Open Positions


Each summer, Peninsula School of Art provides an internship opportunity in conjunction with our summer programs.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes at a busy and vibrant non-profit arts school and to gain valuable, practical skills in program management, customer service, studio management, exhibition installation, event planning, hospitality, and arts administration.

  • Dates of 2018 Internship: Flexible, June 1 to August 27 preferred. Specific start and end dates will be arranged prior to hiring.
  • Work schedule: A work schedule will be developed upon hiring.  Interns work approximately 35 hours per week and will be expected to work more during Peninsula School of Art summer events. Some evening and weekend hours required.
  • Compensation: $12/hour, plus one art class
  • Application Deadline: March 13, 2018
  • Application Procedure: Email resume and cover letter to [email protected].


The Arts Program Intern will assist the staff in the day-to-day management of the school, and is responsible for a wide variety of activities. Versatility is important as workshops and activities change on a weekly basis. The Arts Program Intern is a key member of PenArt’s operations and front office team who helps contribute to PenArt’s customer service goals. The intern needs to be flexible, patient, compassionate and able to accommodate the changing needs of young students, parents, faculty, adult students, projects, and Peninsula School of Art summer programs. 

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the staff in the day-to-day management of the school
  • Knowing the weekly schedule, helping with set-up before and after workshops, including cleaning and moving equipment. 
  • Answering phones and general inquiries
  • Assisting visitors
  • Processing student registrations
  • Selling special event tickets
  • Working as a teacher’s aide when needed in our Summer Studios for Young Artists Programs, including supervising the use of materials, snack breaks, and time before and after workshops
  • Assisting in the installation of gallery exhibitions
  • Event set-up and staffing
  • Other duties as requested.


  • Successful candidates should be detail-oriented and well-organized with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills are required, including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Having a broad knowledge of art materials and techniques is valuable.
  • Having experience or a strong interest to work with children is desired.
  • An understanding of ceramics and handling of the electric kiln and other related equipment is helpful.

While there is no college credit available for these internships, interns may develop individual projects under the direction of the staff to further personal educational goals.