Internship & Volunteering


At 516 ARTS we aim to offer opportunities and hands-on experiences to work within a non-profit contemporary art museum.

We are looking to take on motivated individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and abilities.

Interns will be required to work a minimum of 8 hours/week for the period of the internship.

Interns will work with different coordinators, based on the interests of the candidates:


Some of the tasks for Education include: assisting with tours and programming, researching upcoming exhibitions, brainstorming and developing educational opportunities inspired by the exhibitions for a large variety of audiences.

Developments & Events

The Development & Events intern will learn about various methods of nonprofit fundraising such as membership drives and donor mailings; this intern will also have the opportunity to contribute to the preparation and execution of various types of events.

Exhibitions & Gallery Assistance

Help curators and artists during installation times, gallery maintenance, assisting visiting artists, and researching and preparing exhibition lists for upcoming exhibitions.

Marketing, Graphic Design & Social Media

The Marketing, Graphic Design & Social Media intern will work on marketing and promotion, including website management, social media outreach, and the design, production and distribution of print and digital materials, as posters, postcards, etc..

Internship Benefits include:

Hands-on experience in a non-profit contemporary art space;

Course credits (if agreed with Teaching Institution);

Free day parking in Downtown Albuquerque;

Memberships to the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (;

Choice of one catalogue or other 516 publication;

Series of meetings with 516 ARTS staff members to learn more about the different professional figures involved in a contemporary art museum;

Networking opportunities with artists, speakers, and curators.

Reference for future applications at the completion of the internship.

Applications material:

Please send all the following material to (Subject: Internship Application)

• Resume

• Two professional references (names and contacts)

• Cover letter

Make sure your letter includes the following information:

Why you want to intern for 516 ARTS;

Which department you are interested in;

What your schedule availability would be and how many hours per week.

We have three internship cycles over the year. For 2020 the dates are:

SPRING: January 13 – May 15

SUMMER: May 18 – August 14

FALL: August 17 – December 11

Application deadlines:

For the SPRING: December 16th

For the SUMMER: April 20th

For the FALL: July 20th


Contact Viola Arduini, Education and Outreach Coordinator:


516 ARTS is always looking for volunteers and also offers internships for students and people of all ages interested in getting hands-on experience working with a busy non-profit arts organization. We are seeking volunteers to assist with daily gallery operations, special events, installation of exhibitions and meeting the demands of our growing arts education program.

If you are an artist, art student, art educator, or anyone with an interest in art, call 505-242-1445 or email

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Events & Workshops