Somerville Arts Council

50 Evergreen Avenue
Somerville, MA 02145

Date Posted:
January 25, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Arts & Culture Program Intern


Work with the Somerville Arts Council (SAC) to produce & manage arts and cultural events and programming.

This position will entail working on all aspects of SAC programming, including summer festivals and additional projects.

The internship will be for Summer 2019 (mid-May to mid-August), 10-15 hrs per week

Tasks include:
-Researching and booking of artists/musicians
-Database work/entering application submissions for events, creating program books for festivals
-Outreach to local businesses and organizations
-Hands-on day-of event management, set-up and break-down
-Sending out logistical emails
-Administration support for summer youth programming administration
-Develop new sponsorship relationships with local businesses
-Business and artist correspondence and relationship development
-Putting up posters and flyers around town

Daytime office work and some evening and weekend event work required.

You will learn about our exciting work in arts programming, cultural economic development, and culinary entrepreneurship. Come work on a small team and learn how a small and effective arts organization operates and serves the community! Please visit our website to get a good sense of our overall programming.


The qualified candidate should have:

-An interest and experience in cultural programming, arts administration or related fields

-Interest in and knowledge of arts and cultural community in Somerville
-Demonstrated computer and research skills
-Strong written and design skills
-Ability to multi-task, organize and meet deadlines
-Candidate should feel comfortable engaging with and doing outreach in person and via phone & email
-Team oriented and collaborative attitude
-College and/or graduate studies preferred

-Ability to speak Spanish, Portuguese, or Haitian-Creole a plus

How To Apply:
Send a short cover letter addressing why you would like to work with us along with attached resume to Nina Eichner: 

Put "Arts & Culture Program Intern" in header. 

For more information about our work go to

Apply by:
February 27, 2019
Stipend provided
About this Organization:
The Somerville Arts Council (SAC) is the local cultural council for the City of Somerville. Our mission is to cultivate and celebrate the creative expressions of the Somerville community. Through innovative collaborations and quality programming we work to make the arts an integral part of life reflective of our diverse city.