Black Education / Schools : NYC art intern opportunity

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  1. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    New York’s leading presenter of contemporary art projects seeks a
    Curatorial Intern

    PUBLIC ART FUND is New York’s leading presenter of artists’ projects,
    new commissions, installations and exhibitions in public spaces. Since
    1977, the Public Art Fund has been committed to working with emerging
    and established artists to produce innovative exhibitions of
    contemporary art throughout New York City. By bringing artworks
    outside the traditional context of museums and galleries, the Public
    Art Fund provides a unique platform for an unparalleled public
    encounter with the art of our time.

    Public Art Fund seeks a graduate student, or senior undergraduate
    student/recent graduate, to assist with curatorial research, and with
    the planning of current and upcoming program initiatives, including
    preparation of presentations, development of checklists,
    bibliographies, and interpretive materials. The right match for this
    position will be a highly motivated, intelligent individual with
    strong written and oral communication skills, organizational skills,
    ability to manage time efficiently, and handle several projects
    simultaneously. A professional phone manner, a sense of humor, and an
    interest and/or knowledge of contemporary art in the public realm are
    also important. Fluency in French is an important aspect of the
    development of an upcoming project and candidates with the high level
    proficiency in reading, writing and speaking French are preferred.

    This is an unpaid internship, but can be arranged for school credit.
    We require at least one day a week for one semester, though we prefer
    a two-semester commitment with 12 hours per week. Interns receive
    $25/day for transportation and lunch. Hours and days are negotiable.


    Knowledge of contemporary art and its concepts
    Skilled in compiling research, creating bibliographies, and drafting short texts
    Strong oral, written, organizational, and inter-personal communications skills
    Ability to manage time efficiently
    Computer proficiency is a must, particularly experience with Microsoft
    Office, Excel, Adobe Photoshop
    Some museum or gallery experience a plus
    Candidates from art history, curatorial studies, urban planning,
    studio arts and architectural are welcome to apply.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume marked “CUR INTERN” as
    soon as possible (position open until filled) to:
    [email protected]. No phone calls please.

    Public Art Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Andria Hickey
    Associate Curator

    Public Art Fund
    One East 53rd Street
    New York, NY 10022
    212.223.7814: direct
    212.223.7800: main
    212.223.7801: fax
    [email protected]
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    nice Brother James ... thanks for sharing!


  3. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    1. Internship in American 20th Century Art, Holman Gallery

    LOCATION: New York, NY

    William Holman Gallery, a new gallery (see Chip. Tel for links) is
    looking for a part-time paid intern to work in the gallery on a
    specific project related to the production of a monograph and
    cataloguing of several hundred works by Olin Dows (1904- 1981). A 20th
    century artist who lived on the Hudson River but who had wide ranging
    interests in the arts and great experience in the administration of
    1930’s public arts programs. In addition to helping produce a series
    of shows on this artist, the Gallery has a roster of mid-career , and
    in time younger artists, who will need assistance with publication,
    exhibition and production.

    Location: To be determined based on the location of the Gallery space
    and an opening on October, 2012.

    Hours: up to 20 hours a week on the premises to learn Gallery skills
    and pursue the research in libraries and the Archives of American Art
    and the FDR Presidential Library.

    Compensation: Based on Experience

    Contact: William Holman Gallery, [email protected]
    also see:

    2. Kress Interpretive Art Museum Fellowship, The Museum of Modern Art
    LOCATION: New York, NY

    Provides support to the Interpretation and Research area of the
    Department of Education. Develops interpretive resources including
    audio, text, and multimedia content about the Museum's collection and
    special exhibitions for use by a wide range of visitors. Publishes all
    interpretive content to the web, making it accessible to a broader
    audience using various web and mobile platforms. Assists in
    researching and developing participatory modes of visitor engagement
    including games and play-based learning initiatives, both digital and
    analog. Works collaboratively and helps to create new ways for
    audiences to engage with modern and contemporary art, and assists in
    the qualitative evaluation of these resources. In addition to a resume
    and cover letter, applicants must submit 1-2 short writing samples.

    Requirements: Bachelor's degree with a background in art history,
    museum studies, or museum education. Experience in museum
    interpretation with strong writing skills. Excellent organizational
    and multitasking skills to successfully execute both administrative
    and research-oriented projects. Must enjoy the prospect of interacting
    with a range of staff.
    Please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected]. In addition
    to a resume and cover letter, applicants must submit 1-2 short writing
    samples. The application deadline is June 22, 2012. Please reference
    the position title in the subject line.

