CALL FOR EXHIBITIONS INTERNS
A program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, EFA Project Space is a collaborative, cross-disciplinary arts venue producing exhibitions, artist projects, and the SHIFT residency for artists who work in arts organizations. EFA Project Space seeks exhibition interns for the fall term (September 11 – December 22, 2017).
The fall kicks off with the installation and opening of Near & Dear (September 14 – October 28, 2017), curated by painter Carrie Moyer, an intergenerational exhibition exploring the amorous connections artists have with signifying materials and objects. The show features Jennifer Paige Cohen, Anoka Faruqee, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Sheila Pepe, Alison Saar, Rachel Stern, William Villalongo, Brian Zegeer, all of whose material processes range from the haptic to the optical to the cerebral to deliver embodied meaning in their practices.
Interns will also assist on preparations for Progeny (November 9 – December 22, 2017), curated by Prem Krishnamurthy and David Levine, an exhibition exploring artistic inheritance by pairing a group o leading contemporary artists with their somewhat lesser-known artist-parents; and Omega Workshop (January 26 – March 10, 2018), a survey of contemporary and historical experiments in revolutionary and utopian dress and a lab for exploring alternatives to the current fashion system, curated by Maura Brewer and Abigail Glaum-Lathbury of The Rational Dress Society.
Responsibilities include: assisting in the execution, publicity, and educational supplements; assisting with planning efforts for exhibitions during the upcoming season; researching and developing public programming concepts; exploring opportunities for institutional collaboration; seeking sponsorship and grant opportunities; assisting with coordination and execution of events; monitoring the gallery space; assisting with registrarial duties for exhibition production; and educating audience members on current exhibitions. For added educational benefit, interns occasionally take gallery trips and conduct study visits with member artists of the EFA Studio Program to gain a deeper understanding of contemporary art-making curatorial practice.
EFA Project Space seeks the candidates with the following interests, skills, background and availability:
· Currently enrolled students with an academic focus or deep interest in contemporary art. Students seeking an internship for academic credit are strongly encouraged to apply because this is an unpaid internship.
· Energetic, self-directed workers who are adept at conducting research and multi-tasking.
· Strong written and verbal communication skills.
· Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, FileMaker Pro, and Squarespace preferred; and an interest in website design, filmmaking, photo and video editing highly appreciated.
· Candidates should be able to set aside two days a week between Tuesday and Friday, 10:30 am – 6:00 pm, and are highly encouraged to assist with occasional evening events between 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
The deadline for applications is Sunday, September 3, 2017. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview in the first week of September with a start date of September 11. Please email a resume and brief cover letter conveying your interest in EFA Project Space and resume with subject heading "Exhibition Intern" addressed to Meghana Karnik, Program Manager, at email@example.com.