Applicants should be a dependable, organized, friendly, detail-oriented, flexible individual possessing strong written and verbal communication skills, and able to manage multiple projects and work independently. Word processing skills are required, graphic and/or web design skills are preferred. Applicants are expected to have strong communication skills and represent the organization in a professional manner.
• Education: Must possess an undergraduate degree or be currently studying towards an undergraduate or graduate degree in nonprofit administration or development, art history, arts administration or related field.
• Experience: The candidate must be confident working with the public and managing volunteers in a busy setting. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills are requirements for this position.
• Software: (Some training provided) MS Office, Google Docs. Experience with CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software is a plus, but not required. Some experience with Adobe Creative Suite desired.
• Compensation: Funds are not available through Franconia at this time but if in conjunction with a college or university funding is often available through career services. Room & board may be available in exchange for a minimum schedule of 32 hours per week working at Franconia.
• Education Credit: We work with all higher education institutions to ensure you will receive credit for your experience, if applicable. To help offset travel and personal expenses, some schools or private individuals may sponsor internships. To learn more about intern sponsorship click here.
Please note: Administrative Interns do NOT receive studio space nor is their artwork included in the exhibition. If you are interested in a studio-based internship, please apply for the Intern Artist Program.
Deadline for Program Intern: April 1, 2018
Deadline for Development Intern: July 1, 2018
Franconia is open to accommodating individual schedules for a well-qualified candidate. The following dates are when internships are available.
• Program Intern: May 15 to September 20
• Development Intern: September 1 - December 15
Franconia Sculpture Park's Arts Administration Internship provides 'hands-on' immersion in the daily operations of a progressive arts organization located in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, 45 miles NE of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA. Franconia provides residence and workspace to emerging and established artists in a 43-acre sculpture park.
There are two different types of administrative interns. Program interns will support Franconia’s education & public programing. The Development intern will work directly with the development manager to support fundraising campaigns. Both interns work closely with Franconia’s staff so interns have a rare opportunity to be immersed in many types of projects and work experiences.
This type of internship is best suited for those interested in exploring public art, museum studies, arts administration, or nonprofit management careers. Primary responsibilities include assisting staff with day-to-day operations of the artist and education programs and may include helping with research; social networking outreach; marketing and publicity; graphic/web design; photography; database management; and assisting with activities that help promote Franconia and enhance public participation.
Arts Administration Internships are unpaid and last two to four months. This internship is flexible and can be scheduled to accommodate other commitments and varying time frames. We require a commitment of at least 16 hours a week for locally based interns who commute to Franconia. Interns who stay in residence at Franconia (free room & board) contribute at least 32 hours per week.
Franconia agrees to work with the intern to fulfill any necessary academic requirements and address any identified learning goals/objectives.