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Canton Museum of Art (CMA) internships provide valuable opportunities to learn how nonprofits operate in a smaller museum of like-minded young professionals. Many of our former interns go on to careers in museums and other cultural organizations. On occasion, they even join the CMA staff! Interns at the CMA play an integral role in the growth and success of our programs. The CMA internship program welcomes undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students who are interested in gaining a breadth of professional experiences in a not-for-profit museum. All CMA departments offer opportunities for hands-on learning. Internships require a minimum commitment of 10-20 hours per week for three months. In addition to completing a specific target project and daily assignments, interns also participate in departmental meetings, special events, and various educational programs, as well as attend staff functions.

 




Marketing Intern

The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) seeks a Marketing Intern. This is a part time internship position responsible for research, planning, promoting, and administrative tasks related to marketing art exhibitions and special events at the Museum.  This position is in the Marketing Department, and reports to the Director of Marketing.  This internship offers the opportunity to work in the professional setting of a small museum and to gain a variety of experiences in event planning and marketing for an arts organization.
 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with promotional materials for web and print

  • Assist with administrative tasks related to exhibitions and other events

  • Assist with marketing research

  • Create promotional content for social media platforms

  • Assist with e-mail marketing as needed

  • Maintain and update event materials as needed

  • Assist with special projects and fulfill special requests pertaining to events or exhibitions

  • Participate in other CMA activities, events, meetings, and programs as needed

  • Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS  

  • Open to all majors and graduates with relevant skill sets

  • Must be self-motivated and follow instructions both written and verbal

  • General to advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office

  • Strong written, oral communications skills

  • Accomplishes tasks with a sense of urgency

  • Dependable, friendly, cooperative, and organized

TIMEFRAME  

  • Flexible and variable schedule in accordance with internship requirements (if applicable).

  • Interns are requested to volunteer approximately 10-20 hours per week for the length of 8-16 weeks.

COMPENSATION

  • This is an unpaid/volunteer internship.


TO APPLY: Please send resume, cover letter and three references to Rob Lehr at rob@cantonart.org


Cover letter should explain your career goals, interest in the arts and reasons for applying for an internship with the Canton Museum of Art.
 

  • Fall Semester: Application due by September 10, 2017.  Internship will start September, 2017 and end in December 2017.

  • Spring Semester: Application due by January 7, 2018.  Internship will start January, 2018 and end in April 2018.

  • Summer Semester: Application due by May 6, 2018.  Internship will start May, 2017 and end in August 2018.



Development Intern

The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) seeks a Development Intern. This is a part time internship position responsible for research, planning, and administrative tasks related to fundraising for art exhibitions, programs, and special events at the Museum. This position is in the Development Department, and reports to the Development Director.  This internship offers the opportunity to work in the professional setting of a small museum and to gain a variety of experiences in event planning and marketing for an arts organization.
 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with materials for grants and fundraising

  • Assist with administrative tasks related to development and fundraising events

  • Assist with research used for grants and fundraising

  • Create and edit written content for grants

  • Assist with donor communications as needed

  • Maintain and update development materials as needed

  • Assist with special projects and fulfill special requests pertaining to development projects

  • Participate in other CMA activities, events, meetings, and programs as needed

  • Perform other Museum related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS  

  • Open to all majors and graduates with relevant skill sets

  • Must be self-motivated and follow instructions both written and verbal

  • General to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Strong written, oral communications skills

  • Accomplishes tasks with a sense of urgency

  • Dependable, friendly, cooperative, and organized

TIMEFRAME  

  • Flexible and variable schedule in accordance with internship requirements (if applicable).

  • Interns are requested to volunteer approximately 10-20 hours per week for the length of 8-16 weeks.

COMPENSATION

  • This is an unpaid/volunteer internship.


TO APPLY: Please send resume, cover letter and three references to Eliza Williams at eliza@cantonart.org


Cover letter should explain your career goals, interest in the arts and reasons for applying for an internship with the Canton Museum of Art.
 

  • Fall Semester: Application due by September 10, 2017.  Internship will start September, 2017 and end in December 2017.

  • Spring Semester: Application due by January 7, 2018.  Internship will start January, 2018 and end in April 2018.

  • Summer Semester: Application due by May 6, 2018.  Internship will start May, 2017 and end in August 2018.



Museum Research and Evaluation Intern

The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) seeks a Research and Evaluation Assistant. This is a part time internship position responsible for researching, developing and evaluating components relative to CMA’s exhibitions and programming. This position is in the Education Department, and reports to the Education Manager.


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research best practices of museum institutions in several different areas including but not limited to; education, outreach, exhibitions, development, and marketing pertinent to CMA’s objectives

  • Research content and topics related to CMA’s permanent collection and exhibitions and compose documents for museum and educational purposes as needed

  • Perform various editorial duties including; writing, reviewing and editing various sources of material for publication.

  • Develop and utilize evaluation tools to measure, interpret, and analyze the outcomes of programming to help promote the mission of the CMA to our members, visitors and the greater Canton community

  • Investigate relevant speakers, artists and instructors for possible future outreach programs

  • Expand the reach of CMA programs by cultivating partnerships within the Stark County community, by enhancing relationships with current collaborative partners and cultivating new ones.

