Exhibition and Publication Intern

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FotoFest International is looking for Exhibition interns for the upcoming FotoFest International 2018 Biennial.  FotoFest exhibition interns work as a vital part of the exhibition team.

Exhibition interns will work with curators and the exhibition team throughout the exhibition process which includes exhibition and programming research, logging in and presenting submissions, learning to handle and care for photographs, logging in and handling exhibition artworks, assisting in the installation process, and observing the day-to-day operations of a non-profit arts organization.

This internship is ideal for individuals who are interested in pursuing a professional career in photography, art history, curatorial studies, arts administration, and in non-profits art spaces, commercial galleries, or working artists.

Exhibition interns will work at FotoFest 1-3 days per week, in three six-hour shifts. Internships are a 3-4 month commitment.


As the Exhibition and Publication intern, the selected individual will assist the exhibition team in the development and implementation of exhibitions and associated programming.  Publication responsibilities include collecting and coordinating material for the over 100 Participating Spaces for the FotoFest Biennial Catalogue and Map/Calendar.

Duties include:

  • Handling incoming and outgoing artworks
  • Assisting in exhibition layout and installation
  • Coordinating and designing exhibition text materials.
  • Assisting with events and receptions
  • Researching artists for upcoming exhibitions
  • Working with publication team on coordinating catalogue and map/calendar materials
  • Coordinating material for exhibition pages on FotoFest Website
  • Equipment Inventory
  • Database Management


  • Currently enrolled in a 2-4 yr. college or recent graduate. Good writing, communication, and organizational skills. A patient, self-motivate person, and detailed-oriented individual. A positive attitude and enthusiasm for the arts
  • Working knowledge of the following: Word, Excel, PhotoShop, PowerPoint, InDesign (preferred), Dreamweaver (preferred)
  • Interns must live in or relocate to the Houston or surrounding area. Reliable transportation is required.

Please submit your resume and a letter of intent explaining your interest in FotoFest, and your experience with social media through our Wufoo form which you can find on www.fotofest2018.art.

Additional Information:

  • Hours:  Part-Time
  • Compensation: Stipend
  • College Credit Required: no
  • # of Positions Available: 2-3
  • Intern Start Date: Spring 2018
  • Duration: 10-15 weeks
  • Available Year Round: yes
  • Dates Flexible: Yes
  • Application Deadline: Until filled
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