Boston Center for the Arts

539 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
bostonarts.org
jobs@bostonarts.org

Date Posted:
July 31, 2020

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Artistic/Programming

Type:
Intern

Fall 2020 Internships at Boston Center for the Arts (Remote)

Description:

POSITION CONCEPT

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.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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). During the internship, the intern focuses on a specific area (Fundraising & Event Planning, Marketing, Artistic - Visual Arts, Artistic - Theatre & Music) 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 (virtual) as required;

Attend virtual meetings as required;

Act as a BCA ambassador and resource to the public.


AVAILABLE POSITIONS

Advancement & Events

Artistic - Visual Arts

Arts Administration - Theatre/Music

Arts Administration - Artistic Programs


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.


Qualifications:

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.


ANTI-RACISM AGREEMENT

Black Lives Matter. It is incumbent upon us to act accordingly, and to identify those ways that we, as leaders of cultural organizations, can stop perpetuating pervasive and systemic white supremacist practices and lead through our actions.

Boston Center for the Arts is committed to doing the hard work of dismantling even the most subtle forms of white supremacy in our organization, in our practices, and in the work we do to help make Boston a place where Black artists can live and thrive.

BCA employees, interns, and artistic residents agree to working with Boston Center for the Arts to dismantle white supremacy. To that end, interns will be expected to adhere to BCA’s anti-racism and sexual harassment policies as detailed in the employee handbook. Interns agree to participate in ongoing anti-racist work which may include workshops, readings, and other activities. BCA has a zero-tolerance policy for racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, transphobic, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, and ableists actions and behavior. BCA will immediately revoke all rights and privileges of its interns should an intern act or behave in the aforementioned manner.

COVID AGREEMENT

All BCA interns agree to abide by the BCA’s COVID-19 policy which can be found in the employee handbook.



How To Apply:

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

Indicate your area of interest (Advancement & Events, Artistic - Visual Arts, Arts Administration - Theatre/Music, Arts Administration - Artistic Programs) in your application.

Applications are reviewed in August. References will not be contacted without permission of the applicant.

NO PHONE CALLS.


Apply by:
August 14, 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 bostonarts.org.

ANTI-RACISM AGREEMENT

Black Lives Matter. It is incumbent upon us to act accordingly, and to identify those ways that we, as leaders of cultural organizations, can stop perpetuating pervasive and systemic white supremacist practices and lead through our actions.

Boston Center for the Arts is committed to doing the hard work of dismantling even the most subtle forms of white supremacy in our organization, in our practices, and in the work we do to help make Boston a place where Black artists can live and thrive.

BCA employees, interns, and artistic residents agree to working with Boston Center for the Arts to dismantle white supremacy. To that end, interns will be expected to adhere to BCA’s anti-racism and sexual harassment policies as detailed in the employee handbook. Interns agree to participate in ongoing anti-racist work which may include workshops, readings, and other activities. BCA has a zero-tolerance policy for racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, transphobic, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, and ableists actions and behavior. BCA will immediately revoke all rights and privileges of its interns should an intern act or behave in the aforementioned manner.