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Paid summer internships in Waterville’s cultural institutions

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36 hours a week
6 weeks (June-July)
$14.00 / hr

The Maine Film Center seeks Production Assistants to assist in the organization, promotion, and presentation of the annual Maine International Film Festival in July. Interns will be involved in all aspects of the festival, from audience experience and operations (special guest services, project management, etc.) to technical team assistance (pre-screening of films, assistance with projection). Interns will work closely with Festival staff and be able to learn all aspects of organizing a major independent film festival. Interns are integral, valued members of the festival team and will be assigned duties that best match their interests, skills, and areas of study.

36 hours a week
10 weeks (May-August)
$14.00/ hr

Interns will support instructors in preparing class materials, help manage and supervise art camps and community programs as well as provide valuable assistance in the arts classroom and educational outreach. Interns will also be a part of a team that supports the gallery space to deinstall and install exhibitions and provide general gallery support. The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator, well-organized, committed to education + access, interested in the arts, flexible, reliable, and have a good sense of humor. This position will interface with all members of the WC team and will report to the Education + Outreach Manager.

Ticonic Gallery + Studios (TGS), a division of Waterville Creates, is a collaborative art space located in the Paul J. Schupf Art Center at 93 Main Street, Waterville. TGS includes an arts classroom, a clay studio, and a visual arts gallery with rotating exhibitions. TGS seeks interns to assist with arts education + outreach, gallery management, and general programming initiatives.

36 hours a week
10 weeks (May-August)
$14.00 / hr

The Waterville Public Library seeks energetic, intrepid, fun-loving interns to participate in various summer Library programs for adults, teens, and children. Summer interns will have the opportunity to assist in the development, promotion, and evaluation of Library events and programs. In addition, the intern(s) will participate in community outreach activities and events. (Outreach activities may include off-site storytimes, school/childcare visits, community activities, and operating the Library’s BookBike, a Library mobile outreach initiative.) This internship opportunity is best suited for individuals who have strong customer service skills, a commitment to inclusivity, the ability to work with people of all ages, and presentation skills. (The ability to dance while wearing a giant mouse costume is also most welcome, but certainly not required.)

36 hours a week
10 weeks (May-August)
$14.00 / hr

Waterville Creates (WC), whose mission is arts experiences for all, seeks a highly motivated individual to serve as Program Intern. WC is located in the Paul J. Schupf Art Center at 93 Main street, Waterville. The Program Intern will assist with administrative and programmatic initiatives related at Ticonic Gallery + Studio (TGS) and the Waterville Opera House (WOH). The ideal candidate will be passionate about TGS and WOH programs and excited to support a wide
range of programming including art camps, theatre camps, clay programs as well as free community programs alongside WC’s diverse and creative team. Intern duties include providing general and key support for art and theater programs, maintaining classroom and Opera House spaces, working with WC staff to prepare theatre sets
and costumes, and preparing materials for arts and theater programs. The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator, well-organized, committed to education + access, interested in the arts, flexible, reliable, and have a good sense of humor. This position will interface with all members of the WC team and will report to the Education + Outreach Manager.

35 hours a week
10 weeks (May-August)
$14.00 / hr

The L.C. Bates Museum of Natural History and Culture is offering summer internships that will support ongoing museum programming and increase public access to the museum’s arts or humanities collections through intern research, cataloging and exhibition. The intern would be involved in all aspects of museum programming from advertising to hosting programs, and from supporting youth art experiences to evaluating program surveys. Interns would select objects from the museum’s many engaging collections, and research and catalog them (e.g. Asian ceramics, a print collection, late 19th and early 20th century photographs, Pre-Columbian materials, historic tool collections, etc.). They may develop a related virtual or museum exhibition. Interns would have the opportunity to assist a conservator working in the museum, and to help host two day long Collections Care and Storage workshops. The museum’s mission is to inspire wonder, especially for younger rural children. These enjoyable internships will directly support this mission and our community visitors.

35 hours a week
10 weeks (May-August)
$14.00 / hr

Sum Camp seeks interns to partner with our arts teachers to help develop, test, and package a brand new and engaging math curriculum that uses the arts to help children develop a basic sense of numeracy. This is a unique opportunity not only to work in the community, but to meet amazing kids! For the first part of the summer, interns will work with teachers to develop curriculum and during the month of July, interns will work daily with students in grades four and five to help them develop a love of math. Expertise in math is not required. A love of learning, the arts, and enjoying new ways of thinking are all you need. You will work alongside our instructors throughout the day, encouraging and guiding students to be their best math selves. This is a truly rewarding experience that focuses on a small group of students in the Waterville public school system. Come have fun and play games with us!

Makhieba Simon
"Getting to actually do hands-on work at a museum and research actual artifacts...
I loved being in a museum where history is all around me"
Makhieba Simon