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International Sculpture Center
14 Farigrounds Road, Suite B
Posted: September 08 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 7 Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionThe International Sculpture Center (ISC) is a member-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to champion the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. Members include sculptors, collectors, patrons, architects, developers, journalists, curators, historians, critics, educators, foundries, galleries, and museums—anyone with an interest in and commitment to the field of sculpture.
Please be advised that although this is an unpaid internship, we do offer a $25/day travel stipend for each day traveled to the office.
Please indicate which departments you are applying for on your application.
ResponsibilitiesArts Admninstration/Fundraising and Development:
Interns will work with the Executive Director/Executive Assistant to conduct grant research, preparing materials to solicit program support and compiling supplemental materials to complete proposals and donor acknowledgement packages. Duties include general clerical and project based work.
Interns will work with the Membership Department in a professional environment with a strong focus on programming, and communications. Candidates will assist in the coordination, and execution of its major education program, the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. This award was created to recognize excellent sculptors currently creating work in a graduate or undergraduate program, and nominees from schools around the world apply to have their work considered for the Award.
Interns will also assist with the coordination and execution of the Outstanding Educator Award. This award was created to recognize the individuals who have effectively and passionately communication the knowledge and personal experience gained through the creation of their own work to countless numbers of students throughout their career.
In addition interns will be asked to assist with expanding its Resource Directory. The Directory is a collection of searchable pages on the ISC’s website, www.sculpture.org, which display information on galleries, museums, sculpture parks & gardens, local sculptor’s groups, businesses offering services to sculptors, and more.
Conference and Events:
Conference and Events Intern is required to assist with the planning, organization, and marketing for conferences and special events. The Conference and Events Intern works primarily with the Conference and Events Manager and the Conference and Events Associate.
Web and Portfolio:
The Web and Portfolio Intern works to assist in updating the organizations website and is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the members’ portfolio pages on our website. The Web and Portfolio Intern works with all departments within the ISC and is supervised and reports to the Web Manager
The Advertising intern assists the Advertising Services Associate to meet monthly advertising goals for Sculpture magazine.
RequirementsThe ISC offers a limited number of internship opportunities for students and artists interested in one of the following areas and with program specific projects:
2. Conference & Events
3. Development & Fundraising
5. Web & Portfolio
• Enrollment is continuous, (although four-month or full-semester sessions are preferred)
• Participants will be provided with a travel stipend
• Interns receive a free ISC membership or a one year subscription to Sculpture magazine
• University or high school credit may also be available through participating institutions
Our offices are adjacent to the Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey. Interns will have access to ongoing exhibitions in their museum and the 42-acre sculpture park and gardens. A public café on the grounds is open for lunch on Tuesday – Friday.
• 2 days per week (10 am–4 pm) for four months or a full-semester.
• Highly motivated, detail-oriented, and comfortable within a professional office environment.
• Perform in the same professional manner as would an employee that is to maintain regular working hours, punctuality, appropriate conduct and dress.
• Prior experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and FileMaker is a plus.
• Previous experience in a non-profit a plus
• Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Quark and HTML knowledge a plus (Web& Portfolio)
• excellent verbal and written communication skills
SkillsRequired - Microsoft Office, Adobe Software
Preferred - Filemaker Pro