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EFA Project Space Seeks Fall Interns

EFA Project Space seeks candidates for its fall internship program, which runs from September 4th to December 20th. 

Interns will primarily be given tasks related to the fall and upcoming shows. This fall we are presenting an exhibition that is an update of identity politics, and another that is the result of an open call for proposals for “dream exhibitions,” exhibitions that are outlandish and impossible to execute. Interns will assist in the execution and publication of the exhibition brochures, researching artists, sorting through proposals and organizing them for review, and helping with installation. In short, interns will have an opportunity to have a hands-on experience with making exhibitions, from the initial concept stage to its final execution in the gallery space. To enhance the educational component of the internship, there will be biweekly morning visits to galleries and museums with EFA Project Space staff.

Interns will also help us prepare next year's series of exhibitions. Throughout 2015 we are mounting exhibitions organized by an international roster of highly respected curators and scholars. Confucian philosophy, the slow-food movement, and the relationship between dance and writing are just a few of the topics that we'll explore over the next year. Exhibitions will not be limited to showing static objects, but will rather be dynamic and evolving over the duration of the show, and will feature meals, workshops, and performance. Interns will help with funding research and outreach and will work closely on all aspects of these exhibitions in order to realize them to their fullest extent. 

An ideal candidate is energetic and self-directed, ideally with experience doing research and interacting with a public that is enthusiastic about art. Interns will work closely with Project Space staff and outside curators on structured projects that are determined by each candidate's interest and experience. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: maintaining an active presence on social media outlets; communicating with artists; researching and compiling supplemental materials for exhibitions and special events; formatting information for the website; exploring opportunities for collaboration; seeking appropriate sponsors; assisting with publicity and coordination of events; overseeing the gallery during exhibitions, answering questions and providing the public with information. 

Deadline for applications is August 22, 2014; interviews begin in mid-August. 

  •       Recommended two to three days a week on Wednesday through Friday, 10am-6pm and Saturdays, 12pm-6pm; highly encouraged to attend and assist with events beyond these times.
  •       Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and FileMaker Pro preferred.
  •       This is an unpaid internship; we encourage interns to apply this experience toward college credit.
  •       Other internship benefits detailed during interviews.

Please email cover letter and resume with subject heading "Fall Internship" to lauren@efanyc.org.