Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Short Term Interns Wanted for ACC Baltimore

From the ACC website:

Short Term Interns Wanted!

The American Craft Council needs interns for one week to assist with the 33rd annual American
Craft Council Wholesale and Retail Show in Baltimore, MD, February 24- March 1, 2009.

Baltimore is the American Craft Council’s largest show featuring more than 700 exhibitors and
25,000 attendees. If you are a student of craft, design, or the arts, don’t miss this fantastic
opportunity to gain first-hand experience setting up and conducting show operations, working with
makers and artists, exhibitors, wholesale and retail audiences.

Background: The American Craft Council is a national, nonprofit educational organization
dedicated to promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft. Through
our 6 juried craft shows across the country, our specialized library, and a roster of programs,
symposia, seminars, and conferences, The Council is the leading voice for crafts in America,
celebrating the remarkable achievements of the many gifted artists working in the media of clay,
fiber, glass, metal, wood and other materials.

Internship: The internship is a one-week internship, totaling approximately 85 hours that will run
from Sunday, February 22- Sunday, March 1, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland. All work will be
performed at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD during the Council Show.
Responsibilities will be related to all facets of the necessary operations of the show.
The ideal candidate will have a background in art, art history, craft or media studies, design or
exhibition related field(s) and an enthusiasm and ability for working in a fast-paced, hands-on

Interns will work closely with Council Show Staff, playing an integral role with the following:

• Assisting Council show staff with Exhibitor Check In
• Assisting with Council office setup and maintenance
• Interacting with artists, makers, and exhibitors
• Disseminating exhibitor correspondence through out the week as needed
• Assisting show manger and show director with show operations as needed

Stipend: This is a non-paying internship. Interns selected who will be coming from outside the
Baltimore area will receive meal stipends and discounted rates on hotels in the area.

Eligibility: College student (junior year or above) or graduate level and above.

Application: Internship applicants should send or email –
• A brief statement describing your qualifications and interests
• Letter of recommendation from a professor
• A resume detailing prior academic and work experience

There are additional opportunities to apply for similar show internships at upcoming Council
Shows. For additional information, please contact Monica Hampton directly.

Applications and all other inquiries should be sent to
Mhampton@craftcouncil.org or to
Monica Hampton, Director of Education
American Craft Council
72 Spring Street, 6th Floor, NY, NY 10012
Fax: 212.274.0650

Deadline: All applications must be received by January 30, 2009. A decision will be made by
the first week in February.

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