29 Jan 2020

Internships Art In General’ Curatorial Internships

Art in GeneralNew York, New York, United States

Opportunity Description

U.S. Regional Deadline: Ongoing – Art in General is looking for a curatorial intern to assist in the production and installation of exhibitions, and development of publications; conduct curatorial research, and assist with the planning of current and upcoming program initiatives. The right match for this position will be a highly motivated, intelligent individual with strong written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, ability to manage time efficiently, and handle several projects simultaneously. A professional phone manner, a sense of humor, and an interest and/or knowledge of contemporary art and its concepts are also important. In exchange for their work interns will gain valuable experience in a dynamic nonprofit arts environment.

This is an unpaid internship, but can be arranged for school credit. We require at least two days a week for one semester, though we prefer a two-semester commitment. Hours and days are negotiable. Ideally able to commit 12 hours/week.


  • Strong oral, written, organizational, and inter-personal communications skills
  • Ability to manage time efficiently
  • Knowledge of contemporary art and its concepts
  • Skilled in doing research, creating bibliographies, and writing letters
  • Computer proficiency is a must, particularly experience with Microsoft Office; Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Final Cut Pro
  • Installation skills (painting, wood construction, A/V experience) a plus!

We are looking for individuals that have the interest and ability to work closely with artists on production, and to negotiate with collaborators, vendors, and other individuals.

General Tasks:

  • Assist in the daily set up and maintenance of the gallery
  • Assist with exhibition installation and production of new work for exhibitions
  • Assist in the coordination of special events, such as opening receptions, public programs, performances, film screenings, panel discussions, and tours
  • Assist with daily filing, research and correspondence in the Curatorial Department
  • Assist with publication related tasks: rights and reproduction, image editing, text and copy edits, and distribution
  • Keep press and mailing lists up to date
  • Website updates
  • Track press and blog coverage of past, current, and upcoming exhibiting artists.
  • Assist with social media and blog program
  • Assist the Curator with general institutional visibility and community outreach

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter stating interest, start date and availability per week to: director@artingeneral.org.

Founded in 1981, Art in General facilitates the production and exhibition of new work and aims to provide artists with an optimal support structure and venue in which to realize and present their work, whether this format entails an exhibition, event, performance, location-based work in the public domain, or the very platforms of discursive space (i.e. publication, website, etc.). There are a variety of programs that support this mission, including solo commissioned exhibitions and projects, residencies, a site-specific elevator program, and off-site projects.

Art in General
79 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

Opp Categories: + Curatorial. Opp Types: Internships. Opp Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb, Deadlines 03 March thru April, Deadlines 05 May thru June, Deadlines 07 July thru Aug, Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct, Deadlines 11 Nov thru Dec, Deadlines Ongoing and Recurring, and Open to Regional Artists. Income: *No Application Fee, Education, and In-Kind Benefit. Opportunity expires in 65 days.

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