New Professionals High School Internship sponsored by Bank of America

June 7–July 30, 2021 
Tuesdays–Fridays, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. 

Mission 

McColl Center for Art + Innovation’s New Professionals High School Internship is designed to give high school juniors and seniors who are interested in the arts an opportunity to explore professions in the in the field. 

The New Professionals High School Internship is designed to provide a diverse group of students a real, behind the scenes look at the various careers available in the arts. Participants will have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of tasks supporting the operations of a contemporary arts space and artist residency program. Interns will work with staff in various departments at McColl Center, and get real-life, professional experience. Internships will cover the following departments: 

  • Residency + Programs: Leads exhibitions, artists-in-residence program, and public programming. Interns will work with the Residency + Programs team to provide support to the artists-in-residence and contracted artists to execute events and programs like open house, artist talks, and summer arts camps. Interns will gain hands-on experience assisting the artists-in-residence in their creative process ranging from research to studio assistance. 
  • Development: Fundraises and cultivates donor relationships. Interns will provide essential assistance in raising funds for programs and general operating costs. Development interns will be responsible for researching potential donors and members. They will help prepare, edit, and record acknowledgments and supporting materials. They will also assist in planning fundraising events and manage filing and database entry. 
  • Administration: Manages the day-to-operations of the office. Interns will gain experience with data management software, data entry, and archiving. They can also expect to conduct research on McColl Center’s residency program for the purposes of collecting data to update existing files. 

Interns will also visit other arts organizations and experiences, connect with creatives across the Charlotte region, and participate in workshops designed to encourage them to be creative while preparing for potential futures in the arts. This internship pays $12 per hour for 20 hours a week and will run for 7 weeks beginning in June. Eligible applicants should be rising high school juniors or seniors. Reimbursement for transportation to McColl Center can be provided. 

Intern Duties and Requirements 

Internships are offered to high school juniors and seniors who are interested in getting hands-on experience in the arts and residency programs. Ideal candidates are interested in pursuing a career in the arts. This internship program is also designed to give the cohort opportunities to share ideas, grow and learn together. 

Extended Deadline 

May 17, 2021 

How to Apply 

Candidates are asked to submit an online application and two letters of recommendation from a teacher, supervisor, or similar source who is familiar with your work to acookson@mccollcenter.org. Please no family recommendations. 

About 

McColl Center for Art + Innovation is a nationally acclaimed artist residency and contemporary art space committed to putting artists first with 360 degrees of support, including artist studios, modern equipment and tools, and exhibition spaces. 

Here at this one-of-a-kind historic place, built from the ashes of a former Church that burned down in the 1980s, the artist’s need for expression, advancement, experimentation, and growth is fulfilled. 

Beyond serving as catalyst for artistic advancement, McColl Center is a hub for connection within the creative community. This is a place where all are welcome to share in a universal passion for art and inspiration through creative participation and engagement. 

We welcome you to begin building your own history with this remarkable place and the extraordinary people who are drawn to it. 

McColl Center is committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We strongly encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply. 

Generously supported by Ingrid and John Amols.