2023 Penland Summer Internships

  • Deadline / Program Start: 2023-05-22
  • Organization: Penland School of Craft
  • Organization Type: None of the Above
  • Grant / Salary: $1800 - $3000
  • Location: Penland, NC
  • Primary Discipline: Arts Education
  • Recurring: Array
  • URL: Link

Penland School of Craft is an international center for craft education offering residential workshops, residencies, community education programs, and exhibitions. Located on 420 acres in the NC Mountains, Penland has 16 teaching studios and 60 historic and contemporary buildings. We are an equal opportunity employer with a staff of 70. Penland operates with a $54 million endowment and an annual operating budget of $7.7 million. We are located about an hour northeast of Asheville, NC. Our mission supports making lives meaningful through making.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Penland welcomes everyone. Black, Indigenous, Latine, Asian, and other people who identify as people of color or BIPOC individuals are encouraged to apply, as are people holding other marginalized identities related to gender, sexual orientation, ability, and class background.

We believe that equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to fulfilling our mission. We want to inspire and nurture the human spirit, and we value the perspectives and contributions of all people. We want the Penland experience to include varied ideas, world views, and personal characteristics. Penland is committed to being a community that welcomes and respects everyone regardless of age, ability, ethnicity, race, religion, philosophical or political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, geographic origin, and socioeconomic status. We are committed to providing an environment free of discrimination.

Position Summary

A Penland internship offers a unique opportunity to live and work in a dynamic, creative educational community and work with accomplished professionals in a mutual learning and knowledge-sharing environment. The studio interns provide day-to-day support for Penland staff, workshops, and studios and, in doing so, will gain a unique experience in their discipline. For the 2023 summer season, we will be offering six internships.

Summer Camp Internship
Studio Internship (2D,3D, Glass/Clay)
Special Events Internship
Scholarship and Events Internship
Donor Stewardship Internship

Please check out our link below for each particular experience description. The internships will remain open until filled; however, the initial review of applications will consist of applications received by February 1, 2023. Application materials must indicate which experience you are applying to. Send a cover letter and resume addressing relevant experience and interest in the internship, personal contact information, and email contact information for at least three references to employment@penland.org. Please put the particular internship job title in the subject of the email. If you are interested in apply to multiple internships, please indicate this in your cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you!