The Fort Point Arts Community is seeking a graduate
level intern to coordinate Fort Point Open Studios, now in its 42nd year. The Open Studios
Intern will work closely with the Executive Director to
plan and coordinate our annual Open Studios event held in
October. This position is remote, but will require some in-person meetings and attendance of the October event. The internship includes a $5,500 stipend to be paid in monthly installments during the length of the internship.
In 2020 Fort Point Open Studios was held virtually at fortpointos.org. A portion of the 2021 event will also be virtual. The extent of in-person events and activities will be determined based on public health guidelines and feedback from our members.Time Commitment
- May through September: 15 hours
- Open Studios week: 20+ hours.
ABOUT OPEN STUDIOS:
welcome visitors into their live-work studios annually to share the arts,
industry and creative culture of this unique community with the public. FPAC
pioneered Boston’s original Open Studios event, “Fort Point Open Studios,”
which has since been replicated in dozens of artist communities throughout the
city. FPAC’s Open Studios events feature the work of member artists,
craftspeople, and designers on view in artists’ studios, in galleries, on the
streets and in the water around Fort Point. Our established community of makers
has a unique place in Boston’s history and offers a diverse collection of
creations: painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, pottery, textiles,
fashion, graphics and industrial design, music, and performance.
MEMBER PARTICIPATION &
Coordinate schedule and logistics for
Open Studios event.
Manage communications with
participating artists. This includes online registration data collection
and forwarding all fees/dues to FPAC Office, managing list of participating
artists, galleries and organizations, following up on payments, etc.
Hold informational and planning
meetings for participants.
Coordinate Group Space for artists
unable to exhibit in their own studios.
Manage communication and inquiries
from members and interested stakeholders
Coordinate design and printing promotional
material, signage, and advertising.
Coordinate volunteers stipend/
contract assignments including: Building Coordinators (captains),
Photographers, Graphic Designer, Distribution Coordinator, Kids Art Activities,
Coordinate with Gallery Committee on
Open Studios Group Show planning and evening opening reception at the FPAC
Schedule and coordinate special events
including performance, artists’ talks and demonstrations, and kid’s activity during
Update Open Studios web pages and social
· Coordinate updates to artist and event pages at fortpointos.org.
Gather feedback from participating
artists via survey and communicate results to FPAC Board.