EFA Project Space seeks Exhibition Interns for our upcoming season, which runs from September - December 2015. This fall, we are focusing on curatorial explorations that are dynamic, performance-based, and evolve throughout the run of show. In September 2015, we open Writing Bodies (curated by Litia Perta), exploring the relationship between dance, performance, and writing. Then, in November 2015, Accompaniment (curated by Kari Cwynar and Kendra Sullivan) considers the idea of 'accompaniment' as a creative act and theory of practice, subverting the order of the soloist. Exhibition Interns will gain vital experience in developing workshops and organizing performances during this season.
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 August 14, 2015. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview and notified of their selection by September 10, 2015. Please email a brief cover letter conveying your interest in EFA Project Space and resume with subject heading "Fall Internship" to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should be addressed to Meghana Karnik, Program Manager.