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Summer Internship Coordinator

Access Gallery

Contracted, Part Time
Posted April 24, 2024

Access Gallery, a nonprofit organization, provides creative, economic, and educational opportunities for people with disabilities. Currently Access Gallery is seeking a part-time Summer Internship Manager who will help guide interns through a summer program, lead workshops on job skill development, and support artists in their creative endeavors. This position takes place in a fun, creative and flexible environment with the opportunity to network with professionals in the arts and the nonprofit sector, as well as make a difference in our community. This work will be performed at the studio located in Denver, CO.

Position hours include Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 to 3pm with occasional Fridays plus five hours of planning time per week. Position runs from June 4 through August 2, 2024.

General Purpose:

The Summer Internship Manager will be responsible for managing and overseeing Access Gallery’s eight-week creative career-focused internship program for up to 12 youth between the ages of 16 and 21 years old. Access Gallery recruits interns who participate in classes and work-based projects onsite in the Arts District on Santa Fe. Interns explore advocacy, professionalism, art skills, and job development.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develop daily routines and responsibilities for and with interns to follow and provide guidance to ensure autonomous success for all.
  • Develop differentiated objectives and scaffold supports for interns who have various disabilities.
  • Assist interns each day for the various classes and projects they will be working on. Foster an environment that helps interns prepare for each project throughout the day.
  • Create a supportive community among the interns in order for them to work on collaborative projects, support one another, and work as an effective team.
  • Assist interns with a culminating presentation of their internship.
  • Complete progress reports at the end of each month to be submitted to DVR and SWAP
  • Assist staff with intern files and paperwork.
  • Develop & increase job skills with interns such as time management, workplace communication, technology etiquette, self-advocacy, project completion, and other soft job skills.
  •  Assist Teaching Artists in art production and creating opportunities for the interns to develop skills in critical thinking, decision-making, risk-taking, and leadership.

Job Qualifications:

  • Associate degree or equivalent experience in education, business management, and/or working with youth who have disabilities.
  • Knowledge of the disability community and strategies to support individuals from diverse populations.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to encourage participation and project completion.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and knowledgeable with the ability to set boundaries.

Compensation: $25-$30 per hour

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