  • Participate in CMA activities, events, meetings, and programs as needed

  • Provide excellence in service and always portray a positive and professional image of the CMA

  • Perform all duties according to established CMA operating, safety, and quality policies

  • Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Open to all majors with relevant skill sets

  • Must be self-motivated and follow instructions both written and verbal

  • General to advanced knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software

  • Strong written, oral communications skills

  • Accomplishes tasks with a sense of urgency

  • Dependable, friendly, cooperative, organized

  • Strong ability to research, write and edit various sources of information and documents

  • Ability to manage multiple projects/activities simultaneously

  • Creative problem solver with ability to work independently and as part of a team

TIMEFRAME:  

  • Flexible and variable schedule in accordance with internship requirements (if applicable).

  • Interns are requested to volunteer approximately 10-20 hours per week for the length of 8-16 weeks.

COMPENSATION:

  • This is an unpaid/volunteer internship.

TO APPLY: Please send resume, cover letter and three references to Erica Emerson at erica@cantonart.org
 

Cover letter should explain your career goals, interest in research and reasons for applying for a Museum Research internship with the Canton Museum of Art.
 

  • Fall Semester: Application due by September 10, 2017.  Internship will start September, 2017 and end in December 2017.

  • Spring Semester: Application due by January 7, 2018.  Internship will start January, 2018 and end in April 2018.

  • Summer Semester: Application due by May 6, 2018.  Internship will start May, 2017 and end in August 2018.



Museum Education Intern  

The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) seeks a Museum Education Intern.  This is a part time internship position responsible for researching, developing, implementing, and evaluating components relative to CMA’s education programming.  This position is in the Education Department, and reports to the Education Manager.  This internship offers the opportunity to work in the professional setting of a small museum and to gain a variety of experiences in an arts organization.

 
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and implement educational programming for youth and adults programs

  • Research content related to CMA’s permanent collection and exhibitions

  • Prepare documents for museum and educational purposes as needed

  • Assist with setup and take down of educational materials/classroom space

  • Participate in CMA activities, events, meetings, and programs as needed

  • Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Open to all majors and graduates with relevant skill sets (Art Education majors preferred)

  • Must be self-motivated and follow instructions both written and verbal

  • General to advanced knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software

  • Strong written, oral communications skills

  • Accomplishes tasks with a sense of urgency

  • Dependable, friendly, cooperative, organized

TIMEFRAME:  

  • Flexible and variable schedule in accordance with internship requirements (if applicable).

  • Interns are requested to volunteer approximately 10-20 hours per week for the length of 8-16 weeks.

COMPENSATION:

  • This is an unpaid/volunteer internship.


TO APPLY: Please send resume, cover letter and three references to Erica Emerson at erica@cantonart.org

 

Cover letter should explain your career goals, interest in art education and reasons for applying for a Museum Education internship with the Canton Museum of Art.
 

  • Fall Semester: Application due by September 10, 2017.  Internship will start September, 2017 and end in December 2017.

  • Spring Semester: Application due by January 7, 2018.  Internship will start January, 2018 and end in April 2018.

  • Summer Semester: Application due by May 6, 2018.  Internship will start May, 2017 and end in August 2018.



Photography Intern  

The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) seeks a Photography Assistant.  This is a part time internship position responsible for photographing artwork in the Museum’s permanent collection and capturing candid images of patrons at fun CMA events. The digital images will be featured on social media, websites, catalogues, and used for publicity. This position is in the Registrar Department, and reports to the Registrar/Collections Manager.

 
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Capturing digital images of artwork in the Museum’s permanent collection

  •  Capturing digital images of patrons at CMA events

  • Editing, naming, and organizing photo files with a quick turnaround

  • Participate in CMA activities, events, meetings, and programs as needed

  • Provide excellence in service and always portray a positive and professional image of the CMA

  • Perform all duties according to established CMA operating, safety, and quality policies

  • Perform other Museum duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Open to photography majors

  • Must use your own camera, laptop, and backdrop. Lighting equipment provided

  • Adobe Photoshop skills are a plus

  • Must be self-motivated and follow instructions both written and verbal

  • Accomplishes tasks with a sense of urgency

  • Dependable, friendly, cooperative, organized

  • Ability to manage multiple projects/activities simultaneously

  • Creative problem solver with ability to work independently and as part of a team

TIMEFRAME:  

  • Flexible and variable schedule in accordance with internship requirements (if applicable).

  • Interns are requested to volunteer approximately 10-20 hours per week for the length of 8-16 weeks.

  • Some hours may be worked remotely.
     

COMPENSATION:

  • This is an unpaid/volunteer internship.


TO APPLY: Please send resume, cover letter and portfolio of your work to Lynnda Arrasmith at lynnda@cantonart.org

 

Cover letter should explain your career goals, interest in art education and reasons for applying for a Museum Education internship with the Canton Museum of Art.
 

  • Fall Semester: Application due by September 10, 2017.  Internship will start September, 2017 and end in December 2017.

  • Spring Semester: Application due by January 7, 2018.  Internship will start January, 2018 and end in April 2018.

  • Summer Semester: Application due by May 6, 2018.  Internship will start May, 2017 and end in August 2018.

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