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HELP AT SVAC Volunteer/Intern

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Southern Vermont Arts Center! As a community-centered nonprofit, we rely on volunteers to help us create the best experience possible for visitors to the Arts Center.

INTERNSHIPS

Education Intern
The Southern Vermont Arts Center is looking for an animated and energetic education intern this summer from June 1 – August 15, 2020. The start date and end date are negotiable. The selected intern should have an interest in working with children and adults in an art-oriented environment. The Southern Vermont Arts Center is a multi-disciplinary arts organization whose mission is to promote and nurture the arts. Our campus sits on 100 acres within the Green Mountains. The four buildings on campus feature two gallery spaces, a studio space for kids art camps, classes and continuing adult education and a 400 seat performance space. We are a charismatic team looking for an equally engaging intern to join us this summer.

Education Intern will be responsible for the following:

  • Help teachers with children’s camps. This position acts as an assistant to the instructor and manager of education
  • Evening/weekend availability to assist with adult workshops and performances
  • Assist teacher with studio setup
  • Stage managing assistance for theater camps/classes
  • Assist with lunch coverage for children’s camps
  • Administrative tasks

Qualifications:

  • High school and/or college student
  • Experience working with children
  • Responsible
  • Punctual
  • Interest in art
  • Reliable transportation

Hours:
This position is an unpaid internship. Intern will ideally have 10 – 20 hours dedicated to this internship per week. SVAC can provide documentation if interns’ school and/or university offers credit for summer internships.

Social Media Intern
The Southern Vermont Art Center is looking for a dynamic and experienced summer social media intern from June 1 – August 15, 2020. The start date and end date are negotiable. This intern will assist the deputy director and gallery director with developing and curating content for SVACs’ social media accounts. The Southern Vermont Arts Center is a multi-disciplinary arts organization whose mission is to promote and nurture the arts. Our campus sits on 100 acres within the Green Mountains. The four buildings on campus feature two gallery spaces, a studio space for children’s art camps, classes and continuing adult education and a 400 seat performance space. We are a charismatic team looking for an equally energetic intern to join us this summer.

The social media intern will be responsible for the following:

  • Create and curate posts for SVAC’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts
  • Expand social media reach
  • Cover exhibition openings, performances, camps and events (availability on evenings and weekends)
  • Assist with writing content for press releases and website blog
  • SVAC material distribution
  • Other administrative duties as needed

Qualifications:

  • College student
  • A specialization in writing
  • Interest in art
  • Experience with social media content creating for a business
  • Photography skills a plus
  • Knowledge of WordPress a plus
  • Reliable transportation

Hours:
This is an unpaid internship. Intern will ideally have 10 – 20 hrs dedicated to this internship per week. SVAC can provide documentation if interns’ school and/or university offers credit for summer internships.

If you are interested in an internship opportunity with SVAC, please send a cover letter and contact information to submissions@svac.org.


GALLERY VOLUNTEERS

Docents
The Southern Vermont Arts Center is looking for volunteers for its new docent program. SVAC’s docents will be educated and trained on the exhibitions presented in both Yester House and the Wilson Museum by the Curator and/or Gallery Director. Working only a few hours at a time, docents will give small tours, answer visitor questions about exhibitions and artists, and maintain a safe and secure environment for the artwork.

Our volunteer docents must be willing to devote about 3-5 hours per week, be able to stand/walk for 2-3 hours at a time, be comfortable talking to guests about the exhibitions, and be willing to assist and support the Gallery Associate.

Exhibition Installation (and Deinstallation) Volunteers
Every year, the Southern Vermont Arts Center provides its guests with ever-changing art installations in both the Yester House galleries, and the Wilson Museum. This year, we are creating 15 exciting exhibitions! We are looking for volunteers that are interested in assisting the Gallery Director and SVAC Associates with the install and deinstall of these exhibitions throughout the upcoming season.

Our installation/deinstallation volunteers must be able to walk up and down stairs, lift 40 lbs, have basic knowledge of hanging/carpentry skills, and be willing to offer any support to the SVAC staff during installation and de-installation.

If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please send a cover letter and contact information to submissions@svac.org.