The time I have spent as an intern for Public Education and Programming has been extremely valuable. In my daily work, I am regularly tasked with responsibilities that are integral to the museum as well as the guests that come through. I have begun to learn about what it takes to manage and prepare for multiple programs in a day, week, month, and year. I am fascinated and impressed by my supervisors abilities to keep such a large amount of public programming available to the residents of Santa Fe, the greater New Mexico area, and any others who have a love for art and artists.
It gives me purpose to be even a small part of the extensive year long programing that the Public Education team are constantly working on at SITE. Not only this but I get to be surrounded by a hard-working, diverse, thoughtful, and friendly staff. And I couldn’t imagine a better setting to work in! As an artist it is an absolute joy to spend all day surrounded by incredible art from talented and world renowned artists. Currently, SITE’s Biennial, Casa Tomada, hangs across four galleries featuring work by 22 different artists. After a long day of seeing real artists succeeding in such a big way it encourages me to have more energy to work on my own goals and to keep being a part of such a thriving community.
Additionally, as a new resident of New Mexico, I love the way my internship gives me first hand opportunity to meet new people and communities. I have been a part of multiple off-site programs in which I get to sit down, make art with others, learn from them, and have fun doing something different. Giving back is a great way to bring and receive joy. SITE Santa Fe’s Internship opportunity has been a rewarding and re-affirming life experience, and I would recommend it to any and all who are interested in a career in art.