The RiverArts Intern is an important member of our team and works closely with professional staff to gain practical work experience in leadership, special events, fundraising, marketing, communication, and program administration. The Intern reports to the Arts Education Coordinator. The internship period start and end dates are negotiable, and the schedule is subject to the intern’s availability. Although some in-person hours are required, a portion of the internship can be completed remotely. 

A RiverArts internship offers a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic, creative educational community and work with accomplished professionals in a mutual learning and knowledge sharing environment. Class and studio access is offered as a benefit to interns as well as reduced or complimentary class and program fees. RiverArts will work with applicants seeking educational credit for the internship. 

RiverArts believes that diversity and inclusion are essential to fulfilling its mission. We want the RiverArts experience to include varied ideas, world views, and personal characteristics. RiverArts is committed to being a community that welcomes and respects everyone regardless of age, ability, ethnicity, race, religion, philosophical or political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, geographic origin, and socioeconomic status. We are committed to providing an environment free of discrimination. 


Responsibilities will be tailored to fit each intern’s unique experiences and learning goals. Possible responsibilities include:

  • Assist with marketing programs including creating flyers, brochures, and digital materials to market on social media and publications
  • Assist with planning classes and programs, including sourcing instructors and classes, organizing program materials, and observing programs
  • Aid program administration by serving rotations in studio management and community collaborations
  • Assist with planning, set-up, and/or management of special events such as RiverArts Studio Tour, Re!magined Runway, Paint the Town, Empty Bowls, and more!
  • Attend relevant departmental and board committee meetings
  • Conduct clerical and administrative duties such as data entry, filing, copying, etc.


  • Have a demonstrated interest in the arts/arts administration and/or nonprofit management
  • Possess a very high proficiency level using Google products such as Docs and Sheets
  • Experience with Canva is a plus
  • Past experience with nonprofit is preferred but not required
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and a positive professional behavior
  • Have excellent customer service skills; be comfortable making phone calls and in person communications with patrons, supporters, instructors and students
  • Have a proven ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of individuals
  • Ability to work within deadlines
  • Be highly organized and possess excellent time management skills; attention to detail and accuracy is critical
  • Be highly self-motivated, task oriented, and goal oriented

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the applicant is regularly required to sit and to work at a computer. The applicant is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or touch

objects, tools, or controls and to talk fluently. The applicant must occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects weighing up to 75 pounds.

To Apply

The internship will remain open until filled, however the initial review of applications will consist of applications received by May 15, 2023. 

To apply please complete the application found at the link below and attach:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter addressing relevant experience and interest in the internship
  • Contact information for at least 3 professional references

Application link:

If you have any questions, please contact Kris Kelley at