The Institute of Learning and Teaching (TILT) Art Competition and Gallery Internship Opportunities

Posted on September 15th, 2015

The Institute of Learning and Teaching (TILT) conducts an annual art competition open to the campus community. This competition serves as an opportunity for TILT to enhance and enrich the educational experience at Colorado State University outside the classroom while instilling an appreciation for the arts that extends beyond graduation. The competition culminates in a gallery that lasts through to the next year.

This year’s art competition will be organized by Connor Kealey, a graduate student in the LEAP Arts Leadership and Administration program. He will be leading a team of interns who will help with the various facets of the competition and gallery. Descriptions of these internship opportunities can be found below. To apply please submit a resume and a cover letter that demonstrates your interest in the internship and conveys the unique background you would bring to the position.

This team will make up the committee responsible for organizing and putting on the competition and gallery. All three internship positions will report to the Main Coordinator and head of the committee, Connor Kealey.

If you have any questions about these three positions or would like to apply please send an application to Mr. Kealey at conkeal@rams.colostate.edu. All Colorado State University students are invited to apply and all majors and student levels will be considered. Priority Deadline is September 24 and positions will be filled soon after that.

Arts-oriented Student Intern for the TILT Annual Art Competition

This internship position will serve as the Artistic Coordinator for the TILT Art Competition and Galley

The ideal candidate is able to:
• Give their unbiased critique on submitted pieces
• Be organized in the collection, evaluation and selection of the pieces
• Have passion for art created by members of the Colorado State University community
• Assist in preparing the selection criteria and give input on artistic decisions regarding the competition and gallery
• Be a team player and collaborative with fellow interns and stakeholders
• Utilize their experience as a curator or in producing a display or showing (preferred, not required)

Interns in this role will learn:
• How to be a leader within the art competition and gallery environments
• Art Administration and art judging committee skills
• The importance of working as a team to produce a campus-wide art competition
• Useful skills in working with multiple stakeholders to produce a community arts event

Remuneration: Unpaid, though academic credit may be able to be arranged.

Communications Student Intern for the TILT Annual Art Competition

This internship position will serve as the Communications Coordinator for the TILT Art Competition and Galley

The ideal candidate is able to:
• Communicate efficiently and effectively
• Create effective and engaging messaging through social media and other communications media
• Be knowledgeable about trends among students especially in the area of social media and communications
• Work independently in the creation of competition and gallery communication
• Take the lead, at times, on getting the word out about the art competition and gallery
• Be a team player and collaborative with fellow interns and stakeholders

Interns in this role will learn:
• How to interact with a public or community through communication and strategy
• To work independently and as a leader while gaining experience in communications
• About their communication style, providing the opportunity to hone your communication skill set
• Useful skills in working with multiple stakeholders to produce a community arts event
• The value of persistence and determination and its importance in communicating in the arts

Remuneration: Unpaid, though academic credit may be able to be arranged.

Education Student Intern for the TILT Annual Art Competition

This internship will serve as the role of Educational Coordinator of the TILT Art Competition and Gallery

The ideal candidate is able to:
• Coordinate with multiple university and community stakeholders
• Manage educational aspects of the competition and gallery
• See themselves working in Education after graduation and may even be looking into the administration side of Education.
• Be a team player and collaborative with fellow committee members and stakeholders.

You will learn:
• How to communicate with other education administrators about a project for which you are on the committee
• Useful skills in working with multiple stakeholders to produce a community arts event
• How to be a leader in the area of Education within the planning of the competition and gallery
• The skills needed to coordinate with diverse populations and university stakeholders
• The benefit of Arts integration in Education

Remuneration: Unpaid, though academic credit may be able to be arranged.