Headlands Center for the Arts

Employment, Internship, & Volunteer Opportunities

Headlands Center for the Arts is dedicated to providing a supportive, creative and stimulating work environment where staff and interns are encouraged to reach their full potential and are recognized for their contributions to the organization.

Current Openings & Opportunities

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Headlands’ internship programs offer students and graduates across all disciplines and interests the opportunity to engage in the behind the scenes of a non-profit art center. Interns provide support for a wide range of Headlands’ activities including public events, artist programs, and the management of day-to-day operations. We welcome applications from driven, curious, and thoughtful individuals with an interest in supporting Headlands’ unique mission.

2015 Internship Information

Live-in Program internship periods: Spring (March – June), Summer (June – August), Fall (September – November)

Live-in internships are 30 hours/week

Live-out internship periods: Ongoing, 6-month commitment ideal, but not required.

Live-out internships in Development, Communications, and Operations are 8-16 hours a week.

Contact Madeleine Wilhite for an overview of internship descriptions and more information on how to apply.

Spring 2015 Auction + Limited Editions Internship

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Ongoing – position posted 1/16/15
DEPARTMENT: Development
INTERNSHIP PERIOD: 4-6 month commitment, with possible extension; start date in early 2015
HOURS: Weekly commitment of 8 – 16 hours.  Support may be required on occasional weekends and evenings for public events.
COMPENSATION: Modest monthly stipend of $75 provided to cover travel costs.

About the Position
The Auction + Limited Editions Intern is considered an integral member of the staff and represents the organization in many ways. The Auction + Limited Editions Intern will work with Headlands three-person Development Team and be supervised by the Development Manager. The Auction + Limited Editions Intern will primarily focus on providing support for Headlands Annual Benefit Auction, which takes place in early June. Additionally, the intern will work closely with the Development Manager to oversee and implement Headlands’ merchandise and artist editions programs. The intern will assist with ongoing projects in the areas of fundraising, membership, and special events. The internship will provide hands-on experience with many aspects of nonprofit administration including database management, grant writing, outreach and correspondence, event logistics, and administrative support.


Headlands is seeking a qualified candidate who can commit at least one eight-hour day a week (preferably two) for a minimum 4-month period. Some evening hours will be required, including additional hours for public programs and/or special events. For the spring of 2015, these dates include but are not limited to:

  • Wednesday, April 1 – Members Dinner
  • Sunday, April 19 – Spring Open House
  • Wednesday, June 3 or Saturday, June 6 – Benefit Auction

Necessary skills, characteristics, and qualities sought in a candidate are:

–                 Self-motivated, willing to take initiative with projects
–                 Effective time management and the ability to see projects through to completion
–                 Strong attention to detail and strong problem solving skills
–                 Proficiency in Microsoft Word & Excel; experience with FileMaker Pro preferred
–                 An outgoing personality (candidate will interact often with the public at programs and special events)
–                 An interest in making connections within the art community

Projects Include:

–                A variety of projects related to Headlands’ Benefit Art Auction
–                Management of the Artist Editions and merchandise program
-                 Database maintenance
-                 Constituent correspondence via letters, phone calls and email
-                 Fundraising research
-                 Special Events support at donor receptions, cultivation dinners, Open Houses and other public programs
-                 Marketing and outreach assistance

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume via email, with the subject line Auction + Limited Editions Internship/your name to info@headlands.org. College credit is available.

PLEASE NOTE: Car is required; public transportation to Marin Headlands is limited.

Spring Open House Volunteer Opportunities

We’re in need of a few volunteers to help out with the upcoming Spring Open House, Sunday April 19 from 12PM – 5PM. Please choose a time and task from the list below. Contact info@headlands.org with questions, or to sign up by Friday, April 10!

Choose 1: time
Morning shift: 11:30AM – 2:30PM
Afternoon shift: 2:15PM – 5:15PM

Choose 1: task 

Outside Greeting and Info Table
you will:    greet visitors, hand out programs, provide orientation
we need:    2 volunteers per shift
Mess Hall Café Support
you will:    help our fabulous kitchen team serve lunch in the café
we need:    2 volunteers per shift (volunteer with friends!)
you will:    take money / make change in the Mess Hall café
we need:    1 volunteer per shift

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering? Email info@headlands.org for more information and to get our our volunteer email list!