially in grades K-12. We have a collection of over 1 million pieces of music with over 250,000 individual titles and increasing daily. Our members come from all around the USA and 27 foreign countries. The 50+ Volunteers come to preserve our music and have put in over 7000 hours last year. They are the most dedicated people I know.

Intern Position: Music non-profit internship:

  1. Learn about not-for-profit organizations
  2. Music notation and recognition
  3. Cataloging and data input of music
  4. Categorizing musical selections
  5. Experience working with volunteers
  6. Grant writing and strategic planning
  7. Learning marketing research
  8. Community influence on organizations

 

Qualifications: Our applicants should be in High School or college and have some music experience, whether playing an instrument or recognition of music appreciation. They could also do this as a business experience for a consulting or structures class.

(Return to Listings)

 

Bearnstow on Parker Pond
84 Bearnstow Road, Mount Vernon, Maine 04352
www.bearnstow.org
 

Schedule: June 15 to September 3, 2017

Benefits: Dance instruction, performance opportunity, experience working with children, possible college credit, and a modest stipend

To Apply:  Please send résumé, portrait photo, two references (one personal, one professional), and letter of recommendation to admin@bearnstow.org. Application deadline: December 31, 2016.

Organization: A unique summer retreat dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of our natural environment, Bearnstow lies on 65 acres of pristine woodland, with 12 rustic buildings, most nearly a century old, nestled along the 2,400 feet of rocky shoreline on Parker Pond. Week-long workshops are offered for youth and adults that explore the natural world through the lens of creative arts and sciences. Taught by an international faculty, the summer 2017 season includes workshops in movement and performance and a week devoted to natural sciences. Day camp sessions for children of school age are offered for two weeks in July. See a complete listing of Summer 2017 programs at http://bearnstow.org/workshops.htm.

Intern/Residency Position: Bearnstow’s Young Artist Residency Program is a summer intensive of excellent dance and dance instruction. The program includes full participation in all workshop classes (8 weeks of workshops, 25 hours weekly), instruction and mentoring by an international staff of professional dancers and choreographers, and participation in weekly informal showings, and a presentation of the participant's own work in a formally mounted concert.

In return, the Residents assist in food preparation and camp facility maintenance throughout the summer, which gives Bearnstow a cadre of capable assistants who can “put their hand to anything.” While the basic job is housing maintenance and KP, our young artist residents have had the freedom to design programs and promotional material, conduct research, compose sound scores, choreograph their own works, and create dance videos.

Qualifications: Our young artist residents have varied from college freshmen to nature lovers to professional dancers seeking renewal. The best qualification is the desire to dance, the openness to think creatively, and the willingness to work cooperatively with colleagues.

(Return to Listings)

 

Belfast Creative Coalition
26 Spring Street, #5 Belfast, Maine 04915
http://belfastcreativecoalition.org/
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Experience in non-profit and arts employment. School credit when available. Upon completion of the entire 9 or 5 month period, the supervisor will write a letter of reference for the intern to use for future educational/career purposes.

To Apply: Please submit email applications between January and May to  internship supervisor: Kimberly Callas, Belfast Creative Coalition: kimberly@belfastcreativecoalition.org

Organization: Created in 2012 through a Maine Arts Commission "Creative Communities = Economic Development" grant. BCC was the culmination of unified efforts among a highly-respected cluster of arts and cultural individuals and organizations. Its mission is to cultivate arts and culture through collaborative partnerships across multiple sectors, and to establish a cohesive identity as an open resource.

Key accomplishments and current programs include:

*A website with an arts and culture directory with over 215 listings and an events calendar.

*A cultural map that promotes BCC's year-round Belfast Area Farm and Arts Trail and weekend Tour, including artists' studios and farmers who are also crafts persons, producing artistic, health or food-related products. 

*Coordinated promotions, such as Belfast Art Walks, to maximize marketing capabilities for creative entrepreneurs.

*A locally televised showcase with 60+ local performers.

"Belfast Art Walk Internship 

Intern Position: Please submit applications between January and May. Internship schedules are from January to May and May to September (or both). We will be looking for a time commitment of 6-8 hours per week.

January-May:

  • Booking street performers (music and dance) for summer art walks
  • Contacting participating Belfast galleries to obtain summer/fall opening schedules for web updates and press releases.

 

May-September:

  • Writing and submitting weekly press releases about Friday Art Walks (announcing performers and opening receptions) includes newsletter and press and calendar uploads.
  • Performing website updates; posting Facebook announcements and Chamber calendar announcements
  • Coordinating performers during Friday Art Walks
  • Photographing gallery visitors and performers during Friday Art Walks
  • Setting up and help take down BCC promotional table during Art Walks
 

 

Qualifications: Good communication skills, good writing skills, ability to be self-directed when given a set of tasks, basic computer skills such as Word and Excel. Ability to do graphic design, Facebook, and update simple websites is a plus. The intern will need to have access to a (laptop) computer and phone of their own; when working downtown, supervisors can provide workspace and internet access.

(Return to Listings)

 

Belfast Maskers
P.O. Box 541, Belfast, Maine 04915
www.belfastmaskers.com
 

Schedule: June through August

Benefits: Experience, school credit, stipend

To Apply: Please contact Belfast Maskers by April of the year in which you wish to take part, by email or letter. Applications should include a head shot, resume and a letter of recommendation from a current director or instructor. Optional additional supporting materials may include a DVD or other video showing singing, dancing, and acting skills.Please email info@belfastmaskers.com

Organization: Community Theater producing musicals, historical plays, classics, comedies, tragedies, family fare and children's plays year round. The Maskers also run an annual performing arts camp for children each summer.

Intern Position: Interns help direct the children's day theater camp. They hang lights, paint sets, build props and costumes, choreograph, are board ops, stage manage and perform in a major musical as well as on the streets during Friday night Art walks.

Qualifications: Dependable, pleasant people with a desire to work hard and learn and affinity for children and a desire to be in a beautiful coastal town with outside productions held right next to the seaside. You need to want to be in this small environment and work hard and do good theater for six to eight weeks in the summer.

 

(Return to Listings)

 

 

Blue Hill Concert Association
P.O. Box 140, Blue Hill, Maine 04614
http://www.bluehillconcertassociation.org/
 

Schedule: September through May

Benefits: Working with a non-profit agency, fund raising

To Apply: Please contact Deborah Reinke by email dqreinke@gmail.com or phone 207/374-5196

Organization: Classical music, four concerts per year. Season runs January to late March. Planning and meetings of the voluntary board run from September to May. No activity in the summer.

Intern Position: We would greatly benefit from grant applications to public relations (radio, newspaper, online, etc.

