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2017-18 Academic Internships

Thank you for your interest in an internship at the Wexner Center for the Arts.

The Wexner Center offers academic internships for undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates. Interns gain experience and knowledge in the field of contemporary art and work under the guidance of our professional staff. Outside of regular responsibilities, interns will have the opportunity to meet with members of the Wexner Center staff as well as attend events and discussions with other interns, student docents, and volunteers. The Wex is committed to building an inclusive work environment that welcomes and values diversity. We strive to ensure that our work environment is as stimulating, inspiring, and diverse as the many artists, programs, and art forms we present. Students from all academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Applications will start to be reviewed on March 31 unless otherwise indicated. Interviews with selected candidates will take place between April 5-21, and notifications will be sent out by May 5. All finalists will need to complete a background check. For questions, please email edweb@wexarts.org.

 

Contemporary Art & Environmental Issues Internship

(Education Department, Fall 2017)

This individual will work directly with the Wexner Center’s Director of Education on Art & Ecology (link: https://wexartecology.org/), a half-year course for high school students on contemporary art and environmental issues. Responsibilities will include getting to know the students and encouraging their continued participation and artistic development; identifying early on in the course which students have the most rudimentary art skills and will need the most help; providing one-on-one advice to students on art studio–related issues such as concept development, design, construction, and technique; and providing administrative support to the project.

Requirements: The internship will run from mid-August 2017 through the first week of January 2018; Wednesday afternoons 2:45–5:30 PM are required, with some additional full or half-day field trips and late afternoons/evenings, for a total of roughly 7 hours/week. The intern must have experience in a broad range of studio art techniques, basic computer skills, and a strong interest in and enthusiasm for working with teenagers.

Amount and method of internship payment will be determined by student experience and status within the university. For questions, please contact Shelly Casto at scasto@wexarts.org.

Application deadline: rolling

 

School Programs (K–12) Internship

(Education Department, Fall 2017–Spring 2018)

The intern will assist administratively in the school programs area. He or she will participate in planning, research, and implementation of a full range of school programs; fill requests for information and materials; run errands; and perform miscellaneous office and administrative tasks. The intern will assist the Educator and Manager of School Partnerships in developing and implementing a wide variety of programs for students and teachers; organizing and archiving program materials; creating or building an online presence for K–12 learning resources, either in a blog format or other online tool; performing online research; and gathering and organize learning materials for K–12 programs and other related projects.

Requirements: Candidates must be available at least 1–5 hours/week and have excellent written and verbal communication skills and research experience. Computer and technology literacy is essential, some basic design skills are helpful. The intern should have an interest in museum education, arts education, and/or K–12 education.

Payment: $10/hour

Application deadline: May 31

 

Shumate Council, Inclusion, and Diversity Initiatives Internship

(Education Department, Fall 2017–Spring 2018)

The intern will assist administratively with inclusion, diversity, and engagement efforts focused in the African American community. He or she will support and participate in planning, research, and implementation of a full range of inclusion and diversity initiatives and programs; fill requests for information and materials; run errands; and perform miscellaneous office and administrative tasks. The intern will assist the Educator and Manager of School Partnerships and Outreach and Engagement Manager in a variety of advocacy initiatives as they relate to African American community inclusion and engagement. He or she will also organize and archive program materials, help to create or build an online presence for program information, either in a blog format or other online tool; and perform note-taking during meetings as well as online research. The intern will also gather information or materials that support inclusion and diversity as it pertains to Shumate Council initiatives, diversity participation, and diverse audience building; and sit as a junior member and participate actively on the Shumate Council.

Requirements: Candidates must be available at least 1–5 hours/week, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills and research experience. Computer and technology is literacy essential, some basic design skills are helpful. Applicants should have an interest in inclusion and diversity, outreach and community engagement, and museum education.

Payment: $10/hour

Application deadline: May 31

 

The Wexner Center for the Arts is The Ohio State University's multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art. Through exhibitions, screenings, performances, artist residencies, and educational programs, the Wexner Center acts as a forum where established and emerging artists can test ideas and where diverse audiences can participate in cultural experiences that enhance understanding of the art of our time. In its programs, the Wexner Center balances a commitment to experimentation with a commitment to traditions of innovation and affirms the university's mission of education, research, and community service.