Fort Point Arts Community

300 Summer Street,M1
Boston, MA 02210
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Date Posted:
March 15, 2021

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Administrative

Type:
Intern

Open Studios Graduate Internship

Description:

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 per week.
  • Open Studios week: 20+ hours.

ABOUT OPEN STUDIOS:

FPAC artists 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.



RESPONSIBILITIES:

MEMBER PARTICIPATION & REGISTRATION

· 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


OPEN STUDIOS PREPARATION

· 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, and Runner.

· Coordinate with Gallery Committee on Open Studios Group Show planning and evening opening reception at the FPAC Gallery.

· Schedule and coordinate special events including performance, artists’ talks and demonstrations, and kid’s activity during Open Studios.

· Update Open Studios web pages and social media. 

· Coordinate updates to artist and event pages at fortpointos.org.


POST-OPEN STUDIOS TASKS

· Gather feedback from participating artists via survey and communicate results to FPAC Board.

Qualifications:

SKILLS

· Able to communicate with a broad cross section of artists, community stakeholders, and businesses.

· Attention to detail and the ability to maintain calm and focused under pressure.

· Candidates must have a professional demeanor and be creative and enthusiastic.

· Experience with Microsoft Office and strong writing skills.

· Applicants must be able to provide their own laptop for work.

· This position will require some lifting and being on your feet during the Open Studios in October.

· Demonstrated interest in the visual arts and familiarity with the arts in Boston a plus.

· Familiarity with email marketing, membership databases, and WordPress platforms a plus.

· A graduate level student in arts administration, non profit management, or related discipline or recent post-graduate preferred.

How To Apply:

Plesa send a cover letter and resume to info@fortpointarts.org with “Open Studios Intern” in the subject line. Cover letters may be addressed to Kelly Pedersen, Executive Director.

No phone calls, please.

Apply by:
April 16, 2021
Salary:
$5,500
About this Organization:

The Fort Point Arts Community, Inc. was founded in 1980. FPAC builds cultural vibrancy in Boston by cultivating an empowered community of artists, organizations, and supporters. FPAC promotes the work of our artists to a broad and diverse audience, advocates for art opportunities, develops permanent, affordable live-work studio space and ensures that art is an essential part of the life of a creative city.


Fort Point artists generate art year-round and present annual Open Studios events. FPAC advocates for the development and preservation of permanent studio space, provides corporate art lending opportunities, manages galleries and art spaces, sponsors temporary public art, and actively participates in decisions that affect our neighborhood. We encourage new ideas, collaboration, connections that support cultural growth and strengthen the creative economy.