Intersection Leadership Training Program
The Intersection Leadership Training Program is a year-round, highly regarded internship program with competitive enrollment. The program aims to address the needs of emerging artists and arts leaders by providing opportunities in career building, professional development and hands-on experience. We offer comprehensive six-month internships including hands-on participation in producing, administering, and promoting multidisciplinary arts activities. This program is designed to offer those passionate about the arts the opportunity to become a key member of the Intersection team.
Communications & Community Relations
Intern works closely with the Director of Communications & Community Relations to develop and sustain methods and systems for outreach. Responsibilities include research for audience development, contacting membership for events, assisting in the creation of marketing materials, distribution of materials, shaping and maintaining a press database, and cultivating relationships with press contacts.
Education & Community Engagement
Intern works closely with the Program Director on programming for Intersection’s Education & Community Engagement projects. Responsibilities include assisting artists and instructors who teach in the Intersection Institute, assisting with the Community Partner program development and maintenance, managing internet publicity and correspondence, creating program materials and archives, and assisting with program and audience development.
Intern works closely with the Program Director to provide administrative and programmatic support for the management of over 100 sponsored projects and will gain a deep knowledge and understanding of the San Francisco arts community and obtain business and project management skills. Tasks include compiling evaluation materials, preparing grant attachments, assisting in annual project renewal, assisting in newsletter editing, conducting online research, and general administrative support in program coordination and communications. Being an intern for this program is an excellent introduction into the field of arts and non-profit management while offering great networking opportunities with over 100 artists, arts administrators, and arts leaders in the greater Bay Area.
Jazz at Intersection
Intern works closely with the Program Director on programming for our Jazz at Intersection performance series. Responsibilities include coordinating the production of Intersection’s Jazz at Intersection series, creating program materials and archives, and assisting with program and audience development.
Intern works closely with the Program Director to participate in load-in, hang and focus, and technical rehearsals and learn and use skills in carpentry, electric s, and audio engineering. This requires attendance of production meetings and rehearsals to observe and determine the technical needs of the production. They would also be invited to consult with the design team and technical director to assess the viability of planned scenic, lighting, and sound elements. The Intern may also be called upon to serve as box office manager, lighting or sound board operator, or running crew member depending on the demands of the performance and the skill level of the Intern.
Intern works closely with the Program Director on programming for Intersection’s gallery exhibitions and installations. Responsibilities include assisting artists with background research and installations of gallery shows, leading groups through the gallery, college campus outreach, managing internet publicity and correspondence, creating program materials and archives, and assisting with program and audience development.
All Arts Training Internships require a time commitment of 10-12 hours per week for 6 months.
While Intersection Leadership Training Program interns are unpaid, you will have the advantage of working in a creative atmosphere with artists, writers, and performers; experience in the non-profit arts world; building contacts and working relationships in the Bay Area arts community; school credit; and recommendations. Intersection can be a resource for interns to learn about any and all facets of arts and nonprofit management. Interns will gain skills that can be used in future positions. The Intersection staff is happy to assist with resume development and future job placement.
If you have questions about volunteering or interning at Intersection, please contact Intersection’s Program Director of Education & Community Engagement Rebeka Rodriguez at 415-626-2787 x108. To apply for an Intersection Leadership Training Program, please send a resume and cover letter to Intersection’s Program Director of Education & Community Engagement, Rebeka Rodriguez.