INTERNSHIPS

Volunteers and interns are an integral part of Art in General. With their assistance, the organization is able to accomplish its goals and realize its mission. Art in General supports some of the most innovative, creative and cutting edge artists practicing today, providing an opportunity to create new work by giving them financial, technical, and logistical support as well as a venue for presentation.

We are currently accepting applications for 2016 for mutiple positions. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but due to the volume of applicants, we are only able to respond those applicants that fit our requirements and needs. No phone calls please.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE / DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP

To apply for the The Executive Office/Development Internship outlined below, please send resume and cover letter (PDF or Word document only) to our Development department: social@artingeneral.org.

Overview: The Executive Office/Development intern will work closely with the Director and Development Manager, providing support for areas including general research and administration, special events, art patron trip research and planning, and the updating of DonorPerfect records.

CURATORIAL INTERNSHIP

To apply for the Curatorial Internship outlined below, please submit a resume and cover letter stating interest, start date and availability per week to Laurel Ptak, Executive Director: laurel@artingeneral.org.

Overview: 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.

    Requirements:
  • 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 programs such as: 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
  • 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