As an intern at Socrates Sculpture Park you’ll join our tight knit staff (5 full-time employees, 3 part-time) to help bring public art and programming to a five-acre waterfront park in Long Island City, Queens. Interns are hired for the summer season, and are exposed to firsthand experience in visual arts administration and exhibition production and promotion. Although each internship reports to a specific department, Socrates Sculpture Park offers an open, team-oriented environment, so each intern will gain insight into many different facets of non-profit work and arts administration, from social media to programming to community relations to curatorial to development.
Interns are expected to participate in as many Socrates Sculpture Park events as possible, to get to know the Socrates community, and to take advantage of the growing contemporary art world in Long Island City, Queens. Interns are expected to work 18 – 30 hours per week and should be able to commit to a regular schedule. Internships are not paid.
Applications are currently being accepted for a Fellowship Intern through ARTS INTERN, a program through Studio in a School, for Summer 2015.
The Fellowship Intern will assist with administrative and curatorial projects related to the 2015 Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Residency and Exhibition. This will include serving as the contact person between Exhibition and Communications Staff and the 15 artists-in-residence, creating the first draft of Socrates’ EAF catalog, and collecting and formatting collateral material for the EAF exhibition, including artist bios, brochure text, placard text, and banner content.
Through this internship, the Intern will gain experience working on-site with artists, assisting both practically and conceptually to further the residency and exhibition. S/he will learn how to use concise email and in-person communication to manage individual artist projects, a group exhibition, and a 15-artist studio residency program.
- develop and mange calendar for the 2015 EAF studio residency
- provide basic administrative support for EAF artists-in-residence
- plan and attend progress meetings and studio visits with Socrates Exhibition staff and outside curators
- coordinate essay commissions from outside curators
- research and write artist and curator bios
- draft exhibition and project descriptions for website and print
- correspond with artists, curators, galleries and museums
For all internships, past or current enrollment in a graduate program is preferred, though we accept applications from undergraduate students with a track record of leadership. Candidates should possess strong organizational skills and the ability to work well under pressure, multi-task, and meet deadlines. Applicants should be adaptable, detail oriented, and able to work both independently and collaboratively. Other requirements include working knowledge of design/photo editing software and experience with Internet research.
How to Apply
We are now accepting internship applications for Summer 2015 . For more information on how to apply, visit: artsintern.org/how-to-apply