EFA Project Space seeks Exhibition Interns for our upcoming season, which runs from January - May 2016. In January 2016, we open The Let Down Reflex (curated by Amber Berson and Juliana Driever), an exhibition exploring the social and institutional support systems in the art world for artist-parents and artists who want families. Then, in March 2016, A Certain Urge (Towards Turmoil) (curated by Blanca de la Torre) explores the futility and collapse of utopia and ideology in western culture through the work of six artists from Spain, Mexico, and New York. Prospective interns with film-making and video editing experience have a documentary opportunity with our artists-in-residence.
As EFA Project Space is an intimate gallery program, Exhibition Interns are trained on all aspects of exhibition development, from the initial concept stage to its final execution in the gallery. Interns will collaborate with EFA Project Space Program Director, Program Manager, and outside curators on structured projects tailored to each candidate's educational interests and experience. Typical responsibilities include: assisting in the execution and publication of exhibition brochures; assisting with curatorial committee preparation and planning efforts for exhibitions during the upcoming season; maintaining an active presence on web and social media outlets; researching and producing supplemental materials for exhibitions and special events; exploring opportunities for institutional collaboration; seeking sponsorship and grant opportunities; assisting with publicity and coordination of events; monitoring the gallery space; assisting on installation; and educating audience members on current exhibitions. For added educational benefit, EFA Project Space staff members take interns on occasional gallery trips and studio visits with member artists of the EFA Studio Program to gain a deeper understanding of contemporary art-making and curatorial practice.
The ideal candidate possesses the following skills, qualities, and availability:
A current student with a background in the arts and culture. Students seeking an internship for academic credit are strongly encouraged to apply, as this is an unpaid internship.
An energetic, resourceful, self-directed worker who is adept at conducting research and multi-tasking.
Experience conducting research and comfort interacting with an enthusiastic, art-savvy public.
Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and FileMaker Pro experience preferred; and interest in website design highly appreciated.
Candidates should be able to set aside two to three days a week on Tuesday through Friday, 10 am – 6 pm, and are highly encouraged to attend or assist with occasional EFA Project Space events between 6 – 8 pm.
The deadline for applications is Friday, December 25, 2015. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview by Monday, January 4, 2016. Please email a brief cover letter conveying your interest in EFA Project Space and resume with subject heading "Spring Exhibition Internship" to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should be addressed to Meghana Karnik, Program Manager.