Opportunities

CURATORIAL, DEVELOPMENT, AND VISTOR SERVICES

Our internship program provides the opportunity to learn about the operations of a non-profit art institution and to work alongside some of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists and curators. Intern candidates must possess a strong command of English, excellent communication skills, strong writing skills, word-processing skills on a PC-platform, and the ability to work and function in a creative and flexible environment. Most interns are based in one department, but have the opportunity to interact with all departments on a regular basis. All interns work on a volunteer basis for a full 3 months w/ a schedule determined by the Intern’s supervisor. MoMA PS1 is looking for interns who are able to work a minimum of two full days per wk (7 hrs per day). Tasks include archiving, media management, and research, as well as admini + production duties relevant to organizing exhibitions and public programs. While working in the Visitor Services dept at MoMA PS1 plays an integral role in developing creative audience engagement and educational opportunities. All applications must include a cover letter, resume and the attached application completed, sent to: internships_ps1@moma.org


COMMUNICATION INTERN MOCA (Chicago)

The MOCA Internship Program strives to introduce practical training and experience in contemporary art and museum operations. Interns participate in the day to day activities of these departments in addition to specific project assignments. Eligibility: Internships are not paid; International candidates may apply, but please note we do not provide visas. Internship Schedule: Part–time interns work two days per week, not to exceed 15 hrs/wk. The exact schedule will be determined by the department supervisor. Details: The Communication Intern will assist with public relations efforts and marketing outreach for MOCA exhibits, programming, and other events. The intern will research media outlets (Artforum, etc), update press lists, and help maintain MOCA’s social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) and events listings pages. The intern will learn how to develop a communications/marketing plan and create media reports. This is anideal position for an undergraduate student interested in marketing and communications and will run for 2-3 months. Responsibilities Include: Assist with compiling press kits; Update press lists and mailing databases; Assist with e-marketing and newsletters; Conduct research on media outlets, websites, and blogs; Social media support (Facebook/Instagram); APPLY ONLINE: http://www.moca.org/museum/intern.php


SCULPTURE CENTER IN NEW YORK CITY

SculptureCenter is a not-for-profit arts institution dedicated to experimental and innovative developments in contemporary sculpture. We are currently accepting applicants for internships. Internships are unpaid. We regularly host international interns with strong language skills.Scheduling is flexible with a expected commitment of 2 days per week for 3 mnths. Working with a small staff in an open office environment, you will gain valuable insite and hands on experience working for a non-profit art museum. You will also come away with important professional skills for working in the field of contemporary art. All interns enjoy complementary New Art Network memberships after their intern. http://www.sculpture-center.org/joinIn


CON ARTIST GALLERY

The program is a 3 mth long unique opportunity to work with our exciting and growing organization. By learning through doing, we tailor each internship to your skills. We believe this helps you to grow your resume, and gives you the opportunity to make a real impact on our small organization. Interns receive a free membership to the Con Artist Collective as well as unlimited access to the shared artist workspace. Email: conartistnyc@gmail.com. *sorry, but the collective is not able to provide work or student visas for foreigners.


Awards

THE MACARTHUR FELLOWS

There are three criteria for selection of Fellows: exceptional creativity, promise for important future advances based on a track record of significant accomplishment, and potential for the fellowship to facilitate subsequent creative work. The MacArthur Fellows Program is intended to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations. In keeping with this purpose, the Foundation awards fellowships directly to individuals rather than through institutions. The Foundation does not require or expect specific products or reports from MacArthur Fellows and does not evaluate recipients’ creativity during the term of the fellowship. The MacArthur Fellowship is a “no strings attached” award in support of people, not projects. Each fellowship comes with a stipend of $625,000 to the recipient, paid out in equal quarterly installments over five years. How Fellows are Chosen: Nominees are brought to the Program’s attention through a constantly changing pool of invited external nominators. The nominators are encouraged to nominate the most creative people they know within their field and beyond. They are chosen from as broad a range of fields and areas of interest as possible. The Fellows Program does not accept applications or unsolicited nominations. Eligibility There are no restrictions on becoming a Fellow, except that nominees must be either residents or citizens of the United States, and must not hold elective office or advanced positions in government as defined by the statute. For more information: 4answers@macfound.org.


Interships

RHIZOME PROGRAM INTERNSHIP (New Museum)

Rhizome seeks a highly organized, responsible and mature Program Intern. Responsibilities will vary and engage with all areas of the organization: assisting with the daily administrative upkeep; research and production support of the Rhizome website; Coordination and management of organizational projects; correspondence with artists, members, and press; management of various social media platforms (facebook, twitter, instagram, etc) and more. Interns must be familiar with contemporary art and savvy with the web and new technologies.QUALIFICATIONS: The Program Intern must be based in New York and must be able to commit to 16 hours of work per week, for 3-4 months, beginning September. This position is unpaid. Candidates must be possess strong admin and organization skills, and a confident, proactive and problem-solving nature. As this position will provide a broad entry point into the workings of a non-profit, a positive disposition and willingness to undertake any task with a positive attitude is key. Self-starting candidates who can spot areas to be improved in the organization, and set about improving them, will thrive. Knowledge of Microsoft Office software is required, and other creative software (i.e. Adobe Creative Cloud Suite) is needed. TO APPLY: Please email cover letter (written in the body of the email) and resume to jobs(at)rhizome.org.


BERLIN COLLECTIVE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

We offer Internships with Artists in their studios, with art galleries, companies, arts organizations in Berlin, Buenos Aires, London, NYC and Los Angeles. We do not provide visas or support with this process as we are a U.S. based company. We review and edit resumes to help you meet your professional goals. Many of our BC Internships can lead to paid positions. Simple Steps to Obtaining an Internship: 1. You send us an email expressing your intertest 2. We follow up, start researching, your request for an internship. 3. You register and make a payment. You must make the payment before this is processed and confirmed. 4. We contact you with the internship possibility 5. We check in to see that all moving smoothly. 6. You receive a reference letter upon completion of the Berlin Collective Internship Program from the Artist, Curator, or Gallery.Register Here to Join the Berlin Collective Internship Program: www.berlincollective.de/internships/


EXPAND YOUR HORIZON IN SAN FRANCISCO

SFMOMA’s internship program offers insight into the operations of one of the country’s leading art museums and allows interns to gain valuable hands - on experience. We offer internships year-round in various museum departments. Interns should be prepared to commit to a regular schedule unless alternative arrangements are made in advance with their supervisors. All internships are unpaid. Part-time, unpaid internship is available in the media arts curatorial department. The internship is one day per wk. The start date, day of the wk, and hrs are flexible. The media arts curatorial intern will work closely with the assistant curator and the administrative assist primarily to conduct research on sound art exhibit and artists in preparation for a forth coming exhibition. Email: volunteers@sfmoma.org.