Qualifications: Knowledge about PR and/or grant writing

(Return to Listings)

 

Blunt Youth Radio Project
Southern Maine Community Radio 96 Falmouth Street, Portland, Maine 04104
www.bluntradio.org
 

Schedule: Any time, but we prefer a 3-month commitment

Benefits: Excellent resume builder, occasional stipends

To Apply: Please contact Claire Holman, cholman@usm.maine.edu or 207/650-5835

Organization: Blunt Youth Radio Project produces a weekly call-in, public affairs, talk show that airs Monday nights from 7:30-8:30 on WMPG, Southern Maine Community Radio. High school age youth from the Portland area, both free and incarcerated, staff the show. Blunt Members are trained in all areas of radio production: interviewing, hosting, reporting, editing, and engineering. The show has won several Gold and Silver Reel Awards from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters and a number of First Place Radio News Awards from the Maine Association of Broadcasters.

Intern Position: Production Assistant - help produce audio features for broadcast and for internet posting. Use ProTools and or Hindenburg software. Live Broadcast Assistance - assist in various aspects of preparing and broadcasting our live show - engineering, host preparation, sourcing guests, etc. Fund-raising - help organize local fund-raising events, online fund-raisers, and assist with grant research and writing. Learn to work effectively with youth using the principles of positive youth development.

Qualifications:

  1. Radio production experience
  2. Experience working with youth
  3. Good organizational skills

(Return to Listings)

 

Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine
142 Free Street, Portland, Maine 04101
www.kitetails.org
 

Schedule: Internships available Spring, Fall, and Summer

Benefits: Interns will gains meaningful experience working with children from 0-10 and their families, learn how to implement lesson plans, have opportunities to develop public speaking skills and become a part of the Children's Museum & Theatre community. School credit when applicable. 

To Apply: For questions please contact Brittany Liscord, Community Engagement Coordinator & Educator brittanyl@kitetails.org(207)828-1234

 

To fill out an application go to the employment/intern section on the Children's Museum & Theatre website: http://www.kitetails.org/about-us/employment/

"

Organization: Located in the Arts District of downtown Portland, the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine features a wide variety of interactive exhibits and activities for children and families. The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine exists to inspire discovery and imagination through exploration and play. The Museum & Theatre serves as an indispensable resource for families and educators, helping to create a broad community devoted to our children's development and learning.

Intern Positions: Camp Assistant Intern, The majority of this position will be spent assisting Museum & Theatre Educators lead day camps throughout the summer. The intern will be expected to work with each Educator to develop and lead one activity/lesson plan for each camp. In addition, the intern will learn and occasionally perform basic public programs within the Museum & Theatre when camp is not in session. 

Greenhouse Education Intern: Primary responsibility is the care, maintenance, and visitor presentation of the Growing Kids Greenhouse and garden. We will be growing and harvesting edibles throughout the summer in conjunction with educational programs and guided tours of the greenhouse and garden. You will also be expected to work with your supervisor to develop an educational, garden-based project of your choice.

Qualifications: Loves spending time and interacting with children, at least one year of formal or informal teaching experience with children (ages 4-10), excellent communication skills with children and adults, ability to seek and accept supervision and guidance, maturity and patience. 

(Return to Listings)

 

Chocolate Church Arts Center
804 Washington Street/P.O. Box 252, Bath, Maine 04530
www.chocolatechurcharts.org
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Experience and school credit (where applicable)

To Apply: Email inquiries to info@chocolatechurcharts.org

Organization: Chocolate Church Arts Center is a vibrant performing arts center offering music, theater, dance, art and community events in the historic 1847 Central Church building.

Intern Position: Assistant to the Executive Director Duties would include some marketing, sales of ads for season program guide, mailings, and file organizing. May also involve working the box office for several evening events.

Qualifications: Experience in marketing and office work a plus. Must be personable and willing to perform a variety of tasks, and flexible about hours.

(Return to Listings)

 
Circling the Square, Fine Art Press
275 Water Street, Gardiner, Maine 04345
http://www.theartdogs.com/2/Circling_the_Square
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Experience and school credit

To Apply: Interested people can call 207-582-2108 or email dogs@theartdogs.com

Organization: Circling the Square Fine Art Press is a studio facility on the ground floor of Artdogs Studios. It is a place where Artist/printmakers can come and create their art. The studio is designed to combine the best of the 500-year-old traditions of printmaking with the safer new technologies of the 21st Century. It can accommodate artists working in Relief, Silkscreen (acrylic inks only), Intaglio (copper etching only), and a variety of monotype and monoprint processes. There is also a gallery for exhibitions and the organization actively participates in Artwalk Gardiner.

Intern Position: Gallery Assistant

An intern would assist with certain arts and administrative projects relating to the operation of the press and gallery. This could include the exhibition of work in the gallery space, coordinating with other arts organizations and the Gardiner community for Artwalk Gardiner, planning special events, monitoring the gallery, website updates, developing social media resources, and assisting artists with their work.

Qualifications: Applicant should be interested and enthusiastic about the arts. Familiarity with word processing applications is essential, web design and social media experience a plus.

(Return to Listings)

 
Cold Comfort Theater
139 Northport Ave., Suite #1, Belfast, Maine 04915
http://www.coldcomforttheater.com/
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Experience, school credit, small travel stipend

To Apply: Write to Aynne Ames at: Cold Comfort Theater, 139 Northport Ave., Suite 1, Belfast, ME 04915 OR coldcomforttheater@gmail.com

Organization: Community Theater using people of all ages from the community and outside the area as actors, stage managers, technicians, directors, music directors, musicians, costumers, make up artists, photographers. We do musicals, comedies, serious drama, historical plays, children's plays. We work in both inside and outside spaces. We work in conjunction with many other agencies including, Shrine Clubs, Churches, Veterans organizations, schools, Parks and Recreation Departments, etc.

Intern Positions: Stage Manager, Make-up Artists, Photographer, Set Designers/Builders

Stage Manager: taking blocking, staging, choreography notes. Set up and break down of rehearsals. Considerable computer work. Calling the show.

Make-up artists and hair/wig design: design, order and coordinate makeup for all performances.

Photographer: Staging and shooting all photo and video shoots for publicity and promotion.

Set designers and builders. Design and creation of sets; often in unusual settings such as parks.

Qualifications: Applicant can be new at Stage Managing and we will train. All other opportunies take some level of experience, depending on the interview and the needs of a particular production.

(Return to Listings)

 
Crossover Touring 
Portland
www.crossovertouring.com 
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Experience, school credit

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and a resume to pat.may@crossovertouring.com

Organization: CROSSOVER TOURING, provides customized touring for multi-genre artists. We combine 25 years of experience and a life-long passion for music with great tools and a talented staff to offer exceptional service to our clients on both sides of the deal.

