Starkville Area Arts Council is looking for Interns for our revamped Internship Program. We are now offering our regular Communications Internship, as well as an Artist Internship and Office and Gallery Assistant Internship. 

These roles may be adjusted as needed, and each internship will have the opportunity to write one or more blog articles on arts-related topics. Preference is given to current MSU undergraduates. This position is currently unpaid, but may be eligible for academic credit. Responsibilities and duties are listed below under each internship type. 

General Requirements -

  • Excellent verbal/writing skills.
  • Efficient problem-solving skills.
  • Enthusiasm for the role as well as the mission of SAAC.
  • 10 hours/week for an academic term, but flexible with student’s schedule.

For 2022-2023, there are 1-3 positions available.

SAAC Internship Job Descriptions for 2022-2023

Communications Internship

Communications interns will be responsible for helping draft, schedule, and manage social media and email communications on Network for Good as well as assist with basic office duties.

  1. Responsibilities:
    1. Communications Duties
      1. Draft social media posts for the Starkville Area Arts Council and Cotton District Arts Festival (as needed)
        1. Note: All posts must be approved before scheduling
      2. Draft Newsletter and other emailed communications for events and activities as needed in Network for Good
      3. Assist with Annual Report
    2. SAAC Office Duties
      1. Be able to be present during SAAC hours ( M-F, 9-5) to greet visitors and customers and answer questions about SAAC and our programming.
      2. Answer phone
      3. Take payments for SAAC Artist Store, AiPP purchases, Donations (NFG)

Artist Internship

Artist Interns will be responsible for some basic office and retail duties as needed with the incentive of having a space to produce their art during SAAC hours.

  1. Responsibilities
    1. Assist with strategizing workshops and programming for The Workshop
    2. Help recruit additional artists
    3. SAAC Office Duties
      1. Be able to be present during SAAC hours ( M-F, 9-5) to greet visitors and customers and answer questions about SAAC and our programming when SAAC staff/other interns are not present.
      2. Answer phone when SAAC staff/other interns are not present
      3. Take payments for SAAC Artist Store, AiPP purchases, Donations (NFG) when SAAC staff/other interns are not present.
  2. Artist Perks:
    1. Space in the Workshop area to set up a small artist space to work on projects during SAAC hours.

Office and Gallery Assistant Intern

The Office and Gallery Assistant will be responsible for basic office duties as well as assisting SAAC arrange exhibits, pop-up shops/exhibits and helping curate, arrange, hang shows and other works.

  1. SAAC Office Duties
    1. Be able to be present during SAAC hours ( M-F, 9-5) to greet visitors and customers and answer questions about SAAC and our programming.
    2. Answer phone
    3. Take payments for SAAC Artist Store, AiPP purchases, Donations (NFG)
  2. Gallery Duties
    1. Assist SAAC Staff and AiPP Volunteers with curating and arranging AiPP, Artist Store, and other Gallery works at SAAC office (and Partnership Lobby?)
    2. Assist with strategizing pop-up exhibits and other gallery programming for the Gallery space
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