Salem Art Association Internships

June 3, 2024

Website Salem Art Association

Salem Arts Association is looking for summer and fall semester interns. These are  unpaid internships which require some weekend availability.

  • What’s in it for you?
    • Free Artist Membership for one year (+ all the perks of membership including local discounts, NARM membership and more)
    • Commercial Gallery and Retail Space to showcase and sell your work
    • Network with working artist, creatives, historians, teachers, Salem Arts Board Members and more
    • Gain experience with a nonprofit organization and gallery/shop operations
    • Assistance and mentorship from committee chairs and the executive board
    • Reimbursement for public transportation (bus/commuter rail) to and from Salem Arts Gallery or events if needed
  • Offering 3 different internship opportunities:
    • Social Media and Communications
      • Work with Social Media and Communications Committees on various initiatives
      • Photograph artistsart work, sponsors, and partners
      • Create posts, copy for press releases/newsletters, membership communications
    • Gallery and Curation
      • Assist with gallery and shop take-ins, art handling, curating shows, and inventory management
      • Help with reception set-up and break-down (and attend the receptions, they are a lot of fun)
      • Assist with tasks related to Solo Show promotion
    • Studio Classes and Events
      • Work with programming committee to schedule events and studio classes
      • Create registration pages and community email templates
      • Assist facilitators with event and class set-up/take down
        • Studio Class/Event examples: Figure drawing, printmaking, cyanotype/Art History talks, Storytelling, book clubs, etc.
  • All interns will be expected to:
    • Work 1-2 lead shifts in the gallery/shop per weekend depending on internship hours needed
    • Proactively communicate needs and ideas
    • Help members, committees, and guests
    • Other projects and related tasks as needed

Those interested in learning more can apply at If someone is interested in more than one of the internships listed above we can talk about combining roles based on interest and skills, then adjust to stay within the required hours.

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