Studio 26 Gallery at 179 E 3rd St. (Between avenue A and B, Manhattan, New York has internship positions available.
Studio 26 seeks Curatorial/Programming Interns to work with us on our upcoming season, which runs from January 2015 to December 2015.
Interns will work closely with owner, gallery directors, outside curators, performers, artists and be given tasks related to current and upcoming gallery exhibitions and art fairs, and structured projects that are determined by each candidate's interest and experience.
This year we are presenting group and solo exhibitions and performances by our coop members, domestic and International visiting artists, performance session artists, poetry session artists, music session artists and 2D and 3D artists at our art fairs and exhibitions in Europe, New York City, Miami and China. Interns will also help us prepare for other exhibitions through 2015 and 2016.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: maintaining an active presence on social media outlets; communicating with artists, researching and compiling supplemental materials for exhibitions and special events, formatting information for the website, exploring opportunities for collaboration, seeking appropriate collectors, assisting with publicity and coordination of events, overseeing the gallery during exhibitions, and answering questions and providing the public with information. Interns will assist in the execution and publication of the exhibition post-cards, booklets, writing press releases and helping with installations.
Interns will have an opportunity to have a hands-on experience with making exhibitions, from the initial concept stage to its final execution in the gallery and at art fairs. There is much potential for self-generated and self-directed tasks, such as conducting brief interviews with participating artists to be posted to our website blog and a curating a pop-up exhibition that is organized and curated by the interns.
An ideal candidate is energetic and self-directed, with a background in the visual or performing arts or art history, as well as experience doing research and interacting with an enthusiastic, art-savvy public. Taking initiative on projects and tasks is highly desired, with the ability to work independently and in a group setting.
About this organization:
Studio 26 was founded as an art collective that provides opportunities for national and international artists to exhibit in the storefront Manhattan gallery setting as well as at national and international art fairs. Studio 26 is also a platform for performance artists, poets and musicians to create an audience and present new experimental work.
• Recommended two to three days a week on Wednesday through Sunday, 1pm-6pm; highly encouraged to attend and assist with events beyond these times.
• Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office preferred.
• Passport for international travels.
• This is an unpaid internship and we encourage interns to apply this experience towards college credits and acquiring knowledge and experience in the international and domestic art markets.
• Other internship benefits are detailed during interviews.
Please email cover letter and resume with subject heading "Internship" to firstname.lastname@example.org