The Umbrella Community Arts Center

40 Stow Street
Concord, MA 01742

Date Posted:
September 17, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Visual Arts Intern


The Umbrella’s Visual Arts internship program offers those interested in supporting and participating in the contemporary art community the opportunity to participate in the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit arts organization. The Umbrella’s Visual Arts Intern will support the management of our Studio Arts and our Arts Gallery Programs, which include 50 artist studios and exhibition spaces focused on contemporary, expressive and public art. Integral to small team, interns work directly on a variety of projects and initiatives including artist professional development, event planning and production, designing and implementing exhibitions, marketing and social media, and interacting with the public. This role will have the chance to contribute and assist on meaningful projects that will provide an in-depth exposure to the work of a nonprofit arts organization.

Regular tasks include:

  • Event coordination: support the planning and implementation of over 30 events annually including professional development seminars for artists, gallery exhibitions gallery openings, our speaker series and other special engagements.

  • Exhibition Design and Implementation: Working with the Program Director and Gallery Committee to determine exhibition calendar, presenting artists and curators, and assist in the hanging of those exhibitions.

  • Marketing and Social Media: Helps to document program activities for use in social media, website updates including but not limited to artist profiles, blog and social media posts, and campaign collateral.

  • Administration: Data entry and records reconciliation including filing, copying, typing, prepares gallery labels and signage.

  • Other tasks as assigned.


- Ability to work independently and collaboratively

- Ability to communicate progress, challenges and setbacks

- Act as an ambassador and resource to the public;

- Report to work for occasional evening, weekend and/or early morning commitments as required (discussed and approved beforehand)

How To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume/CV and the names of two (2) relevant references to:

Jess Muise, Visual Arts Manager at
Summer 2019 positions open until filled. References will not be contacted without permission of the applicant. No phone calls please.

Apply by:
September 30, 2019
About this Organization:
The Umbrella Arts Center, is located at 40 Stow Street in downtown Concord. Our mission is to enrich lives and build a vibrant community through the arts. We inspire creativity, learning, and personal growth through education, performing and visual arts, cultural events, and community collaborations. Each year we engage, excite, and educate people of all ages – from toddlers to seniors – in the arts. Our performing arts and events draw thousands to our 400-seat theater. We present approximately 10 exhibitions per year including curated, juried, and non-juried exhibitions and works by local, regional, and national artists. Our popular Musketaquid arts and environment program links discovery of art with passion for nature. And, our community of 50 artists adds tremendous vitality and inspiration. For more information, please visit