Intern Positions: Successful applicants for Crossover Touring internships should expect to gain valuable knowledge about the concert industry. From marketing, to tour management, to negotiating and booking shows, our interns get to take part in literally every aspect of the process. This is a general booking agency internship with the following main objectives for the student:

  • Learn to read and develop contracts, offers and artist riders.-
  • Gain a better understanding of the booking agent-artist relationship
  • Better understand the steps it takes to book a performance and all the requirements leading up to the day of show. 
  • Learn about all the behind the scenes steps taken in order to execute a successful concert.
  • Learn and develop better understanding of social media and marketing platforms as they relate to a booking agency.
 

Qualifications:

  • Self-motivated, able to work autonomously with a team mentality
  • Reliable, extremely organized, 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to focus in a VERY fast-paced environment, 
  • Proficient with MS Office especially EXCEL
  • Proficient with Google Apps, Gmail.
  • Must be able to work a minimum of at least 8 hours/week
  • Must have a strong passion for the music INDUSTRY
 

(Return to Listings)

 

Down East Singers
P.O. Box 996, Rockport, Maine 04856
www.downeastsingers.org
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Experience, possible school credit

To Apply: Contact Music Director Anthony Antolini by e-mail at aantolin@bowdoin.edu or phone 207/725-3347

Organization: Down East Singers is a community chorus of approximately 70 members based in Rockport. Weekly rehearsals take place at Nativity Lutheran Church on Old County Road in Rockport. Age range of group is from teenagers to singers in their 80's. We do two concert productions per season: one in December and another on Memorial Day. Each concert is given several times. The December concert in 2012 is at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Newcastle and Camden Opera House in Camden. The Memorial Day concert is given at Camden Opera House and at Blue Hill Congregational Church. The repertoire of Down East Singers is classical. The group is often accompanied by the Mozart Mentors Orchestra (an ensemble made up of string teachers and their most promising students.)

Intern Position:Administrative Assistant Assist music director in writing publicity. Assist music director in answering e-mail inquiries. Assist music director in administrating future concert tours. Assist board in keeping web site up to date. Assist group in moving equipment used for concerts. Assist librarian in distributing and collecting music. Assist section leaders in keeping track of attendance.

Qualifications:Familiarity with the way a concert organization works. Knowledge of e-mail and ability to write well. (Desirable but not required): Familiarity with web site administration. Have a valid driver's license and access to a car.

(Return to Listings)

 

Engine, Inc.
265 Main Street, #103, Biddeford, Maine 04005
www.feedtheengine.org
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Experience/school credit

To Apply: Please email or call director@feedtheengine.org or 207/229-3560

Organization: A community arts organization with exhibition space on Main Street offering visual arts, movies, music, workshops, and a gallery gift store.

Intern Position: Responsibilities include: Managing the gallery gift store, helping design programming for music and lecture events,  assisting with arts education programming.

Qualifications: None necessarily. Arts education background and/or retail management a plus

(Return to Listings)

 

Freeport Players
P.O. Box 483, Freeport, Maine 04032
www.fcponline.org
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Hands-on experience

To Apply: Contact Elizabeth Guffey at info@fcponline.org

Organization: Freeport Players is a community theater offering a range of opportunities to enjoy theater on stage, behind the scenes, and from the audience.

Intern Position: Please contact Elizabeth Guffey for more information.

(Return to Listings)

 

Frost Gully Gallery
P.O. Box 202, 1159 US Route 1, Freeport, Maine 04032
P.O. Box 272, 150 Main Street, Thomaston, Maine 04861
www.frostgullygallery.com
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Experience 

To Apply: Please contact Tom Crotty at tom@tomcrotty.cominfo@frostgullygallery.com, or call 207/749-1130.

Organization: Maine's original, oldest art gallery, opened in 1966. Focus is on the best contemporary Maine Artists.

Intern Position: Administration in all aspects of gallery operation including marketing and general sales.

Qualifications: A passion for great art and a desire to become a professional in the art gallery world.

(Return to Listings)

 

Harlow Gallery - Kennebec Valley Art Association
160 Water Street, Hallowell, Maine 04347
www.harlowgallery.org
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities,  minimum of three month commitment

Benefits: Work experience in running a visual arts nonprofit

To Apply: To apply for an internship position, send a copy of your resume and cover letter to Aleana Chaplin, Volunteer Coordinator. Please indicate which concentration you are interested in and your availability. Send email to aleana@harlowgallery.org, or mail to Aleana Chaplin, Harlow Gallery, 160 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347

Organization: The Harlow Gallery is owned, directed and supported by the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA), a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1959. The KVAA supports the artistic development of our member artists, both amateur and professional, by providing opportunities for exhibition and other professional development at the Harlow Gallery. These include workshops, lectures, demonstrations and other special events. Our policy is to make our space available to a broad range of artists’ groups for meetings and events that are important to artistic growth and for the exchange of ideas. Because we believe the arts are integral to a well-rounded and vibrant community, and can be a key factor in personal growth and self- improvement, we strive to involve the greater community in the arts and to invite them into the Harlow Gallery at every opportunity.

Intern Position: We have the following internship opportunities and are open to students proposing an alternative assignment that may play to their strengths or interests and the Harlow's needs. Visit our website for details about the following: Development-Fundraising Intern, Education-Programming Intern, Exhibition-Curatorial Intern, PR and Marketing Intern

Qualifications: Candidates should have excellent attention to detail, a good sense of humor, effective communication skills, the ability to work in a fast paced environment, and knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel. Applicants must be able to meet deadlines, work autonomously, and be creative in developing exciting materials. The candidate must be flexible and willing to work on a wide variety of projects. All interns will choose a concentration as well as perform basic gallery related tasks such as General Office help: Member Relations: Processing memberships, volunteer communications, renewals, fielding inquiries, member communication including email blasts and development of regular newsletter; Artist Relations: Communicating with artists about exhibition information and image; Basic Curatorial tasks; Marketing: Posters, social media blitz and documentation of events for future promotional material.

(Return to Listings)

 

Italian Heritage Center Concert Band
84 Carlyle Road, Portland, Maine 04103
www.italianheritageband.com
 

Schedule: Ongoing Opportunities

Benefits: Experience, school credit

To Apply: Please contact the Artistic Director, Nina K. Oatley, nko58@yahoo.com or call 207/415-0880

Organization: A 60 member community concert band, dedicated to providing musical experiences for amateur musicians of all ages; outreach programs to young student musicians to make them aware of the joys and benefits of this type of music-making, and bringing our music to audiences throughout the State of Maine.

Intern Position: Assistant to the Artistic Director A few projects that an intern would provide assistance with: Development - We are planning on creating a development campaign for our organization and would love someone to help with the work required to set that structure up. New venue exploration - we are also looking to find some new venues for performances. We could use an intern to do contact and research work on this. School Outreach - we are in the middle of a 4 year project with 2 schools. An intern would assist with the coordination of this project.

