Careers & Internships

Make a difference in your community with a rewarding career

Our staff is passionate about transforming children’s trauma to resilience through the arts.

At Free Arts, we foster professional development and mentorship, and incorporate strengths-based approaches to our work because we believe in creating a growth environment for our employees. Throughout our programs, development, and operations teams, you will find collaboration, trust building, and effective communication, and an environment that encourages self-management through modeled leadership. 

Our dynamic work environment enables us to support the community and work diligently to connect volunteer mentors and caring community members to our programs. We work hard and make time to have fun. Our staff uses many skills in many ways so we can further our mission: transforming children’s trauma to resilience through the arts. Come learn how a career at Free Arts is exactly what you have been looking for. 

Transparent Compensation and Benefits

Free Arts utilizes a comprehensive salary and benefits package to provide for our employees. We want our employees to be paid a fair wage that is equitable in our sector. It is Free Arts’ goal that, by the third year in a position, your compensation is in the 75th percentile of comparable industry salaries. We ensure our employees have access to health coverage by fully paying the cost of each employee’s health and dental premiums. We ensure employees can plan for their future through our 401(k) retirement plan. We offer additional insurance products that each employee can choose to purchase to meet their personal needs. We offer more time off and paid holidays than most organizations in our sector. We offer professional development opportunities to every position and we allow flexibility to employees in both the way they work and the work they do.

 

Civil Rights Non-Discriminatory Policy

Free Arts does not discriminate against individuals or groups, either in employment or in the delivery of services or benefits, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or disability. At Free Arts we respect individual differences, realizing that society is enriched and strengthened by its diversity in all forms. Read our full policy. [LINK to policy]

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Internships That Make An Impact

Free Arts provides credited and unaccredited internship opportunities year round. Our interns expand their knowledge and experience under the direct training, support, and supervision of Free Arts staff, both in the office and in hands-on programs. Through department duties, teamwork, professional development, learning opportunities, and special projects, interns will have fun and accomplish their learning objectives in a creative and energetic environment. 

Internship Expectations

We are looking for individuals who have a passion for our mission, pay attention to detail, can work collaboratively, and have a willingness to learn. We ask for a minimum of 10 to 25 hours per week, for 8 to 12 weeks, during normal business hours as well as outside of business hours, depending on your availability. Free Arts accepts applications from non-students, undergraduate & graduate students*, all required to be 19 years of age or older. All Development and Operations interns must pass a background check and Program interns, or any intern interacting with children, must submit an application for an Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card.

 

To apply, please submit the following:

  • A one-page letter of interest indicating which internship you are applying to, why you believe you are suitable for that role, and what you would like to get out of your internship
  • One professional or academic letter of reference
  • A current résumé