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About
Ten- fourteen week program to provide students with mentorship and resources to learn and develop community art initiatives in Morganton. Interns are presented with information on current art advocacy initiatives, art historical examples, and guidance as they are encouraged to develop a project in collaboration with studio directors, other students, and our community partners.


High School Internship

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The TOSS high school internship program is a fourteen week program during the school term that provides students with mentorship and resources to learn and develop community art initiatives in Morganton. Interns are presented with information on current art advocacy initiatives, art historical examples, and guidance as they are encouraged to develop a project in collaboration with studio directors, other students, and our community partners.

Examples
    •    A series of sculptures for the Morganton greenway
    •    A community mural project sponsored by local businesses
    •    A collaboration with Opportunity Threads and our local hospital to design hospital gowns
    •    A sustainable product designed to offset our scholarship waivers for low-income students
    •    Community engagement initiative geared toward our underserved population in Morganton
    •    A collaboration with the other non-profits: Western North Carolina Workers Center, the Burke County Literacy Council, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and others
    •    An interactive fundraising campaign with Overmountain Cycles

Expectations
    •    Collaboratively research, develop, and create a proposal to be approved by TOSS director
    •    Work in our shared studio independently to plan and execute spring/summer project
    •    Work with TOSS to plan and exhibit work at the end of the internship
    •    Additionally assist with studio installations, exhibitions, and fundraising as needed throughout the term

Qualifications
    •    Must be a high school student interested in the arts or art education
    •    Excellent work ethic, willing to be versatile and multitask
    •    Self-directed and motivated individual who works well with children, colleagues, and other community members


College Internship

The TOSS internship program is a ten week, work/trade residency that provides students with a space, mentorship, and resources. In exchange, interns are expected to work with our students during our summer programing and produce a body of work to exhibit at the end of the ten weeks. Interns are encouraged to develop this body of work in collaboration with studio directors, students, or our community partners.

1) Art Scavenger Hunt Internship

Description
These interns will be expected to work in our studio and on site at set hours (determined by the intern and studio coordinator). Activities will involve planning, designing, and executing our summer art scavenger hunt. Tasks such as media production, public relations, material prep, art installations, event coordination will be involved.

Details
6 weeks
May 8th-August 13th
210-328 hours (15-20 hours per week)

Expectations
Excellent work ethic
Versatile with an ability to multitask
Self-directed and motivated
Works well with children and community members

A good candidate would be interested in:
Community development
Public relations
Design thinking and construction Art administration
Public art
Outdoor education
Installation art

2) Art Administration Internship

Description
These interns will be expected to work in our studio and on various sites at set hours (determined by the intern and studio coordinator). Activities will involve administrative tasks such as data management, program facilitation, acquisitions, partnership maintenance, planning, designing, and executing or core programing initiatives. Tasks such as media production, public relations, material prep, art installations, event coordination will be involved.

Details
This internship can be completed in any of our summer, fall, or spring sessions

Expectations
Excellent work ethic
Versatile with an ability to multitask Self-directed and motivated
Works well with community members

A good candidate would be interested in:
Business administration
Finance
Entrepreneurship
Community development
Public relations
Art administration Public art

3) Summer Camp Internship

TOSScamp is a two week day camp (July 22nd-25th and July 29th-August 1st) from 9am-12pm for elementary students. This camp culminates in a community art scavenger hunt on August 10th, with students creating elements for the hunt during their camp experience. Our past hunts can be viewed at thetreasureishhunt.com.

Description
These interns will assist elementary students and staff during this summer art camp. Tasks will include prepping art materials, assisting students and instructors.

Details
2 weeks
July 22-26; July 29th-August 2nd 30 hours: Monday-Friday

Expectations
Excellent work ethic
Versatile with an ability to multitask
Self-directed and motivated
Works well with children and community members

A good candidate would be interested in:
Arts education
Studio art
Ecology and outdoor education
Early childhood development