Qualifications: Good verbal and written communication skills Well organized Able to work independently An understanding of concert band music and ideally community music-making

(Return to Listings)

 

Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center
280 Water Street (mail: PO Box 777), Gardiner, Maine 04345
www.johnsonhall.org
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Experience, possible stipend in summer

To Apply: Please send a resume and letter of interest to info@johnsonhall.org or call 207/582-7144

Organization: Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, at 280 Water Street in downtown Gardiner, presents year-round arts programs for all ages--professional music shows and concerts, theater and dance performances; theater and art camps and classes for children; and teen band shows, in the renovated first floor of Maine’s oldest theater, built in 1864. We have after-school programs in local schools and collaborate with community events. Check our website for current programs. Current programs are available at the website, http://www.johnsonhall.org. Like us on Facebook at.facebook.com/pages/Johnson-Hall/209524975225. The phone number is 207-582-7144.

Intern Position: Arts marketing and program Intern .Marketing work includes:

*Design of ads, posters, postcards, other
*Getting sponsor ads and banners from businesses
*Layout/production of printed programs for shows
*Organizing marketing campaigns for programs including print and online ads
*Social network sites (MySpace, Facebook, Twitter) management; possible blog on our website
*Keeping marquee current
*Targeted marketing
*Posting posters and cards for events
Programs assistance including:
*Organizing TESS, an elementary-age, after-school theater and art program (Spring)
*Assisting the Artistic Director with the Waterfront Talent Show (Show in June)
*Assisting the Executive and Artistic Directors with details of programs: Sounds Good!, a professional music series, Lively Lunches, an August outdoor series featuring local talent, Teen Band Shows, year-round concert/dances, and Center Stage, a theatrical series.
*Provide office support to Summer Shenanigans camps
 

Qualifications: Computer experience and familiarity with word processing, and social networking sites is crucial. Art/graphics/layout experience helpful. Willingness to learn important. Report to the Executive Director for marketing and programming and to the Office Manager for office tasks. A car is necessary for some activities (especially the after-school theater arts program).

(Return to Listings)

 

L.C. Bates Museum
Good Will-Hinckley P.O. Box 159, 14 Easler Road, Hinckley, Maine 04944
 http://www.gwh.org/lcbates/LCBatesMuseum.aspx
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Experience, school credit, real museum work

To Apply: Please email, stop by or call the L.C.Bates Museum, lcbates@gwh.org or 207/238-4250 

Organization: The L.C.Bates Museum, a Natural History and Cultural Museum that was founded in the first part of the 20th century is located on the campus of Good Will-Hinckley. The L.C.Bates Museum is dedicated to inspiring wonder and stimulating children and their families’ interest in Maine History, Art and the natural sciences. The Museum has yearly exhibitions of contemporary Maine artists and exhibits of the permanent collection.

Intern Position: Museum Assistant Curator - Collections management, cataloging and preparing exhibitions, caring for collections, storing collections creating on line exhibits. Museum Educator - Presenting educational programs for school groups, developing educational programs, making educational labels. Museum Development Assistant - Writing grants for the museum, building museum membership, helping with fundraising.

Qualifications: Qualifications would vary depending on the goals of the intern and the museum needs. For example for a Museum intern educator - Responsibilities of this position will include conducting museum tours, greeting visitors, presenting tours and programs, developing program materials and hands-on educational materials for both the museum and outdoor area. Hours are flexible and some training is provided. Duties and Responsibilities: Enjoy working with school groups of children as well as adults, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be dependable and enthusiastic, ability to organize and develop educational materials Specific Tasks for internship established at the beginning of the internship. Museum Collections Cataloging - Responsibilities of this position include researching, cataloging and storing collections. Hours are flexible and training on the job.

(Return to Listings)

 

Mahoosuc Arts Council
P.O. Box 534, 45 Church Street, Bethel, Maine 04217
www.mahoosucarts.org
 

Schedule: Internship is available September through May 

Benefits: Experience, free performance tickets & free meals

To Apply: Please send or email resume and writing samples with references to: Aranka Matolcsy, Executive Director, Mahoosuc Arts Council, P.O. Box 534, Bethel, ME 04217 info@mahoosucarts.org

Organization: The Mahoosuc Arts Council has been making significant contributions to the cultural enrichment and creative economic development of the Greater Bethel Area since 1986 through a variety of school and community arts programming. In 2011, the State of Maine and Maine Association of Nonprofits recognized the council with the Dirigo Award for Nonprofit Excellence. The council strives to build much-needed and meaningful visual and performing arts-educational programs for K-12 students in a rural district through annual performing arts series, artist in residency programs and theater residencies. The council is also committed to building community arts events for all ages which provide economic opportunities for artists and local businesses. The council is a leader in collaborative programming and operations and is charter member of the Bethel Area Nonprofit Collaborative, the Western Maine Arts+Business Collaborative, the Bethel Area Chamber & the Maine Alliance for Arts Education.

Intern Position: We are looking for motivated and creative individuals who have an interest in the arts and who would like to learn about working in arts-related fields and non-profit administration. Projects will include: 1) The MAC Historical Scrapbook - collecting and organizing all Mahoosuc Arts Council archives, newspaper clippings, and printed materials for conservation and preservation to mark the significant history and community impact of the Mahoosuc Arts Council. 2) Administrative Support - Data entry, donations tracking, correspondence, writing event descriptions, printing and distributing posters, photocopying, writing thank-you notes and more. 3) Grant research and draft writing. 4) Attending some meetings, performances o events on behalf of or in support of the council. 5) Graphic design/photography, if capable.

Qualifications: Knowledge of MS Office 2007 or 2010, competent writing skills and samples, ability to work independently, internet research savvy, comfortable on the phone and with crowds of performance goers.

(Return to Listings)

 

Maine Jewish Film Festival
P.O. Box 7465, Portland, Maine 04112

www.mjff.org

Schedule: Internship available January through April

Benefits: Experience, School Credit

To Apply: Please send an email introduction with resume to: filmfest@mjff.org

Organization:The Maine Jewish Film Festival is a non-profit cultural arts organization who mission is to provide a forum for the presentation of films to enrich, educate and entertain a diverse community about the Jewish experience.

Over the last 15 years we have presented over 300 films both domestic and foreign, brought more than 80 guest artists from the U.S. and around the world and sold over 32,000 tickets to both Jewish and non-Jewish attendees in venues throughout greater Portland as well in selected sites throughout the state. Portland is the smallest city in the nation to boast an independent, professional Jewish film festival.

We celebrate our Festival in early March.

Intern Position:Festival Intern

- General office support
- Distribute festival posters and brochures
- Update - Facebook posts
- Contact local organizations, groups, schools, etc. regarding outreach for Festival
- Assist with the coordination of filmmaker transportation, accommodations, and meals
- Event management assistance (Opening Night Gala, Closing Party, and other gatherings)
- Participate in Festival week duties (ticketing, overseeing volunteers, etc.)

