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Residency Arts Technician Intern

May 20–August 14, 2021



Bemis Interns work within a department or directly with an artist-in-residence. The staff of that department or artist serves as a guide and mentor for the duration of the internship.


Assist the Residency Arts Technician with general maintenance and upkeep of the Okada Sculpture and Ceramic Facilities, including regular shop cleanings, maintenance and organization of tools and machinery, and fabrication when necessary

Work independently on various projects for Bemis and artists-in-residence

Help maintain the Bemis Center’s studio spaces, including sweeping floors, picking up trash, and minor building maintenance


  • Currently enrolled in a college degree program or a recent college graduate (within six months)
  • A passion for contemporary art and an eagerness to learn
  • Self-motivation, attention to detail, ability to work without much supervision, and strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to perform varying levels of clerical and/or physical work

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an intern to successfully perform the essential functions of this position:

  • Must be able to talk and hear
  • Must be able to stand, walk, use hands to handle and feel
  • Must be able to repeatedly lift and carry a minimum of 40 lbs. without assistance, with the ability to lift up to 80 lbs. as necessary, with assistance
  • Must be able to reach above head and down to the ground while using hand tools, power tools, and other equipment
  • Must be able to perform low to moderate manual labor
  • Must be able to crawl, bend, stretch, and climb while performing routine tasks


  • Ability to use basic power tools such as a drill and a tape measure
  • Hardworking and reliable
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Thorough in completing projects
  • Takes direction well
  • Self-motivated

Time Commitment

10–12 hours per week. Attendance of at least two events per month required.

How to apply

After completing the application via the link below, email your resume to Abby Fogle at abby@bemiscenter.org and include "Internship Application" in the subject line.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Contact Abby Fogle
Call 4023417130 x 24 Email abby@bemiscenter.org
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