Title: Artist Services Intern
Reports to: Director of Artist Services and Senior Staff
Works with: Director of Artist Services, Festival Artists, Community Programmers/Organizations and Institutions, Contractors, Senior Staff, Fellow Interns.
Dates: May 15-September 8
Focused Responsibilities: Artist hospitality, booking artist travel, general management, event coordination, scheduling, and merchandise management
Core Skills Required: Event planning, strong interpersonal skills, detail oriented, efficient multi-tasking, strong organization and time management skills
The Artist Services Intern assists the Director of Artist Services with day-to-day operations and management. The successful candidate will play a major role before, during, and after each visiting artist’s residency at The Yard. Artist Services duties include: assisting in the coordination of artist orientation meetings, housing, transportation, and catering. The Artist Services Intern welcomes artists on arrival days, informing them of the schedule, answering questions about island living, and distributing necessary forms. The position assists in planning and execution of annual summer benefit with and will play an integral role in coordination of all event receptions (primary responsibility for garnering dessert donations and managing bar inventory). This position is also in charge of all Yard merchandise management and inventory tracking.
Applicants for this position must demonstrate a genuine interest in artist communications, event planning, and management. The Artist Services Intern works with all departments to ensure that every aspect of the Summer Season runs smoothly.
The Artist Services Intern is also responsible for aiding senior staff with daily operations and any general tasks required, not specific to Artist Services. For more information go to Overview of Internship Program.