TELLURIDE ARTS | ARTS DISTRICT

Internships with Telluride Arts provide hands-on experience in arts management and a wide variety of programs. Join a professional staff to deliver innovative programs that serve a to coalesce and promote artists and the arts in our community. Activities include all aspects of gallery management, including hanging exhibits monthly in several venues, promotion, coordination with artists and retail sales; artist database development, web content management and social media, video production, sponsor cultivation and advertising sales, and much more. 

The work environment at Telluride Arts is very fast-paced, and each member of the staff is expected to be self-directed while working closely in a team environment. The ability to seek information and independently learn skills is essential to making the most of your internship with us. 

Internships can be full or part time, and hours are flexible within an agreed timeframe.

To apply for an internship, please send your resume and a letter of interest to our executive director, Kate Jones, at Kate@TellurideArts.org. Include your area of study, and some of the specific things that you're interested in doing that will advance your specific learning interests. Please also let us know if you're looking for full or part-time, the dates you plan to be in Telluride. Include time away if you have that planned, and days and times of the week you're available if you already know. 

The internships at Telluride Arts are unpaid. If you plan on holding another job, we can likely work around it with some planning. Our busiest times are July 2,3,4 and again July 10-18, and for several days every month preparing new gallery exhibits that open for Art Walk on first Thursdays from 5-8pm.


art GALLERies + exhibits

  • Learn to curate and hang shows
  • Help to facilitate show selection process
  • Learn about developing contracts and files
  • Learn to format and print labels for exhibits
  • Learn how to promote artists and their work through a variety of media
  • Learn to update all online calendars
  • Use social Media – Create FB events, tweet and instagram pictures of shows
  • Update, improve and maintain website by using our CMS
  • Help build Artist Database
  • Paint and clean galleries
  • Set up and host First Thursday art openings
  • Provide generous reception to visitors, artists and patrons
  • Sell Art! – Be a well informed representative of all artists and their work
  • Manage all gallery sales sheets and track payments and keep files
  • Coordinate, track and manage all shipping and delivery needs of sold work 

EVENT PRODUCTION SUPPORT

TELLURIDE ART + ARCHITECTURE WEEKEND (MID-JULY)

  • Event Production and Support : Set up, breakdown, retail services at event
  • Help distribute event supplies to each venue
  • Sell tickets and provide event information to customers
  • Event Promotion: promote through a variety of media, distribute print
  • Documentation: art walk events through photos and video, edit, and post
  • Filing: Create and manage print and digital files
  • Volunteer scheduling and management
  • Provide assistance to artists and other event participants
  • Coordinate transportation and other services to customers

ART BAZAAR (DECEMBER)

  • Event Production and Support : Set up, breakdown, retail services at event
  • Event Promotion: promote through a variety of media, distribute print
  • Documentation: art walk events through photos and video, edit, and post
  • Filing: Create and manage print and digital files
  • Volunteer scheduling and management

ART WALK (MONTHLY)

  • Event Promotion: promote through a variety of media, distribute print
  • Documentation: through photos and video, edit, and post
  • Filing: Create and manage print and digital files

TWENTY(BY)TELLURIDE (6XYR)

  • Formatting: format Keynote for event
  • Event Promotion: promote through a variety of media, distribute print
  • Documentation: art walk events through photos and video, edit, and post
  • Filing: Create and manage print and digital files 

STRONGHOUSE STUDIOS + GALLERY

  • Learn about management of shared studio environment
  • Help manage and improve Stronghouse galleries and studio spaces for artists
  • Help promote resident artists

GENERAL AND ADMIN

  • Advocate: Be a face for Telluride Arts, with a focus on nurturing the artist community
  • Contribute ideas, insights and wisdom that forward the mission of Telluride Arts | District
  • Learn to organize and utilize digital and print files
  • Opportunities to learn and apply the following software and tools:
    • Squarespace Web
    • Square Merchant
    • Microsoft Office Suites
    • Adobe Creative Suites
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Instagram
    • Pinterest