MISSION: DiverseWorks commissions, produces, and presents new and daring art in all its forms through innovative collaborations that honor each artist’s vision without constraint.
INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW: Interns play a critical role in the administration and production of DiverseWorks’ overall programs and events. The selected intern will be provided the opportunity to explore several areas of a non-profit arts organization by assisting staff members with gallery management, development, curatorial, and administrative projects. This internship is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in a future career as a curator, artist, or arts administrator. Interns will assist staff members in the offices as well as learn the role of gallery attendant throughout their term.
RESPONSIBILITIES include assisting with artist research for upcoming programs and events, assisting with promotional and marketing tasks, updates to the membership database and mailings, general office duties, assisting with gallery maintenance, and preparing for evening art performances, events and exhibition openings. Interns also participate in a reading group in order to get to know one another and facilitate a deeper understanding of contemporary art spaces and practices.
IDEAL CANDIDATE: Strong background in art history, theater, dance, studio art, or literature and a devoted interest in contemporary art, issues, and visual culture; great writing and computer-based research skills; ability to verbally communicate in an efficient manner; ability to interact with diverse populations with respect; excellent time management skills; ability to work individually and with a team; accountability; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; fluency in another language is a plus.
Internships are volunteer positions, last for one semester, and are competitive. Preference is given to college students seeking academic credit. Work schedule is generally two days a week, five hours a day plus occasional evening and weekend events. To apply email a cover letter AND resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Dec. 4, 2017.
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