Boston Center for the Arts

539 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116

Date Posted:
February 03, 2020

Eastern Massachusetts



Spring 2020 Internships at Boston Center for the Arts



Located in the historic South End, Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is a nexus of the Boston arts community committed to incubating and showcasing the performing and visual arts of our time. Internships at BCA allow you the opportunity to gain insight into the wide spectrum of business operations of an arts organization, work with different departments on a variety of projects, develop skills essential for your future employment and connect with local artists and arts professionals.


Interns at BCA generally work between 8 and 20 hours per week between Monday and Friday and during regular business hours (9 am - 5 pm). There may be times when Interns are asked to work evening or weekends for special events, though these are rare and will be discussed with the Intern well in advance of the event. During the internship, the intern focuses on a specific area (General Administration, Fundraising & Event Planning, Marketing, Artistic - Visual Arts, Artistic - Dance, Artistic - Theatre & Music, Gallery Maintenance & Management) while having the opportunity to experience various departments and projects. The duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

Promptly accomplish projects assigned by BCA staff, communicate challenges and questions, and report progress regularly;

Work both individually and collaboratively in conjunction with all BCA departments;

Assist with special events as required;

Attend meetings as required;

Act as a BCA ambassador and resource to the public;

Complete at least four (4) shifts in the Mills Gallery as Gallery Attendant (may require evenings and weekends)

Report to work for occasional evening, weekend and/or early morning commitments as required.


General Administration

Fundraising & Event Planning


Artistic - Visual Arts 

Artistic - Dance

Artistic - Theatre & Music

Gallery Maintenance & Management

Boston Center for the Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. BCA prohibits based upon an individual’s age, ancestry, citizenship, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


Education: High school or above. College or higher preferred.

Eligibility: BCA Internships are for students earning academic credits / experience only. Please consult with your program or university Career Development Office for credit eligibility before applying.

Related Experience: The successful candidate will have: a genuine interest in the arts and arts administration; an eagerness to learn; a strong sense of responsibility; a high level of maturity and professionalism; good time management as well as organization skills; attention to detail; excellent communication skills; and be comfortable working individually and collaboratively. Familiarity with PatronManager (database) preferred. For the Gallery Management & Maintenance position, studio art and sculpture students preferred.

How To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume / CV and the names of two (2) relevant references to:

Indicate your area of interest (General Administration, Fundraising & Event Planning, Marketing, Artistic - Visual Arts, Artistic - Dance, Artistic - Theatre & Music,Gallery Management & Maintenance) in your application.

Applications are reviewed in August / September (for Fall), December / January (for Spring), and May / June (for Summer). References will not be contacted without permission of the applicant.


Apply by:
May 30, 2020
About this Organization:
Boston Center for the Arts is an historic nonprofit performing and visual arts complex that supports working artists to create, perform and exhibit new work; builds new audiences and connects art to community.

BCA is located in Boston's South End, the largest landmark district in the United States. BCA is a four acre complex that includes: The Cyclorama, built in 1884 to display a panorama painting, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The 23,000 square foot Cyclorama rotunda is now the site of exhibitions, performances and community events and houses the Community Music Center of Boston, the Art Connection, the Boston Ballet Costume Shop, three small theaters and a rehearsal studio. The Tremont Estates Building, originally an organ factory built in 1850, now houses over 50 artist studios, the Mills Gallery, two rehearsal spaces and Banyan Bar + Refuge. Boston Ballet's headquarters, a 1991 building designed by noted architect Graham Gund, houses rehearsal and administrative spaces, and a ballet school. For more information, please visit