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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.

    Accountant (Part-time)
    SculptureCenter requires a temporary half-time accountant beginning on or about June 15, 2019 for the following several months. SculptureCenter has a budget of $1.9M and a full-time staff of nine (of which one position, that of Director, is currently vacant and the subject of an executive search that is nearing completion). Responsibilities include maintaining journals and ledgers, processing receivables and payables, processing bi-monthly payroll through Paychex, performing monthly closes, preparing budgets and report progress toward their achievement, preparing GAAP financial statements. Qualificated applicants will have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and three years of relevant experience. CPA license preferred, but not required. Applicants should have knowledge and experience with not-for-profit accounting, ability to work with minimal supervision, and attention to detail. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume as ONE DOCUMENT (PDF or Word) with the subject line "Accountant" to: jobs@sculpture-center.org.


    Internships


    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.

    SculptureCenter’s internships are two-four days per week depending on department, with office hours from 10:30am to 6pm with nights and weekends as needed to support events. Weekly schedule to be coordinated with successful candidates.

    Curatorial Internship
    Curatorial Interns work directly with SculptureCenter’s Director of Exhibitions and Programs and Curator. Curatorial Interns 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, 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 and Marketing 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.

    Operations Internship
    The Operations Intern will work directly with the Operations Manager to help with daily logistics of running an arts non-profit. Responsibilities include coordinating with artists, vendors and SculptureCenter staff to create an efficient office environment and exhibition space. The operations intern will gain an understanding of the technicalities which make a small arts organization successful.

    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

    A 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.

    Qualified applicants will have professional written and oral communication, excellent organization, and online research skills as well as basic familiarity with Excel, G-suite, and 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 long-term projects.

    Interns provide day-to-day support for museum staff, including administrative duties and correspondence, and assist with event and program staffing. Interns should have a strong knowledge of and enthusiasm for contemporary art, enjoying visiting galleries and museums in their free time. Prior museum or gallery experience preferred, but not required.

    How to Apply

    To apply, please send a cover letter specifying your preferred area of interest, 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.


    SculptureCenter is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disabilityb genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status. SculptureCenter is committed to a culturally diverse organization. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.