Administrative Arts Intern




Welcome to the intersection of art, community, and joy. Equity theatre, world-class concerts, films, education and outreach. The Saugatuck Center for the Arts is a community spark-plug bringing people – and learners of all ages together under one roof. 


In the SCA studio we provide a designated time and space for imaginative creativity for all ages!  We believe that students benefit from our project-based, hands-on programs. We facilitate experimenting, playing, and working alongside professional artists/creatives.  We celebrate process over product so make a mess, try something new, and glean new perspectives. 

This summer, the SCA is offering 16 camps, two of which are ongoing series.  We offer programs for ages 1.5 to 14. Camps are hosted both on-site at the SCA and off-site (field trips), typically running in the mornings through early afternoons. Offerings include 1-day workshops, 3-  5 day camps, to weeklong camps. 


The educational structure of the SCA is twofold: we aim to provide campers with the utmost valuable creative touchpoints by hiring exceptional instructors, while simultaneously giving our instructors life-changing professional experiences as members of the “Joy Squad.”

These developing young edu(creators) come from a variety of backgrounds and levels of experience: some are biology majors, spanish teachers, art students, or year-round art educators.  We believe that these varied perspectives enrich the ways we teach students to approach creativity with curiosity and excitement. Members of the joy squad gain life-long professional experience when they teach with the SCA as they grow in their own leadership skills and teaching styles by leading youth through new discoveries, fresh observations, artistic growth, and personal successes.

Programming interns, assistants and instructors will work closely with the Education & Exhibition Manager and Program Coordinator to promote accessible, creative, healthy learning.  Read on for an internship job description.


This Programming Administration internship will provide the student or young professional with an opportunity to experience a variety of aspects relating to the overall management of professional exhibitions, performances, community events; with an emphasis on creative programming for children and adults.  This internship will provide the selected candidate with the opportunity to learn and work alongside a Exhibition and Education Manager and Program & Performance Manager, as well as several other industry professionals. 

The Intern will be instructed in a variety of areas, including contracts, curation, curriculum building and implementation; onsite and outreach teaching, company management, and customer (performer and patron) relations.  The Arts Administration Intern is expected to perform each and every duty and obligation with due diligence and to the best of his/her knowledge, skill, judgment, and ability, expanding capabilities as the internship progresses.

Opportunities, duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Attending staff meetings, observing and assisting with classes, select performances, and special events
  • Contract administration and reporting
  • Copywriting for Exhibitions, Gallery Guides, Educator Guides and curriculum 
  • Assisting the Programming & Performance Coordinator with arrangements for visiting artist and instructor hospitality
  • Interfacing with artists, instructors, and patrons
  • Researching, soliciting, tracking artists inquiries
  • Creating event reports, synopsis and reflection tools 
  • Answering phones, copying, and filing as needed
  • Take direction, work unsupervised, and take initiative
  • Work both independently and collaboratively
  • Exemplary organizational skills and a deadline-oriented work ethic
  • Ability to follow directions and work with minimal supervision
  • A professional demeanor over the phone, person to person, and through e-mail
  • A professional appearance and attitude at all times
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

REPORTS TO: Education & Exhibitions Manager

SUPERVISED BY: Program & Performance Coordinator

COMMITMENT: This is a part-time contracted position, approximately 12-18 hours per week. . Hours are flexible and will vary week-to-week. Ideal internship dates are April – September but are negotiable; associated opportunities will vary with internship period.

Use of a personal vehicle, phone, and computer is expected.

COMPENSATION:  Negotiable stipend provided. 

  • College credit:  It is the student Intern’s responsibility to arrange for college credit at his/her school. SCA is happy to assist by completing requested evaluations, reports or other documentation.

TO APPLY:  Please supply a cover letter and resume (with reference contact information) to:

DEADLINE:Submissions will be accepted until March 30th