Port of Seattle – Aviation Art Program Intern

College Intern – Aviation Art Program

4100 Aviation Director’s Office

Sea-Tac Intl Airport / AOB

Hourly: $19.06 – $27.06

Job Description

To research, develop, and provide the initial collection management and scope of work for future exhibits in addition to coordinating special projects, and assisting in organizing exhibits.  In addition to working closely with the SEA Art Program Technician, this work will also involve working with the External Relations on publicity and setting up events around exhibits.

This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed.  Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work with Art Program Manager to become familiar with the artworks that the Port has and understand the overarching Port Art Program and its mission and purpose within the Port of Seattle. 
  • A major project this position will be helping coordinate will be assisting the art program and working with IT and our web content controllers on reformatting the SEA Public Art website.
  • Work with Art Handler on actual installation of exhibits.  This will also involve working with and getting input from several organizations within the Port, such as but not limited to External Relations, Commission Office, Maintenance, and Operations.
  • Prepare documents such as presentations to Exhibit Review Committee, Art Oversight Committee, requests for proposals, budget requests, and justifications for the works as needed.
  • Collect, preserve, and prepare exhibit records to allow easy access to information on exhibits.  We have records going back 40 years of doing exhibits at the Airport and, if time permits, would prepare a report on how these records should be maintained.  These records are not in digital form at present and it would be beneficial to have a digital representation of past exhibits. 

Effective communication and writing skills. Strong analytical, problem solving and conceptual skills. Must possess strong organizational and time-management skills. Possess excellent technical writing skills to clearly capture identified requirements.

The ability to work on several projects at one time.  Ability to gather technical and non-technical information from many sources with many levels of complexity and condense into requirements.  Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems, translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.  Ability to establish long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.  Ability to take initiative and be responsible for getting work done with limited supervision. The ability to comfortably and collaboratively work with a diverse group of people at all organizational levels and have strong people/team skills.


  • Must be enrolled in (or recently graduated from; interns may intern up to twelve months post-graduation) an undergraduate degree program in Studio Art, Art History, Museology, or a related field.
  • Knowledge of artist recordkeeping concepts and requirements. 
For more details and to apply, click here.
Deadline to apply is March 8, 2020.