Intern Program

The Steelville Arts Council nourishes the arts community through education, performance and exhibition. This not-for profit community gathering place offers the best all art disciplines: visual arts, music, folk art and crafts, dance, theatre and poetry.
An internship with the Steelville Arts Council would be tailored to your interests, but could include event planning, development, marketing, youth and family programming, volunteer coordination, and more. .You will be assisting artists on a variety of projects. The internships provide unique exposure to the artist’s studio. There will be significant interaction with artists and a lot of interesting things to do. No matter what area you interned in, you would be in a vibrant atmosphere, surrounded by people passionate about the arts.
This is a great opportunity to get hands on work experience in an internship

Responsibilities will depend on the intern’s interests and the Steelville Arts Council’s needs, but could include:

  • Event planning
  • Assisting with grant writing
  • Working with youth
  • Social Media
  • Public Relations
  • Retail sales
  • Exhibitions

Prospective interns should have an interest in the arts and in becoming more experienced with the atmosphere and work of a non-profit organization. Candidates could have an interest in art business or marketing, be a person who is interested in the curatorial side of art or someone who wants to be an artist.
Candidates must be intelligent, self-motivated, organized, and well-spoken and have a sense of humor.
The ideal candidate should be highly organized, hard working, responsible, flexible, honest, friendly, good with people, resourceful and open to learning.
A 6 to 12 week commitment, at least 20 hours per week of availability, and reliable transportation is also required.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. Housing and studios are smoke free environments.

Free housing will be provided as needed, however, interns must provide their personal living expenses including healthcare, meals, telephone charges, travel and personal expenses.

Steelville, Missouri is located approximately 100 miles southwest of the city of St. Louis, 8 miles south of interstate 44 on highway 19.

Download an application by clicking here.