Northampton Center for the Arts Internship



The Northampton Center for the Arts (NCFA) is looking for a self-motivated, creative, organized intern to assist with all aspects of its interdisciplinary summer programming for youth. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in more than one creative form (dance/movement, theatre, music, visual art, writing), organizational or administrative experience, and be enthusiastic about working with children.

Eligible candidates must be available mid-May through early August, and MUST be available and on-site Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, for the weeks of June 25, July 2, July 23, and July 30. Interns will work approximately 10 hours/week when programming is not running, and some of those hours can be done remotely.

The benefits to the intern include working with a team of teaching artists who are actively involved in the local community and who are deeply committed to supporting young people in viewing themselves as fundamentally creative people. Opportunity exists for the intern to develop their own classes/activities and to take on leadership roles within the program. NCFA is looking for an intern who is excited about the artistic and administrative skills they have, and is looking to build on those skills in a collaborative, community-oriented environment.


  • Work with the Program Director as needed to plan and implement interdisciplinary summer programming for youth

  • Assist with basic administrative tasks such as tracking registrations and payments

  • Assist with publicity, including postering and social media outreach

  • Plan, organize and facilitate small group crafts and activities for participants

  • Be able to teach a class in a creative area of expertise

  • Greet/interact with parents/guardians daily during programming


The ideal intern will be a clear and effective communicator with excellent computer skills, experience with Google Drive, internet research, and social media and/or the ability to learn new skills quickly. Solid organizational skills and attention to detail are vital. The intern should have a strong interest in interdisciplinary endeavors, creative placemaking, arts education, and/or the non-profit sector.


Self-designed/interdisciplinary, Art, Dance, Theatre, Music, Design, Non-profit management, Education

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Kelly Silliman, Program Director, at