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Saratoga Arts Opportunities

 
Paid Opportunities:

Saratoga Arts is seeking qualified, enthusiastic people to join our summer camp staff. Summer camp assistants must have have a passion for the arts and proven experience working with children between the ages of 5-14. Summer camp assistants will work with Saratoga Arts faculty and staff to ensure the safety and well-being of our summer camp participants. Camp Assistants must have a two-year degree in early childhood education or childhood development 
or 5 years experience working with children at a variety of learning levels, preferably in a summer camp setting. All applicants must be mature, able to work both as a member of a team as well as independently, and act as a positive role model for children participating in our summer camp. First Aid and CPR Certification is a plus. Saratoga Arts’ offers one full day visual-arts program that run from June 26 - September 1, 2017, a half day visual arts program that runs June 26 - September 1, as well as 2 week teen visual arts and literary camps that run August 14 - August 25, 2017. Hours for our summer camp assistants vary based upon the camp. Please send resume including three personal / professional references to Kate Morse, Director of Education, at kmorse@saratoga-arts.org

IMAGINATION RULES: Camp Assistant must be comfortable working with children ages 5-7 and be available M-F, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm July 3 - September 1, 2017. 

CAMP CREATIVITY: Camp Assistant must be comfortable working with children ages 8 - 14 and be available M-F, 8:30am - 4:30pm June 26 - September 1, 2017.

TEEN ARTS: Camp Assistant must be comfortable working with children ages 12-15 and be available M-F, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm August 14 - August 25, 2017. 

PAGE TURNERS CAMP: Camp Assistant must be comfortable working with children ages 8 -12 and be available M-F, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm August 14 - August 25, 2017. 


Internships:

 
Education / Programming Intern

Saratoga Arts offers student interns practical experience as well as an opportunity to gain general knowledge and a broad understanding of the day-to-day operations in a busy not-for-profit arts center. Education/Programming Interns will work closely with the Associate Director and assist in and/or be responsible for:

  1. The creation of exhibition specific gallery guides
  2. Developing new media and organizational contacts
  3. Organizing and maintaining class/workshop schedules
  4. The evaluation of current Saratoga Arts class and workshop offerings
  5. Maintaining and updating appropriate pages on Saratoga Arts' website
  6. Updating and editing database listings
  7. Organizing and recording class registrations
  8. General administrative duties as assigned by Saratoga Arts staff.
Interns will also conduct research on relevant program and professional development ideas.  Student interns must be be reliable, motivated and able to work independently. For credit and not for credit internships are available for the spring, summer, and fall semesters.  All interested candidates for Spring and Summer 2017 should send a resume and cover letter to Kate Morse, Director of Education, at: kmorse@saratoga-arts.org.
 
 
Exhibition Intern
 
This internship offers students the opportunity to receive practical training in gallery and artist management, curatorial practices and exhibit installations, as well as art administration.  Interns will have the opportunity to work on design, marketing and research based projects that meet the needs of both the individual and Saratoga Arts.  This internship will provide an environment where interns can expand upon their knowledge and skills in gallery management and arts administration. Exhibition interns will work closely with the Exhibitions Coordinator.

Student interns must be reliable, motivated and able to work independently. For credit and not for credit internships are available for the spring, summer, and fall semesters. All interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Emma Huneck, Exhibitions Coordinator at ehuneck@saratoga-arts.org.


 
Volunteer:
 

Do you love the arts? Volunteer for Saratoga Arts! Saratoga Arts relies on nearly one-hundred dedicated volunteers to operate. Without volunteers, Saratoga Arts would not function! By getting involved, you will have a unique opportunity to experience the inner-workings of a dynamic arts center that has grown tremendously since its inception in 1986. As a volunteer, you will also have an opportunity to do the things you love in a beautiful, arts-based, friendly environment where each individual’s skills and talents are maximized and appreciated.

There are many benefits to volunteering for Saratoga Arts. Volunteering gives you an opportunity to connect and network with working artists, arts professionals, the Saratoga Springs art community, and meet dozens of volunteers with similar hobbies and interests. Volunteers learn and develop new skills, can attend special Arts Center events FREE, have fun while helping an organization that offers over a dozen ongoing programs for youth, adults and seniors in Saratoga and the surrounding area, and our volunteers are the most up-to-date on community arts and Arts Center activities and programs.

If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities at Saratoga Arts please call 518-584-4132!

Art in the Park:

Art in the Park is Saratoga Arts' annual fine arts show and sale, held on Saturday, September 17 from 10am - 4pm. The event, which is attended by hundreds of people, showcases work by fine artists in a variety of media. Volunteer to help artists set up or tear down booths and displays or help at the kids' arts and crafts table and enjoy this day of fresh air, fun, and art. Interested in signing up and helping out? E-mail Kate and get your name on the list!

First Night Saratoga:

First Night is a New Year's celebration of the arts and community. Each year, thousands of revelers come to Saratoga Springs to experience a wide-ranging variety of arts and music. But First Night would not be possible without the help of all our wonderful and dedicated volunteers. We are again seeking volunteers this year to serve as hosts and hostesses in one of over 30 venues, for a chosen 3-hour shift between the hours of 6 PM and 11:40 PM.  

Email mhenninger@saratoga-arts.org to find out how you can join in on our amazing team of volunteers or CLICK HERE to fill out our First Night Volunteer Interest Form.

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Interested in volunteering for Saratoga Arts? Volunteers help with mailings, special events, First Night, Art in the Park, and in The Arts Center Gallery.

You can download a Volunteer Application Form here - just fill it out and mail it to:

320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or call 518-584-4132.

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