The FLAG Art Foundation: Fall/Winter 2019 Internship
The FLAG Art Foundation is looking for individuals interested in gaining experience in a non-profit exhibition space located in the heart of Chelsea. Given the small size of the FLAG team, interns are provided with a multi-faceted and hands-on experience of working on current and upcoming programming. Interns participate in FLAG’s curatorial and administrative processes and are encouraged to explore ideas relevant to their studies/professional interests. An intern’s tasks may include the following: curatorial assistance, exhibition organization, research, archiving, social media outreach, drafting press releases, blog posts and artist biographies, event planning and support, administrative, and other assigned projects.
The ideal candidate is an undergraduate, graduate, or recent graduate student, available two to three days a week (including some evenings for events) for a period of at least three months. This internship is unpaid, but, pending academic requirements, school credit can be arranged.
• General knowledge of contemporary art
• Computer proficiency is a must, particularly with Microsoft Office; Experience with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Final Cut Pro is a plus
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
• Ability to multitask and manage time efficiently
• Personable, with a professional phone demeanor
• A sense of humor
The FLAG Art Foundation, founded in 2008 by art patron Glenn Fuhrman, is a non-profit exhibition space that encourages the appreciation of contemporary art among a diverse audience. FLAG presents four to six exhibitions a year that include artworks by international, established and emerging artists, borrowed from a variety of sources. FLAG invites a broad range of creative individuals to curate exhibitions and works in-depth with artists to provide curatorial support and a platform to realize their own solo exhibitions. Based in the heart of Manhattan’s Chelsea art district, FLAG and all its related programs are free and open to the public.
For fall 2019, The FLAG Art Foundation presents a two-floor installation by Nicolas Party, on view October 10, 2019-February 15, 2020. Conceived by Party as a unified work of art, FLAG will transform into a progression of faux classical galleries that frame site-specific pastel murals by the artist with historical and contemporary pastel drawings. Party’s rococo-inspired murals and exhibition design serve as a foil to, and occasional backdrop for, a selection of works by artists including Rosalba Carriera, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Louis Fratino, Marsden Hartley, Loie Hollowell, Julian Martin, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Chris Ofili, Jean-Baptiste Perronneau, Billy Sullivan, Wayne Thiebaud, and Robin F. Williams. #LI-DNI
To apply, please send a PDF version of your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Internship” as subject. Include your availability starting in late-September.
Deadline: December 6, 2019