Shunpike: The Business of Art

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Client Manager, Artist Programs & Services

Internship Opportunities

Shunpike has various opportunities for those that would like to learn more about working in arts administration in a fast-paced nonprofit organization. Shunpike’s internships are typically project-based and last at least 3 months.

Shunpike has worked with graduate and undergraduate interns, as well as those not currently in a degree program. All should feel welcome to apply!

To apply, send a cover letter with your specific proposal and a recent resume to programs[at]

Volunteer Opportunities

Shunpike is now inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to join its team of volunteer Arts Business Clinic Advisors.  Shunpike recruits and maintains a team of ABC Advisors who offer their time on a voluntary basis to provide advice via the Arts Business Clinic. ABC Advisors are generally experienced management consultants from the arts, business and/or non-profit sectors, as well as senior management personnel from local arts organizations. ABC Advisors meet on a semi-regular basis to share their experiences with the ABC and the latest information on trends and issues facing the independent arts sector. You can see a list of current ABC Advisors HERE.

The Arts Business Clinic is held from 6pm–8pm on the first Wednesday of every month (excluding the months of January, August and October).  The Clinic is held at the Impact Hub in Seattle, located at 220 Second Ave South. Click HERE for a current schedule of Clinic dates.

Shunpike aims to have four Advisors in attendance at every Clinic.  Each Advisor generally sees between 2 and 3 clients (depending on the number of clients and Advisors at the Clinic on a particular night).  Shunpike generally hosts 10 Clinics a year and we ask that volunteer Advisors commit to attending a minimum of 3 Clinics annually.

ABC Advisors offer their services on a voluntary basis.  Shunpike aims to host at least 3 ‘gatherings’ of the Advisors annually. At these events, Advisors have the opportunity to share their experience of being an ABC Advisor and learn about some of the current trends in the independent arts sector.  Basically it’s an opportunity, over snacks and wine (provided by Shunpike), to network with fellow Advisors in an informal setting.  Shunpike genuinely appreciates the contribution of all ABC Advisors and is pleased to offer one free ticket to Shunpike’s annual fundraising party, GOLDEN, as a thank you to those Advisors who attend two or more Clinics a year.

If this opportunity interests you, please complete this short online form.


“Interning at Shunpike was a great experience for me from the start. The knowledgeable staff created an office environment that is both productive and fun. Each member of the team believes in Shunpike’s mission and works tirelessly to achieve it. And, because the office is smaller, everyone has a chance to contribute and be a part of the team. I would definitely recommend this internship to anyone interested in non-profit arts administration. There’s no better place to learn.”

- Erika Manderscheid, Duke University graduate