Robert Rauschenberg Foundation: Curatorial Intern
- (library) research for artist’s exhibition history and bibliography in preparation for a catalogue raisonné
- review research materials for accuracy and summarize important points: specifically, upcoming projects will focus on documentation and records of Rauschenberg’s Performance and AV Histories
- track press mentions of “Robert Rauschenberg” and flag noteworthy articles for filing, research, and/or social media
- work with collections manager to update artwork information (such as public credit lines) in the (digital) database
- work with curators on writing assignments for the foundation website
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation fosters the legacy of Rauschenberg’s life and work. The foundation supports artists, initiatives, and institutions that embody the same innovative, inclusive, and multidisciplinary approach that Rauschenberg exemplified in both his art and philanthropic endeavors.
The foundation focuses on three major areas: 1) increasing public access to and scholarship of Rauschenberg’s artwork; 2) cultivating emerging and established artists through a residency program at a 20-acre campus in Captiva, Florida, formerly the artist’s home and studio; and 3) supporting philanthropic initiatives that connect art, culture, and creativity.
Term and Compensation
June–August (Summer), 32–40 hours per week; September–December (Fall), 16–21 hours per week
$18–$20 per hour, pending experience
The Summer 2021 internship will begin remotely, but the intern may be called on-site once RRF (in accordance with state and city guidelines) re-opens the physical offices at full capacity. RRF has instituted safety protocols to ensure the health and safety of everyone who comes onsite.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to email@example.com. Please indicate the term for which you are applying and the position in the subject of your email to ensure proper processing and review, e.g. “Summer 2021: Curatorial Intern.” Please do not deviate from this format as it may lead to your application being filtered out of consideration. Graduate students, or Undergraduate students who are juniors and seniors majoring in art history, are preferred.
As an equal opportunity employer and in our commitment to creating an equitable and inclusive work environment, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (RRF) strives to attract a diverse mix of talented people and we encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.