The Willem de Kooning Foundation: Internship

The Willem de Kooning Foundation is a not-for-profit, artist-endowed foundation whose mission is to foster the study and appreciation of Willem de Kooning’s life and work through research, exhibitions and educational programs.

The Foundation is offering an internship to assist with registrarial duties, research projects, and other Foundation responsibilities. This is an opportunity to learn about the nature of an artist’s foundation, collection’s management and care, and Willem de Kooning in particular. The internship will begin immediately and has the possibility to continue through the spring and summer 2020.

Eligibility: Candidate must be currently enrolled in a university art history or museum studies program at a masters or PhD level. Eligibility is extended to those who graduated in May 2019 or December 2018.

Successful candidate must demonstrate sound writing, proofreading, communication, and research skills. He or she must be a detail-oriented, highly organized and discreet individual who is both a team player and self-motivated. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word and Excel) is required, and familiarity with FileMaker Pro and social media platforms is a plus. Knowledge of twentieth-century American art, specifically Abstract Expressionism, is preferred but not required. This is a paid internship. Intern must be available to work two or more days per week.

To apply, interested parties may submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and 2 references to: info@dekooning.org. Deadline for submission is August 29, 2019.

The Willem de Kooning Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Foundation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, or military or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, the Foundation complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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