Sustainable Art Space Development

Art and Design
Thessaloniki, Epanomi
1 Sep, 2024 to 31 Oct, 2024
30 Jun, 2024

General information

2 months

We are seeking a dedicated and passionate intern to join our team in the development of a sustainable art space. As an intern in this role, you will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic and challenging environment that involves both construction and artistic aspects. Your role will be crucial in ensuring the space is designed, built, and operated with sustainability and environmental consciousness in mind.

1. Sustainable Material Research: Conduct research on sustainable building materials and practices, with a focus on utilizing recycled or reclaimed materials. Explore innovative solutions for incorporating eco-friendly materials into the construction and design of the art space.

2. Construction and Design Assistance: Collaborate with architects, designers, and construction teams to assist in the development of the art space. This may include providing input on sustainable design elements, assisting with material sourcing, and contributing to the overall aesthetic vision.

3. Reuse and Repurposing Initiatives: Identify opportunities for reusing and repurposing materials within the art space. Develop creative strategies to incorporate salvaged or upcycled items into the design, decor, and functional elements of the space.

4. Sustainable Operations: Work with the team to establish sustainable practices and policies for the ongoing operation of the art space. This may involve implementing recycling programs, reducing energy consumption, and promoting environmentally conscious behaviors within the space.

5. Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate records of sustainability initiatives, material sourcing, and construction progress. Assist in creating reports and presentations to showcase the sustainable aspects of the art space to stakeholders and the public.

6. Collaborative Partnerships: Build relationships with local suppliers, artisans, and organizations that specialize in sustainable materials and practices. Explore opportunities for collaborations and partnerships that align with the mission of the art space.

7. Communication and Education: Assist in educating the community and visitors about the sustainable practices and materials used in the art space. Contribute to educational materials, signage, and guided tours that highlight the sustainability features of the space.

8. Project Management Support: Provide general project management support to ensure the timely and successful completion of the sustainable art space. This may include assisting with budget tracking, coordinating logistics, and helping to organize meetings and events.

Note: This internship opportunity is open to students or recent graduates, preferably with a background in architecture, design, sustainability, or a related field. Grant holders (e.g., Erasmus+) or those completing the internship as part of their studies will be given priority consideration.

No financial compensation
Years of Experience required: 


Construction  Green building  Eco-friendly  Sustainable design  Reclaimed materials  Recycling  Sustainable materials  Project management  Communication  Collaboration  Innovation  Research  Artistic vision  Attention to detail  Environmental consciousness  Problem-solving  Organization  Time management  Contemporary art  Creativity  Advocacy  Adaptability  Environmental awareness  Energy efficiency  Waste reduction  

Additional Information

We value also the skills of an individual living in a community can vary depending on their interests, abilities, and the specific needs of the community. Here are some common skills that can be valuable in a community setting: 1. Communication: Effective communication skills are essential for building relationships, resolving conflicts, and conveying ideas within a community. This includes both verbal and written communication. 2. Leadership: Strong leadership skills can help guide and inspire others within the community. A good leader can organize activities, facilitate discussions, and motivate others to work towards common goals. 3. Collaboration: Collaboration skills involve working effectively with others, sharing ideas, and coordinating efforts towards a common objective. This skill is crucial for community projects, events, and initiatives. 4. Problem-solving: The ability to identify issues, analyze problems, and develop creative solutions is valuable in a community setting. Problem-solving skills enable individuals to address challenges and improve the community's well-being. 5. Empathy and compassion: Understanding and empathizing with the needs and concerns of others fosters a sense of community and helps individuals provide support to those in need. Compassionate individuals can contribute to the overall well-being and unity of the community. 6. Organizational skills: Being organized helps individuals manage tasks, events, and resources efficiently. It enables them to plan and execute community activities effectively and ensure things run smoothly. 7. Technical skills: Depending on the community's context, various technical skills may be useful. For example, proficiency in computer skills, social media management, fundraising, event planning, gardening, or specific trades can greatly benefit a community. 8. Teaching and mentoring: Sharing knowledge and skills with others is an invaluable contribution to a community. The ability to teach, mentor, and empower others helps in building a stronger community with a focus on growth and development. 9. Cultural competency: In diverse communities, having an understanding and appreciation for different cultures and backgrounds promotes inclusivity and harmony. Cultural competency allows for effective communication and collaboration across diverse populations. 10. Flexibility and adaptability: Communities are dynamic, and being able to adapt to change is essential. Flexibility helps individuals navigate new situations, embrace innovation, and find creative solutions to emerging challenges.
English: Independent User B2
Level of Studies: 
Short cycle or equivalent
Knowledge of Sustainable Materials: Familiarity with sustainable building materials, such as recycled or reclaimed materials, and an understanding of their environmental impact and applications.
Research Skills: Ability to conduct thorough research on sustainable practices, materials, and construction techniques. This includes staying up to date with emerging trends and innovations in sustainable design.
Construction and Design Understanding: Basic knowledge of construction and design principles to assist in the development and implementation of sustainable features in the art space.
Creativity and Innovation: Ability to think creatively and find innovative solutions for incorporating sustainable materials and practices into the space's design and construction.
Attention to Detail: Strong attention to detail when sourcing and handling sustainable materials, ensuring they meet quality standards and align with the vision of the art space.
Collaboration and Communication: Excellent interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with architects, designers, construction teams, and other stakeholders involved in the project. Clear and concise communication is vital to convey sustainable ideas
Sustainability Advocacy: Passion for sustainability and the ability to advocate for environmentally conscious practices within the art space. This includes educating others and promoting sustainable behaviors.
Project Management: Basic project management skills to assist in coordinating and organizing various aspects of the sustainable art space development, such as budget tracking, logistics, and timelines.
Adaptability and Problem-Solving: Comfort with ambiguity and the ability to adapt to changes as the space develops. Strong problem-solving skills are necessary to address challenges related to sourcing sustainable materials and implementing sustainable pr
Organization and Time Management: Ability to stay organized, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines in a dynamic and evolving environment.
Passion for Contemporary Art: A genuine interest in contemporary art and an eagerness to learn about the creative process from the ground up. This passion will help create an engaging and inspiring art space.
Environmental Awareness: A strong understanding of environmental issues and the ability to integrate sustainable practices beyond materials, such as energy efficiency, waste reduction, and water conservation.