Arts Administration Internship

Art administration internship

2012 arts admin intern Kristen Fleming working with WSW office manager Sandra Brown.

This internship is for people considering a career in arts administration. You will work alongside WSW’s administrative staff attending to the myriad of details that keep an arts organization functioning smoothly.

The intern will promote and share WSW’s programming, events, and visiting artists through a variety of communications and marketing projects, including: blogging, building marketing emails, and writing and distributing press releases. She will manage a weekly e-marketing calendar, creating, aggregating, and scheduling content for Facebook, Twitter, and other e-communications. The ability to produce clear and accurate written content is essential for this position, applicants must be confident in composing a wide variety of messages while maintaining a consistent voice for WSW.

Other projects include: managing WSW’s database, processing memberships and gifts, managing workshop registration, fulfilling artist’s book orders, assisting with special events, processing artist residency proposals in preparation for jury review, answering the phone, and other day-to-day office duties.


  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be detail oriented and tech savvy
  • Ability to prioritize, and work both independently and collaboratively
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Professionalism and phone poise a must


  • Graphic design and web skills are a plus
  • Knowledge of Filemaker Pro, WordPress, InDesign, MailChimp or Photoshop
  • Experience sharing content across multiple social media channels

The Arts Administration Internship includes a private room in WSW’s on-campus Anne Atwood artist’s housing and a stipend of $300/month. Interns work 40 hours a week, generally M-F, 9-5 pm, but the schedule changes to accommodate the workshop’s schedule. This session can culminate with an exhibition of work created during your stay.


February 15 for Summer – Fall internships
Notification Date: Applicants will be notified via email by May 15
Length of Internship: 6 months
Internship Occurs: July – December following application

October 15 for Winter – Spring internships
Notification Date: Applicants will be notified via email by November 15
Length of Internship: 6 months
Internship Occurs: January – June following application


  • A letter of interest addressing why an art administration internship at WSW is important to you, and what type of experience(s) you would bring to WSW
  • Three current letters of reference
  • A resume
  • Up to three work samples relating to administrative work. At least two must be writing samples. ex: press releases, blog posts, design samples, etc
  • Up to 10 images of recent work with an image script, which should include title, medium, dimension, and date. Check our FAQ sheet for digital specifications

WSW is in the process of moving to a digital application format, and we now receive all applications online. Applicants who do not have access to the Internet may contact us by phone.