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Job Opportunities 

At Cultivate, we recognize the value of diverse experiences and perspectives in enriching our team and our community.


We encourage individuals who may not have these exact qualifications, but possess equivalent fieldwork experience, practical skills, and a passion for the arts to apply. We value hands-on experience and real-world knowledge just as much as formal education and certifications.


Cultivate is committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable environment. We strongly believe in providing equal opportunities and encourage applicants from all backgrounds, especially those underrepresented in the arts sector, to apply. We strive to create a space where everyone, regardless of their background or experience level, can contribute, learn, and grow.

 

Job Opportunities

Job Posting: Arts Outreach Intern

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan  
Type: Internship  
Duration: Summer Term  
Application Deadline: April 15, 2024

Position Summary:
Cultivate is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Arts Outreach Intern to join our dynamic team for "The Artist's Way Project," a pioneering initiative that aligns closely with contemporary art's cutting edge. This internship offers the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of activities, from logistical support to social media engagement, facilitating community outreach, and assisting in the execution of innovative workshops and public art installations. The ideal candidate will have a passion for contemporary art, strong organizational skills, and a desire to engage with artists and community members.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Workshop and Event Support: Assist in organizing and distributing materials for innovative art workshops and public installations.
2. Volunteer Coordination: Support the coordination of volunteers, including scheduling and day-of-event management.
3. Digital Engagement: Contribute to the project's social media strategy, including content creation and updates.
4. Artist and Speaker Liaison: Provide logistical support to artists, speakers, and performers participating in the project.
5. Community Engagement: Help organize community engagement activities and feedback sessions.
6. Documentation: Assist in documenting project events and participant feedback for impact assessment.
7. Administrative Support: Support project team with administrative tasks, including preparing reports and meeting documentation.
8. Technology Management: Assist with the setup and management of digital platforms and technologies for engagement.

Qualifications:
- Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a degree program related to Art, Art History, Arts Administration, or a related field.
- A strong interest in contemporary art, especially experimental and innovative practices.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Experience with social media platforms and digital engagement strategies.
- Availability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends for events.

Benefits:
- Gain hands-on experience in arts outreach and event management.
- Work closely with contemporary artists and contribute to impactful art projects.
- Develop skills in project coordination, digital engagement, and community outreach.
- Be part of a vibrant artist-run initiative and network with professionals in the field of contemporary art.
- A modest stipend will be available for the duration of the internship.

How to Apply:
Please apply using the link below. 

Cultivate is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Deadline for applications is April 15, 2024.

Job Posting: Curatorial and Educational Programming Intern

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan  
Type: Internship  / Remote
Duration: Summer Term  
Application Deadline: April 15, 2024

Position Summary:
We are seeking a Curatorial and Educational Programming Intern to join our team for the summer. This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute significantly to our curatorial and educational initiatives. The intern will play a critical role in researching, developing, and implementing exhibitions and educational programs that resonate with our mission of making contemporary art accessible and engaging for all audiences.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Advanced Exhibition Research: Conduct comprehensive research to support the development of exhibition catalogs, including the examination of artists' practices and thematic show explorations.
2. Innovative Educational Design: Develop and implement educational materials and designs that enhance the visitor experience, promoting critical engagement and dialogue.
3. Scholarly Content Creation: Produce scholarly articles, educational flyers, and promotional materials to elevate the gallery's exhibitions and educational outreach.
4. Collaborative Project Execution: Work closely with curators, educators, and artists to ensure the successful planning and execution of exhibitions and educational programs.

Qualifications:
- Currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of a degree program in Art History, Curatorial Studies, Museum Education, Fine Arts, or a related field.
- Demonstrated research and scholarly writing skills in contemporary art.
- Innovative approach to educational programming and material design.
- Excellent organizational and communication skills, with the ability to work effectively in a collaborative, fast-paced environment.
- A deep passion for contemporary art and a commitment to making it accessible to a wide audience.


Benefits:
- Gain in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in curatorial and educational programming within a contemporary art context.
- Develop valuable skills in research, writing, and project management.
- Collaborate with a team of professionals in the field of contemporary art and build a significant professional network.
- Contribute to meaningful art exhibitions and educational programs that engage and educate the community.

 

How to Apply:

Please apply using the link below. 

Cultivate is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Deadline for applications is April 15, 2024.

Job Posting: Artist Resource Center Intern

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan  
Type: Internship  / Remote
Duration: Summer Term  
Application Deadline: April 15, 2024

Position Summary:
The Artist Resource Center Intern will play a pivotal role in Cultivate's efforts to support and elevate artists' careers. This internship is focused on the aggregation, development, and dissemination of resources critical for artist professional development. The intern will be involved in identifying funding opportunities, compiling educational materials, and enhancing the visibility of artists within the community. This role is ideal for individuals passionate about contemporary art, with a commitment to the professional growth of artists.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Resource Compilation: Collect and organize comprehensive resources relevant to artists' professional development, including grants, residencies, call for entries, and educational opportunities.
2. Information Dissemination: Develop strategies for effectively sharing these resources with the artist community through newsletters, social media, and the Cultivate website.
3. Program Development: Assist in designing and implementing programs and workshops that address the needs and challenges of artists, such as portfolio development, digital marketing, and financial planning for artists.
4. Artist Advocacy: Act as a liaison between artists and opportunities by facilitating introductions, recommendations, and providing guidance on application processes.
5. Community Building: Support the creation of networking events, artist talks, and community gatherings that encourage collaboration and sharing among artists.
6. Research and Outreach: Conduct research on best practices in artist support and engage with local and national artist support networks to enhance Cultivate's offerings.
7. Exhibition and Event Support: Offer logistical support for exhibitions and events that provide artists with platforms to showcase their work and interact with the public.

 

Qualifications:
- Enrollment in or recent graduation from a program in Art, Arts Administration, Art Education, or related fields.
- Demonstrated interest in contemporary art and artist career development.
- Excellent organizational and research skills, with a keen eye for detail.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively with artists and community members.
- Proficiency in digital tools for communication, research, and social media engagement.

Benefits:
- Directly contribute to the growth and success of artists' careers.
- Gain valuable experience in resource development, program planning, and community engagement within the arts.
- Work within a dynamic, artist-run organization that is deeply embedded in the contemporary art world.
- Develop a broad network of professional contacts in the arts, including artists, educators, and art administrators.

 

How to Apply:

Please apply using the link below. 

Cultivate is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Deadline for applications is April 15, 2024.

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