Qualifications:

- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
- Critical thinking and writing skills
- Ability to effectively operate computers and assigned software
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with coworkers and those outside the organization
- A love of film is helpful but not necessary
 

(Return to Listings)

 

Maine Pro Musica
P.O. Box 1311, Rockport, Maine 04856
www.Mainepromusica.org
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Experience and possible school credit

To Apply: Please contact Music Director, Janna Hymes by email mainepromusica@gmail.com

Organization: We are a non profit professional orchestra serving the State of Maine. We hire Maine musicians and offer concerts of the highest artistic quality to towns across the State. With an emphasis on great classical music we also present educational and pops concerts.

Intern Position: Maine Pro Musica Intern – Part-time Position Duties would include - assisting Music Director, help in coordinating concerts, work closely with the board. We have regular mailings and filing to do. The board meets monthly - our intern would be asked to those meetings.

Qualifications: Organizational skills writing and communication skills friendly attitude

(Return to Listings)

 

Maine State Music Theatre
22 Elm Street, Brunswick, Maine 04011
www.msmt.org
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: School Credit, Actors' Equity Association points

To Apply: Send resumes and pictures (where applicable) to Kathi Kacininski at jobs@msmt.org

Organization: We are a Summer Musical Theatre company that plays to over 55,000 people during its twelve week season. MSMT produces 4 full-scale musicals, a series of concerts and 2-3 children's shows each summer and is enjoying its 54th season.

Intern Position: All aspects of theatre, performance, technical, and administrative internships are available.

Qualifications: Performers must sing, dance and act. Technicians should have experience and be somewhat skilled. Administrative interns should have an understanding of theatre, office skills and computer familiarity.

(Return to Listings)

 

Penobscot Theatre Company
115 Main Street, Suite #4, Bangor, Maine 04401
www.penobscottheatre.org
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Experience, school credit, complimentary tickets

To Apply: Please visit our website to fill out internship application at: http://www.penobscottheatre.org/index.php?id=426&sub_id=346 Mail back to Penobscot Theatre Company 115 Main Street, Suite 4 Bangor, ME 04401 Inquiries should be directed to: jasmine@penobscottheatre.org 207/947-6618 Director of Education and Outreach

Organization: Penobscot Theatre Company, America's Northeastern-most professional theatre company, started in 1973 by George Vafiadis and Lou Collier as the Acadia Repertory Theatre. Penobscot Theatre Company was incorporated as a 501(c) 3 on March 17, 1983.

Intern Position: We have many varying internships at our organization. We have opportunities in production support, administrative assistants, camp counselors, marketing, and box office management. Duties vary upon assignment. The following website has full descriptions of each of these positions: http://www.penobscottheatre.org/index.php?id=426&sub_id=346

Qualifications: Vary upon assignment. Please see website descriptions: http://www.penobscottheatre.org/index.php?id=426&sub_id=346

(Return to Listings)

 
Portland Ballet
517 Forest Avenue, Suite 2, Portland, ME, 04101
www.portlandballet.org
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Experience working in an arts focused non-profit. Experience working closely with director level staff in completing project based work. Tickets to Portland Ballet performances

To Apply: Please indicate interest by contacting us directly with a resume, cover letter, or letter of inquiry, to Krista Woodbridge at kwoodbridge@portlandballet.org.

Organization: We are a professional company and acclaimed school dedicated to arts and education.Portland Ballet stretches the boundaries of dance in Maine. Creating vivid new works by resident choreographers alongside beloved classics and holiday favorites, the company sets the bar for dance in northern New England. Comprised of seasoned dancers from the United States and abroad, the company regularly embarks on creative collaborations with other prestigious arts institutions such as Portland Symphony Orchestra, Maine College of Art (MECA), Choral Art Society, First Friday Art Walk/Creative Portland, and Portland Public Library. Presenting works in diverse venues – from the intimate setting of the Portland Ballet Studio Theater to the grandeur of Merrill Auditorium – Portland Ballet is indispensable to bringing world class performances to Portland.

Intern Position: 1) Marketing Intern - This position would be responsible for working closely with the executive director in designing and implementing a predominately online based media campaign. This would include design work, video, and the management of social media communications. 

2) Grant Writing Intern - This position would work closely with our current Grant Writer to assist in identifying grant opportunities, research,  and writing proposals.

3) Production Intern - This position would work closely with our Production Manager to assist in preparing any production related tasks. This may include set building / refurbishing, theater maintenance, front of house, etc. 

4) Costuming Intern - This position would include working closely with our Costume Mistress to help build, refurbish, and maintain our costumes. Work would also be done in preparing for performances.

Qualifications: Interns should have a base knowledge of the skills required for the position applied. For example, marketing interns should have a basic knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign or another graphics manipulation program. Costuming Interns should have experience or interest in fabrics, sewing, and the like. Grant Writers should have strong writing and research skills. And Production Interns would benefit from basic carpentry or facility maintenance skills. 

(Return to Listings)

 

Portland Museum of Art
7 Congress Square, Portland, Maine 04101
www.portlandmuseum.org
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Experience, references, school credit

To Apply: Send an email to info@portlandmuseum.org.

Organization: From paintings to photography, 19th-century landscapes to contemporary art, American treasures to European masterpieces, everyone is sure to enjoy a trip to Maine's largest and oldest art museum. See works by famous Maine artists such as Winslow Homer, Marsden Hartley, and N.C. Wyeth. With the largest European collection in Maine, the Museum showcases artists such as Monet, Degas, and Picasso. The Museum offers a host of dynamic programs for all ages including family events, films, and lectures.

Intern Position: Marketing and Public Relations Intern-Interns are responsible for putting up exhibition posters around midcoast and southern Maine, as well as coordinating mass mailings of press releases and aiding the department in publicizing all exhibitions and programs, responding to media requests for information, and compiling and maintaining information about past exhibitions. Hours are M-F and based on interested. A minimum of 80 hours is required for the internship.

Qualifications: Ability to maintain confidentiality. Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills. Critical thinking and writing skills. Ability to effectively operate computers and assigned software. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with coworkers and those outside the organization. Ability to pass a criminal background check. Enrolled in a Bachelor degree program.

(Return to Listings)

 

Portland Ovations
50 Monument Square, 2nd Floor, Portland, Maine 04101
www.portlandovations.org
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Experience of working in a highly functioning NP

To Apply: Please email info@portlandovations.org. Cover letter and resume required.

Organization: Portland Ovations is an 80+ year old non-profit dedicated to bringing artists and cultural expressions from around the world to Maine, connecting Mainers with the arts through performances and integrated arts education.

