Volunteers & Internships

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, located in Cleveland’s cultural center, University Circle, continually seeks several student interns as well as volunteers to assist with important agency functions.

Collection’s Registrar Intern »

In this role, interns and volunteers will, using the “New Museum Registration Methods” manual as a reference, catalog the various work of art contributed by the agency’s archived artists.  The intern will aid the Collection’s Registrar in photographing the Museum’s collection, organizing and storing artwork according to best preservation practices and entering the information into the AAWR electronic database.  Interns will also aid in receiving works of art as they are delivered to the facility. Applicant must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. and maneuver heavy pieces of artwork safely into their storage units.

Once in the position, interns will receive training on the cataloging process and in museum registration techniques. Candidates should have an interest in art and/or art history and be detail oriented. A commitment to accuracy is desirable, as is the ability to use and manage an electronic database.  Applicants should also be knowledgeable in Adobe Photoshop.

Arts Marketing & Public Relations Intern »

The AAWR has internship opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career in arts marketing and public relations. The internship uses practical, hands-on techniques to equip students with the skills needed to become effective arts managers.  Students will assist and learn in the areas of public relations and marketing, social media promotion, gallery management, event management, audience development, program planning, website management and related areas. Applicants should be knowledgeable in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks (or similar), Adobe Photoshop, and have strong writing and interpersonal skills.  Additional consideration will be given to those candidates with experience in InDesign, WordPress or similar graphic design or web design software.

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to Megan Alves, Gallery & Archives Coordinator.

Please direct inquires to us by phone at 216-721-9020 or via email.

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a smoke-free, drug-free work environment.