Public Art Saint Paul Administrative intern
Due Sunday, January 30, 2022 at midnight
12- 15 hours/ week
Public Art Saint Paul – Administrative Intern
Public Art Saint Paul is a nonprofit that places artists in leading roles in our community to shape public spaces, improve city systems, and deepen civic engagement. These artists bring bold and creative leadership to the table with new ways of solving problems, and a focus on creating an inclusive, sustainable civic life. PASP creates places of beauty, reflection, and engagement within the urban landscape—from Minnesota Rocks sculptures throughout the City, to Comforting Climate—a sculpture that literally glows in the dark— to Urban Flower Field in Lowertown, our Pop-Up Meeting with actual popsicles, to Art of Food in Frogtown and Rondo, eARTh Lab workshops, our Night Light Festival, and more! You might be most familiar with our Sidewalk Poetry Program, which has printed poems written by St. Paul residents and stamped 1,100 of them into city sidewalks. They are enjoyed by thousands of people each year!
We are looking for an administrative intern to help with an assortment of tasks that provide a behind-the-scenes perspective of the nitty-gritty workings of a small nonprofit. The intern will primarily work with the PASP staff on the following tasks.
The projects below will provide connections to several program areas of Public Art Saint Paul and provide insight into the complexities of public art programs, commissions, and support.
Communications and Administrative support
- – Digitizing Public Art Saint Paul’s archives of publications and programs,
- – Assist with archival work ahead of donation to MN Historical Society.
- – Generate social media and newsletter content.
- – Research potential grant funding opportunities, PASP staff will provide guidance.
- – Editing and updating of PASP’s website.
- – Support planning of annual Gala: auction assistance and program organizing.
Special Projects from our City Artist in Residence and our Curator of Community Engagement
- – Evaluation planning and implementation for eARTh Lab, a summer youth program, and Western Sculpture Park, one of PASP’s key community-based sites.
- – Documentation of Streets Projects with master list of artists and art locations. Potential field work of collecting photos of street projects.
- – Add street art locations to PASPs pin map and info for City of Saint Paul GIS system.
- – Provide periodic administrative and organizational support to City Artist related to artists commissioned for Wheelock Parkway Public Art
Skills and Interest
- – Passionate about the Saint Paul and its vibrant communities
- – Passionate about public art and artists’ roles in community
- – Strong organizational skills
- – Strong research and writing skills
- – Desire to learn more about how an art nonprofit works
- – Independent worker
- – Self-study and or college course work (Some undergraduate work and community college programs welcomed.) Or degree in art, art history, history, ethnic studies, urban planning, environmental studies, architecture, community activism, food equity, community engagement, social practice, socially engaged art, arts administration, marketing, nonprofit development, business development, art therapy, or related interdisciplinary focus.
- – Proficient in various technologies. PASP relies on Apple computers, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Facebook business suite, Zoom, Outlook, WordPress, and DonorPerfect.
Please email your resume and a cover letter to email@example.com by Sunday, January 30, 2022, midnight.
Applicants will hear back by February 10, 2022 at the latest. If you are chosen for an interview, you’ll need to provide the names, titles, relationships to you, and contact information (email or telephone number) for two professional references.
- – You must be 18 or older.
- – Because this position will involve some hours spent in our office with other PASP staff, you must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and be willing to wear a mask in the office.
- – You must have access to a stable internet connection with a laptop you can use with Microsoft Office or Google Drive.
- – Some college coursework is preferred. You do not need a college degree or to be enrolled in a college program. Self-study, college course work, or degree in art and art history, urban planning, environmental studies, architecture, community activism, food equity, community engagement, social practice, socially engaged art, arts administration, marketing, nonprofit development, business development, art therapy and more. Your specialty can also be interdisciplinary or not listed above, just relevant to our work at PASP.
The position will begin on Monday, February 14, 2022 and conclude on Friday, May 13, 2022
The position will entail 12-15 hours a week with most work done remotely and occasional hours in the PASP office and at other locations as needed.
PASP office safety approaches to COVID:
- – Majority of the work can be completed remotely using the intern’s personal computer.
- – All PASP staff work remotely and stagger going into the office.
- – There are some projects in the office that can be completed on site. Potentially, we would have one staff member and the intern in the office in separate areas and masked.
This internship comes with a stipend of $1,500 in two payment increments.
PASP is committed to supporting students in applying for course credit or internship scholarships as well if that is something that is possible.
Work Culture at PASP
We enjoy playfulness, creativity, innovative thinking, curiosity, sharing food, art, music, and storytelling, while we also like to share our passions about making significant impact and change. We value anti-racism and work intentionally to dismantle systemic racism in all systems. We acknowledge that while some administrative tasks might feel tedious, they are critical to the success of an arts nonprofit and therefore are very valued and important. All staff do administrative work that helps to support Public Art Saint Paul.