Thursday, January 16, 2014

Franconia Sculpture Park 014 Arts Administration Internship Program

Deadline: (ONGOING)

2014 Arts Administration Internship Program
Franconia Sculpture Park

Franconia, MN
January 15 to June 15, 2014
June 16 to August 15, 2014
August 16 to December 15, 2014

The Arts Administration Internship Program provides “hands-on” immersion in the daily operations of a progressive arts organization that provides residence and work space to emerging and mid-career artists in a 25-acre sculpture park, which over 60,000 visitors experience annually.

This position is best suited for those interested in exploring public art, museum studies, arts administration or nonprofit management careers. Interns work directly with Franconia staff and closely with working artists on a range of projects that relate to all areas of arts nonprofit operation and promoting the education of three-dimensional arts. Candidate will work on-site at our 25-acre park, where an ever-changing exhibition of 105 contemporary sculptures reflects the talents of local, national, and international artists. Through this program, interns will develop a deeper understanding of nonprofit arts administration, the role of the arts in the community, audience development and engagement, and develop “real life” skills and experience that can be put to use in their future careers.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Assisting staff with day-to-day operations of artist and education programs
  • Conducting development and marketing research
  • Social network outreach
  • Photo documentation of programs, events, and artists
  • Assisting with promotion and publicity strategies
  • Assisting with Franconia’s programs and events
  • Administrative Interns are also involved in efforts to develop and engage Franconia’s audience

Franconia will supply a workspace and all materials necessary to perform the above duties.

Arts Administration Internships are unpaid, require a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week for non-residents, and last between two and four months. In exchange for 35+ hours of work per week, room and board will be provided by Franconia. Franconia agrees to work with the Intern to fulfill any necessary academic requirements and address any identified learning goals/objectives. To help offset travel and personal expenses, some schools or private individuals may sponsor internships.

Please note: Administrative Interns do NOT receive studio space nor is their artwork included in the exhibition.

There are three tentative sessions for Administrative Interns, we are open to accommodating individual schedules for a well qualified candidate. On your application cover page, be sure to select the session you are available or explain your specific availability:
(a)January 15 to June 15, 2014
(b)June 16 to August 15, 2014
(c)August 16 to December 15, 2014

Application Process (truncated)
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis via email, however, Franconia encourages individuals to apply early! Incomplete applications will not be considered. To apply for Franconia’s Arts Administration Internship, submit the following materials to

Visit website for complete submission details:

Download Application Cover Sheet: 2014AdminInternCoverPage.pdf


Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Franconia, MN, USA
phone: (651) 257-6668