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Internship Opportunities

Rubber City Prints is actively seeking part-time internships for upcoming semesters.  Our internships provide great experiences for students with opportunities for school credit and trade-for-hours in our print shop.  The duration of internships varies, depending upon applicant experience and availability, but typically lasts between three and nine months.  Please be advised that all of our internships are unpaid.  Worked hours can be traded for hours of complimentary studio use or applied toward current/future workshops (at a conversion rate of $10/hour worked).  All of our interns will work one-on-one with directors, volunteers, instructors, and other interns during their internship.  All Master's degree program applicants will have the opportunity to work in administrative/management positions that will include planning and coordinating programs, workshops, events, and fundraisers. 

Internship Responsibilities

  • Commit to personalized timeline/schedule

  • Commit to following through on all assigned projects

  • Commit to all Rubber City Prints training

  • Assist in educating the public on memberships and available opportunities

  • Assist volunteers, board members, instructors, and the community

  • Submit a weekly review

 

Qualifications 

Applicants must have recently graduated or be currently working toward a Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Printmaking, Fine Arts, Art Education, Graphic Design, English, Communications, Arts Administration, Grant Writing, Marketing, Non-Profit/Business, etc. (related degrees please apply).  Applicants must be well-organized, friendly, prompt to work, and communicate with RCP associates on a regular basis.  All applicants must have weekday and/or weekend availability with a minimum of 8-30 hours per week.  Weekly hours will vary based on school internship requirements, applicant schedule, and availability.  

Additional Qualifications Include

  • Experience preferred in any of the following: Photoshop, PowerPoint, In Design, Microsoft Office Suite, Social Media Posting/Marketing, Google Drive, etc.

  • Familiarity with office management processes and procedures

  • Ability to manage time, prioritize tasks, and multi-task 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  • Strong problem-solving skills and research skills 

  • Advanced organizational skills

  • Strong attention to detail 

 

Benefits

Our credit-only internship provides a great experience. At RCP you get a trade for hours during your internship for future use of our studio and equipment. Students/graduates will also be able to use the trade at $10 an hour towards Rubber City Prints Workshops. You get to sit in as assistants during workshops and learn how printmaking can influence the future of your designing career. You will gain access to training on teaching, marketing, social media, and non-profit background business.  All interns that complete an internship will be able to return at any time with Key Access to complete studio hours. 

 

 

The Studio Intern

  • Monitor open studios and gallery hours as needed; greet customers, provide tours and membership information, provide basic demonstrations, and encourage hands-on printmaking and print sales

  • Assist artists, educators, instructors, and volunteer staff during open studios and events

  • Assist in setup and/or breakdown of exhibitions, workshops, and activity booths

  • Prepare materials and signage for workshops, area advertising, art shows, etc.; take inventory of supplies

  • Teach workshops at RCP, area schools, libraries, and vendor/activity stands (training provided)

  • Assisting interns, artists-in-residence, and directors on special projects and gallery events

  • Assist with studio upkeep including restoration, organization, sweeping, mopping, and painting

 

 

Marketing/Social Media Intern Responsibilities

  • Create advertisements, email blasts, event postings, online storefront, blog posts. etc.

  • Maintain online storefront and website updates

  • Conduct artist interviews for the blog and social media.

  • Take photos at events and use in social media posts and advertisements

  • Attend events outside of Rubber City Prints and network with potential clients and educate the local community about RCP.

  • Assist board members with promotion drop-off and donation pick-up at local area shops, businesses, and events 

  • Expand outreach on free posting sites, social media outlets, and promotional marketing tools

 

      

Administrative/Non-profit

  • Create an advertising schedule for workshops, events, and fundraisers. 

  • Track all fine art print sales, service sales (membership purchases, workshop purchases, etc.) 

  • Assist with coordinating volunteers, instructors, workshops, and events. 

  • Complete daily office task such as; making phone calls, follow-up emails, data entry, ordering supplies, assisting with special projects as needed 

  • Attend volunteer and board meetings on budgets, grant writing research, and committees formation; take notes

  • Regularly assist with research on grants, opportunities, artists, and promotional strategies.  Keep everything organized through outlines and the use of spreadsheets/data entry. 

 Print Shop Assistant Internship 

  • OPEN TO ANYONE IN COMMUNITY NOT JUST COLLEGE STUDENTS

  • Assist instructors with demonstrations, making artwork, walk-in printmaking, and workshops

  • Assisting interns, artist-in-residence, and directors on special projects and gallery events

  • Assist with studio upkeep including restoration, organization, sweeping, mopping, painting

  • Keep meeting minutes

  • Researching printmaking techniques and processes

  • Greet customers and show them around the shop

  • Help prepare instructor materials for non-profit donation based vendor stands

  • Guide customers through 3 trained printmaking processes at the vendor stand