Arts & Culture

UK Arts Administration to host Arts and Culture Internship and Job Fair Nov. 9

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Photo by Dana Rogers Photography, courtesy of UK College of Fine Arts.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 1, 2022) —​ Looking for an internship opportunity? All University of Kentucky undergraduate and graduate students will have the opportunity to network with potential internship placements and employers at the Department of Arts Administration’s Arts and Culture Internship and Job Fair. The event will be presented from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 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 and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. 

The internship fair allows students pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degrees in arts administration to network and possibly secure internships for following semesters in organizations like the previously mentioned. Department Chair and Associate 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 administration focused, it is open to all College of Fine Arts students. The dress code is business attire and participants are asked to bring printed copies of their resume.         

For students to register to attend, visit the fair’s Eventbrite page. 

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’s 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. 

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.