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.
Live In Winter Program Intern
DURATION: December 15, 2013 – March 5, 2014; 25 hours/week
TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit a copy of their CV, letter of interest, and three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
COMPENSATION: Private room in a shared house, on-site living in renovated former military family housing; participation in workshop programs.
Winter 2014 at Headlands will be busy with Headlands Center for the Arts’ Workshop series Slow by Design—three weekend-long workshops, each framed by a different artisan craft: Woodcraft, Fashion, Food. Under the supervision of Headlands’ Program staff, the Workshop Program Intern at Headlands provides integral support to the Workshop Program, which spans the realms of outreach/marketing, logistics, and on-the-ground preparation for and staffing at each weekend program. General tasks within each category are detailed below.
-Perform guided research on target audiences for upcoming workshop programs
-Create and maintain database records in accord with internal protocols
-Distribute outreach materials physically to local institutions or via mail
-Source and procure necessary materials, tools, spaces, transportation, and other goods or services for the program
-Assist in the delivery of donated materials and promotional information or goods
Preparation and Staffing:
-Help organize and clean studio spaces and housing spaces in advance of participant arrival and upon close of the program to re-set
-Participate in work-trade (e.g., dishwashing, food prep assistance) for meals throughout program
-Receive Workshop participants, orienting them to site and offering guidance throughout stay
Interest in arts and arts administration; locally-sourced crafts; becoming part of a dynamic community of creative ideas and practices. Preferred: experience/basic proficiency in computer-based office software including database, word-processing, spreadsheet programs; photo or video production; interest in/experience with food, clothing and/or wood-based production.
Due to the live-in nature of the position, it is important that we find someone who has the right temperament for not only working in a dynamic environment, but also the unique, sometimes shifting living situation of a shared household in a National Park setting.
About Headlands Center for the Arts: Headlands Center for the Arts is non-profit organization located in a historic former military fort in the coastal wilderness of the Marin Headlands in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, 15 minutes north of San Francisco. Established in 1982, Headlands promotes artistic exploration and development of new creative work. We offer artists encouragement and opportunities for reflective thought, dialogue and collaboration with others. Through residencies and public programs, including lectures and performances, we seek to explore and interpret the relationship between place and the creative process and to extend appreciation for the role of artists in society. Residencies bring artists from many different disciplines, cultural backgrounds and nationalities to live and work on site each year, while public programs engage artists, scholars, activists and other professionals. Please visit our website, http://www.headlands.org, for more information.