Business and Arts South Africa hosts a year-long internship programme with the aim of providing real life training and skills, for young people hoping to enter the Arts Administration environment.
The internship gives an emerging administrator the opportunity to access mentorship, grow in several administrative skill areas through training, and also drive projects which provide synthesis between study and practice.
The year-long internship exposes the intern to several large-scale events, research projects, management of IT, and quite an extensive marketing and communications portfolio.
BASA's current Intern, Karabo Legoabe comments, "The internship has been an essential learning curve for me. As an honours graduate in arts management and marketing from Wits University, I needed some practical experience to support my theoretical knowledge of what arts management, sponsorship and marketing actually entails. I got the opportunity to meet so many people from the arts and the business side. I learnt how to interact and communicate appropriately and professionally in a business environment. I realised the discipline that comes with arts management and administration and how important it is for artists to align themselves with businesses for sustainability, and to manage themselves appropriately to assist with their sustainability."
Interns are selected on the basis of their education, experience, and enthusiasm for the arts. The position runs from January to December each year. Students who are selected for the position are expected to engage in the diverse projects that BASA, itself, is involved in. The intern reports to the Marketing and Operations Manager, and works closely with the entire BASA team.
If you have an interest in an opportunity designed to enhance the ability of young administrators to move into professional positions, the BASA Internship Programme may prove to be an excellent platform.
The deadline for applications is the 19th of November. Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter to:
Att: Germaine Gamiet Business and Arts South Africa PO Box 42865 Fordsburg 2033