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Interested in being a part of the process to improve and expand on public art in Miami-Dade County? Art in Public Places is always seeking talented and passionate individuals to help grow the quality, diversity, and relevance of the program. You can join us based on your interests, qualifications, expertise, and availability.

We offer ongoing paid and nonpaid temporary internship positions, volunteer opportunities to serve on the Professional Advisory Committee, membership in the Miami-Dade Art in Public Places Trust, and referral opportunities of specialized services and products that support the artist's creative process.

Professional Advisory Committee
Professional Advisory Committee members are subject to a nomination and approval process, and are appointed by the Art in Public Places Trust.

Art in Public Places Trust
Trustee nominations and appointments are subject to the approval of the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners.

Docents and Volunteers
Docents and volunteers may be engaged for activities including public programs, tours, and commission unveilings on an as needed basis, and publicized through Art in Public Places newsletter.


Title: Apprenticeship: Art in Public Places at the Department of Cultural Affairs
Duration: 3-6 months (3-month minimum)
Hours: 6-9 hours per week commitment, Monday to Friday, between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Miami Dade-County Department of Cultural Affairs
Art in Public Places
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 625
Miami, FL 33128

Apprentices are also expected to perform remote work and participate in online meetings.

Apprenticeships are also available in the following areas: New Commissions & Collection, Curatorial, Communications, and Archives. These apprenticeships are available to highly self-motivated individuals who seek an in-depth learning experience toward the commissioning and maintenance of temporary and permanent art in the public realm. Art in Public Places is dedicated to enriching the public environment and to preserving and enhancing the artistic and civic pride of Miami-Dade County. Candidates should be enrolled in college, graduate school, or be recent graduates.

Apprenticeships are eligible for academic credit and are unpaid. Letters of recommendation may be requested based on performance upon the completion of the Apprenticeship.

Work directly with APP team members, including Architects and Project Managers, to support the design and production of new commissions of public art, engage in collection maintenance, restoration and related field work, and assist in the administration of artist contracts and vendor agreements.
Learn the practical and creative aspects of selecting and working with artists for temporary and permanent public artworks, including research, calls to artists, the Professional Advisory Committee, Art in Public Places Trust, and public programs including the South Florida Cultural Consortium Grant program, offering the largest regional, government-sponsored artist grants in the United States. Assist in generating annual reports and applying for grants and national recognition awards.
Learn valuable PR and marketing skills through promoting APP’s public art program, including the creation and distribution of press releases, maintaining and enhancing an online presence, executing email marketing and social media, and maintaining a press archive. Graphic design, video and audio-related projects may be involved. Skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and HTML are highly desirable.
Responsible for the preservation and organization of the physical and digital archives of one the most established public art programs in the nation, encompassing a collection approximately 1,000 artworks.

Art in Public Places considers internships on a rolling basis, though the following deadlines are preferred:

  • Spring: January Application Deadline. Duration: January – April.
  • Summer: March Application Deadline. Duration: April – August.
  • Fall/Winter: July Application Deadline. Duration: August – December.

Please email with the subject line APPRENTICESHIP and enclose a combined PDF document with the following information in order:

  • A brief cover letter noting the internship you are applying to, why you believe you are a good candidate for that apprenticeship , your interest in public art, any relevant experience, and your preferred start date and duration of the internship
  • CV including contact information
  • Two references (Include name, position, email address and phone number)

Applicants who do not submit all the required items as described may be eliminated from the selection process.

For further information contact:
Amanda Sanfilippo Long
Curator & Artist Manager
Art in Public Places
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs or 305.375.4634