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.

Fall Live-In Program Internship

Application Deadline: May 1, 2014
Internship Period: 3 months; September – November, 2014; flexible start and end dates
Hours: 25 hours/week. Support may be required on occasional weekends and evenings for public programs.
Compensation: Accommodations in a shared residence on-site

About Headlands’ Internship Program

Headlands Center for the Arts seeks self-motivated individuals for on-site internships. Headlands’ size, unique mission and collaborative approach enables interns to gain knowledge of multiple aspects of a nonprofit arts organization and engage in a hands-on manner in the day to day operation of one of the nation’s premier artist residency programs.

Headlands’ offers 3-month internships during the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons to correspond with our residency program. Interns are considered integral members of the staff and represent the organization in various ways. Interns have direct access to Headlands’ arts community, and are able to engage with Headlands’ history, participating artists, and upcoming programs, and receive free admission to programs.

Live-In Program Internship

The Live-in Program Internship encompasses and impacts all aspects of the residency experience. Responsibilities include processing requests for artist in residence and affiliate artist guidelines; assisting with organization of public programs, open houses, and performances; assisting with production of programs, signage and brochures; processing artist in residence applications; transcribing artist exit interviews; preparing residences for artists’ arrivals; maintaining slide library and archive room; and orienting and transporting artists.

Qualified candidates will be self-motivated and flexible individuals interested in the arts and non-profit organizations. Live-in Program Interns are required to work 20 hours a week in exchange for a room in one of our artist houses. A 3-month commitment is required. Start date is flexible, and based on candidates’ and Headlands’ needs.


Interns must be reliable, energetic, creative, self-motivated and possess good communication skills. Interns are required to work independently and with attention to detail; have an interest in the creative process; and be willing to engage with visitors. Experience with computer databases (particularly Filemaker Pro), Mac OS X, and Microsoft Office preferred. Strong writing skills, attention to detail, and people skills are a plus.


College and graduate students of all disciplines are welcome to apply. Headlands will work to tailor aspects of the internships to students’ interests whenever possible, and will work to ensure students receive academic credit for their internships when applicable.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume via email, with the subject line “Fall Live-in Program Internship” to Holly Blake, hblake@headlands.org. Applications for the Fall session are due May 1. Applications for all seasons are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Interns must provide their own transportation to Headlands’ Marin location. No calls, please.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering? Email info@headlands.org for more information.