Practicum Calls

The following practicum opportunities come from our community partners who would like to guide practicum students in certain key areas and on timely project with in their organization. These opportunities are listed until the positions are filled.

If you are a student (graduate or undergraduate) looking for a practicum opportunity, you may reach out to organizations on your own or consider one of the following options.

Please note that our community partners have worked closely with the practicum coordinator to create specific opportunities that will provide successful mentorship opportunities for students on timely projects they have underway. Please honor the community partner’s desire and only contact those opportunities that are appropriate to your current standing and interests.  (eg. some calls stipulate for graduates only or undergraduate seniors only).

All calls are for practicum course students to gain credit. Peruse the opportunities below, then, if interested, go to the getting started page to download the learning agreement.

Current Calls listed below:

Posted: March 21, 2017

Practicum Call for: ​Junior/Senior level undergraduates and graduates in Arts Management and School of Music and Dance.

Description: ​ This practicum position is available to 1 student who has a background and interest in music marketing / entrepreneurship. Work alongside a classical performing artist, Molly Barth, and learn about a classical music career. Specifically, student will be coordinating social media and other marketing activity leading up to a May 13 CD release event at National Sawdust in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Working with the artist, the student will develop a list of important press contacts in the area, write and distribute press releases, continuing and growing social media presence, and continued promotion of the CD after the May 13 event.

Required Skills: Student must have an entrepreneurial mind and social media prowess. Excellent writing, communication and research skills are necessary and knowledge of or experience with classical music is ideal. Student should be skilled at working collaboratively and problem solving with others on creative projects.

Preferred Skills: Students with coursework in entrepreneurship and marketing offered through the Arts & Administration Program or the School of Music Dance are preferred. Students should have professional learning goals that are suitable to this practicum opportunity, in particular, a desire to gain experience in music entrepreneurship.

Term: Spring 2017. Credit Hours: 1 credit available (3 hours of work per week).

Contact: If interested, please send a letter of interest including a brief description of your experience and / or your resume to: Molly Barth (mollybarth.com), mbarth@uoregon.edu.

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Posted: March 20, 2017

Practicum Call for: Junior/Senior-Level Undergraduates and Graduates in Arts Management and Planning, Public Policy & Management

Organization: OSLP Arts & Culture Program, www.artsandcultureeugene.org

Description: The OSLP Arts & Culture Program is a part of the Oregon Supported Living Program, a nonprofit organization supporting people with developmental disabilities. It breaks down barriers to participation in the arts for people of all abilities and builds bridges to a more diverse and inclusive community. Through diverse and inclusive classes and workshops, on-and-off site exhibitions, mentorships and unique community collaborations, the organization reflects the values of inclusion, opportunity, creativity, collaboration, professionalism and independence.

Practicum opportunities are available for 1 student seeking experience in marketing and communications for a nonprofit arts organization.

Required Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills; organizational skills; knowledge of marketing techniques and social media.

Preferred Skills: Knowledge of design software, such as Adobe InDesign and Illustrator; photo and video editing skills.

Terms:  10 weeks: Spring 2017 and Summer Term (Both summer sessions = 8 week).

Credit Hours: 1-3 credits available each term with 3 to 9 hours of work per week. (1 credit = 3 hours of fieldwork/week in a 10-week schedule).

Contact: If interested, please send a letter of interest including a brief description of your experience and/or resume to: Jamie Walsh, Program Director, artsandculture@oslp.org

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Posted: March 16, 2017

Posting Title: Summer in the City – Community Events Intern

Number of Openings: 1– 2

Work Schedule: Flexible schedule; Mostly weekdays between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; some weekends/evenings required.

Hours Per Week: 8 – 12 hours per week

Acceptable timeline for this internship: One term

Desired Start Date: June 2016

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Colette.m.ramirez-maddock@ci.eugene.or.us by March 18, 2016.

Position Description:

Are you interested in being part of a creative team that plans and coordinates innovative, exciting programs and events for our community?  Are you organized and resourceful?  If you answer “Yes”, then we need you!

The EUGfun Community Events Intern will gain invaluable experience in planning, coordinating, and implementing special events in conjunction with the City of Eugene’s Cultural Services Community Events Manager. The Community Events Intern will play a role in planning and implementing the 2016 EUGfun program schedule. The Community Events program encompasses 50+ FREE events for our community members.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Develop Programs: Work with the Community Events Team to plan the EUGfun schedule, including, but not limited to: pARTy on the Plaza, NOW! Pop-up events, Music in the Parks, Fiesta Cultural, Eugene Sunday Streets, Downtown Events.
  • Inventory and Research Equipment: Inventory existing equipment and research equipment options.
  • Create and Update Documents: Create and update tracking, production spreadsheets, partner negotiations, survey and marketing documents for the EUGfun program. In conjunction with the City of Eugene’s Cultural Services Community Events Manager and the production team develop program plans for 2016.
  • Build Relationships: Engage other City of Eugene teams, external partners, and artists. Plan, schedule, and attend meetings with appropriate stakeholders.
  • Other Duties: Interns may be assigned other appropriate duties as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in special event creation or production.
  • Enthusiasm and interest in performing arts, recreation, and/or special events.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively.
  • Ability to work comfortably with the public; with people of diverse backgrounds; and those with disabilities
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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Posted: March 13, 2017

Position: Arts Alive Event Production
Arts Alive is a collaboration among artists as well as an education program for children and the community. We are looking for practicum students or intern that would start during spring term and continue on through the summer.
Arts Alive Event Production Intern: We are looking for an intern to help pre-production, and on-site production assistance for our 3rd annual Arts Alive event during the First Friday Art Walk on June 2, 2017.

