Magazzino Italian Art Foundation: Visitor Services Internship – Spring 2020
Magazzino Italian Art Foundation seeks qualified applicants for its Spring 2020 paid internship program.
This internship is a part-time, paid, twelve-week session for undergraduate juniors and seniors. It offers practical training and professional development that connects interns with Magazzino staff and artworks from the Olnick Spanu Collection. A three-month commitment is expected. This is a unique opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in the art field.
Intern responsibilities include research, administrative tasks, maintaining the exhibition space, and enhancing the visitor experience. Interns are the first point of contact for visitors and provide an introduction to Magazzino by fielding questions and creating a positive experience. Strong communication skills are essential as interns will interact with all Magazzino guests, as well as VIP visitors. Knowledge of the Italian language is strongly recommended in order to assist with translations and meet our visitors from Italy, as needed. Working extended hours for events is mandatory.
Applicants must show a strong interest in art-related subjects, demonstrate excellent communication skills and a positive attitude, be open to receiving direction, have great attention to detail, and have a flexible schedule, including weekends. Along the course of the internship, knowledge of Magazzino’s mission and collection is expected.
Established in 2017 by Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu and directed by Vittorio Calabrese, Magazzino is a public art space in Cold Spring, NY, dedicated to housing and widening public appreciation and education of Post-war and Contemporary Italian art in the United States. Magazzino, meaning warehouse in Italian, hosts select works from the Olnick Spanu Collection, most of which have never been exhibited in the United States. Through the permanent collection, as well as rotating temporary exhibitions, community events, and collaboration with neighboring institutions, Magazzino hopes to establish a foundation for Contemporary Italian art in the Hudson Valley.
To apply, please send a formal letter of interest with an updated resume by email to: Victoria Jones Director of Visitor Services firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: March 1, 2020