Intern Position: Arts Administration Intern Post-season wrap up (archiving, etc) Pre-season organizing and planning, joining staff in brainstorming extraordinary outreach opportunities Research and writing for special projects Assistance with preparing grant reports and proposals General office support

Qualifications: Someone who is passionate about the arts and community vitality Self-starter, motivated with strong follow through Strong writing and organization skills

(Return to Listings)

 

Portland Stage Company
25 A Forest Avenue, Portland Maine 04101
portlandstage.org
 

Schedule: Internships hours are full time and the commitment is from late August through May

Benefits: Housing and stipend will be provided; college credit can be arranged

To Apply: Please visit the website at http://www.portlandstage.org/work-with-us/internships/

Organization: Portland Stage is a professional regional theater producing seven mainstage productions, two new work festivals along with a series of Studio shows, workshops and programming for students. A member of the League of Resident Theaters, Portland Stage rehearses and creates all its shows in house.

Intern Position: The PORTLAND STAGE Theater Internship Program is committed to training future generations of theater professionals. Applicants should be highly motivated individuals who have acquired basic training in the theater arts and are looking to explore their field further through meaningful hands-on experience. Portland Stage Company interns are integral members of the staff and can expect to be challenged by a creative process that relies on both ingenuity and collaboration. Interns at Portland Stage work with leading designers, directors, administrators, and our professional production team throughout the season. They leave with a greater knowledge of the theatrical process and the satisfaction of being part of a dedicated theater company where exceptional quality is the end goal. • The hours are full time. Internships are offered in Set Design/Carpentry, Costume Design/Wardrobe, Props Carpentry, Lighting Design/Electrics, Sound, Stage Management, Directing/Dramaturgy, and Education.

Qualifications: Please visit our website at http://www.portlandstage.org/work-with-us/internships/

 

Portland Symphony Orchestra
50 Monument Sq. 2nd floor, Portland, Maine 04101
www.portlandsymphony.org
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Experience, school credit may be arranged

To Apply: Please contact Heather Sumner, Education Manager, education@portlandsymphony.org. Include resume and summary of specific area(s) of interest for the internship.

Organization: Serving the city of Portland, the state of Maine, and northern New England, the PSO is the largest performing arts organization in Maine. With critically acclaimed performances and broad community engagement, the PSO is widely regarded as one of the top symphony orchestras of its size in the country

Intern Position: Internships may be tailored to fit the mutual needs of the intern and the organization.

(Return to Listings)

 

Running With Scissors
250 Anderson Street, Portland, ME 04101
www.rwsartstudios.com
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Studio access, experience and possible school credit

To Apply: Please send your resume, letter of inquiry and three professional references to scissorsart@gwi.net 

Organization: We are a multi-disciplinary art studio cooperative with over 50 resident and associate members and a growing community of day and hourly members. We share physical equipment such as kilns, printing presses, wood shop, Mac computer, a gallery and more. We also share our varied experiences, connections and other necessary intangibles for a studio artist or small business. We are dedicated to the inward growth of our artists and to the enriched subsequent affect on our community.

Intern Position: We are looking for individuals who are excited to be a part of a growing and vibrant art community and want to work with a diverse group of individuals to advance the arts in Maine. We have internship positions in various realms from assisting with Gallery/Events, Marketing/PR, Print, Wood or Clay Shop Techs and general experience it all assistance. We can be flexible and work with your other commitments. Our interns work both hands on and independently.

RWS Interns are exposed to all the varied facets of an arts organization from artist communications, community building, event coordination, gallery and event organizing, and equipment and space management. Responsibilities would include a wide array of activities from working closely with the artist members in workshops to space maintenance and building to developing and maintaining website and social media outlets to blogging and event/studio life documenting. Quite honestly, there is something different for everyone every day.

The most happy and successful interns are interested in developing a life as an artist or working in an arts community. They are flexible, independent thinkers and are willing to try new things and work on diverse tasks.

Qualifications: For all positions we are looking for energetic, community minded individuals willing to work with a wonderful group of varied personalities. They are able to be self motivated and work independently as well as collaboratively in a busy and fluid moving environment. Knowledge of various mediums, actives and office and computer skills as well as a healthy appreciation for working with what we have to do great things is also helpful.

We typically start our interns between 6-10 per week for at least 3-6 months but may have the opportunity to build into a more steady position. Hours will depend on staff overseeing the intern. Volunteers and the incredible artists here make our world go round so stating your interest and abilities will assist in our creating a strong match and internship experience for all. 

Internships are unpaid and we are always eager to help accommodate school credit needs. Studio access and space may be compensated depending on availability. 

(Return to Listings)

 

SPACE Gallery
538 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
www.space538.org
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Experience, school credit

To Apply: Interested applicants should send a letter of inquiry, resume, and three references to: nat@space538.org

Organization: Space Gallery is a nonprofit contemporary art center in Portland, featuring visual arts, live music and performance, film, artists lectures and more.

Intern Position: SPACE Gallery’s intern program is designed to be hands-on and flexible. We seek applicants who are eager to become immersed in a dynamic non-profit alternative arts venue and individuals who are considering a career in the visual and performing arts.

Our internships offer opportunities to learn all aspects of nonprofit arts management: gallery administration, art handling and installation, fundraising, event coordination and public relations. Responsibilities range from answering phones and greeting visitors to researching and compiling press materials for events and exhibitions to working closely with artists to install their work. This position will best suit an individual who is eager, flexible and able to shift gears from painting gallery walls to archiving to gallery sitting and everything in between. Be prepared for something different every day.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will have some general knowledge of contemporary visual and/or performing arts, will be motivated to work in a busy but exciting environment, and will want to be part of a team contributing to a lively downtown arts environment. Every level of operations at SPACE involves volunteers, and we expect that interns will identify interest areas for building experience and developing skills. 

Scheduling of work time can flexible to fit each intern’s needs. Generally, our administrative staff keeps office hours Wednesday through Friday 10–6pm. A commitment of 8-15 hours / week for at least 12 weeks is preferred. All internships are unpaid and arrangements for school credit are encouraged if applicable.

We accept intern applications on a rolling basis.
 

(Return to Listings)

 

Schoodic Arts for All
427 Main Street, P.O. Box 174, Winter Harbor, Maine 04693
www.Schoodicartsforall.org
 

Schedule: June through August

Benefits: Stipend, experience, training, arts workshop participation

To Apply: Please email marylaury@schoodicartsforall.org to arrange for a phone interview.

Organization: Schoodic Arts for All is a high-level performances, cultural programming and workshops made available to all who wish to participate regardless of their financial position. The mission of Schoodic Arts for All is to bring together and provide opportunities for people of all ages to experience and appreciate the arts. Since our beginning in 1999, Schoodic Arts for All has been an integral part of our community as an arts presenting organization. In addition, we also are a centerpiece for the downtown renovation, a positive influence on the economic situation, a resource for the schools in our district and a venue for the community events in our town. We provide many ongoing programs in the genre of music and theater at a cost that we keep to a price that our constituents can afford. Our programs include: The Schoodic Arts Festival, Classical and Jazz Concert Series, Summer Chorus, Theater Lab, Show Choir, Show Choir Junior, Steel pan band, Pandemonium kids pan band.

