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Operations Intern-Art Show ProductionBookmark This
New York, NY
Posted: October 02 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Paid
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DescriptionWe are seeking a diligent, proactive and dependable intern looking for an opportunity to learn the ends and outs of art production and management. Culture Complex is a consultancy who provides the following services:
*Art Show Production
*Creative Project Management
Why You’ll love this job & love doing it with Culture Complex:
You will have the opportunity to build a tremendous skill set with regards to the business of art show production and the logistics entailed. You will walk away from this position with a greater understanding and knowledge base for whatever your future holds. You will have the opportunity to learn in relaxed yet professional environment,where much of your work will happen via very flexible schedule arrangements.
Responsibilities*Writing proposals- Via a template, you will write art show proposals to use in outreach to potential venues, sponsors and artists.
*Venue scouting- Scout and solidify venues for upcoming events or art shows. Confirm contract signatures.
*Sponsorship outreach- Depending upon the curator/artist statement find sponsorship opportunities re: venue, food etc.
*Non-Profit outreach- Every show will incorporate a non-profit partner. Depending upon the curator/artist statement, find and solidify non-profit partnership. Confirm contract signatures.
*Create Artist Profiles- Per the vision of the curator, create artist profiles/checklist. This will be used when scouting and recruiting emerging artists.
*Scout & Recruit Emerging Artists- Per the vision of the curator, scout and contact emerging artists fitting the profile.
*Schedule artist talks & panel discussions- Ea. art show will have an opening reception that will include an artist talk. Schedule the artist talk, and confirm all relevant logistics.
*Errands- Run errands relative to art show logistics.
*Day of Show Logistics- Confirm that all tasks on the day of show checklist are completed.
*Staff Management- Confirm all staff needed for day of show operations i.e. Art installers, host/hostess, food/spirits, videographer, photographer
*Manage Curator’s Calendar-Manage Curator's calendar, appearances, events etc.
*Contract Management- Confirm that all artists, 3rd parties have signed relevant NDA's and contracts prior to beginning work.
*Finance- Manage all receipts, organize expenses. Manage budget.
Requirements*Must show previous experience ( though it can be minimal) or current enrollment in art related area of study.
*Must be organized.
*Must be proactive and will not need a lot of guidance to take a project from start to finish.
*Must be driven by transparency and have great communication skills.
*Must be able to adhere to professional guidelines when interacting on the behalf of Culture Complex.
*Must have a love for art and emerging artistry.
*Maintains a positive attitude.
*Demonstrates great time management skills.
*Maintains a level of confidentiality and discreteness.
*Must be available 10 hours per week.