LexArts seeks aspiring arts administrators to fulfill fall, summer, and spring internships in various areas. Interns expand their skillsets and understanding in a particular department while gaining interdepartmental knowledge through collaboration with the entire LexArts staff.
Past interns have served in roles such as:
Candidates should be able to commit 10-15 hours per week for a full semester or summer session (allowing for holidays, doctor visits, etc.). Days/times are flexible with intern’s schedule. Internship hours may occur in or out of the office.
Interns report directly to a departmental supervisor and interact regularly with the internship coordinator, who facilitates intern onboarding and biweekly professional development seminars. Both the area supervisor and internship coordinator work closely with the intern to ensure that assigned responsibilities fit the intern’s desired learning outcomes; the goal is for interns to come away from the internship with more confidence, relevant experience, and preparedness as they enter the arts administration workforce. Interns and area supervisors meet at least once a week to receive assignments and discuss progress, the whole intern cohort meets with the internship coordinator at least biweekly for seminars and to monitor progress.
Interns gain experience and understanding of general arts and nonprofit administration. They receive an understanding of the role public art plays in community building and economic development. Interns are involved with frontline administrative coordination of stakeholders and artists. Interns gain comprehension of event coordination, along with practical skills in workplace functions and gallery curating. Interns gain a wider arts network in Lexington from interactions at staff meetings, with other interns, board members, committee members, artists, grantees, nonprofit leaders, and more.
Selected interns will receive a stipend of $1,000 at the end of their internship and college credit is available to applicants enrolled at a university or college.
Professional Development Seminars
LexArts interns get to learn from a strong network of community partners in biweekly professional development seminars. These seminars address the intersections of arts administration, community development, and career planning.
Past seminars have included
Important Dates and How to Apply
The application deadline for the fall is typically mid-July. For summer interns, the deadline is typically mid-April. For spring interns, the deadline is typically early December. Watch for specific dates on the LexArts social media channels (FB, IG, Tw).
Submit application and supplemental materials at https://form.jotform.com/211115722667957