Employment Opportunities

Current Employment Opportunities with the City of Meridian:

Job Title: Arts and Culture Intern
Department: Parks and Recreation
Reports To: Arts and Culture Coordinator
Open Date: May 19, 2022, First Review: June 6, 2022
Close Date: Open Until Filled
Salary: $13.00 per hour


Intern hours are flexible with a minimum of 16 hours and a max of 19 hours per week, with the final day of work ending on September 30, 2022. Hours worked are mainly during standard business hours, Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Some special event and evening meetings required.

Job Summary:

The City of Meridian offers an exciting opportunity for students to gain insight into the role that City government plays in creating a vibrant community through arts and culture programing. The Arts and Culture Intern will work alongside the City’s Arts and Culture Coordinator to assist with various programming activities and project administration related to Art Week, Concerts on Broadway, various public art projects, Initial Point Gallery, historic preservation activities, and other activities. The Arts and Culture Intern will learn about the function and roles of both the Meridian Arts Commission and the Historic Preservation Commission and will gain hands-on experience with city government and develop skills that will serve them well in future occupations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Assist in planning, coordinating, and implementing special events for Meridian Art Week (September 7 -10, 2022). Art Week includes programming such as free art classes, chalk art competitions, live music, art walks, gallery openings, and the Art Drop;

Assist in set up and take down for Concerts on Broadway events (Aug 27, Sep 10, Sep 24, 2022);

Assist with general office functions such as scanning, organizing, and filing;

Utilize Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and various other software to compose letters, correspondence, memos, and presentations;

Update Historic Preservation Commission and Meridian Arts Commission’s website pages using appropriate tools;

Assist in the production of event communication materials;

Communicate with the public about arts and culture programming and events;

Attend Arts Commission and Historic Preservation Commission meetings and follow up with administrative tasks.

Job Specifications:

Enrolled as a college student in the Treasure Valley;

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Strong interest in the Arts, as well as City Government;

Must be proficient with Microsoft Office software;

Ability to work in an office environment, communicate well with others, and work independently to meet deadlines;

Must have excellent communication and writing skills;

Ability to communicate and deal with the public, citizens and co-workers in a professional, empathetic, and positive manner;

Ability to regularly plan, set up, and attend meetings, functions, and events, sometimes after hours;

Must have a positive “can do” attitude.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

Work is usually performed in an office environment with moderate noise level;

Requires sitting at a desk or computer terminal for periods of time and ability to lift up to 15 lbs.;

Constantly requires clarity of speech and hearing, which permits the employee to communicate effectively with the public and other department members;

Constantly requires clear vision to read printed materials and computer screen to accomplish work;

Constantly requires repetitive movement of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers;

Constantly requires sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, which permits the employee to function in a general office environment to accomplish tasks;

Occasionally may require assisting with and attending department-sponsored special events or activities, sometimes after hours

Travel Requirements

Local travel is occasionally required via City vehicle.

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