Central to our mission is our dedication to changing the story of who can be a glass artist, who can be a nonprofit professional, and who can be a leader in the arts and arts education.
In 2022 we established our Glass Art Internships, multi-week paid internships designed to increase the participation of those self-identified as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) in the field of glass art and art education. This year we have expanded our program to include opportunities throughout the year. We are offering paid internships for Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.
GlassRoots Glass Art Interns support all aspects of the educational programming occurring both on-site at GlassRoots in Downtown Newark and offsite at our partner locations or community events.
Application Process: Spring Internship Deadline: March 31, 2023 Fall Internship Deadline: June 31, 2023 Email a resume and a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
Compensation: Interns are paid $15/hour. Interns are also eligible to enroll in classes during their internship and accrue personal studio time.
Opportunity: Interns will experience both personal artistic growth and professional development. As an Intern, you will gain a wide set of glassmaking, teaching and nonprofit management skills. You will also have a chance to develop and expand your professional network. Each Intern will be assigned a GlassRoots mentor.
Responsibilities: The focus of each internship will depend on the Intern’s background and professional interests. For example, an art student will spend more time in the studio assisting and taking classes, while a nonprofit management student will be given project responsibilities around capacity building and development.
Responsibilities will generally include the following:
Teaching Apprentice and Studio Assistant. You will assist the lead teacher in executing art projects with students as a Teaching Assistant and assist in preparing the studio for classes for both youth and adult classes and team-building events. Participate in events including street fairs, festivals and open houses.Organize and maintain studio spaces and equipment. Assist in cleaning.Be proactive in creating a workable studio environment. Assist teachers in teaching classes as needed.Be available for evening and/or weekend hours for attendance and support. Prepare rosters and folders for classes.Conduct supply inventories.
Nonprofit Management Work You will work with the Director of Development as needed on special events.Research and write grant proposals.Conduct outreach to new partners.Maintain databases for marketing, planning and reporting.
Professional Development Each intern will be eligible to take glass art classes during their internship to further develop their skills.
Requirements: Must be available 10 - 20 hours a week for 12 consecutive weeks.Positive collaborative attitude.Self-starter who takes initiative.Ability to follow instructions and complete tasks with minimal supervision. Must be available some weekends and evenings. Proficient in Google Workspace including calendar, G-drive etc.Attention to detail, well-organized, strong customer service and communication skills.Must be able to pass a state-issued background check.Ability to stand for extended periods of time and lift up to 30 pounds. Preference will be given to candidates with interest or experience in the arts, nonprofit management, and/or arts education.
GlassRoots empowers young people from all backgrounds to harness the power of glass to build the skills and confidence they need to succeed. We are a center for aspiring and professional artists to explore the medium of glass. We help curious learners stretch themselves and explore their creativity. GlassRoots is committed to using glass-arts to move toward a just community, one that values every individual’s contribution, and that represents the cultural and economic vitality inherent in a city as vibrant as Newark.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: We are committed to the principles of equal opportunity and diversity and to attracting and supporting staff and board who represent the rich diversity of the communities we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or mental or physical disability.