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Oklahoma Arts Council Job Opportunities


Visual Arts Intern

The role will comprise several aspects of several museum roles: curator, education, registrar, preparator

Summer 2016: Feb 9- Mar 25, 2016 (Internships begin May 31, 2016)

Application Procedures
Email is the only method of applying, with all attachments in Microsoft Word format only.

To apply for an internship send the following 4 documents in MS Word attached in an email:

  1. Prepare a single MS Word document containing:

  2. Cover letter (addressed to Heather Lunsford, Director of Art in Public Places), indicating:

    • the specific internship for which you are applying;

    • how your skills/experience qualify you for the internship;

    • how the named internship fits into your academic and/or career goals;

    • some of your related personal interests, and;

  3. Current resume or curriculum vitae (CV).

  4. A writing sample of your academic work (this may be submitted as a PDF file).

  5. A letter of recommendation from an academic instructor or advisor or from a current/recent employer is strongly encouraged and may be included in the original cover letter/resume document. If submitted separately, and should be e-mailed directly to

Important Information

All internships at the Oklahoma Arts Council, are unpaid positions unless otherwise specified within the description. Interns are expected to work 10-20 hours a week.

Recommendations sent separately (i.e., by a third party) should be addressed to Heather Lunsford, Director of Art in Public Places, and should be emailed to

Incomplete applications will not be considered for the internship.


Marketing and Communications Intern


The Oklahoma Arts Council seeks junior, senior, or graduate level college student interns to advance the arts industry in Oklahoma by assisting with the agency’s marketing, communications, and public relations efforts. A minimum commitment of eight hours per week for one semester or summer session is required. Responsibilities may include writing and editing, database management, research, data analysis, social media management, event planning, and customer service.


Summer internships
June 1 - August 31, 2016
Application materials due March 31

Fall internships
September 12 - December 16, 2016
Application materials due June 30

Spring internships (2017)


General responsibilities may include the following:




Submit a resume, cover letter, and at least three writing samples or a portfolio via email to the Director of Marketing and Communications, Joel Gavin, at

The Oklahoma Arts Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer