SSSA 2018 LAB Artist-Intern Application

Submitted by machinez9 on Tue, 03/06/2018 - 9:07pm
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SSSA 2018 LAB Artist-Intern Application

Side Street Studio Arts is seeking a new LAB Intern for 2018 to assist in the day-to-day management of its shared artist workspace, otherwise known as the LAB. Artist applicants must have an understanding of equipment usage, facility maintenance, scheduling, and arts education. Backgrounds, or a desire to learn more, in screen printing, ceramics, and relief printmaking/etching a plus. Artist Interns are given the opportunity to develop their portfolios on professional equipment, utilizing a vast array of tools and supplies, help schedule and run educational LAB programs, build new audiences, facilitate weekly open-LAB hours, and have 24-hour access to the LAB for all their artistic needs. Upon successful completion of the LAB-Internship, artist interns will have use of Side Street Studio Arts for one week to exhibit their work, and/or produce a performance, with an artist reception. Interns are required to work a minimum of 10 hours/week, plus two weekend events/classes per month.

SSSA was founded by Tanner Melvin and Erin Rehberg in 2013 as an outlet for the Elgin arts scene. Side Street's mission is to support the artists and artistic journey through collaboration.

Facilities/LAB-Internship information:
Qualifications needed:
· Strong interpersonal and communication skills
· Strong problem solving skills and resourcefulness
· A commitment to the arts and community
· Honed personal artistic practice (We’re always working on that one:)
· Knowledge of electronic communication i.e. emails, google drive, phone apps etc.
· Knowledge of social media marketing
· Positive Attitude
· Website design and production experience a plus
· Poster/marketing design experience a plus
· Press relations experience a plus

Facilities/LAB-Internship benefits:
· Professional portfolio development
· First-hand experience managing a shared-artist workspace
· Public and media relations experience
· Gain knowledge of gallery/installation operations
· Opportunity to network and collaborate with a variety of professional artists
· 24-hour keyed LAB access, including all equipment and tools
· Income potential through teaching in education and outreach programming
· Culminating personal exhibition/showcase or performance at SSSA

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Erin Rehberg
Contact Phone Number: 
(847) 429-2276