Public Art Saint Paul Administrative intern
February 8, 2021– May 15, 2021
10- 12 hours/ week
Public Art Saint Paul
Public Art Saint Paul is a private nonprofit that places artists in leading roles in our community to shape public spaces, improve city systems, and deepen civic engagement. These artists bring bold and creative leadership to the table with new ways of solving problems and a focus on creating an inclusive, sustainable civic life. PASP creates places of beauty, reflection, and engagement within the urban landscape—from Minnesota Rocks sculptures throughout the city parks to programs and sculptures at Western Sculpture Park to The Art of Food in Frogtown and Rondo, and our Night Light Festival in Fall 2021 and more! Our Sidewalk Poetry Program has stamped sidewalks with 1,100 poems, enjoyed by thousands each year.
We are looking for an administrative intern to help with an assortment of tasks that provide a behind-the-scenes perspective of the nitty-gritty workings of a small nonprofit. The intern will primarily work with several PASP staff on the following tasks.
Communications and Admin support
· Digitizing communications archive of past articles and publications
· Update press contact list
· Generate social media content
- Research potential grant funding opportunities, PASP staff will provide some guidance.
· Website editing and updating
- Sort digital photo archive
- Sorting Grant documentation
It’s Your Party City Artist Project of visits to senior care facilities in St. Paul
· Public Art Tour Content on MN Rocks! – write self-guided public art tour
· Sidewalk Poetry Contest assistance
· Support with Disco Ball project
Skills and Interest
· Passionate about making Saint Paul a better city
· Passionate about public art and artists’ roles in the community
· Passionate about changing systems
· Strong organizational skills
· Strong research and writing skills
· Desire to learn more about how an art nonprofit works
· Independent worker
· Self-study and or college course work (bachelors and community college programs welcomed) or degree in art and art history, urban planning, environmental studies, architecture, community activism, food equity, community engagement, social practice, socially engaged art, arts administration, marketing, nonprofit development, business development, art therapy and more. Your specialty can also be interdisciplinary or not listed above, just relevant to our work at PASP.
· Fluent in Microsoft suite
Please email your resume and a cover letter to email@example.com by Sunday, January 24, 2021, by midnight.
Applicants will hear back by February 5, 2021 at the latest.
You must be 18 or older.
You must have access to a laptop you can use with Microsoft Office and internet access.
If you are asked for an interview, please prepare two references.
You do not need a college degree or be enrolled in a college program.
The position will begin on Monday, February 8, 2021, and conclude around May 15th.
The position will entail 10-12 hours a week.
PASP office safety approaches to COVID:
· Majority of the work can be completed remotely using the intern’s personal computer.
· All PASP staff work remotely and stagger going into the office.
· There are some projects in the office that can be completed on-site. Potentially, we would have one staff member and the intern in the office in separate areas and masked.
This internship comes with a stipend of $1,500 in two payment increments.
PASP is committed to supporting students in applying for course credit or internship scholarships as well if that is something that is possible.
Work Culture at PASP
We enjoy playfulness, creativity, innovative thinking, curiosity, sharing food, art, music, and storytelling, while we also like to share our passions about making significant impact and change. We value anti-racism and work intentionally to dismantle systemic racism in all systems. We acknowledge that while some administrative tasks can feel tedious, they are critical to the success of arts nonprofit and therefore are very valued and important. All staff does administrative work that helps to support Public Art Saint Paul.