The Berkshires are an excellent place to gain experience at a variety of creative economy businesses and organizations. Check out some of these opportunities available now!
Deadline: October 2013
Award-winning Barrington Stage Company seeks candidates to fill the position of Arts Administration Internship. This is an opportunity to work with one of the most respected theatre companies in New England and get first-hand experience in theatre administration. Responsibilities include working primarily with Managing Directors and Marketing offices on various projects including seasonal staff hiring, contracting and housing, assisting with box office services and office management as needed. Candidates should have some background in arts or business administration, strong computer skills and experience in patron/customer services. This is an unpaid, part-time position from mid-October-May.
The Schumacher Center for a New Economics—heir to the legacy programs of the E.F. Schumacher Society—is seeking an intern to assist the coordinator of the local currency program, BerkShares. BerkShares are the Berkshire Region’s nationally and internationally recognized local currency. This fall, BerkShares celebrated the 7th anniversary of their issue, and the organization BerkShares, Inc., held its second general membership meeting, where the members elected a strong 12-person Board of Trustees. In addition, BerkShares and the Schumacher Center are about to launch the Community Supported Industry Initiative, and the BerkShares Intern will play an important role in the next phase of the program.
Berkshire Creative is seeking a part time intern to assist with website content, social media, and other communications projects. Interns must be creative, independent, and possess strong writing and language skills. Familiarity with social media platforms as well as WordPress a plus. Interns have the potential to work remotely given the right candidate. This is a great opportunity for an individual looking to develop or expand their knowledge of marketing, communications, and arts management. Email resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Deadline: Fall 2013
The Berkshire Museum’s Communications Department is seeking a fall intern to help with various marketing projects. Intern will be immersed in the marketing processes of a nonprofit museum organization, observing and taking part in the formulation of a marketing plan for various exhibitions as well as programs, performances, and theater offerings. The intern will also have the opportunity to develop her skills as a designer and as a digital content producer by working directly on the Museum’s website and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc).
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 is seeking Production and Administrative interns. Applicants for this 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. This is the opportunity to gain familiarity and work experience in the theatre career you are headed towards. College credit is available by request. All internships include housing and meals.
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 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.
Priority Deadline: January 21, 2014
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.
Deadline: ASAP – until filled
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is looking for an Intern to serve as an Assistant to the Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. This position allows individuals interested in a profession in Ayurveda/or holistic health education an opportunity to develop hands-on skills. It also provides the opportunity to participate in a personal and professional development curriculum and mentorship opportunity at one of the most renowned schools of Ayurveda in the country.
Deadline: March 1, 2014
MASS MoCA seeks full-time interns for various departments -including production, box office, marketing and public relations, performing arts administration, and visual arts- for the summer 2014 season. Spend any season in the culturally rich, naturally beautiful Berkshires, while gaining invaluable professional experience in the arts. Paid interns are given $100/week stipend and free housing within a block of the complex (cable, internet, and utilities included). Each applicant may apply to a maximum of 2 departments. Summer Internship dates are June 1-Sept 1, 2014 unless otherwise specified.
Norman Rockwell Museum, located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, offers internship opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students. Internships provide students with the opportunity to acquire work experience in an art museum that houses the original artwork of Norman Rockwell, one of the nation’s greatest artists. His iconic images, appreciated by audiences from around the world, capture the scope of 20th-century American life. While at the Museum, interns will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of museum work in general, while focusing their internship on one area of their choice: visitor services, education, development, curatorial work, or the archives.
Sohn Fine Art Gallery and Giclee Printing is located in the heart of the Berkshires in Stockbridge, Mass. The Gallery specializes in showing primarily contemporary photography. A division of Cassandra Sohn Photography, LLC, Sohn Fine Art Gallery exhibits Sohn’s work and represents emerging and mid-career artists. Intern will be very hands-on, participating in all of the workings of a gallery and will gain knowledge in fine art, archival printing processes. Occasionally, you may be able to assist on shoots or help with editing for Cassandra Sohn Photography, LLC.