The Saltonstall Foundation & Arts Colony has various internship opportunities available in the spring and summer (2013). These are un-paid positions (sorry!), but days and hours per week are entirely flexible. We think this is a pretty great place, and we'd love to introduce you to Saltonstall.
To apply, please attach your resume to an email that briefly describes your interest in the position and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries will receive a personal reply. Please note: your own transportation is essential. We are located in the Ellis Hollow neighborhood, a rural area about 7 miles east of downtown Ithaca. (Carpooling from downtown with Saltonstall's director might also be possible.)
For more information, or to inquire about tailoring an internship around a particular area of interest, call or email Lesley Williamson, Saltonstall's director, at 607-539-3146 / email@example.com
Arts Administration Internship
(spring or fall semester, 2013)
Are you interested in learning more about how small not-for-profit arts organizations survive and thrive? Ithaca is home to a small arts colony dedicated to supporting New York State artists and writers by providing month-long, juried summer residencies, subsidized retreat space in the off-season, and various craft-focused workshops and salons.
Our arts administration internship is designed to give you hands-on experience in nearly every aspect of running a small arts organization, including but not limited to: marketing, finance/fundraising, organizational management, program development, and general office administration.
Saltonstall has a full-time staff of one. You would be working directly with the organization’s director, Lesley Williamson, and occasionally with other interns and/or volunteers.
Desired qualities: curiosity, open-mindedness, willingness to ask lots of questions, ability to work alone in a quiet environment
Desired skills: ability to write clearly; facility with basic web site editing programs and various social media platforms; graphic design skills and knowledge of Excel a plus but not a requirement
Program & Multi-Media Internship
(summer, 2013; could continue into the fall semester)
This internship coincides with our summer residencies and corresponding Open House events so you would be supporting and interacting with our residents periodically throughout the summer. Our residency program extends from mid-May through the end of September, so the ideal candidate has the opportunity to continue his/her internship into or through the Fall semester.
This internship is similar to the general “Arts Administration” internship but with a greater focus on generating visual and written content for Saltonstall’s web site, e-newsletters, and social media applications. You should feel comfortable behind a camera and be confident taking still and moving images with a journalistic eye and a marketing mindset.
Desired qualities: ability to interact discretely and with ease with artists and writers; curiosity, open-mindedness, willingness to ask lots of questions, ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Desired skills: strong writing skills; somewhat advanced photography and video skills; facility with basic web site editing programs and various social media platforms; graphic design skills a plus but not a requirement
This is Barley (our sometimes-office-dog)