Intern Position: Help with fundraising events and programs, assist registrations, collate and report on evaluations of program, assist instructors, stage manage performances, projection, sound support, lighting, curate art exhibit, general computer work. In exchange we provide mentorship in all aspects mentioned above as well as provide experience in the daily operations of an award winning non profit. Our aim is to feed the pleasure of our interns by integrating them into their particular areas of interest. At the same time we enable exposure to artists and performers who may become valued connections to our interns as they embark on their careers. Our hope and goal is to create an access point to their future by introducing them to over 100 individuals who are engaged in creative activity in a wide range of interest areas.

Qualifications: Proficiency in apple computers, some software experience, design ability and social skills. Must have a strong work ethic and a positive and flexible “can do” attitude, must have computer skills and an aptitude to learn unfamiliar systems, must have excellent organizational and communications skills, must have a desire to support the mission of Schoodic Arts for All, must be a self-starter and work well with others, self motivated and self checking. Also desirable traits would be; artistic, personable, willingness to work hours as necessary, flexible. Preference may be given to the candidate who has a local connection to the area and/or can demonstrate that he/she has an interest in being involved with a community-based arts organization.

(Return to Listings)

 

Spindleworks
7 Lincoln Street, Brunswick, Maine 04011
www.spindleworks.org
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Experience, joy, laughter

To Apply: Please contact Liz McGhee at 207/725-8820 or emcghee@iaofmaine.org

Organization: Over 40 artists work in a variety of mediums, including painting and drawing, ceramics and woodworking, weaving and other fiber and fabric arts. In addition, the artists write poetry and stories, and express themselves through acting and other performing arts. Their work has been exhibited widely, and they are well known and respected members of Maine’s artistic community. Spindleworks is a non profit art center for adults with disabilities and a program of the Independence Association of Brunswick Maine, whose mission is to help children and adults with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives in their chosen community. Artists attending the program receive supplies, studio space, and guidance as needed. Their work is exhibited in the Whatnot Gallery and Store at Spindleworks as well as in shows both locally

Intern Position: The internship would be developed in conjunction with the Program Manager, and incorporating if applicable, requirements from school/class the individual is enrolled in. 1.general support of daily operations, facilitating artists at work 2.general upkeep of studios, gallery and store 3. assistance during workshops/ group activities Other specific duties can be developed based upon an individual's interest to include leading workshops, grant research and writing, exhibit coordination, documenting artwork, support with social networking sites and website, etc.

Qualifications: Self starter, motivated and self directed, mature and flexible, trustworthy, able to keep information confidential, out going, able to multitask, and support individuals with a wide range of abilities. Experience within the arts (visual, written, performing, etc.) a must. Experience with individuals with disabilities not a requirement.

(Return to Listings)

 

Starlight Acting Institute
Emmanuelle Chaulet P.O. Box 171, Gorham, Maine 04038
www.emmanuellechaulet.com
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Experience, free book

To Apply: Please send an email with qualifications (resume) and motivation and availability to energize@starlightacting.org

Organization:: Individual coaching/training business for actors, artists, and creative people. Coaching sessions are available in person and online, by phone or video. Also offering workshops. Coaching on: self-esteem & creativity blocks, stress relief techniques, performance anxiety, post-performance stress, emotional resonance issues, creativity development, stage presence, creating characters, recovering balance, reclaiming of personal power. Also distributing a book: A BALANCING ACT, (©2008) for actors and performing artists. Starlight Acting Institute is a one person practice. It is not a non-profit organization.

Intern Position: Online Social Media Marketing Internship

Responsibilities Include: Marketing the Institute's activities with online social media to drive book sales and sessions booking. Duties would include: posting links to blog on facebook, Linkedin, tweeter and on related groups and forums. Developing the image, driving traffic to the website and increasing the newsletter sign up. Some other marginal office tasks such as shipping/mailing of the books and answering email, if needed. Flexible time and hours. Personal computer a must. Preferably a Mac as all documents are on mac.

Qualifications: Good knowledge of Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter. Attention to details, good spelling, grammar, and good online etiquette. Appreciation of film, theatre, acting, and holistic practices such as yoga, or mindfulness. Respect of deadlines, ability to complete a task. Professionalism, reactivity. No procrastinators please!

(Return to Listings)

 

The Everyman Repertory Theatre
P.O. Box 938, Rockport, Maine 04856
www.everymanrep.org
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Experience, school credit, expenses

To Apply: Please email the artistic director, Paul Hodgson, phodgson@everymanrep.org 

Organization: A professional theatre company committed to providing excellence in theatre in the greater Penobscot Bay area.

Intern Position: Interns in the past have taken subsidiary roles on stage and off, including light board operation, set construction, sound board operation, design assistance, directorial assistance, stage management and assistant stage management, props management, costume design and management.

Qualifications: We would expect interns to have completed at least one year of a professional theatre arts course.

(Return to Listings)

 

The Longfellow Chorus
C/O Charles Kaufmann P.O. Box 5133, Portland, Maine 04101
www.longfellowchorus.com
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities: Evangeline, or The Belle of Acadia (Victorian Musical Comedy/Burlesque) 1) March 21-25, 2016 (Design) and March 29-April 3, 2016, (Design, Production Staging, Prompting) Portland.

Benefits: Experience, Tickets to Performances for Friends and Family

To Apply: Please contact Charles Kaufmann, artistic director, director@longfellowchorus.com or phone 207/232-8920

Organization: The Corporation shall organize and maintain a chorus to perform and record vocal and choral settings of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poetry, written from 1840 to the present, shall inspire and commission new vocal and choral settings of Longfellow's poetry, and shall perform choral music of the Romantic and immediate post-Romantic eras, ca. 1825-1920.

Intern Position: Prompters; Assistants to Staging Director; Assistants to Director of Design

Qualifications: The applicant must be self-motivated and capable of working independently. Experience in theater and musicals preferred but not required. Prompters will help actors with memorized lines during rehearsals and performances March 29-April 3, 2016. Assistants to the Director of Staging will help coordinate backstage activities during rehearsals and performances March 29-April 3, 2016. Assistants to the Director of Design will help make scenery and costumes, March 21-25, 2016, and March 29-April 3, 2016. Design assistants must be confident with either 1) basic scene construction materials (hammer, cutting implements, etc.) or 2) basic seamstress/tailoring skills.

(Return to Listings)

 

The Museum of African Art & Culture
13 Brown Street, Portland Maine 04101
www.museumafricanculture.org
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Great experience; school credits

To Apply: Contact us at 207/871-7188 or 207/899-6428 or e-mail: africart@museumafricanculture.org

Organization: MofAAC is a non-profit 501c(3) organization, founded in 1998 and located in Portland's Arts District. The Museum currently houses over 10,000 pieces. The Mission of the Museum is to: 1) Education through the use of art, music, storytelling, films, poetry, literature, healing ceremonies and other Sub-Saharan African cultural traditions 2) To interpret and preserve a unique collection of African art and artifacts 3) To enrich the communities of Maine and beyond through the celebration of diversity Educational Programs In support of the Museum mission and our value of education, the Museum offers very dynamic, experiential and informative educational programs in the Museum and at other locations all over Northern New England. These programs meet the needs of both large and small groups, of all ages, through presentation.

