Seed Space is the only non-profit organization solely devoted to contemporary art in Nashville. We are able to keep our doors open with the help of volunteers and interns, many of whom are students, community-minded artists and others interested in the arts. From the mutually beneficial relationships we build with those who work with us, we are able to grow creative connections in Nashville and beyond.
ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP: We welcome anyone to apply who has experience in studio art, art education and art history; we also invite those with expertise in other fields who have an interest in art. We are particularly looking for people with experience in the fields of graphic design, computer programming, organizational development, event planning and data management.
Internships will vary, but we generally require ten hours a week of work for at least three months, with up to two hours per week devoted to outside commitment, such as our educational programming or exhibition openings. If that time commitment is in excess of your availability, we are always open to discussing volunteer possibilities.
Because of Seed Space’s size and rapid movement, interns are able to get an unparalleled introduction to the art profession. Our small size means that you will be able to build a genuine, lasting relationship with a growing arts organization, and see a sizable impact by the end of your time here. Each internship is designed to match the applicant’s experience to Seed Space’s needs, resulting in a three-month commitment that becomes a uniquely tailored training experience. Individuals leave here with marketable skills and a strong sense of accountability. Many interns also find future opportunity during their time here, as a natural development from working so closely with so many Nashville organizations. Interns are guaranteed entry into our annual Seed Space group show of intern’s work. Interns can also attend all Professional Development Workshops for free.
While each internship/volunteer position is different, interns may learn how to:
• Make art, and make art happen
• Archive and design materials from past exhibitions for publication
• Connect with artists, curators, critics and community
• Bring art to new audiences
• Write grants, press releases, and art proposals
• Plan gallery events
• Get funding for exhibits/projects from a variety of sources
TO APPLY: Learn about and, ideally, visit Seed Space. Have a track record of dependability and responsibility supported by references. Contact us with a resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don’t hear back within a week, email again.
We accept interns on a rolling basis.