Arts & Culture

UK Arts Administration to host Arts and Culture Internship and Job Fair

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 25, 2023) — Looking for an internship opportunity? University of Kentucky undergraduate and graduate students will have the opportunity to network regarding potential internship placements with employers at the annual Department of Arts Administration’s Arts and Culture Internship and Job Fair. This year’s event is open to all UK students, and will be presented from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Gatton Student Center, Ballroom A.  

Over 20 organizations will be attending the fair this year including KET, Allegro Dance Project, Kentucky Arts Council, Lexington Theatre Company, Lexington Philharmonic, Arts Extension, and the Kentucky Performing Arts Center.  

The internship fair allows undergraduate and graduate students to network and possibly secure internships and employment. Department Chair and Professor of Arts Administration Rachel Shane explains, “Having the opportunity to host amazing arts and cultural organizations from across the region is a privilege, the department is thrilled to be able to connect arts professionals with our students in order to build relationships between our students and the arts community.”  

Though the fair is arts focused, it is open to all students. Students should register in advance to attend:

The dress code is business attire and participants are asked to bring printed copies of their resume.          

Founded in 1987, UK's Department of Arts Administration offers one of the most comprehensive curricula in the country. Dynamic and innovative, the department leads national and international initiatives in teaching, research, professional and community service to educate and inspire responsible arts leaders, artists and entrepreneurs.  

UK College of Fine Arts' arts administration degree programs prepare students for the challenges they will meet as professionals in the arts with alumni working locally at UK, statewide at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts and the Kentucky Historical Society and nationally in New York on Broadway, in Washington, D.C. at the National Gallery, in Nashville at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, in Chicago at Millennium Park and in Seattle at the Seattle Opera. 

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.