ArtsAlive is a community organization whose mission is to bring together artists to create an atmosphere that inspires both the artists and those watching and listening…and perhaps lead them to discover their own inner artist.From Modern Dance, to Ballet, Flamenco, and Tango this annual event brings together seasoned performers, young performers, highly skilled dancers of different forms along with live music. With visual artists working amongst the crowd and capturing the scene, all the participants serve as a source for inspiration. ArtsAlive is producing this event in cooperation with LaneArts and the City of Eugene.Work with the event producer and gain experience in:

☆ Fundraising

☆ Writing press releases

☆ Event promotion

☆ Event production

☆ Artist management

☆ Budget Creation (for city)

Preferred:

Basic computer skills

Familiarity with Google Drive/Docs

Communication Skills

Commitment:

A few hours per week for 10 weeks April – June 2017.

Contact: ​Producer: Susanna Meyer

Contact: sjoymeyer@gmail.com

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Posted: January 23, 2017

Lane Arts and Education,Policy Improvement Center ( EPIC), our partner in the ArtCore project, are looking for one practicum student or intern that would start during spring term and continue on through the summer. Please the details below:

 

ArtCore Curriculum Design Intern

Lane Arts Council and EPIC are looking for an intern to help with our ongoing design and input of arts integration curriculum.

ArtCore is an immersive arts integration initiative in 5 Lane County Middle Schools. We pair teaching artists and arts integration specialists with an ArtCore school site. Together teachers, administration and the teaching artists collaborate to develop innovative arts curriculum that integrates creative process into core subject matter. This curriculum, known as a module, is then written and organized on the ArtCore website for use by our public school teachers. Work alongside an Arts and Administration (AAD) alum and gain experience in arts integration, program development.

Preferred: 

*Basic familiarity with Adobe Illustrator/InDesign

Some experience writing or editing lesson plans

Basic understanding of arts education terminology

 

1 – 2 days per week for 10 weeks April – June + 8 weeks June through August 2017.

Supervisor: Sisy Anderson and Michele Haney

Contact: sisy@lanearts.org

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Posted: Fall 2016 (Ongoing Opportunity) 

 

Practicum Position: Recycled Art Librarian

Mission: MECCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to diverting materials from the waste stream and into the creative endeavors of our community.

Vision: We inspire our community to reimagine unwanted materials while breaking down the financial barriers to arts and creativity.

Role: The Recycled Art Librarian position is a project-based volunteering role. MECCA would like to create an inspiration library full of potential projects for our customers, educators, and patrons  to view. This position would envision, research, and create this library over the course of 1-2 terms, utilizing materials from our warehouse that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

Responsibilities:

  • Become familiarized with MECCA’s donation process and accepted materials.
  • Conceptualize and brainstorm art library with supervisor.
  • Research local and national waste-related materials.
  • Research or create creative and/or functional reuse projects using common waste items.
  • Create prototypes of recycled-art projects.
  • Document, with step-by-step instructions, recycled art and functional reuse projects.

Attributes and Accountabilities:

  • Ability to work independently. Ability to work in an occasionally chaotic environment. Ability to work in a minimally climate-conditioned environment.
  • Mission-driven, responsible, flexible, courteous and personable, organized, hard-working, punctual, dependable. Abides by MECCA’s Volunteer Code of Conduct.

Reports to: Store and Volunteer Manager

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Posted: Fall 2016 (Ongoing Opportunity)

Practicum Position: Impact Analyst

Mission: MECCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to diverting materials from the waste stream and into the creative endeavors of our community.

Vision: We inspire our community to reimagine unwanted materials while breaking down the financial barriers to arts and creativity.

Role: The Impact Analyst is a project-based volunteering role. MECCA seeks assistance in researching and communicating our environmental impact and/or our creative impact on the community. The impact volunteer position will analyze our existing tracking metrics, assist to create and implement new ways to measure impact, and assist in communicating our impact in innovative ways. This position would be best suited to a student with upper-level standing, with some relevant (work, educational, etc.) experience in environmental issues and competencies in program evaluation.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop understanding of MECCA’s donation and operational practices.
  • Work with Executive Director and Store Manager to understand existing tracking metrics for waste diversion.
  • Analyze existing data and identify new opportunities for tracking waste.
  • Develop communications materials (infographics, reports, etc.) that identify impact.
  • (Optional) Attend Master Recycler course through Lane County’s Department of Waste Management.

Attributes and Accountabilities:

  • Ability to work independently. Ability to work in an occasionally chaotic environment. Ability to work in a minimally climate-conditioned environment.
  • Mission-driven, responsible, flexible, courteous and personable, organized, hard-working, punctual, dependable. Abides by MECCA’s Volunteer Code of Conduct.

Reports to: Store and Volunteer Manager, Executive Director