Socrates Sculpture Park is currently accepting applications for our summer

Socrates is seeking a college student with a strong interest in art to work within the Park’s exhibition department. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and interest in contemporary art, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, as well as past experience working in arts organizations. This position is a paid, full-time internship over nine summer weeks, June 5 – August 4, 2017.

Interns gain experience in contemporary art administration, art production and archival research while working closely with the Curatorial staff.
The intern’s will primarily be responsible for assistance with the Emerging Artist Residency and Exhibition.  This includes research, collecting, collating and uploading digital images and drafting texts for interpretive materials. The other major function will be exhibition archive maintenance and new curatorial outreach initiative. Other responsibilities may include assisting artists shipping/transport, production planning, special events and some administrative assistance as need arises. Interns are also required to participate in the Studio in a School Program, which includes field trips one day per week (Fridays) as well as weekly blog posts and midterm and final reports.

Microsoft Office suite, Basic Photoshop and InDesign, ability to use databases, contemporary art research. Photography skills are an added benefit but not required.

Eligibility – Applicants must answer YES to all the questions below:
• Are you enrolled full time in college?
• Are you pursuing an undergraduate degree?
• Are you entering junior or senior year in the fall of 2017?
• Does your Student Aid Report (SAR) indicate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $5,000?
• Can you legally work in the United States without sponsorship?
• Do you attend college in New York City OR are you a resident of New York City?

Work schedule:
Starting and ending dates: June 5 – August 4, 2017
Approximately 35 hours per week, M-F, 10 am –6 pm
Interns will be expected to assist with some special events on weekends or weeknights. In agreement with their supervisor, they may take time off during their regular work hours as compensation. Fridays of each week interns will participate in field trips to speak with arts professionals at museums throughout New York City arranged by the non-profit Studio in a School.

How to Apply:
1 – Cover Letter; 2 – Resume; 3 – Financial Aid Qualification: Please submit a copy of the Student Air Report (SAR). It must indicate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $5,000; 4 – Transcript: Unofficial transcripts accepted in PDF form; 5 – Reference: Include a phone number and email address for at least one reference.

Email these five application documents by April 1 to Jess Wilcox at

PO Box 6259, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11106
T 718 956 1819 / F 718 626 1533
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Socrates is open 365 days a year from 10am to sunset.