The Berkshires is an excellent place to gain experience at a variety of creative economy businesses and organizations. Check out some of these opportunities available now!


Arnie Zimmerman

Deadline: ASAP

Ceramicist Arnie Zimmerman together with Animation Director, Steve Oakes will be producing a stop motion movie using clay animation imbedded in Zimmerman’s grand scale ceramic sculpture, New Lost City. The intern will assist in all activities at the Great Barrington studio from mid June through the summer. The schedule will be flexible with tasks requiring between 15 and 20 hours a week. Looking for an organized person with digital photography experience or figurative sculpting ability. Offering modest stipend. To arrange an interview, email ContactSteveOakes@gmail.com

 

BerkShares

Deadline: ASAP - preferred start date of June 2

The BerkShares intern will gain exposure to 33-years of innovative community-based economic development efforts, gain familiarity with the workings of a non-profit organization, and have the opportunity to meet leaders in the new economy movement.  She or he will have the opportunity to develop, together with the Local Currency Program director, marketing materials for one of the most well known local currencies in the world, working on the ground to support and promote a diverse group of locally owned businesses.

Berkshire Museum

BLOG AND SOCIAL MEDIA INTERNSHIP
Deadline: ASAP – until filled

Berkshire Museum is seeking a college level or post-college intern with strong writing and research skills to develop high- quality, engaging content for our blog and support for other social media streams such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This position is perfect for someone interested in gaining experience reaching audiences through online channels, improving writing skills, and gaining experience in the communications and marketing work of a Museum. Duties include researching topics related to the Museum’s history, collection, and current projects, writing high-quality blog pieces, developing visual and written content for other social media streams, assisting with other online postings and monitoring, and other tasks as assigned.

DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP
Deadline: ASAP – until filled

The Berkshire Museum Development Office, which oversees the Museum’s active membership program, special events, and annual fund program, is seeking a college level intern that is interested in gaining valuable fundraising experience to assist with the day-to-day operations of the office. Tasks will include selling Museum memberships, general clerical tasks such as filing, database support, and assisting with large mailings, as well as providing assistance at special events, and various other functions when needed. This position is unpaid and will run from June 1 – August 31, 2014, unless otherwise negotiated.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH VOLUNTEER
Deadline: ASAP – until filled

During the busy summer season in the Berkshires, we have a wonderful opportunity to get out into the community to talk about Berkshire Museum’s great programs, exhibitions, special events, and other activities. We’re looking for Community Outreach Volunteers to engage with the public and are passionate about the spreading the word about the Berkshire Museum. Community Outreach Volunteers aid the Berkshire Museum by staffing tables at community events and within the Museum, engage with visitors and members of the public, create visually fun and inviting displays, and more. Training will be provided to volunteers on how to community the Museum’s mission and work to the public, how to set up tables for events, and more. Once trained, volunteers will be contacted on an as-needed basis for special events throughout the Berkshires and beyond.

MARKETING VOLUNTEER
Deadline: ASAP – until filled

The Berkshire Museum offers a unique array of exhibitions, activities, and attractions for visitors of all ages. From fine art and ancient objects to fossils; from an aquarium of native and exotic creatures to the Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation, we are a place where everyone, from toddlers to elders, can learn, play, explore, innovate, be engaged and inspired. Marketing Volunteers work with our Communications Director to raise the visibility of the Berkshire Museum, provide the public with information on our programs, exhibitions, and events, and increase our attendance. Duties include supporting the development and circulation of media alerts, calendar listings, and press releases, maintaining PR archives, producing and circulating program and event fliers, supporting online calendar and event listings, maintaining and growing Museum contact lists, gathering data from visitors and online to enhance effectiveness of marketing program, and other duties as assigned.

EXHIBITION VOLUNTEERS
Deadlines: ASAP – until filled

The Berkshire Museum is seeking candidates for the volunteer positions Plant Specialist and Volunteer Butterfly Educator to accompany the summer exhibition Butterflies, which will be on view from May 31 through September 2, 2014 and will explore the fascinating and complex life cycle of the butterfly. The Plant Specialist will be responsible for the care of the tropical and native plants inside the Butterfly Pavilion, preferably in the mornings before the museum opens to the public. Working with the Museum’s education staff, the Volunteer Educator will assist with school groups visiting the live Butterfly Pavilion at the Museum as well as public programming throughout the run of the exhibition.

