Arts Administration and Events Intern


Three month internship with potential for growth; 2 days per week as needed (flexible), with some after-hours/weekend events (Mixers, Workshops, Exhibition Events, Art Auction, etc.). ArtSpan office hours are M-F, 10am-6pm.

Job Description:

ArtSpan seeks an intern who is interested in learning about the inner-workings of a non-profit arts organization. This position supports the Program Director and other ArtSpan Staff with day-to-day operations and office duties. Projects may include:

  • Assist with membership programming and community outreach
  • Assist with exhibitions and events preparation, facilitation and follow-up documentation
  • Attend events and installations as on-site support and ArtSpan advocate
  • Office and administrative support as needed

Tasks include:

  • Data entry, mailings, filing; general administrative tasks
  • Manage incoming communications via phone and email 
  • Support artists, volunteers and members at events and trainings
  • Assist with exhibition management and installations
  • Manage office organizational projects
  • Recruit artist and supporter members at public engagement events
  • Other duties as needed


  • Recent college graduate, degree-seeking student, or professional looking for experience in arts non-profit work
  • Computer and Internet literate
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel
  • Familiarity with databases, ability to learn FileMaker Pro
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds
  • Ability to work in a small office environment
  • Sense of humor
  • Knowledge of San Francisco visual arts community preferred


Unpaid internship; non-monetary benefits include complimentary admission to ArtSpan openings and events, in-depth experience working in the non-profit field.

Reports to:

Allison Snopek, Programs Manager, and other ArtSpan staff.

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Arts Administration and Events Intern Application” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

ArtSpan hires staff without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sex, national origin or ancestry, medical conditions including genetic characteristics, marital status, registered domestic partner status, or sexual orientation.


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