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Arts Administration & Gallery Internships

INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW: Interns play a critical role in the administration and production of DiverseWork’s overall programs and events. Selected interns will be provided the opportunity to explore several areas of a non-profit arts organization by assisting staff members with projects in the office related to curatorial, gallery management, development, and administrative departments. This internship is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in a future career as a curator, artist, or arts administrator. 2-3 interns are engaged each semester.

RESPONSIBILITIES include assisting with artist research for upcoming programs and events, assisting with promotional and marketing tasks, updates to the membership database and mailings, general administration office duties, assisting with gallery maintenance and preparing for evening art performances, events and exhibition openings. Interns also participate in a reading group in order to get to know one another and facilitate a deeper understanding of contemporary art spaces and practices.

IDEAL CANDIDATES: Strong background in art history, theater, dance, studio art, or literature and a devoted interest in contemporary art, issues, and visual culture; great writing and computer-based research skills; ability to verbally communicate in an efficient manner; ability to interact with diverse populations with respect; excellent time management skills; ability to work individually and with a team; accountability; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; fluency in Spanish a plus.

Internships are volunteer positions, last for one semester, and are competitive. Preference is given to college students seeking academic credit. Work schedule is generally two days a week, five hours a day plus occasional evening and weekend events.

To apply, email a resume AND cover letter to Taylor HoblitzellExhibition and Program Coordinator.

2016-17 Internship Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (Sept – Dec): August 15, 206
Spring Semester (Jan – May): December 8, 2016
Summer Semester (May – August): April 5, 2017

The Idea Fund Internship – Paid Opportunity

The Idea Fund 2016-17 Internship provides a university college-enrolled or young professional with a paid internship opportunity to work in non-profit arts administration. This internship position will provide a range of experiences working in all facets of a re-granting program administered by DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, and Project Row Houses and is funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Idea Fund provides funding for artist-generated or artist-centered projects in the Greater Houston area that exemplify unconventional, interventionist, conceptual, entrepreneurial, participatory, or guerrilla artistic practices.

This is a paid internship to be housed primarily at Aurora Picture Show. See full job description.

Email a cover letter and resume outlining your educational background and past work experience to magsamen@aurorapictureshow.org. A cover letter should address why you are interested in the internship and what you hope to gain from this opportunity. Please include contact details for two references who are either professors or previous/current employers.

Volunteer

DiverseWorks is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with exhibition openings, special events, and exhibition installation. To be added to our volunteer email list, please email your contact information to Reyes Ramirez, Outreach and Public Engagement Cultivator.

Work

Installation Help Needed

DiverseWorks seeks qualified Part-Time Installers for periodic employment to assist with installation and de-installation of scheduled exhibitions.

Installers must have prior art handling experience and a minimum of 1 year preparator/art handling experience is preferred. Skills and experience with wood-working tools, painting, hanging artwork, and familiarity with most PC and Mac operating systems desired. Must be able to safely lift up to 50 lbs. Must be able to problem-solve and communicate efficiently and professionally with all DiverseWorks staff, artists, interns, and other install crew members. Individuals must be able to work from 1 day to several weeks at a time. Must be able to work within and meet deadlines, have exceptional communication skills, be punctual, have attention to detail, and place an emphasis on aesthetics, efficiency, and safety in the workspace. Must be available during the hours of 9 – 5 pm, Monday – Friday (some occasional evening and weekend hours). Work opportunities are scheduled at least one month in advance, although some exceptions may occur.

Position is filled as needed. Please email Taylor Hoblitzell with availability and resume.

DiverseWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.