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partTime
Internship ,
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Angee Lennard

Winter 2022 Studio Internship | Spudnik Press Cooperative

Priority Deadline: December 1, 2021

Internships at Spudnik Press focus on bringing students into every aspect of facilitating a community art studio. Internships balance administrative tasks with hands-on studio-based projects. Interns are able to work alongside a variety of Spudnik Press staff to focus on 2-3 of the following areas of focus:

  • Administration: Database management, processing enrollment and memberships, etc.
  • Development: Donor acknowledgement, event planning and organizing
  • Marketing: Social media, online postings, e-newsletters, design and distribution of materials
  • Exhibitions & Sales: Planning and organizing, install and deinstall, photo documentation
  • Education: Teaching assistance for group classes, workshops, and field trips
  • Publishing: Printing assistance for client, invitational, and internal projects, archive maintenance
  • Studio Maintenance: Inventory, press maintenance, cleaning, and organizing

Within a typical week, interns will support a variety of projects ranging from daily maintenance of the studio, deep cleaning, stocking and ordering supplies, updating the website, online marketing, documenting artwork, event planning assistance, processing memberships, and managing our archive.

Additionally, all interns complete a Member Interview and collaboratively organize and execute a social media takeover to promote both the organization and their own artistic practice.

After becoming familiar with the daily operations of Spudnik Press Cooperative, interns are able to focus on a larger project that builds off of their abilities and learning goals, while meeting the needs of our studio. Studio Assistant Interns will work closely with various staff throughout their internship and report to the Executive Director.

All interns receive a complimentary Annual Membership as well as 24/7 keyholder access for the duration of their internship.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with and appreciation for fine art print making (required) with hands-on experience making prints (preferred). While interns will strengthen their printmaking skills, interns should not expect to fully learn new printing process during the internship.
  • Interest in art administration, education, fine art printing, and/or community-based art projects.
  • Outgoing demeanor and strong communication skills
  • Reliable and self-driven
  • Organized and able to meet deadlines
  • Priority is given to students in their final year of school

Download the College Internship Job Description

To Apply:

  • Submit a cover letter, resume, and work samples to angee@spudnikpress.org.
  • Work samples may be sent as a website or 3-5 .jpeg images.
  • Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled.

Everyone’s safety is important to us. Participation in this program requires being onsite at Spudnik Press Cooperative and that per our Covid-19 Policy, all artists accepted into the program will be required to provide staff with proof of vaccination. Where possible, we will make reasonable accommodations for artists with a medical or religious exemption.

Job Type: Unpaid Internship
Location: Chicago, IL (West Town neighborhood)