Curatorial Internship

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The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street
New York, NY
Posted: September 16 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

The Kitchen is one of New York City’s oldest nonprofit spaces, showing innovative work by emerging and established artists across disciplines. Our programs range from dance, music, performance, and theater, to video, film, and art, in addition to literary events, artists’ talks, and lecture series. Since its inception, The Kitchen has been a powerful force in shaping the cultural landscape of this country, and has helped launch the careers of many artists who have gone on to worldwide prominence.

Internships at The Kitchen are loosely structured to coordinate applicants' interests, backgrounds and schedules with the needs of our organization. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide financial assistance, housing, or stipends. We do offer interns contact with world class artists, invaluable work experience within a major international arts organization, and free access to all Kitchen performances during the internship period.

To Apply for a Curatorial internship please e-mail a resume and letter of interest to Katy Dammers, Assistant Curator and Archive Manager: katy@thekitchen.org

Responsibilities

The Curatorial intern assists with researching and organizing upcoming exhibitions, performances, and events at The Kitchen, including the development of timelines, checklists, and printed matter. Interns will be introduced to issues relating to contemporary visual and performing arts, and will obtain administrative and curatorial skills by aiding in daily operations, implementing short-term and long-term projects, and providing general support. Curatorial interns also assist with The Kitchen archives by filing materials, scanning items, and helping create content for the Archive Website. Additionally, curatorial interns also work in the gallery as monitors. The right match for this position will be a highly self-motivated and intelligent individual with strong written, organizational, and inter-personal communication skills, as well as an ability to manage time and juggle responsibilities efficiently. The individual should be familiar with the key ideas and figures in contemporary art and have a strong interest in time-based work (film, video, sound, and performance). Computer proficiency is essential, including experience with Microsoft Office especially Word and Excel on a PC platform. Candidate would ideally be able to commit to about 16-24 hours per week.

Requirements

Excellent communication, organizational and office skills are a must. Computer knowledge essential (Microsoft Office). Theater, Dance, Music, Arts Administration, or Production majors preferred but not required. Must be detail-oriented, and capable of working under pressure and on multiple jobs simultaneously. Must have initiative and enthusiasm.

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