    3. Production Internship, 2012 River To River® Festival, Lower
    Manhattan Cultural Council

    LOCATION: New York, NY

    The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) is seeking production and
    program interns for the 2012 River To River Festival, Lower
    Manhattan’s largest free summer arts festival, which will be held this
    year from June 17-July 15, 2012.

    The River To River Festival’s innovative and exciting program of
    dance, music, film, theater and other culture experiences brings all
    of Lower Manhattan to life seven days a week for four weeks.

    The 2012 season is diverse and dynamic and interns will have the
    opportunity to gain significant hands-on program and production

    The internship is an opportunity to work closely on the production of
    events across several varying artistic disciplines and types of
    venues, including theaters, parks, and site-based performances.
    Interns will assist in administrative, organizational, planning and
    production tasks; they will also work on operations, which includes
    assisting with artist and front of house management, helping with
    set-ups and strikes, assisting with documentation of performances,
    distribution of marketing materials, and helping to coordinate

    The ideal intern has great organizational skills, comfort with setting
    up, using, and putting away technical equipment (especially sound
    equipment), an outgoing personality and friendly attitude when
    representing LMCC through interactions with both audiences and
    artists, and the flexibility to adapt to the needs of many different
    kinds of tasks, performances and venues.

    Primary responsibilities include:
    -Assisting with administrative and production tasks, including
    organization of materials related to River To River and planning of
    -Assisting in operations of the actual events, including artist and
    audience management and setting up/striking equipment, and varying
    needs depending on the venue and type of event.
    -Assisting in the documentation of performances.
    -Representing LMCC through interactions with audience and artists.


    -Strong administrative and organizational skills; knowledge of
    computer programs including MSOffice (word, excel, etc.), Photoshop,
    Gmail and Google calendar, and Mac OS.
    -Available at least 20 hours per week.
    -Experience with sound equipment preferable.
    -Graduate or experienced undergraduate student in the arts or arts
    admin, with an interest in production across a variety of genres.

    Dates needed: May 1 – July 31, 2012 (Dates Flexible)

    -An “unlimited monthly” MetroCard for the duration of the internship
    -University credit (if applicable)
    -Access to all LMCC events, including professional development
    workshops, private artist talks, and events at the LMCC Workspace
    artist residency program


    4. Special Events Internship, NURTUREart Non-Profit Inc.

    LOCATION: New York, NY

    NURTUREart Non-Profit Inc. is dedicated to nurturing contemporary art
    by providing exhibition opportunities and resources for emerging
    artists, curators, and local public school students. Located in
    Bushwick, Brooklyn, NURTUREart presents at least seven exhibitions
    each year, maintains a registry of artists and curators, organizes
    informal talks through a monthly Muse Fuse salon, and works with local
    public schools to provide art education opportunities to students.

    NURTUREart’s annual benefit is our biggest single fundraiser, and it
    takes place in October at a large gallery in Chelsea. Guests buy a
    benefit ticket and go home with a work of art of their choice. All
    artworks are donated—works are selected through an open call, which is
    then juried by an esteemed panel. Event tickets range from $200-$250
    (early bird discount). Lavish food and beverages are complimentary
    during the evening. There is also an exhibition of student works that
    are not for sale, which helps to promote our Education programs. Once
    people select their artwork, it must be wrapped and prepared for them
    to take it home.

    The Special Events intern will work closely with the Development
    Coordinator, Benefit Committee Chair, and other Board Members and
    staff to ensure a financially successful and stress-free event while
    learning everything about event planning from the ground up.

    Duties include:
    Correspondence with artists regarding artwork selection
    Organization of artworks submitted for jury
    Data entry
    Arranging artwork drop-off
    Volunteer management: define needs, develop job descriptions, solicit
    volunteers, and train
    Review graphic design of event
    Draft press releases, prepare email blasts
    Correspond with vendors and sponsors
    Prepare advertising and marketing plan, execute
    Draft correspondence to Benefit Committee
    Attend Benefit committee meetings, take notes
    Work the Benefit as Floor Manager—oversee all volunteer areas, troubleshoot.

    This is a good opportunity for a student or recent graduate with an
    interest in contemporary art and/or arts management. The Special
    Events intern should be meticulous, reliable, energetic, and able to
    multi-task and work with a variety of personalities. Experience with
    Microsoft Excel or Filemaker Pro is helpful.

    We are looking for someone able to commit to working 2 days per week
    (ideally Monday, Thursday, or Friday) from mid-June through the end of
    October, with the possibility of continuing afterward in another
    capacity. Unfortunately, NURTUREart cannot provide compensation;
    however, we can work with your school to provide course credit, if

    To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Louise Barry,
    Development Coordinator, at [email protected]. No phone calls