The Ceramic internship is quite intensive, and in order to maintain a high level of quality, workshops are given top priority. Interns are responsible for organizing the class, loading and firing all kilns, mixing glazes, assisting the faculty, working with the students, and cleaning the shop among other duties. One intern will be a monitor from 7PM – 9PM, Monday through Friday. Kiln loading happens frequently, including evenings and weekends. All clay interns must stay until August 31, 2019 and at least two will stay until September 30, 2019. Cleaning from the summer and preparing the shop for the winter takes about three days after the summer workshops end.
Photography & New Media interns actively assist in the summer workshops providing support for faculty and students. Their responsibilities include assisting instructors, aiding students, troubleshooting computer and printer problems, organizing and participating in field trips, weekly evening lab monitoring, performing general lab/building maintenance (including weekends), and gathering materials for demos. Interns should have significant experience and a strong technical understanding of camera gear, digital and film capture, digital workflow using Photoshop, Lightroom and Epson printers. Attention to detail and desire to learn is a must. Experience teaching or assisting in photography or digital media course is highly desirable. Additional knowledge of Processing or other coding languages, general computer maintenance, the Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium, Final Cut Pro, and slide and flatbed scanners is also helpful.
Painting and Printmaking Interns assist faculty and students and are expected to be self-motivated and anticipatory of the needs of the studio. During a typical Painting or Printmaking workshop, interns help set up studio equipment, meet with faculty and students for studio orientation and safety rules, show students and faculty where supplies and tools are located, and assist faculty in demos and students with new techniques particular to that workshop. Additionally, each intern will monitor all studios at least one evening per week from 7PM – 10PM. Weekend responsibilities for all interns include dropping off faculty at the airport Saturday mornings, picking up new faculty Sunday afternoons, and thoroughly cleaning and rearranging the studios for the next workshops. Candidates should have knowledge of painting techniques as well as a significant background in printmaking and workflow of an active community print shop and be detail oriented. Painting and Printmaking Interns should feel comfortable floating between the painting studios and the print shop.
The Sculpture Interns are an integral part of workshops and the functionality of the sculpture space. Interns are responsible for organizing the class, assisting faculty, shop maintenance and upkeep, working one on one with students and helping them realize their artistic dreams. This internship requires a background in or true willingness to learn a variety of sculpture techniques and a readiness to use equipment for welding, wood fabrication, bronze casting, plaster and mixed media construction. Experience with computer technology, software, video projection, sensors and kinetics is suggested. Lastly, interns should be well prepared to handle safety incidents, able to prevent hazardous or problematic scenarios and above all help the students and faculty flow safely through the sculpture space and workshops.
Monday through Friday one intern with monitor the shop in the evenings, 7-9PM.
The Wood Interns set up the studios for workshops, prepare materials, clean and maintain the shop and assist faculty and students, among other duties. Interns are expected to be self-motivated and anticipatory of the needs of the students and the faculty, with strong people skills. A high regard for safety is essential. Each intern will monitor the shop a minimum of one evening a week from 7PM – 10PM, as well as some weekends. The interns should have significant background in woodworking, including knowledge of basic joinery and the safe operation of woodworking machines. Familiarity with other materials (metal, paint, mixed media construction) and computer technology is also helpful.
The Children’s Program interns must be flexible, patient, and energetic to be able to accommodate the changing needs of students ages 4-15. Intern responsibilities include assisting faculty, aiding students, organizing and prepping materials and maintaining studio space and supplies during summer workshops. The supervision and safety of young children is a primary expectation that includes the use of materials, snack breaks, lunch times, and time before and after workshops. Having a broad knowledge of art materials and techniques is valuable. Having experience or a strong interest to work with children is essential.
NEW this year, the children’s program needs an intern who assists with the TechShops and needs to be familiar with a variety of digital media. This intern should have basic knowledge of digital photography, video, animation, 3D printing, and robotics. Basic proficiency with coding, Arduino, Tinkercad and Rhino is valuable but not necessary.
The Digital Fabrication intern provides technical support for students from all disciplines during the summer workshops. Their responsibilities include assisting students, faculty, and visiting artists with output and troubleshooting of their projects. Interns will monitor the Lab after hours from 7PM-9PM at least once a week, and in the absence of studio coordinators. Additionally, they are responsible for helping to maintain, service, and run all equipment in Anderson Ranch’s Digital Fabrication Lab. Proficiency with CAD software such as Rhinoceros or Fusion 360, as well as Adobe Suite is highly desirable. The Digital Fabrication Lab includes FDM and SLA 3D printers, 3D scanners, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, and 4-axis CNC routers. Experience with these types of machines is preferable but not required.
