Fine Print Auction Intern

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Want an inside look at FotoFest’s Live Auction and Gala in action?  FotoFest International seeks an intern for their Fine Print Auction.

This event takes place during the Biennial, and is FotoFest’s largest fundraising event. Prints from leading contemporary U.S. and international artists are featured in the FotoFest Auction.

Applicants should have an interest in event coordination, and possess excellent organizational and people skills. Auction prints are shown at two previews and other small events prior to the Auction evening, and the ability to assist in the careful handling of framed prints is required. Attendance at most of these events is also required. Desirable software knowledge: Word, Excel, InDesign, and Photoshop.

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

Fine Print Auction interns will work at FotoFest during the Spring 2018 semester – Part time, January-April, 2-3 days/week.


As the fine print auction intern, the selected individual will assist the fine print auction manager in the development and implementation of the auction and associated programming. Publication responsibilities include collecting and coordinating material for our biannual Fine Print Auction Catalogue.

Duties include:

  • Handling incoming and outgoing artworks
  • Assisting in auction day and auction preview layout and installation
  • Coordinating and designing auction text materials.
  • Assisting with events and receptions
  • Coordinating artists for the upcoming auction
  • Working with the auction coordinator to catalogue materials
  • Coordinating material for auction pages on FotoFest Website
  • Print Inventory
  • Database Management


  • Currently enrolled in a 2-4 yr. college or recent graduate. Good writing, communication, and organizational skills. A patient, self-motivated 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

Additional Information:

  • Hours: Part-Time
  • Compensation: Stipend of $500 upon the completion of 120 hrs
  • College Credit Required: no
  • # of Positions Available: 1
  • Intern Start Date: Spring 2018
  • Duration: 10-15 weeks
  • Dates Flexible: Yes
  • Application Deadline: Until filled
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