Berkshire Publishing Group

Deadline: Rolling

Berkshire Publishing Group in Great Barrington has a part-time training internship available for a high-energy, globally minded student or recent graduate who wants to get experience that will jumpstart a career in media or public relations. This job can be done remotely and part-time, but preference will be given to candidates in the Northeast who can meet with Berkshire staff occasionally. This is an unpaid internship. Berkshire is an education company, and a story-based company that believes in the importance of ideas and human relationships.

Berkshire Theatre Group

Deadline: Rolling

Berkshire Theatre Group offers internships and summer staff positions in both Production and the Administrative office. Applicants for the internship program need to be students with some theatre experience who are looking to expand their knowledge with hands-on work and mentorship from professional department heads. Staff members should have theatre experience and be prepared to lead and teach their department in a quick-paced environment. Each intern or staff member is a crucial part of the creation and operation of the festival from running professional shows, to building sets, costumes, to house managing and working in our marketing and development departments. This is the opportunity to gain familiarity and work experience in the theatre career you are headed towards. College credit is available by request.

Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. Internship Program

Deadline: Varying

The Downtown Pittsfield, Inc.’s (DPI) intern program provides an excellent opportunity for emerging business leaders to acquire professional skills and connections. Interns are vital in the successful coordination and implementation of important programs and initiatives, and each is given at least one major project to manage for the term of his or her internship.

Hancock Shaker Village

Deadline: Rolling

Hancock Shaker Village offers supervised, structured internships for anyone interested in the museum profession. Would you like to transcribe an original manuscript? How about learning how to care for and catalogue artifacts? Or perhaps you would like to work with children in our hands-on Discovery Room? These are just some of the project possibilities for interns at Hancock Shaker Village.

JF Griffin Publishing

Deadline: ASAP

JF Griffin Publishing is currently looking for a Print Design Intern to assist with the design and production of the large volume of publications produced during the spring and summer months. This is a valuable opportunity to develop skills in design software, font usage/management, file management, preparing files for printing, intra-office communication, interpreting client requests and stock imagery acquisition. The position will involve both production and creative work, focusing on the design of small ‘classified’ advertisements (print- and web-based) that accompany each publication.

Limelight Productions

Deadline: ASAP – until filled

The summer Rental Shop Intern will gain hands on experience maintaining equipment, preparing shop orders, helping with load ins/outs, etc. Limelight is located in the culturally-rich Berkshires, home to many world renowned theatres and summer festivals, many of whom are Limelight clients. (This internship position provides a salary, but does not include housing.) Limelight has been custom designing and installing lighting systems, rigging, and stage curtains, as well as providing production, scenic art and lighting supplies to the entertainment industry since 1972.

Norman Rockwell Museum

All Deadlines: Applications for summer 2014 internships ongoing
August 30, 2014 for fall 2014 internships
November 30, 2014 for winter 2015 internships

VISITOR SERVICES ASSISTANT

This internship offers insight into the visitor services operation of a busy museum with national and international visitation. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to greeting visitors and bus groups; general office work; assist with some special events, programs, and exhibition openings; light maintenance of public areas (e.g., keeping brochures and signs neatly organized); possibly taking reservations; possibly helping out at admissions; and providing additional gallery support.

EDUCATION ASSISTANT

This internship provides hands-on experience within a dynamic education department that creates a wide variety of programming for audiences of all ages. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to providing support for art classes for the public; maintaining and organizing the Museum’s Creativity Center space; working with school and camp groups; conducting focused tours in the galleries; conducting tours of the site or of historic Linwood House; and assisting with program setup and breakdown, including minor food prep and AV materials.

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

Norman Rockwell Museum is looking for creative volunteers and interns interested in helping to spread the word about Norman Rockwell and the art of illustration! Assist the Museum’s Communications Department with weekly press outreach and marketing initiatives— meet artists, press, and connect with the local community. Social media, HTML, Word, Excel, WordPress, and InDesign experience preferred, but not necessary. Photography and graphics support also needed. Internship credit available – and great resume builder!

DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

Assist development activities to increase charitable contributions to Norman Rockwell Museum’s operations, collections, exhibitions, programs, capital expenses, and maintenance. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to preparing, proofreading, copying, and organizing correspondence; grant writing; research; and filing and organizing.

