Please read below for employment and internship opportunities or visit our Volunteer page to get involved with our events.
Thank you for your interest in working at PICA. There are no positions available at this time.
Are you a current student seeking professional experience with a nonprofit arts organization? Starting a new career in arts management and administration? Our interns work closely with PICA staff on all aspects of programming and operations, contributing to our small team while gaining an insider’s perspective on everything from marketing to development to curation.
We expect each intern to identify and carry out independent projects in addition to assisting staff with general duties. All interns are expected to demonstrate an appreciation for and understanding of contemporary art.
PICA internships are unpaid. Interns receive a PICA membership and free admission to programs and special events. While PICA cannot provide housing, travel, or monetary compensation for interns, we are happy to work with your educational institution to arrange for course credit.
PICA’s internship program runs seasonally. For general questions, please email Roya Amirsoleymani, Community Engagement Manager, at [email protected].
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art Seeks Marketing/Communications Intern
PICA is seeking an intern interested in arts marketing and nonprofit administration with an understanding of contemporary art to assist with PICA’s marketing and communications efforts relating to our Spring 2015 programming. Internship will specifically have a heavy focus on our TADADA! Gala and 20th anniversary events. Approx. 8-10 hrs/week. May be able to work remotely on certain tasks.
Tasks will primarily include assistance with researching the PICA archives, executing related social media campaigns, and miscellaneous basic graphic design. Other related tasks may be assigned as needed.
We are looking for applicants that possess strong writing and editing skills, an understanding of social media platforms, photo editing skills, the ability to responsibly handle archival/historical materials with care, basic graphic design skills, the ability to independently manage assigned project timelines and deliverables, and a familiarity with PICA’s programs.
PICA internships are unpaid. Interns will receive a PICA membership and free admission to programs and special events. We are happy to work with your educational institution to arrange for course credit.
Position reports to PICA’s Communications and Marketing Manager and works closely with PICA’s in-house graphic designer.
Internship Period: March 1 – May 20, 2015
Applications: Please send a cover letter, resume with references, and online or PDF portfolio work samples to: Noelle Stiles, Communications and Marketing Manager at [email protected]. No phone calls, please.
Deadline: Position open until filled