SculptureCenter Summer Curatorial Internship June 1 to August 31, 2017 SculptureCenter is accepting applicants for curatorial internships for summer 2017. Working with a small staff in an open office environment, SculptureCenter interns gain valuable insight and hands on experience working in a non-profit art institution. Main duties and responsibilities Curatorial interns work directly with the Curator and Exhibition and Program Manager in the organization of SculptureCenter’s exhibitions, programmatic activities, and public events. Summer interns work most intensively on a major project focused on emerging artists. Additionally, interns assist with planning and research for forthcoming exhibitions, participate in exhibition production, help with daily administrative duties and correspondence, and assist with public program and event staffing. They are also responsible for contributing to SculptureNotebook, SculptureCenter’s online platform. Interns take on projects that have a direct and visible outcome in our exhibitions, public programs, and events. They leave the program with a range of important professional skills for working in the field of contemporary art. About SculptureCenter Founded by artists in 1928, SculptureCenter is a not-for-profit arts institution in Long Island City, NY dedicated to experimental and innovative developments in contemporary sculpture. SculptureCenter commissions new works and presents exhibitions by emerging and established, national and international artists. Our programs identify new talent, explore the conceptual, aesthetic and material concerns of contemporary sculpture, and encourage independent vision. Over the past decade, SculptureCenter has presented works by more than 700 emerging and established artists, many of whom have shown at SC early in their careers or held their first major solo presentation in New York, including: Anthea Hamilton’s first solo museum show in the United States, Lichen! Libido! Chastity! (2015), which was nominated for the 2016 Turner Prize, and Leslie Hewitt’s critically acclaimed Collective Stance (2016). Other notable artists who have exhibited at SculptureCenter include: Nairy Baghramian, Bill Bollinger, Monica Bonvicini, Sanford Biggers, Tom Burr, Petah Coyne, Liz Glynn, Jeppe Hein, Rashid Johnson, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Agnieska Kurant, Jumana Manna, Rita McBride, Michael Portnoy, Ugo Rondinone, Katrín Sigurdardóttir, Michael Smith and Mike Kelley, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, and Nancy Rubins. SculptureCenter presents an exciting series of special projects by emerging artists through In Practice, an open call program, and offers a dynamic series of public programs and events that feature artist talks, performances, film screenings, and concerts, as well as a publications. Professional skills and experience Qualified applicants will have professional written and oral communication, excellent organization and online research skills, and basic familiarity with creative software, such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Interns should have a strong knowledge of and enthusiasm for contemporary art, enjoying visiting galleries and museums in their free time. Prior museum or gallery experience preferred. Academic background in art history, fine art, or a related field preferred. SculptureCenter regularly hosts international interns with strong English language skills. Hours and compensation Summer internships run from June 1 to August 31, 2017 (start and end dates flexible). Scheduling is flexible with an expected commitment of two days per week. Internships are unpaid, but school credit may be earned.
Please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references to email@example.com. Applications are due by March 24, 2017.