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The Community Artists’ Collective


The Community Artists’ Collective

CAC logoThe Community Artists’ Collective and African American Studies have come together to offer internships to AAS minors seeking practical learning experiences in community arts education, entrepreneurship, community development and arts exhibition programming. The COLLECTIVE creates, promotes, presents, and preserves for all people evidence of African American cultural traditions, values and aspirations in the natural and built environment. In its twenty-five year history, the COLLECTIVE has facilitated and engaged over 27,000 children and youth in arts activities that develop skills and interests in the creative process.

The COLLECTIVE has five specific programming goals: (1) Education—to make arts education more accessible to all children and adults; (2) Entrepreneurship—to assist artists in sustaining themselves through the provision of arts related services; (3) Community Development—to utilize the talents and creative abilities of artists to solve economic, environmental and social challenges in the community we serve; (4) Exhibition—to promote exhibitions of original work by living artists, young and old; and (5) Infrastructure—to provide the human and financial resources to support the educational, community development and exhibition programs.

Position Title

Student Intern, Community Artists’ Collective

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform administrative duties as assigned including database management and meeting preparation
  • Assist with event planning for The Collective’s after school programs, summer enrichment programs and weekend workshops
  • Assist with writing, formatting, and editing research reports
  • Assist visual artists in the design, printing and distribution of their work
  • Draft general organization correspondence and conduct follow up telephone inquiries
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The following are desirable for job success:

  • Excellent composition, writing, and grammar skills
  • Synthesis and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PPT)
  • Professional telephone skills and/or ability to be coached
  • Ability to handle general clerical/administrative tasks
  • Self-motivated and directed
  • Ability and flexibility to prioritize assignments, multi-task
  • Ability to work in a team environment and share tasks
  • Demonstrated attention to detail in all work projects
  • Professional appearance and attitude

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.