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Arts Internship – Denver International Airport

Arts Internship – Denver International Airport

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Open Date:

Feb 12, 2024


About Our Job

Who We Are

The mission of Denver International Airport (DEN) Arts and Events is to engage, educate and entertain the public through permanent public artworks, rotating exhibitions, and special events. The department creates exhibitions and events that are supportive of DEN’s brand and create a sense of place. You’ll be a great addition to the team if you are passionate about the arts, are looking for hands-on experience with art programming and events and are collaborative and team oriented.

What We Offer

The City and County of Denver offers a competitive pay rate commensurate with education. Denver International Airport emerging talent positions are supported by a trained hiring manager and required to attend all sessions of professional development within the cohort model. You will be onboarded with a cohort of peers to begin to help you develop your network across the aviation industry.

What You’ll Do

In this internship you will learn what it takes to coordinate the exhibitions and program events at DEN. You will help with researching potential exhibits, installing exhibits, maintaining of exhibits, tearing-down exhibits, creating presentations, and planning and hosting public events. This internship will focus on the exhibitions program at DEN emphasizing curatorial work and exhibition installations, with additional opportunities to work alongside the Public Art and Events programs. Opportunities in Public Art include shadowing Public Art Program Manager on major projects and art maintenance. Experience in events includes helping plan and execute large public programs and pop-up events for travelers and staff.

Curatorial work in exhibitions may include researching a specific topic, gathering names of artists and organizations, future exhibition planning, drafting, and reviewing exhibition text, and light graphic design work. Exhibition installation work may include laying out displays, hands-on work installing art and archival objects, installation scheduling, and object tracking. 

As an intern you will get to experience:

  • Curating an exhibition from start to finish including research, writing, engaging with artists and community organizations, and planning for installation

  • Installing exhibitions in a variety of spaces to gather hands-on art handling and display planning experience

  • Creating educational programs to coincide with exhibitions for travelers and staff including tours and art making activities

  • Planning, organizing, and executing events that surprise and delight passengers at DEN

  • Opportunities to learn more about the unique Public Art program at DEN through shadowing experience on major public art projects and maintenance

About You

What You’ll Bring

Our ideal candidate has some or all the following experience, skills, and characteristics:

  • Strong writing skills with an interest in storytelling and narrative text for public exhibitions

  • Experience or interest in art handling and exhibition preparation

  • Outgoing and positive attitude to assist with organizing and executing public facing events

  • Creativity and detail orientation

  • High level of organizational skills

  • Ability to manage several projects concurrently

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Current enrollment in an accredited college program leading to a certificate, licensure, associates, bachelor’s, or higher degree in art history, studio art, design, museum studies, architecture, art administration or another related field, or a recent graduate (completed specified program within 1 year of completion)

  • Experience: None

  • Education and Experience Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted

Mandatory documentation required to be considered for this position

  • 1–2-page resume (with most current information)

  • Transcripts – either official or unofficial; dated within your current academic term. This is only used to verify amounts of credits; grades will not influence decision

Preferred Additional Document

  • Cover letter detailing why you are interested in this position


The City and County of Denver supports a hybrid workplace model with a required minimum of three days in office. Employees work where needed to support business, at the Denver International Airport. Occasionally additional days in office are needed for exhibition installations and events, which may sometimes occur in the evening or on weekends. We do not offer housing or relocation assistance for this position.

Internship Duration and Hours

This is a 1-year college internship with a completion date of Friday, May 2nd, 2025, with a maximum of 30 hours per week.

FBI Background Check

FBI criminal background check is required for all positions at Denver International Airport (DEN). Employees are also required to report any felony convictions and/or moving violations to maintain this clearance and be eligible for continued employment. By position, a pre-employment physical/drug test may be required.

Application Deadline

This position is expected to stay open until March 11, 2024. Please submit your application as soon as possible and no later than March 11, 2024, at midnight.

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Job Profile

TA3181 Professional Administration Intern

To view the full job profile including position specifications, physical demands, and probationary period, click here.

Position Type


Position Salary Range

$19.28 – $21.79

Starting Pay

$19.28 – $21.79/hour based on education level


Denver International Airport

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law. 

Applicants for employment with the City and County of Denver must have valid work authorization that does not require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the U.S.

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$$19.28 - $21.79

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