ABOUT WISTARIAHURST MUSEUM (wistariahurst.org)
Wistariahurst is the former home of two generations of the Skinner family, manufacturers of nationally renowned silks and satins, and prominent residents of Holyoke. The grand estate and gardens have been a focal point in the Holyoke landscape since 1874. In 1959, Katharine Skinner Kilborne, the youngest daughter of William and Sarah Skinner, and her heirs donated Wistariahurst to the City of Holyoke to be used for cultural and educational purposes.
Today, Wistariahurst Museum provides a variety of programs, cultural events, and history projects aimed at engaging and educating residents and visitors with our history, our collection, and our community. Our facilities include a holyoke exhibition space, art gallery, performance space, house museum, historic gardens, and a gift shop.
The Wistariahurst Public Arts Intern will work with the Museum Director and Museum Assistant to learn about designing, coordinating, booking, and reporting on cultural programs for the Museum and aimed at a broad, public audience.
The intern will receive training in the following areas:
- Designing and proposing an art show, project, or performance
- Working with partners, artists and volunteers to coordinate an art show, project, or performance
- Marketing and promoting for cultural events
- Implementing the behind-the-scenes work of an art show, project, or performance including hanging art, setting up staging, lighting, etc.
We are looking for candidates with strong written and verbal skills who are comfortable interacting with the partners and the public. Candidates should be excited to find creative ways to involve the public in art projects or to present art/performance to a broad, diverse audience.
PERIOD OF INTERNSHIP/EMPLOYMENT: Spring, Fall, or Summer
PAY TYPE: Unpaid
OPPORTUNITY TYPE: Internship
JOB STATUS: Part-time. Flexible schedule with the potential to include week hours.
LOCATION: Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot St, Holyoke, MA
APPLICATION DUE DATE: Rolling
REQUIRED DEGREE: Any
CONTACT: Kate Preissler, Director, preisslerk@Holyoke.org
HOW TO APPLY: Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and proposed schedule (including desired amount of hours to work) to Kate Preissler.