Internship Program

Interns at Work!

The Ceramics Program, in an effort to expand its services, has created an internship program designed to provide college students and those who have just completed college, the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the field of community art education. Interns will be working under the supervision of the program’s Director of Education, Kathy King and Geoff Booras, Ceramics Technican.

Internship Opportunities

  • Short-term unpaid Internship: available in Fall, Spring or Summer term, 10 hours of commitment each week the studio is in operation. Limit to 8 positions.
  • Special unpaid Internship: for College students wishing to receive credits and for those with special circumstances.
  • Paid Internship: for those who have completed an unpaid internship, have broad experience in the field, and approved by the Director of Education 10 hours of commitment, (4 hours paid) each week the studio is in operation. Limited to 4 positions.

Applications are now being reviewed for Spring 2019 (January 2 - May 1)
Deadline for Applications: Friday, November 30, 2018
Applicants will be notified by Friday, December 15, 2018 (We review applications as we receive them so you may hear from us sooner!)

Advantages

  • You are able to use the studio during breaks between terms.
  • Paid Internship and Internships have the option of taking one class, tuition waived.
  • You may attend selected visiting artist workshops and special events.
  • Opportunity to work with instructors, resident artists, visiting artists and a large number of professional ceramic artists.
  • You may participate in firing workshops at no cost as long as there is space available.
  • If you are interested in renting a studio space, you are eligible to rent an Independent Artist studio space if available (see Shawn) and you are welcome to apply to the Juried Resident Artist studio spaces.
  • Opportunity to participate in the Fall and Spring Show and Sales.
  • You may attend selected visiting artist workshops and special events.
  • Opportunity to work with instructors, resident artists, visiting artists and a large number of professional ceramic artists.
  • You may participate in firing workshops at no cost as long as there is space available.
  • If you are interested in renting a studio space, you are eligible to rent an Independent Artist studio space if available (see Shawn) and you are welcome to apply to the Juried Resident Artist studio spaces.
  • Opportunity to participate in the Fall and Spring Show and Sales.

Expectations

  • 10 to 20 hours per week of required time during the length and type of internship.
  • Active participation in studio events, undergraduate events and opening receptions.
  • Good work ethics and communication skills with Ceramics Program staff and Program participants.
  • You are expected to be responsive to staff, faculty and studio participants' inquiries, attend staff meetings, help keep the studio in good working order and assist with clay deliveries whenever possible.
  • Must be aware of emergency procedures for the program.
  • Responsible for keeping track of your work hours and report your hours each week.
  • Direct all studio concerns, maintenance or operational issues to the Director of Operations.  
  • Participate in special events such as academic visits.
  • Participate in some capacity in the Holiday and Spring Show and Sales.
  • College Students are responsible for making appropriate arrangements with their schools to receive credit for internships.

 Internships may be involved in the following jobs and activities

  • Mixing Glazes
  • General Studio Maintenance
  • Assisting in Curricular Ceramics Labs
  • Assisting in Undergraduate Ceramics activities such as Clay All Night,
  • Freshman Arts Event, Empty Bowls Event, Visiting Artist Workshops and Show and Sales.
  • Helping out in the office.
  • Assisting in classes
  • Helping with the loading and unloading of studio kilns
  • Firing Electric Kilns
  • Firing Gas Kilns

All applications must include the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for (2) references, professional and/or academic
  • Images of work (we suggest 5-10)
  • Application Form .doc

For more information or to submit applications contact:

Kathy King
Director of  Education
Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
224 Western Avenue
Allston, MA 02134
Tel: 617.496-4751
Email:kking@fas.harvard.edu

Please copy:  Geoff Booras, Instructional Ceramic Technician at gbooras@fas.harvard.edu