River Hill Pottery

River Hill Pottery is looking for a Gallery Manager for an artistic/historic/educational installation for three months from June – September, but could be extended. The Mill Children Exhibit uses the photos taken by Lewis Hine in 1911 in the attempts to document child labor issues. The gallery manager  would be responsible for opening and closing exhibition space, marketing, and the scheduling of group tours, activities, and volunteer docents. Applicants should be self-motivated and have basic computer skills. Grant writing, research skills and graphic design skills are a plus. Cover letter and resume should be sent to gail@riverhillpottery.com.

Schumacher Center For New Economics

Deadline: ASAP – preferred start date of June 2

The Schumacher Center for a New Economics is seeking an intern to assist with the operations of its unique research library. The intern will be working with a wide variety of unique archives and will be exposed to literature on topics that include decentralism, cooperatives, the commons, local currency, and new economics. Prior library experience is preferred, but not required if the applicant has a strong interest in learning how to catalogue and use the library’s online database. The Schumacher Center may provide accommodation at an on-site staff house in close proximity to the office and to Jug End natural reserve, the Appalachian Trail, and the nation’s first Community Supported Agriculture farm.

Shakespeare & Company

Deadline: ASAP – until filled

Interns working in Shakespeare & Company’s fast paced Communications Department will cover a wide range of tasks involving areas of publicity, marketing and sales, special events, and season productions. Candidates will work with our team based on a 5-6 day work week (up to 25 hrs) as well as special events which may fall on the days off or weekends and evenings. Duties include but are not limited to carrying out media requests when applicable, assembling press kits, ordering and delivering food for publicity events, updating daily clippings/copying and filing tasks, updating media data bases, and researching new media contacts. Driver’s license is a must and car preferable. Contact Communications Director Elizabeth Aspenlieder aspenlieder@shakespeare.org and send resume with cover letter for consideration.

Sohn Fine Art Gallery & Giclee Printing

GALLERY INTERNSHIP
Deadline: ASAP – until filled

Sohn Fine Art is currently accepting applications for summer and fall 2014 internship positions for Sohn Fine Art Gallery. Applicants must have an active interest in the arts, particularly in photography and arts management. Apply if you are looking to work in a multi-functional, innovative environment. Intern will be very hands-on, participating in all of the workings of the Gallery. Occasionally, intern may be able to assist on shoots or help with editing for Cassandra Sohn Photography, LLC.

PRINTING INTERNSHIP
Deadline: ASAP – until filled

Sohn Fine Art is currently accepting applications for summer and fall 2014 internship positions at Sohn Fine Art Giclee Printing. Applicants must have an active interest in the arts, particularly in fine art printing. Apply if you are looking to work in a multi-functional, innovative environment. We are an art gallery, but we also produce archival giclee (pigment) prints and offer photographic services. Intern will be very hands-on, participating in all of the workings of a printing and framing studio, and will gain knowledge in fine art, archival printing processes. Occasionally, intern may be able to assist on shoots or help with editing for Cassandra Sohn Photography, LLC.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

LIBRARY CATALOGING/METADATA INTERNSHIP
Deadline: ASAP – until filled

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library has a paid opening for a library intern to gain valuable experience providing cataloging in all formats as well as creation and application of appropriate metadata for bibliographic, archival finding aids, and digital records. Reporting to the Collections Management Librarian, the intern will be responsible for a variety of metadata and cataloging tasks.

SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR
Deadline: ASAP – until filled

The Clark Art Institute is pleased to offer a year-long, post-baccalaureate internship that offers young art professionals a unique view of the administration of a major international arts institution. The intern assists the Director in his internal and external responsibilities, engaging with staff from the Clark’s Museum, its Research and Academic Program, and its advancement, external affairs, and publications departments, benefiting from significant responsibility and access to leadership and management during his or her year-long tenure. The experience Lunder Interns gain in this position affords a comprehensive perspective on the Clark, preparing would-be museum professionals for many opportunities in the field.

VARIOUS INTERNSHIPS
Deadline: ASAP – until filled

The Lunder Internship Program at the Clark Art Institute (www.clarkart.edu) offers internship opportunities across a variety of departments at the Clark for college students and graduates. Undergraduates and graduates of colleges and universities in Maine, in addition to Maine residents attending out-of-state institutions, are invited to apply. During the summer of 2014, interns will work with membership staff to develop and implement member acquisition and retention initiatives. Interns will assist at the membership desk in the Visitors Center and participate in events and special projects.

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