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Fall 2022 Programming & Artist Support Intern Job Description


SPACE is a nonprofit multi-disciplinary art organization in Portland, Maine, featuring visual arts exhibitions, live music and performances, film screenings, lectures, workshops, community-based events, an artist-in-residence program, a regranting program for artists in the state of Maine, and more. The organization’s mission is to support contemporary arts projects, champion artists, and encourage an open exchange of ideas.

SPACE prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Pay, benefits, and schedule:

Our fall internship runs from mid September through early December and require a commitment of flexible 10 – 20 hours/week with a hybrid of in-person with some virtual. Over the course of the internship, interns will be immersed in hands-on learning experiences, interface with visiting and local artists, receive school credit (when applicable), and gain access to all SPACE events free of charge. Compensation will be a total of $1000, half paid at the beginning of the position and half paid midway.

SPACE Intern Qualifications

We seek applicants who are curious, interested in contemporary music & art, and potentially considering a career in art and music, creative and conscious programming, and/or non-profit work of all types. A commitment to advocacy and activism and a strong desire to work within an alternative arts venue is a plus!

Successful candidates:

  • Have general knowledge or excitement around engaging with contemporary arts including music, film, visual art, and/or performance
  • Have strong interest in storytelling, communication, and community interaction
  • Are strong communicators, both written and verbal, and work harmoniously with co-workers and peers in a collaborative environment
  • Are reliable, responsible, and punctual
  • Work well independently and create/follow a work plan

Programming & Artist Support Intern

The Programming & Artist Support intern will support SPACE’s music events from booking to promoting to producing. Regular workload may include: researching diverse talent for programming at SPACE, maintaining listings via our WordPress website, working with event and sound staff during live events, distributing marketing materials, assisting communications team with social media, maintaining event data, attending SPACE staff meetings, creating original material for  SPACE Reader, and other special projects. 

In addition interns will be participating in on-site exhibition installations, working directly with exhibiting artists, pop-up projects, and asset management.

Interns will have opportunities to work closely with all staff members at SPACE. Passion for music, visual arts, design, journalism, and a strong sense of humor is a huge plus.


The application period will open August 1st, 2022 and close end-of-day August 19th 2022. Eligible applicants will be notified via email to schedule interviews on Zoom. A final decision will be made and notified via email on or by August 29th , 2022. The position will begin the week of September 12th, 2022.

Application details:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing their interest specifically in SPACE and relevant experience, resume, three references, and a document including any relevant social media handles, websites, and any form of creative work sample (no more than three samples please). Please submit application materials via our Indeed link. Send application materials to, with “Fall 2022 Intern Application” in the subject line, applications due by August 19th.

Volunteer Open Call! Join us at Space!

Join the SPACE Volunteer Team!

Volunteers are and have been the backbone of SPACE, and we are so grateful to our public ambassadors and for their generous, vivacious, and wonderful spirits that have brightened our building and events. Thank you volunteers!

If you or someone you know would like to become a part of the volunteer team here at SPACE, please fill out this online application (Google Forms), or email Jocelyn Leighton at for more information. Jocelyn is our volunteer manager and would love to hear from you.

Volunteering at SPACE includes working the door at our events for live music, film, theater, and more. We also will be bringing back gallery sitting hours slowly but surely. Additional opportunities for volunteering include gallery installing, deinstalling, flyering, staff/volunteer trainings, and much more!

SPACE Gallery is a nonprofit multi-disciplinary art organization in Portland, featuring visual arts exhibitions, live music and performances, film screenings, lectures, workshops, community-based events, an artist-in-residence program, administers grants to artist projects throughout the state of Maine, and more. SPACE’s mission is to support contemporary arts projects, champion artists, and encourage an open exchange of ideas.

Employment Practices

SPACE is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, creed, or disability. Our organization values equity in the arts, elevates differing perspectives, and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, audiences, and artists. We strongly encourage and welcome applications from people/artists of color, of Indigenous origin, of all abilities, and LGBTQ+ candidates.

Health & Safety

Please be advised of our current COVID-19 policies.

  • Until further notice, SPACE requires that all staff, volunteers, audience members, and program artists attending or performing at indoor shows wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This include indoor events in alternative venues.

Join us as we Celebrate 20 Years of SPACE! Learn About our Anniversary Party here!