Internships

A full volunteer internship  involves at least 4-6 hours a week, for the spring session, for The LASC to sign a certificate providing proof of the voluntary internship.  To qualify for class credit, students need to log 120-140 hours per semester as their university deems necessary.  This option is up to you and you are responsible for the procedures requested by your university to meet their requirements for such an endeavor.

**Interns will be required to attend a training session and complete evaluations and reports of their experience.

If You Have Questions or Inquires Please Contact Us:
Maeve Hallman
Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 859-252-522
E-mail: mhallman@lasclex.org

To Apply:
Please fill out the Internship Application found here and mail or email with your resume to:
LASC Internship Opportunities
mhallman@lasclex.org
362 N Martin Luther King Blvd
Lexington, KY 40508

Department Descriptions for Potential Intern Placement

Below are brief descriptions of the departments at The Living Arts & Science Center that are currently offering internships.

We do our best to match an intern’s experience and skill with departmental needs. However, as all departments do not offer internships during each term, and as available internships shift on a term-by-term basis, needs change seasonally. If you are accepted to the Internship Program, we will do our best to place you in one of the departments with one of the projects you list.


Art Education

Program Assistant

About LASC:
The mission of the Living Arts and Science Center (LASC) is “To provide creative and unique opportunities for exploration and education in the arts and sciences.” We offer a variety of programming throughout the year. We offer over 400 Art and Science classes, after-school programs at local schools, field trips and art exhibitions. Our interns are a vital resource in the fulfillment of our mission, and we are looking for well qualified candidates to apply today!

Position Overview:
The program assistant will work with the Arts Education Coordinator, to help with general coordination for a new afterschool art program provided by the LASC. Duties will vary throughout the program, but will include tasks such as compiling student and family contact information, preparing samples and materials for lessons, framing artwork, helping organize a family celebration night, etc. This individual should be organized, flexible, able to work independently and prioritize multiple time sensitive tasks, and good with email, phone, and interpersonal communication. Knowledge of art and elementary education are a plus. Ideally the Program Assistant will work at least 60 during the Fall Semester. This position will also be available for the Spring semester, (January-May 2016) with a new or continuing intern. This is an unpaid internship.

Qualifications:
• Must be 18 and currently enrolled in a higher education program
• Must pass a simple background check ($30 fee)
• Organized and able to work independently
• Capacity to work with multiple age groups
• Background in Art or Education a plus
• Adaptable and willing to take on projects

Send application to:
The Internship application can be found at www.Lasclex.org
Please e-mail a completed application, cover letter, and resume to:

Maeve Hallman
mhallman@lasclex.org

Administration

About LASC:
The mission of the Living Arts and Science Center (LASC) is “To provide creative and unique opportunities for exploration and education in the arts and sciences.” We offer a variety of programming throughout the year. We offer over 400 Art and Science classes, after-school programs, field trips and art exhibitions. Our interns are a vital resource in the fulfillment of our mission, and we are looking for well qualified candidates to apply today!

Position Overview:
Art education and administration interns will work with the Arts Education Coordinator, to support day-to-day operations of the Living Arts and Science Center’s art education programs. Duties will vary but may include researching and preparing activities and materials for outreach programs and special events; leading hands-on art activities and representing the center at events around town; assisting or teaching in select classes or afterschool programs; supervising open-studio sessions; organizing and maintaining classroom spaces and supplies; soliciting donations of class supplies; producing class rosters and performing other filing and data-entry tasks; and communicating with teachers, students, parents, and partner organizations. Applicants should be creative problem solvers who are excited about teaching and learning. In addition, they should be organized, flexible, able to work independently and prioritize multiple time sensitive tasks, and good with email, phone, and interpersonal communication. A background in visual arts and/or K-12 education is required. This internship is unpaid.

Qualifications:
• Must be 18 and currently enrolled in a higher education program
• Must pass a simple background check ($30 fee)
• Organized and able to work independently
• Capacity to work with multiple age groups
• Background in Art or Education a plus

Send application to:
The application can be found at www.Lasclex.org
Please e-mail a completed application, cover letter, and resume to:

Maeve Hallman
mhallman@lasclex.org

Science Education

Program Assistant

About LASC:

The mission of the Living Arts and Science Center (LASC) is “To provide creative and unique opportunities for exploration and education in the arts and sciences.” We offer a variety of programming throughout the year. We offer over 400 Art and Science classes, after-school programs at local schools, field trips and art exhibitions. Our interns are a vital resource in the fulfillment of our mission, and we are looking for well qualified candidates to apply today!

Position Overview:

Obtain some stellar hands-on science teaching experience with The Living Arts & Science Center’s science department! We are seeking a science education intern that would like to teach, design curriculum, learn about classroom management, and help with general program needs. The Program Assistant will host field trips, maintain science exhibits, and work with staff to create unique learning experiences in the sciences. Candidate must have either prior education experience or be working toward a degree in a science and/or education. This is an unpaid internship.

