Call for Artist-Educators

Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation’s Cultural Connections Through the Arts program offers a broad range of school residencies to support classroom curriculum and to elevate aspiring artists to the next level. We are seeking artists and/or educators to lead classroom-based poetry and spoken word residency services.

This artist-educator will lead weeklong, in-school residencies for English language arts classes with goals of inspiring students to write, encouraging a deeper level of understanding of and appreciation for poetry’s usages, and, ultimately, helping them to break down barriers and build communities through stories. Services may begin as early as September 2021 and extend through May 2022. Residencies are typically formatted five days (one week) with one hour per day, per class.



Call for Canal Convergence Community Engagement Consultant

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2022.

Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation (SALI) department is looking for a consultant to lead the development of all community engagement activities at the Nationwide Innovation Zone at Canal Convergence 2022. This includes, but is not limited to, the planning, contracting, scheduling, and evaluating all ticketed artist-led workshops, tours, drop-in or take-away hands-on activities, masterclasses, lectures, or other opportunities that engage the public in the themes of the event.

The successful consultant will be knowledgeable on contemporary art and/or public art and be familiar with and connected to the local artist community. Experience in event planning, arts education, and designing successful workshops for the community are essential.

Hours of work vary, but availability during the week is required July – October to attend regular weekday planning meetings. The consultant must be available days, weekends, and evenings from October 31 – November 15, 2022, to oversee the setup, implementation, and cleanup of the Nationwide Innovation Zone.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2022.

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Scottsdale Arts offers challenging and comprehensive internships for undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students who are interested in gaining experience in the arts and business/arts administration fields. Scottsdale Arts is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that is vested with the responsibility of administering and developing the arts within the City of Scottsdale. Our internships are on a volunteer basis and can be coordinated with staff to aid in receiving academic credit.


How to Apply:

  1. Review the list of internships offered. (Note: The following list of openings are indicative of the kinds of internships available; however, internships offered each semester are based upon the organization’s need.) Please clearly state your area of interest in your application.
  2. Please provide:
    1. Resume
    2. Two references (one academic and one professional—contact information only; no letters, please)
    3. Cover letter describing your interest in your preferred internship position.
  3. Complete the online application found here.


FALL Internships (August–December)

Applications Open: mid-May

Application Deadline: August 30

SPRING Internships (January–May)

Applications Open: mid-October

Application Deadline: November 30

SUMMER Internships (June–August/September)

Applications Open: mid-March

Application Deadline: April 30

(NOTE: Late applicants will not be considered.)

Internships Available:

No internships available at this time, please check again next semester.

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