Internships and Work Study

Internships and Work Study 2017-11-15T13:52:45+00:00

Internships

We periodically offer internships for high school and college students, including our Emerging Curator Initiative (ECI) in cooperation with the University of Washington Museology Graduate Program and a paid Summer internship program through Teens in Public Service (TIPS). We have also partnered with Eastside Preparatory School, Holy Names Academy, and Interlake High School to offer unpaid internships for high school students.

Grant Barber, UW Museuology Program Emerging Curator Initiative Gallery Intern, hangs Imaginature show

Since 2010, Emerging Curators have proposed, planned, and implemented exhibitions in our gallery. ECI interns get hands-on experience with the day-to-day running of a nonprofit gallery. ECI internships are unpaid.

Our high school TIPS interns assist with our summer camp programming – a great opportunity for future art educators. Internship opportunities also often include event assistance, marketing and outreach, educational support, and more.

For more information on internship opportunities that may be available to you, contact internships@kirklandartscenter.org.

Work Study

Gallery Assistants

Gallery Assistants open and close the Gallery, greet visitors, answer phones, ensure proper treatment of the facility, and assist with administrative projects for the Gallery, Education, and Development Departments. As a work study position, Gallery Assistants are eligible to receive one free KAC class per quarter after completing at least 30 hours of service.

Gallery Assistants are required to work one weekday per week (i.e., every Tuesday) from 11 AM to 6 PM and at least one Saturday per month from 11 AM to 5 PM. Saturday schedules are determined on a month-to-month basis.

Gallery Assistant positions may involve some lifting – moving chairs and pedestals to prepare for Gallery rentals, etc. – as well as familiarity with computers and office software. People skills are a must. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.

For more information and availability, contact exhibitions@kirklandartscenter.org.

Education Assistants

There are several work study positions in this field, including Education Office Assistant and Studio Assistants (Ceramics Studio, Skylight Studio, and Printmaking Studio). Projects and responsibilities vary depending on the position and can include everything from monitoring kilns and mixing glazes to assisting with registration paperwork and marketing materials. As a work study position, Education Assistants receive one free KAC class per quarter after completing at least 30 hours of service. Education Assistant schedules are fairly flexible.

Studio Assistants should be long-term KAC students who are very familiar with studio policies and procedures. Studio Assistant positions may involve cleaning, lifting, organizing, and other physical labor. Studio Assistants may also be asked to monitor open studios.

Office Assistant positions are less physically intensive but do require familiarity with computers, office software, and the internet. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.

For more information and availability, contact workstudy@kirklandartscenter.org.