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Heights Arts is currently hiring seasonal internships. Interested in volunteering? Learn more here.

ARTS ADMINISTRATION & MERCHANDISING INTERNS, SEASONAL AND PART TIME

Heights Arts seeks interns passionate about the arts who possess strong interpersonal and organization skills for our gallery shop in Cleveland Heights, Oho. This internship will assist Heights Arts in three different phases of implementation and follow-up (January – June, July – August, and September – December) from our annual Holiday Store. The Holiday Store happens every year in the months of November and December, representing a large amount of Heights Arts’ income for the year.

Interns must be comfortable with working independently and taking initiative in a specific task.  Examples of this might be contacting artists to evaluate their work through phone, online and personal contact in meetings or studio visits. Tasks may vary day-to-day and will vary depending upon the time of year. Interns will work under the gallery manager and executive director.

Description: The Holiday Store includes a broad selection of local, handmade art in ceramics, glass, jewelry, painting, printmaking, photography, fiberworks, artist tees, paper crafts and handmade holiday cards, as well as artisan items for the home and the littlest ones in the family (not to mention poetry chapbooks and CDs from Cleveland musicians). Because the Holiday Store fills the entire gallery space with works from more than 80 artists, this list is far from complete. New art continually arrives through December, so visitors are encouraged to return and support local artists with their holiday purchases. Special seasonal shopping days may include Small Business Saturday plus the Cedar Lee Holiday Stroll in early December.

Educational Value: Interns will learn and develop interpersonal skills in dealing with the public and artist community in person and through online and telephone communication. In addition, Interns will learn skills in database management, inventory management, and retail management through their work in identifying new and maintaining current relationships with artists and the community. Interns will gain insight into Cleveland’s artist community and artist culture, and interface with other arts organizations with which Heights Arts collaborates. We can also address opportunities that align with an individual intern’s interest if it relates to our operational procedures.

Eligibility: Internships are available for university undergraduate and graduate-level students and recent graduates of university programs. Working artists and exceptional high school students will be evaluated and accepted on a case-by-case basis. College Credit for your internship may be arranged through your university.

Hours: This position is 8 to 10 hours a week including evenings and weekends. Stipend to be determined

Holiday Store Implementation (September through December)

  • Setting up Holiday Store (decorations, window display, etc)
  • Receiving, tagging and recording artist inventory
  • Tracking artist sales and entering payables to artists
  • Recruiting artists for volunteer shifts in the store
  • Assisting in sales of work
  • Assisting in any events related to and / or during the Holiday Store
  • Other work as assigned (exhibition mailings, donation and membership processing, etc)

Holiday Store Preparation (January through May)

  • Researching new artists
  • Studio visits / evaluation of work
  • Polling previous artists about satisfaction regarding previous year
  • Other work as assigned (exhibition mailings, donation and membership processing, etc)

Holiday Store Preparation, Summer (June through August)

  • Sending and following through on contracts to artists for upcoming store
  • Studio visits / evaluation of work
  • Other work as assigned (exhibition mailings, donation and membership processing, etc)

 

ABOUT HEIGHTS ARTS

Heights Arts is a nonprofit community arts organization in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Founded in 2000, Heights Arts cultivates a strong, diverse, and collaborative arts community by inspiring people of all ages to engage in the arts; supporting the arts through education; providing exhibition and performance opportunities; and fostering public appreciation for the arts.  The organization contributes to the region’s artistic vitality by showing regional artists at Heights Arts Gallery on Lee Road near Cedar Road, facilitating public art and design projects, presenting chamber music and other concerts in intimate settings, nominating and supporting the Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate, and holding classes and workshops in the arts.

CONTACT

Please send resume and relevant experience examples to hr@heightsarts.org.