Position: Curatorial and Arts Administration Intern
Type: Part-Time (10 hrs per week)
Term: Fall 2018
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Indexical is looking for an intern interested in new chamber and experimental electronic music to assist in the growth of its music presenting projects. Interns will gain valuable experience in curatorial sectors of arts administration and working alongside an
experienced group of arts administration professionals. This internship is ideal for students looking to work in arts-related fields after graduation, whether as independent artists or as part of a larger organization. Interns will participate in grant writing, foundation research, individualized major gifts fundraising, marketing, archival techniques, concert production, curation and concert booking, and front-of-house management.
Curatorial and Arts Administration Internship
The Curatorial and Production Internship will focus on the promotion and curation of events in Santa Cruz County, with the intention that interns will gain experience in every aspect of live event production in a nonprofit arts context. Interns will assemble promotional materials for the Indexical website, coordinate listings and ticket giveaways with local radio stations such as
KZSC and KAZU, secure venues and assemble budgets, and perform front-of-house duties and live sound reinforcement as appropriate. Interns will also assist in seeking out project specific funding sources such as consulates, cultural organizations, individuals, and charitable foundations. In addition, interns will help organize incoming concert proposals, and develop larger curatorial programs with an eye toward Indexical’s long-term goals. Interns will also have the opportunity to contribute to Indexical’s podcast and series of artists talks by researching potential guests, conducting interviews, and audio production, which includes engineering and editing recordings or other documentation.
The ideal candidate will be a highly organized individual, a competent writer and editor for a variety of nonacademic contexts, and a clear and prompt communicator. Experience with working with Excel (or similar program), graphic design and media production skills are highly desired. The selected intern will gain a holistic view of the organization and work across the Indexical team.