INTERN AT GALLERY AFERRO: Curatorial Internship

Position infomation
Organization: 
Gallery Aferro
City: 
Newark
Job Type: 
Internship
State: 
NJ New Jersey
Job Description: 

Gallery Aferro is currently looking to fill 2 part-time Curatorial internship positions for Spring 2017 Eligibility: Undergraduate, Graduate students or recent grads. To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to Jacob Mandel at jmandel@aferro.org with the subject line:

Curatorial Intern Gallery Aferro interns have the unique opportunity to work closely with staff and the larger arts community in learning all aspects of a nonprofit organization. Because Gallery Aferro is both a presenting and a workspace organization with strong connections to cultural professionals, the internship position can build excellent professional skills/contacts and a breadth of knowledge that goes well beyond the work involved. Internships at Gallery Aferro are particularly beneficial to motivated and enthusiastic individuals who are interested in cultivating curatorial, operational, and arts administration experience in order to gain work experience and fulfill career goals in the art world. The Curatorial Intern will get special access to the Gallery Aferro staff’s continuing engagement with curatorial practices and can work on the many different arts initiatives that Gallery Aferro engages in regularly. Curatorial Interns will work closely with and liaise between curators and exhibiting artists as well as collaborate with Gallery Aferro staffers. Gallery Aferro is a Newark, NJ-based nonprofit alternative arts organization founded in 2003. Gallery Aferro currently operates out of a 20,000 sq ft building in downtown Newark. We offer exhibitions and events featuring local, national and international artists, a year-round workspace residency program, and a publication line consisting of artist’s books, essays, experimental music compilations, and exhibition catalogs. Gallery Aferro also offers educational resources including school tours and a community book room.

Responsibilities will include:

• Creating and managing online databases

• Email and phone communications with artists, arts organizations, service suppliers etc.

• Managing appointments and scheduling (artwork drop-off and pick-up, etc)

• Assisting with studio visits • General gallery and administrative support as required by projects

• Direct assistance to artists

The Curatorial Intern will report directly to the Artistic Director, will work closely with the Gallery Manager and Exhibition Designer, and must be available at least 12 hours a week. Candidates should possess good phone and email manners, the ability to be punctual, have a basic working knowledge of Macintosh computers, have a basic working knowledge of Excel and Google docs, but most of all have an interest in contemporary art and an enthusiasm for working with the public. Other valuable skills would be experience with Adobe Creative Suite products and experience with digital photography.

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