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Art Center Intern (Queens Village)Bookmark This
Shri Navagraha Devasthanam of NA
95-30 225th Street
Queens Village, NY
Posted: August 19 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 5 Part-time, Paid (College Credit Required)
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DescriptionCenter for India Arts (CIA-NY) is a New York-based arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of India and Indian American for the 21st century, building community with artists and audiences of all backgrounds, strengthening cross-cultural partnerships, and preserving the evolving traditions of Indian culture for generations to come.
Our multi-disciplinary programming is centered around three core areas: Performance and Programming – including live music, dance, theatre, film, literature, and the humanities; Exhibition – including visual arts presentations and cultural exhibitions that tell the evolving Indian story; and Education – with dozens of classes per week in Indian music, dance, religion, language and history,
Located in Queens NY, a melting pot of ethnic arts and culture, Center for India Arts CIA-NY serves as a dynamic platform for top emerging and established artists and cultural creators to reach a New York, national, and global audience, and as a gateway for other institutions to access “state of art” Indian and Indian American Culture
Interns will handle specific tasks related to the Art Center's ongoing operations. Responsibilities will include:
• Front of house: Answer general phone calls and emails; greet clients and visitors; run errands.
• Art Center preparation: Assist with mailings and outreach; prepare Art Center binder; update client lists; assist with client outreach; assist at Art Center openings and events; set up; clean up.
• Administrative: Maintain client and inventory databases; update artist bios and press files; help manage the image and press archives; basic filing and organization; assist Art Center staff.
We seek candidates passionate about visual / performing arts and motivated to gain experience in a Art Center setting. Necessary qualifications include organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to prioritize, in addition to diligence and dependency. We are looking for candidates who take direction, and work well within a team or independently as needed. Previous experience in an administrative (or related) role in an Art Center or museum setting is helpful. Knowledge of South Asian art is not mandatory, but a willingness to learn is required. We expect our interns to be presentable and professional, as they act as the initial representatives of the Art Center. Experience with MS Office is necessary; knowledge of Photoshop and/or inventorying is preferred, but not required. Our Art Center has a small staff, so communication and an interest in all Art Center projects, from administrative tasks to art handling, is expected.