Internship Listings from Len Davis




1. Internship in American 20th Century Art, Holman Gallery


William Holman Gallery, a new gallery (see Chip. Tel for links) is
looking for a part-time paid intern to work in the gallery on a
specific project related to the production of a monograph and
cataloguing of several hundred works by Olin Dows (1904- 1981). A 20th
century artist who lived on the Hudson River but who had wide ranging
interests in the arts and great experience in the administration of
1930’s public arts programs. In addition to helping produce a series
of shows on this artist, the Gallery has a roster of mid-career , and
in time younger artists, who will need assistance with publication,
exhibition and production.

Location: To be determined based on the location of the Gallery space
and an opening on October, 2012.

Hours: up to 20 hours a week on the premises to learn Gallery skills
and pursue the research in libraries and the Archives of American Art
and the FDR Presidential Library.

Compensation: Based on Experience

Contact: William Holman Gallery,
also see:

2. Kress Interpretive Art Museum Fellowship, The Museum of Modern Art

Provides support to the Interpretation and Research area of the
Department of Education. Develops interpretive resources including
audio, text, and multimedia content about the Museum’s collection and
special exhibitions for use by a wide range of visitors. Publishes all
interpretive content to the web, making it accessible to a broader
audience using various web and mobile platforms. Assists in
researching and developing participatory modes of visitor engagement
including games and play-based learning initiatives, both digital and
analog. Works collaboratively and helps to create new ways for
audiences to engage with modern and contemporary art, and assists in
the qualitative evaluation of these resources. In addition to a resume
and cover letter, applicants must submit 1-2 short writing samples.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with a background in art history,
museum studies, or museum education. Experience in museum
interpretation with strong writing skills. Excellent organizational
and multitasking skills to successfully execute both administrative
and research-oriented projects. Must enjoy the prospect of interacting
with a range of staff.
Please submit resume and cover letter to  In addition
to a resume and cover letter, applicants must submit 1-2 short writing
samples. The application deadline is June 22, 2012.  Please reference
the position title in the subject line.

3. Production Internship, 2012 River To River® Festival, Lower
Manhattan Cultural Council


The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) is seeking production and
program interns for the 2012 River To River Festival, Lower
Manhattan’s largest free summer arts festival, which will be held this
year from June 17-July 15, 2012.

The River To River Festival’s innovative and exciting program of
dance, music, film, theater and other culture experiences brings all
of Lower Manhattan to life seven days a week for four weeks.

The 2012 season is diverse and dynamic and interns will have the
opportunity to gain significant hands-on program and production

The internship is an opportunity to work closely on the production of
events across several varying artistic disciplines and types of
venues, including theaters, parks, and site-based performances.
Interns will assist in administrative, organizational, planning and
production tasks; they will also work on operations, which includes
assisting with artist and front of house management, helping with
set-ups and strikes, assisting with documentation of performances,
distribution of marketing materials, and helping to coordinate

The ideal intern has great organizational skills, comfort with setting
up, using, and putting away technical equipment (especially sound
equipment), an outgoing personality and friendly attitude when
representing LMCC through interactions with both audiences and
artists, and the flexibility to adapt to the needs of many different
kinds of tasks, performances and venues.

Primary responsibilities include:
-Assisting with administrative and production tasks, including
organization of materials related to River To River and planning of
-Assisting in operations of the actual events, including artist and
audience management and setting up/striking equipment, and varying
needs depending on the venue and type of event.
-Assisting in the documentation of performances.
-Representing LMCC through interactions with audience and artists.


-Strong administrative and organizational skills; knowledge of
computer programs including MSOffice (word, excel, etc.), Photoshop,
Gmail and Google calendar, and Mac OS.
-Available at least 20 hours per week.
-Experience with sound equipment preferable.
-Graduate or experienced undergraduate student in the arts or arts
admin, with an interest in production across a variety of genres.

Dates needed: May 1 – July 31, 2012 (Dates Flexible)

-An “unlimited monthly” MetroCard for the duration of the internship
-University credit (if applicable)
-Access to all LMCC events, including professional development
workshops, private artist talks, and events at the LMCC Workspace
artist residency program


4. Special Events Internship, NURTUREart Non-Profit Inc.


NURTUREart Non-Profit Inc. is dedicated to nurturing contemporary art
by providing exhibition opportunities and resources for emerging
artists, curators, and local public school students.   Located in
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NURTUREart presents at least seven exhibitions
each year, maintains a registry of artists and curators, organizes
informal talks through a monthly Muse Fuse salon, and works with local
public schools to provide art education opportunities to students.

NURTUREart’s annual benefit is our biggest single fundraiser, and it
takes place in October at a large gallery in Chelsea.  Guests buy a
benefit ticket and go home with a work of art of their choice.  All
artworks are donated—works are selected through an open call, which is
then juried by an esteemed panel.  Event tickets range from $200-$250
(early bird discount).  Lavish food and beverages are complimentary
during the evening.  There is also an exhibition of student works that
are not for sale, which helps to promote our Education programs.  Once
people select their artwork, it must be wrapped and prepared for them
to take it home.

The Special Events intern will work closely with the Development
Coordinator, Benefit Committee Chair, and other Board Members and
staff to ensure a financially successful and stress-free event while
learning everything about event planning from the ground up.

Duties include:
Correspondence with artists regarding artwork selection
Organization of artworks submitted for jury
Data entry
Arranging artwork drop-off
Volunteer management: define needs, develop job descriptions, solicit
volunteers, and train
Review graphic design of event
Draft press releases, prepare email blasts
Correspond with vendors and sponsors
Prepare advertising and marketing plan, execute
Draft correspondence to Benefit Committee
Attend Benefit committee meetings, take notes
Work the Benefit as Floor Manager—oversee all volunteer areas, troubleshoot.

This is a good opportunity for a student or recent graduate with an
interest in contemporary art and/or arts management.  The Special
Events intern should be meticulous, reliable, energetic, and able to
multi-task and work with a variety of personalities.  Experience with
Microsoft Excel or Filemaker Pro is helpful.

We are looking for someone able to commit to working 2 days per week
(ideally Monday, Thursday, or Friday) from mid-June through the end of
October, with the possibility of continuing afterward in another
capacity.  Unfortunately, NURTUREart cannot provide compensation;
however, we can work with your school to provide course credit, if

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Louise Barry,
Development Coordinator, at  No phone calls

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About Jill Conner

Jill Conner is New York Editor for Whitehot Magazine and is a Contributor to Afterimage, Art in America, ArtUS, Art Papers, Interview and Sculpture. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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