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Last-Minute Paid Summer Internship at The Ringling – Apply Now

Published May 24, 2022

The Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota has an immediate need to fill a position for a paid intern this summer; they intend to fill the position with the first qualified candidate who applies.

Overview: The paid internship, based in The Ringling’s Historic Asolo Theater, is affiliated with Americans for the Arts — with advocacy support from arts leader Colleen Keagan, who is coordinating mentorship aspects of the program. The primary goals of this program are to invite diverse candidates into prominent arts organizations, provide valuable career experiences, and provide life-long mentorship with prominent arts leaders.

Candidate Criteria: A diverse undergrad or graduate student enrolled in an arts-related program (performing arts administration preferred); but any diverse student interested in an arts-based career potentially qualifies based on their resume.

Internship project: The selected intern will work directly with The Ringling’s Curator of Performance, Elizabeth Doud in the Historic Asolo Theater here at The Ringling in Sarasota. They’ll learn and carry out a variety of performing arts administration tasks — including learning to coordinate and design community engagement activities and assisting with the build out of our 22-23 Art of Performance season. External to The Ringling, Colleen Keagan will guide mentorship opportunities that can include the intern traveling to meet prominent artists and arts leader mentor(s) around the country — hand-picked for the intern’s arts-related career goals (again, doesn’t need to be in performing arts). The intention here is to build a life-long career building mentor-mentee relationship that supports the arts.

Pay and Timeframe: The pay is $15/hr, up to 20-hours per week (schedule is negotiable). In-person preferred, but some tasks/hours can be remote. Once selected, the internship start date is flexible and the internship can extend to September 30, 2022 — timeframe is negotiable; we can accommodate a compressed (intensive 4 weeks) or more extended timeframe. Again, in addition to internship hours, the program has additional paid support for travel and mentorship activities with professional artists/leaders in the field of visual and performing arts.

Deadline: Because program contract requirements are time-sensitive, we need to fill this position ASAP. We intend to fill the position with the first qualified candidate who applies.

To apply: Interested candidates should contact Jay Boda by email as soon as possible. He will request a resume/CV and conduct a phone/zoom interview. Anyone interested can also call with any questions (phone info below).

Jay Boda, PhD, MFA
Associate Director of Academic Affairs + Collections | The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Instructor, Department of Art History | Florida State University
Office: 941.359.5700, Press 1, x4410