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2013 Anderson Ranch Arts Center Summer Internship Program

Each summer, Anderson Ranch Arts Center provides a variety of internship opportunities in conjunction with the summer workshops. For many years, the Ranch has nurtured talented young artists and allowed them to work among practicing studio artists of renown. Over 150 workshops are offered for artists of all levels and ages. They come here for the opportunity to uncover, develop and stretch their creative spirits in the visual arts. Interns have the opportunity not only to assist in summer workshops and events, but also to work with and meet artists and gifted instructors in a supportive community. It takes the effort and teamwork of talented interns in artistic, administrative and other departments to provide the high quality learning experience for which the Ranch is known.

2013 SUMMER APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are due March 8

For all other types of internships and employment opportunities go to winter internships or open positions.


Dates of 2013 Internship: May 19, 2013 to beginning of September (some internships may last until mid or late September). Specific arrival and departure dates will be arranged by department.

Work schedule: The timeframe fluctuates by department. A work schedule will be developed between each intern and supervisor. Interns work a minimum of 40 hours per week and will be expected to work more during Ranch summer events. Interns will receive one four-day break during the internship pending approval of their supervisor. Each intern will receive a period of 24 hours off per week. Some programs require evening responsibilities such as being a monitor, while others have weekend tasks. All interns help with studio maintenance, set up and faculty transporation.

Compensation: Housing and meals at the Ranch cafe (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided.

Selection Process: Each department is responsible for hiring their intern(s). The Ranch offers employment to interns that are best qualified and will be most effective in a given area.


With the amount of workshops and participants at the Ranch in the summer, internships are intense and demanding and time is spent in a variety of capacities. The majority of artistic internships focus on assisting faculty and students in the studio with projects, tools and supplies. Additionally, interns are responsible for knowing the weekly schedule, helping with set-up before and after workshops, and cleaning and maintaining the studio space. This includes taking out trash, cleaning bathrooms and other physically demanding tasks. Administrative internships focus on Ranch operations and accommodating participant needs. Versatility is important as workshops change on a weekly basis.

Interns are expected to assist with other responsibilities and Ranch events, as needed, like auctionettes and ground maintenance. Interns are required to work the day the National Council Celebration and the Annual Art Auction, Saturday, August 01, 2013, and have the option of working the Recognition Dinner, Saturday, July 20, 2013.


Interns are usually practicing artists and are often undergraduate, graduate or recently graduated students from an art program looking to work in an artistic environment of like-minded peers. Friendliness, politeness and interpersonal communication skills are vital to working with Ranch staff, students and workshop instructors. Strong working knowledge of the art materials, tools and techniques in the intern’s assigned department is essential.


Interns stay in shared intern residences, which include a shared bedroom with an attached bath, a shared common space and a fully equipped kitchen. The condos are located within easy walking distance to the Ranch. There is a valley wide transportation system known as RFTA as well as a free Snowmass Village shuttle that operates a few times per hour. It is helpful to have bicycle. Having a car may aid with transportation in the Roaring Fork Valley, but parking at the Ranch is designated for students. Interns are not necessarily provided with dedicated studio space and may have limited time to make personal artwork over the summer.


To apply for a summer internship, please read the job descriptions listed below, then download an application form and submit by the application deadline date of March 8, 2013.

Download a summer internship application (PDF)

For all other types of internships and employment opportunities go to winter internships or open positions.

2013 SUMMER APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 8, 2013 (received by)

via Summer Internships | Anderson Ranch Arts Center.