About Special Events Internship / Aspen Art Museum:
The Aspen Art Museum is an accredited, globally preeminent, non-collecting museum that organizes and presents the newest, most important evolutions in global contemporary art through a dynamic exhibition program of sixteen to eighteen shows per year. With an annual operating budget of $7 million and a team of over seventy professional staff members, the AAM is situated in an iconic building in a picturesque environment with an exceptionally active community of contemporary art collectors. With our August 2014 opening of a new Shigeru Ban–designed facility in downtown Aspen with 17,500 square feet of exhibition space, this is an unprecedented time to join the Aspen Art Museum. The Aspen Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Requirements/Necessary Skills for Recruitment:
• Desire to learn more about special event planning • Strong organizational skills • The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced setting • Excellent verbal communication skills • Ability to work calmly and enthusiastically under high pressure • Keen attention to detail • Ability to work independently • A positive attitude and flexibility in an ever-changing environment • Interest in and commitment to contemporary art • Flexible, highly responsible, articulate, self-motivated • Working knowledge of MS Word and Excel • Candidates must have a car, an acceptable motor vehicle record, and be willing to work additional hours on nights and weekends for special events Qualified applicants may send an application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Special Events Intern.” In your application, please include your résumé and cover letter.
Internship Description of Duties:
The Special Events Internship will begin in June and last for ten weeks, ending in early August to coincide with the height of our rental program, public programs, and summer benefit.
The Special Events Intern assists in the preparation and carrying out of our summer benefit, ArtCrush, and its related events, assists with preparing for public programs, and is on-site for AAM event rentals. For ArtCrush, the intern will assist in a variety of tasks including gift bag preparation and organization, registration, and helping with set-up. For the public programs and private rentals, the intern will assist with set-up and strike, as well as various tasks during the event. The intern is expected to work extended hours on event days.