Internships

The Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts & Saltonstall Arts Colony has various internship opportunities available during the 2019 – 2020 academic year. These are unpaid positions, but days and hours per week are entirely flexible, and internships can often be customized to a student’s individual interests and goals. We think this is a pretty great place, and we’d love to introduce you to Saltonstall.

To Apply

Please attach your resume to an email that briefly describes your interest in the position and send it to:
artscolony@saltonstall.org

 

All inquiries will receive a personal reply. Please note: your own transportation is essential. We are located in the Ellis Hollow neighborhood, a rural area about 7 miles east of downtown Ithaca. (Carpooling from downtown with Saltonstall’s director might also be possible).

For More Information

Or to inquire about tailoring an internship around a particular area of interest, call or email:

 

Lesley Williamson, Saltonstall’s executive director

607-539-3146 / artscolony@saltonstall.org

Fall Semester, 2019; Spring 2020
 

Arts Administration Internship

Are you interested in learning more about how small not-for-profit arts organizations survive and thrive? Ithaca is home to a small arts colony dedicated to supporting New York State artists and writers by providing two- and four-week summer residencies, subsidized retreat space in the off-season, and various public events.

 

Our arts administration internship is designed to give you hands-on experience in nearly every aspect of running a small arts organization, including but not limited to: marketing, finance/fundraising, organizational management, program development, and general office administration.

 

Saltonstall has a full-time staff of one and a part-time staff of one. You would be working directly with the organization’s executive director, Lesley Williamson.

Desired qualities

Curiosity, open-mindedness, willingness to ask lots of questions, ability to work alone in a quiet environment

 

Desired skills

Ability to write clearly; facility with basic website editing programs and various social media platforms; graphic design skills and knowledge of Excel a plus but not a requirement

Fall, 2019; Spring, 2020

Marketing & Communications Internship

Sharing an organization’s mission, programs, and activities with the world outside the office is a daily adventure in brand-building, storytelling, and connecting with various Saltonstall communities and constituents. This internship will provide a general overview of not-for-profit marketing and communications (and fundraising!) with a focus on generating visual and written content for Saltonstall’s web site, e-newsletters, and social media channels.

Desired qualities

Curiosity, open-mindedness, willingness to ask lots of questions, ability to work independently with minimal supervision

 

Desired skills

Strong writing skills; facility with basic website editing programs and various social media platforms; graphic design skills a plus but not a requirement