Sing for Hope seeks hourly Studio Interns for New York City’s beloved street piano project, the Sing for Hope Pianos. Reporting to the Director of Community Arts, this individual will assist in the operation of our Piano Studio, a shared artspace in the Financial District where 50-100 artists will execute their artwork.
Reporting to the Studio Operations Manager, the Studio Interns will work closely a small, dedicated team in executing the largest recurring public art initiative in the country. Studio Interns will primarily be responsible for providing coverage during open studio hours, and helping to prepare pianos for their public installation. This position involves some light physical tasks, such as sanding/priming pianos, using power tools, moving boxes and/or pianos on dollies, and restocking art supplies. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to, and learn about, a project that reaches an estimated 1 million New Yorkers and visitors every year.
Work Term: March 7 – April 29. Hourly position (no benefits).
Hours: THREE POSITIONS AVAILABLE:
- Option A: Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun, 6-9:30 PM (17.5 hours total)
- Option B: Sat/Sun, 11:30-6 (13 hours total)
- Option C: Saturdays, 2-7:30 PM (5.5 hours total)
Studio Interns assist in the day-to-day operations of the Piano Studio and the preparation of pianos for their public installation. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Assisting in the preparation of pianos (including but not limited to sanding, priming, varnishing, installing hardware, and installing tarps)
- Preparing studio for special events and programs in collaboration with SFH staff
- Ensuring an orderly workspace for artists, including a well-stocked inventory of supplies
- Assisting with additional Pianos-related special projects, as determined by SFH Staff
- Professionalism, flexibility and positive attitude a must
- Team-player mentality but also able to work independently
- Comfortable performing physical tasks & moving around throughout the day
Additional Desired Qualifications
- Knowledge of visual art/art supplies preferred
- Comfort with power tools preferred (or willingness to learn!)
About The Sing for Hope Pianos
Sing for Hope is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that transforms lives throughout New York City by bringing the power of the arts to those who need it most. Through the volunteer service of dedicated artists—opera singers, jazz musicians, dancers, puppeteers, painters, and more—Sing for Hope provides dynamic arts outreach programming to under-resourced communities across NYC. Sing for Hope’s programs include collaborative concerts for hospital patients, after-school arts classes for NYC youth, and our flagship initiative: The Sing for Hope Pianos. A celebration of our vision of art for all, this beloved community project places artist-created pianos throughout the five boroughs in the summer for anyone to enjoy. Then, Sing for Hope donates the instruments to the under-resourced organizations we serve year round, allowing the pianos to enrich lives for years to come. As NYC’s largest public art project, the Sing for Hope Pianos impacts an estimated 2 million New Yorkers and visitors each year.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this position, please send a brief cover letter and résumé to Paula Nemerson, Director of Programming, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Studio Intern.” Please include your availability in your e-mail. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.