Administrative Intern

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Cleveland West Art league
1305 W. 80th Street Suite 110
Cleveland, OH
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Cleveland West Art League is a new member-based visual arts organization. Founded in 2010, our mission is to promote artist exhibitions, opportunities, and creative exchange that will culturally enrich our community. We have year-round exhibition programming plus an education program for K-12 students.

Interns would gain experience in marketing, copy writing, maintaining a membership program, assisting education program workshops, installation of exhibitions, and video or photographic documentation of exhibitions and events.

In more detail: Marketing and copy writing: intern will be assigned the task of writing copy for upcoming shows and editing artist photos to submit to 78th Street Studio's internal marketing list (reaches a list of over 3000 readers) plus researching other free marketing or pr outlets online (example: and submitting upcoming CWAL show information. Intern will also distribute CWAL announcements/flyers at area arts & entertainment venues, and may be asked to design graphics for one or more cards, or to post updates to the CWAL facebook page. Intern will also have the opportunity to update the monthly newsletter via Mail Chimp and submit to director for approval before it is distributed.

Membership/mailing lists: Intern will learn how to enter new names into mailing list database, and will be taught how to process new CWAL memberships, maintain current list of members, and generate lists for member shows. Will learn to answer visitor inquiries on CWAL as an organization and membership benefits.

Assisting in education workshops: will work closely with education directors to facilitate artist/children workshops and visits, including setup of tables and materials, assisting artists in instruction for children, ordering refreshments, and cleanup.

Intern will assist in installation of shows, creating labels, show strike, checking work into larger group shows, facilitating pick-up and drop off of art, and hosting openings and keeping open gallery hours. May be asked to photograph or take video for documentation and facebook page marketing.

The field of development and fund raising is wide open to any intern willing to take on the research and challenges.

Hours: Every third Friday of the month from 5pm – 10pm, every Saturday from 1-6pm, and other times as needed by board and staff.


Experience in event planning, art education, museum studies/docent work, and arts administration are recommended but not required for this position. Initiative and being able to work independently are crucial.

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