Intern Position: Administrative and Marketing Development Positions Administrative assistance: data management, educational programming, manage in house programming and Contemporary Art Gallery shows, website design and management Marketing: educational programming, membership, publicity using all digital marketing media, FB & e-mails communications, advertising, cataloging, seek new avenues for visibility Grants: educational outreach programming grants, preservation, administration and other programming, seek corporate sponsorship and partners Fund raising: Capital campaign, Annual Plan giving

Qualifications: Experience with fund raising, a graduate or under graduate student, ability to communicate and work with others.

(Return to Listings)

 

The Public Theatre
31 Maple Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240
www.thepublictheatre.org
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: EMC points, housing, and possible stipend

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter stating the internship you are applying for, a résumé, and 2 names of reference to: Janet Mitchko, The Public Theatre, 31 Maple Street, Lewiston, ME 04240 or e-mail us at info@thepublictheatre.org.

Organization: The Public Theatre is a 307 seat professional Equity Theatre located in Lewiston, Maine. Only at The Public Theatre will you find the best plays from Broadway and Off-Broadway featuring the finest professional actors from New York to Los Angeles, for a top ticket price of only $18! Nationally recognized for its artistic excellence, The Public Theatre produces uplifting and provocative theatre, October thru May

Intern Position: A Directing Intern will serve as Assistant Director. He/She will work closely with the Director and the Equity cast on all aspects of the production and will also perform Assistant Stage Manager duties. He/She will also be expected to attend all rehearsals and production meetings. A Stage Management Intern will serve as Assistant Stage Manager for a production. He/She will work closely with the Equity Stage Manager on all aspects of pre-production, rehearsal and performance. An Acting Internship is given out only on an audition basis for a specific role. Acting interns will be present at all rehearsals and will be expected to perform the role in which they are cast. They will also serve as ASM's when not in rehearsal for their role. We also offer acting interns the opportunity for a free monologue and/or audition coaching session with the Artistic Directors. A Marketing/Development Intern will work closely with the office staff.

Qualifications: We are looking for responsible and mature interns with a knowledge and love of theatre and a willingness to learn. All interns receive a hands-on education. As The Public Theatre operates under the guidance of a small staff, there is no bureaucracy to get lost in and every effort is valued. Interns are assured of receiving individual tasks and individual attention. Our interns work and study with professionals and have an opportunity to become an integral part of The Public Theatre.

(Return to Listings)

 
Tides Institute & Museum of Art
P.O. Box 161 (43 Water Street) Eastport, ME 04631
www.tidesinstitute.org
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Experience

To Apply: Please submit an application through Submittable at the following link: https://studioworks.submittable.com/submit

For questions about the North Atlantic Internship, please contact Kristin McKinlay at kmckinlay@tidesinstitute.org

Organization: Located on the border between New England and the Atlantic Provinces, the Tides Institute & Museum of Art (TIMA) looks out to sweeping views of neighboring Canadian islands. The Institute’s activities reflect this cross-border perspective. TIMA acts as both a cultural resource as well as cultural catalyst with significant collections, summer exhibitions, and educational programs. Our StudioWorks facility houses a printmaking/letterpress studio and artist-in-residence program. 

Intern Position: North Atlantic Internship. Interns selected to be part of the Institute’s program gain experience assisting staff members with program development, community outreach efforts, public relations/marketing initiatives, database projects (collections management, event listings, digital media editing), social media updates (Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram), staffing the gallery and special events, assisting with exhibition installations, and providing support to artists-in-residence.

Qualifications: Candidates may be enrolled in a degree program or may be recent graduates. Those currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program will ideally be a junior or senior in the 2016-2017 school year. Candidates must have a field of interest or study that relates to the mission of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art.

(Return to Listings)

 
Waterfall Arts
Belfast Maine
www.waterfallarts.org
 

Schedule: Ongoing opportunities

Benefits: Possible college credit

To Apply: Please email Felicia@Waterfallarts.org for more information and an application. Please include a little about why you would like to intern at Waterfall Arts.

Organization: Waterfall Arts is a Community Arts Organization providing classes for all ages in various media, Gallery, Artists Studios.

Intern Position: There are several internships available. This includes:

Community Outreach/Education Intern
– Create and maintain ways for WA to partner with organizations throughout the community and country.
– Work with the staff to promote WA programming.
– Identify and communicate with possible members, students, contributors or patrons.
– Lead the effort to increase WA’s visibility in the community through the WA promotional tent during the Farmers Market and other community events.
– Facilitate ways for interns and visiting artists to become more familiar with the local community.
– Represent the organization for new projects developed by interns at community events.
 
Creative Programming Intern (x2)
– Develop and oversee new programming initiatives at WA.
– Help maintain current programming efforts.
– Work with staff on fundraising events for WA.
– Work with staff and organizations in the community to develop community building initiatives, educational programming, promotion, etc.
– Participate in recruitment efforts
 
Environmental Art Intern
– Coordinate and lead group of youth to design and plant the newest installment of the Living Wall in the fall and spring
– Help maintain and expand the Willow Dome in the spring.
– Plant and maintain flowers/trees/shrubs around building in the spring and summer.
– Work with staff and organizations in the community to develop community building initiatives, educational programming, promotion, etc.
 
Studio Intern (print, clay, darkroom)
– Manage studio space: keep space clean, keep equipment in working order, maintain inventory and stock supplies, Ensure all signage and paperwork is accurate and up to date.
– Monitor open studio time at least 2x week.
– Help promote the studio space and classes.
– Run free demonstrations and workshops for the public to help increase visibility and promote programming.
 
Video and Media Intern
– Create short video spot(s) for promotional purposes.
– Record video during events, classes, and workshops.
– Edit and create videos from archived video footage.
– Maintain and organize all archived video files.
 
Youth and Family Outreach Intern
– Work with the Youth and Family Outreach (YFO) Coordinator to design and implement programming for youth and families.
– Assist the YFO Coordinator with Bridge Art Club, Bridge Jr., Teen Art Studio, and All Ages Art Happenings.
– Run the Waterfall Arts Art Tent during Summer Art Walks and other events,
– Work with staff and other organizations in the community to develop free or low cost youth and family programming.
 

Qualifications: Desire to make connections with local artists while working together to help Waterfall Arts grow

(Return to Listings)

 
For more information please contact Kerstin Gilg
Director of  Media Arts and Performing Arts at the Maine Arts Commission
207/ 287-6719 - kerstin.gilg@maine.gov