The Development/Special Events Intern is a key member of the Ranch’s administrative team who helps facilitate the multitude of tasks associated with our main fundraising events, the Recognition Dinner and the Annual Art Auction. This person also assists with the installation of summer gallery exhibitions and helps oversee the opening receptions. Must be detail oriented and well organized with strong written and verbal communication skills. Strong computer skills are required, including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Database experience is helpful. Art handling, knowledge of the visual arts and gallery experience is preferred. Nonprofit and/or fundraising events experience is beneficial. Experience with hand tools and heavy lifting is required. The Gallery Intern must be a vivacious individual who enjoys hands-on work. Must be available for our Recognition Dinner and Annual Art Auction events.
Can you make it five minutes without checking your Insta? If the answer is “no”, we want you to channel that social media mania into our accounts at Anderson Ranch! In addition, if you have a passion for photo documentation, look no further! The Social Media Strategist and Photojournalist (Marketing Intern) is an active, multifaceted, key position on the Ranch Marketing team—providing a bird’s eye view of all the fun going on at the Ranch behind the scenes. You’ll manage our social media channels, keep the public up-to-date on our workshops and events and chronicle what it’s like to be here, every day, during a fun and busy time! This is a very exciting and important position and will give you access to the Ranch all summer long. You’ll embrace you inner shutterbug, providing the majority of workshop and event photography utilized in Ranch digital and printed media and major media advertising for summer and beyond. See the digital workshop catalog on our website for examples of intern photography—this is an excellent chance to learn, grow and build a portfolio showcasing an important arts organization, and be fully immersed in the entire Anderson Ranch experience. You will also have the opportunity to shoot and edit video as interest and need allow. This is a very busy, exciting and important position.
Interpersonal skills needed: The ability to connect with artists, faculty,and staff of all ages and backgrounds in order to capture excellent stories for the web. You must possess a team spirit, strong work ethic, be highly organized and able to multi-task. Flexible schedule for participating in evening and early morning events. Ability to respond to instructions and constructive critiques.
Photo skills needed: DSLR photography mastery with speedlite (we are using a Canon 6D). Experience in photo editing and photo library organization in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. An excellent eye for quick composition, framing and editing shots. Understanding of adapting to varying light conditions, shooting photojournalism-style at a high level, as well as styling and directing shots when needed. The ability to execute a shot list. Step-and-repeat event photography experience a plus. Strong interest in video production also a plus!
Software and Tech skills: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WordPress and basic website editing. Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop and Creative Suite.
Timeframe: Mid-May through August. Dates are flexible.
A portfolio of graphic design and/or photography work as well as a writing sample are required for consideration, along with a CV and graduation date. Links to your website or other relevant social media are required for consideration as well as a writing sample, along with a CV and graduation date.
Please email resume and cover letter to this email address.
The Front Desk/ArtWorks Store Intern is the first contact students, visitors, and supporters have when they call or arrive at Anderson Ranch. The primary purpose is to support the Front Office Coordinator with day-to-day tasks of the art supplies and gifts in the store as well as administration office operations. Hospitality and customer service is a top priority of Anderson Ranch, and this position is essential to this mission.
The Development & Summer Series Intern helps facilitate a multitude of tasks associated with fundraising events, the Summer Series and various other development activities. In this role, the intern will assist with mailings; the planning and execution of all fundraising events; and the events and lectures associated with the Summer Series. Must be detail oriented and well organized with strong written and verbal communication skills. This is a very customer-service oriented role and it is important that all applicants have experience working in a team and are very personable and friendly. Strong computer skills are required including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Database experience is helpful. There is a lot of set-up and break-down involved in each event as well as donor interaction. An energetic and self-driven candidate is ideal. Nonprofit, office and/or sales experience is preferred.
This position will assist the facilities manager with basic grounds maintenance and facilities. You will help with parking control, set up, break down and working various events, preparing for the summer with grounds work, and helping to maintain the beautiful landscape at the Ranch throughout the summer season. Requirements include enthusiastic attitude with sensitivity to plants, animals and people. Landscaping experience is helpful. Getting hands dirty is part of the job. Applicants must be willing and able to handle physical work including lifting, moving and digging (required).