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!


BerkShares

Deadline: ASAP – preferred start date in September 2014
Updates: October 6, 2014

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. The BerkShares intern will have the opportunity to develop, alongside 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. The Schumacher Center is in close proximity to Jug End natural reserve, the Appalachian Trail, and the nation’s first Community Supported Agriculture farm.

Berkshire Museum

COMMUNITY OUTREACH VOLUNTEER
Deadline: ASAP – until filled
Updated: October 6, 2014

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.

MEMBERSHIP SALES VOLUNTEER
Deadline: ASAP – until filled
Updated: October 6, 2014

The Membership Sales Volunteer works with the Museum’s Development Office. The Development Office oversees the Museum’s active membership program, special events, and annual fund program. The Membership Sales Volunteer will assist with the selling of new memberships and renewals to Museum visitors. The Volunteer should be dedicated to providing exceptional, responsive and empathetic service to all Museum visitors, enhancing the visitor experience and encouraging them to expand their involvement with the Museum. Volunteer slots are available at the Membership Desk Monday through Sunday, and during special events and performances. Volunteers should expect to serve four-hour shifts at minimum.

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.

Bernice Lewis

Deadline: ASAP
Posted: October 6, 2014

Bernice Lewis, an educator and accomplished musician who tours nationally as a solo artist as well as with her band The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra, is seeking a part time intern. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in music, the music industry, or arts management. Intern will be responsible for managing publicity, design (posters, print materials), creating and uploading newsletters, website maintenance (WordPress), social media, travel coordination, and some research/venue communications. This is an unpaid 6-month long internship, approx. 10 hours a week internship but could lead to a part time paid position for the right person. Candidates must have excellent writing, communication, and computer skills as well as an interest in design. WordPress experience a plus. Send a letter of introduction and resume to blewis@williams.edu. Visit www.bernicelewis.com for more information about Bernice and The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra.

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

Deadlines: 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.

Schumacher Center For New Economics

Deadline: ASAP – preferred start date in September 2014
Updates: October 6, 2014

The Schumacher Center for a New Economics is seeking an intern to assist with communications and operations. The intern will work the Communications & Operations Director to develop online resources, manage the Schumacher Center’s social media presence, and assist with general operations and administration. Interns are expected to be able to work independently, and there is room for the creation of new projects with the approval of the Communications & Operations Director. The Schumacher Center is in close proximity to Jug End natural reserve, the Appalachian Trail, and the nation’s first and Community Supported Agriculture farm.

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

FALL 2014 LIBRARY CATALOGING/METADATA INTERNSHIP
Deadline: ASAP – until filled
Updated: October 6, 2014

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.

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