Qualifications:

• Must be 18 and currently enrolled in a higher education program
• Must pass a simple background check ($30 fee)
• Organized and able to work independently
• Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Good time management abilities
• Capacity to work with multiple age groups
• Background in Science or Education required

Send application to:

The application can be found at www.Lasclex.org
Please e-mail a completed application, cover letter, and resume to:

Maeve Hallman
mhallman@lasclex.org


Development Intern

Assistant

About LASC:
The mission of the Living Arts and Science Center (LASC) is “To provide creative and unique opportunities for exploration and education in the arts and sciences.” We offer a variety of programming throughout the year. We offer over 400 Art and Science classes, after-school programs at local schools, field trips and art exhibitions. Our interns are a vital resource in the fulfillment of our mission, and we are looking for well qualified candidates to apply today!

Position Overview:
The Development Intern will work with the Development Director to research, write and submit grant proposals, seeing the process from beginning to end. In addition the Development Intern will have an opportunity to learn from other staff members relating to programming and education. The Development Director will set a schedule for the Development Intern to attend various programs, outreaches and events. Staff will be available to discuss various components of their job for a more comprehensive view on how a non-profit works. Other tasks might include working at events, coordinating mass mailings, assisting with distribution of flyers and brochures to promote events, and general office assistance.

Qualifications:
• Must be 18 and currently enrolled in a higher education program
• Must pass a simple background check ($30 fee)
• Organized and able to work independently
• Ability to conduct Internet research and utilize Microsoft Office products
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are essential.

Send application to:
The application can be found at www.Lasclex.org
Please e-mail a completed application, cover letter, and resume to:

Maeve Hallman
mhallman@lasclex.org

Misc. Intern Opportunities

Gallery Affairs

Drawings: Collect, manage, and exhibit drawings.

Film: Collect, manage, and exhibit film.

Painting and Sculpture: Collect, manage, and exhibit painting and sculpture.

Prints: Collect, manage, and exhibit prints.

Publications: Edit and produce The Living Arts & Science Center buckslips, brochures, and wall text.

Exhibitions Support

Exhibition Program: Oversee all exhibition-related administration, including budgets, planning, and coordination.

Exhibit Management and Exhibition Registration (CMER): Coordinate the packing, shipping, storage, insurance, and documentation of works of art in the permanent collection as well as those on loan for temporary exhibitions.

Imaging Services: Produce photographic materials of works of art in the exhibit. Organize existing collection of photographs.

Pricing and Sale of Exhibited Works: Not exactly sure how to word this, but essentially covering the thought that some exhibited works will be sold, a portion goes to the artist, a portion to us, and how we manage the documentation and record, as well as the action, of such transactions.

Audience Development: Recruitment and database development of potential art collectors, groups to advertise to, invite to specific events

Spanish Interpretor (Fall semester only)

Assist the gallery director and event coordinator with preparations for the Day of the Dead Festival, including research, publicity, email campaigns, event planning, community involvement, exhibition support, and more.

External Affairs

Development: Find sources of funding for the operational budget and programs. Development includes foundations, corporate and government support, as well as the Capital Campaign for The Living Arts & Science Center’s Building Project.

Membership: Design and conduct programs to enhance members’ understanding and appreciation of The Living Arts & Science Center collections, exhibitions, and activities.

Special Programming and Events: Plan and coordinate exhibition opening receptions and community, internal, and corporate events.

Affiliate Programs: Support The Living Arts & Science Center’s ongoing activities and organize special programs designed for its members and for the young patrons of the arts.

Marketing and Communications

Communications: Help The Living Arts & Science Center liaise with the media.

Graphic Design: Supervise and produce graphics, including exhibition and corporate graphics, signage, ephemera, and advertising. Applicants must send design samples.

Marketing: Define, develop, and place The Living Arts & Science Center advertising and promotions.

Social Media: Define, devlop, and enlarge the virtual presence of The LASC on Social Media.

Research Support

The Living Arts & Science Center Archives: Organize and preserve The Living Arts & Science Center’s historical records and make them available for research.

Information Technology

Digital Media: Produce all aspects of the The Living Arts & Science Center website, including managing images and media, assisting with exhibition websites, and updating educational resources. Produce postcards, flyers, bookmarks, brochures, and booklets pertaining to all aspects of The LASC.

Retail

Business Development: The Business Development Department is responsible for identifying, developing, and securing new sources of income for the LASC including business partnerships, licensing opportunities, and multi-channel product development programs.

Creative and Marketing: The Creative and Marketing division encompasses advertising, promotions, graphic design, production, publicity and visual merchandising. Its function is to provide creative direction and marketing support for The Living Arts & Science Center retail brand identity. Applicants must send design samples.

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