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Opportunity: Rhizome Curatorial Fellowship

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Monday, March 30. 2009 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Rhizome is a leading arts organization dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology. Through open platforms for exchange and collaboration, our website serves to encourage and expand the communities around these practices. Our programs, many of which happen online, include commissions, exhibitions, events, discussion, archives and portfolios. Rhizome is an affiliate of the New Museum of Contemporary Art.

Rhizome seeks a Curatorial Fellow from late April through August 2009. The Fellow will support the curatorial and editorial departments at Rhizome through research, writing and administration. This position is a unique opportunity for a person interested in pursuing a career in contemporary art to further their engagement with the field and hone their professional skills.

The Curatorial Fellow must be based in New York and must be able to commit to 16 hours of work per week, for 6 months, beginning in Spring 2009. This position is unpaid, but academic credit may be arranged. The Curatorial Fellow will work directly with artists and be overseen by the Director and Senior Editor.

The Fellow’s primary responsibilities include:

- Coordination, and development of the Rhizome ArtBase, including managing submissions and reaching out to artists
- Curating sections of the Rhizome website
- Researching topics for editorial coverage
- Writing articles for Rhizome’s blog and publications
- Administrative support of programs, such as Rhizome’s monthly New Silent Series at the New Museum
- General support of the organization

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have a level of familiarity with contemporary art and particularly new media and its history. Education or advanced experience beyond the undergraduate level is preferred. At a minimum, the candidate should have very strong writing, editing, and analytical skills, and very high internet literacy. Knowledge of Microsoft Office software is also required and basic Photoshop skills are preferred.

TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter, resume or c.v., three references, and three writing samples (urls or attachments) to Ceci Moss at editor(at) Review of applications will begin immediately. Deadline is April 15, 2009.
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