BAC Call for Interns: Summer 2019

About Us:

Barrett Art Center is an historic 1840’s townhouse and former family of home of artist Tom Barrett Jr. Our national landmark building’s former domestic spaces have been transformed into galleries, offices, a multi-purpose community art studio, and an Artist in Residence studio on the 3rd floor.

Our Mission:

Barrett Art Center (BAC) fosters an appreciation of the visual arts in the Mid-Hudson Valley through exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and events. Our organization is invested in

History: building preservation and collections stewardship are integral to our mission. BAC sustains the Mid-Hudson’s diverse contemporary art community through high-caliber art exhibitions that are free and open to the public and maintains a strong presence in the community, bringing together thousands of participants each year through collaborative programs to reach diverse audiences.

 Role/Oversight:

Interns work closely with BAC’s Executive Director Joanna Frang, and Anna Adler, Outreach & Operations Coordinator, as well as our Board and fellow volunteers. The role of an intern is to serve as an ambassador for Barrett Art Center as a vital liaison between BAC and the public. Attitude and demeanor are among the most influential factors that determine visitors’ impression of our organization. BAC Interns and Volunteers are the backbone of Barrett’s public image, fundraising efforts, and future growth.

Opportunities in exhibitions, archives, research, special events, community outreach, education, fundraising, and a variety pf arts administration projects.

Inquires can be directed to Executive Director, Joanna Frang, director@barrettartcenter.org

Summer 2018 Intern, Sekaya Newsome working the outreach table at a community event.

Summer 2018 Intern, Sekaya Newsome working the outreach table at a community event.

Skills/Interests:

Strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills. Interest/focus on in art, urban studies, education, collaboration, and community/relationship building. Dor community-facing projects, ability and passion for working with youth and diverse populations.

Ideal candidates should be great with all ages, organized, motivated, curious, and unafraid to step up, step in, engage with others, ask questions and remain patient/flexible/versatile in program setting.


Spanish language is a plus but not required. 

Spring 2019 Interns Rui Cheng & Karin Halversen on the red carpet at Barrett’s Springraiser event!

Spring 2019 Interns Rui Cheng & Karin Halversen on the red carpet at Barrett’s Springraiser event!