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    Jobs and Internships

    New York's most adventurous kunsthalle, SculptureCenter is a dynamic platform where staff, board, interns and volunteers work creatively and collaboratively to fulfill our mission of connecting artists and audiences while supporting artistic innovation and independent thought.

    Jobs


    Director
    SculptureCenter is currently seeking applicants for the position of Director. A full description is available here. Applications or nominations should be sent to Sarah James and Becky Klein at sculpturecenter@phillipsoppenheim.com.


    Internships


    SculptureCenter is currently accepting applications for summer 2019. Working with a small staff in an open office environment, SculptureCenter interns take on projects that have a direct and visible outcome in our exhibitions, public programs, and events. They leave the program with a range of professional skills important for working in the field of contemporary art and hands-on experience working in a non-profit art institution.

    Applications for summer internships are due March 15 . Summer internships begin in late May or early June 2019 and end in late August 2019. SculptureCenter’s internships are typically two days per week, 10:30am to 6pm. Weekly schedule to be coordinated with successful candidates.

    Curatorial Internship
    Summer Curatorial Interns work directly with SculptureCenter’s Director of Exhibitions and Programs, Curator, and other Curatorial Interns. The primary role of Summer Curatorial Interns is to undertake a large-scale project focused on emerging artists. In addition they assist SculptureCenter’s curatorial staff in the planning, organization, and development of current and forthcoming exhibitions, public programs, events, and publications. On a day-to-day basis, Summer Curatorial Interns work independently on longterm projects, assist with academic and production research, research/coordinate artwork production, assist with outreach for public and educational programs, and complete daily administrative duties and correspondence.

    Marketing and Communications Internship
    The Marketing and Communications intern works directly with the Communications, Marketing, and Digital Media Manager. Responsibilities include supporting the promotion of the season's exhibitions and events across email, social media, print, and digital campaigns. Interns also have the opportunity to assist with the content management of the SculptureCenter website and work with the limited edition program including preparation for seasonal art fairs.

    Special Events and Development Internship
    The Special Events and Development intern reports to the Individual Giving and Events Manager, and assists with fundraising initiatives for SculptureCenter's patron program, exhibition opening receptions, annual benefits, and perform administrative duties. Qualified applicants will have professional communication skills, excellent organization and time management abilities, basic familiarity with creative software, such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, and some experience with database systems. Interns should be in their senior year of undergraduate studies, enrolled in or recently completed and MA program, and have an interest in learning arts administration, fundraising, or event production.

    Special Projects Internship
    Working directly with the Operations Manager to organize and consolidate physical and digital archival material at SculptureCenter’s offices and storage facility. The Special Projects Intern will assist in compiling an assessment of the SculptureCenter archive’s condition and organization, help draft storage procedures, and research archival methodologies and best practices. Candidates must be able to work independently and have a strong interest in archival or museum studies.

    Hours and Compensation

    Weeks and hourly scheduling is flexible with an expected commitment of two days per week. Internships are unpaid but school credit may be earned. We regularly host international interns with strong language skills.

    Professional Skills and Experience

    B.A. in art history, studio art, or a field related to the department you are applying to (completed or in progress, or comparable coursework or experience) is preferred. Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated familiarity and interest in emerging contemporary art, professional written and oral communication, excellent organization, and online research skills as well as basic familiarity with creative software, such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Applicants should be highly organized with great attention to detail and have the ability to prioritize between short-term tasks and longterm projects. Prior museum or gallery experience preferred, but not required. Interns provide day-to-day support for museum staff, including administrative duties and correspondence, and assist with event and program staffing.

    How to Apply

    To apply please send a cover letter specifying your preferred area of interest and any academic requirements for your internship, resume, and contact information for two professional references to internship@sculpture-center.org. Applicants for the Curatorial Internship should additionally submit a brief writing sample. Please include the position you are applying to in the subject line.

    Public Process High School Internship Program

    For more information about SculptureCenter's free three-week summer intensive program for high school students, visit the Public Process page.