Opportunity: Curating.info InternshipsPosted by Michelle Kasprzak • Tuesday, April 17. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
The application date for this opportunity has passed.
Curating.info is seeking energetic and inspiring people to take part in creating content as well as contributing to the exciting future directions the site may take.
Curating.info is one of the web's top destinations providing information and career support for curators of contemporary art. The site is respected and recognised, with excellent site statistics as well as thousands of fans on Facebook (and some fan mail!).
Ideal candidates for internships are passionate about curating and contemporary art, are great writers, and are very at home using word processing applications and blogging platforms. Bonus points if you use Facebook and Twitter. You'll work directly for me, Michelle Kasprzak, founder of Curating.info, and in collaboration with other interns based around the world. These positions are unpaid.
In return for your valuable time, I can offer you: an insiderâs view into producing a popular website with international appeal; relevant and constructive feedback on your writing; credit where credit is due and glowing recommendations where these are warranted; a look at all the jobs and opportunities before anyone else; and collaborative brainstorming around the future of the site. The team is a nice group and you'll forge warm and lasting connections by being part of it. There are many more benefits which I simply cannot conceive of until I meet you, as only then I'll know how we can best work together.
-Using provided tools to retrieve and edit information for posting
-Research and brainstorming
-Administration and data entry
-Liaising with partners and collaborators
-Writing and editing texts (some for publication, some not)
-Collecting and digitally manipulating images
-Managing social media channels
-Strong commitment to and knowledge of contemporary art
-Commitment of six months (minimum), approximately 5-10 hours per week (though this is very flexible and may vary a lot)
-Excellent knowledge of word processing programs, blogging platforms, social media platforms. Some knowledge of image editing software is preferable.
-Ideal candidates are likely to be individuals who are in Masters-level curatorial studies or art history programmes, or are emerging curators. Writers, journalists, and wordsmiths of all kind are also welcome. Critical thinkers of all stripes are preferred.
-Your English language skills are of the highest level; those who can combine fluent and fluid English with advanced skills in second and third languages are strongly preferred.
-You do not have to be based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, which is where I am based. Each intern completes all work remotely, with most feedback taking place over email, our internal low-volume mailing list, and meetings taking place over Skype. (This un-requirement of a shared city means that a rock-solid internet connection becomes a requirement.)
Send a CV, cover letter, and one short writing sample as attachments in .doc format to michelle -at- curating.info before midnight on May 8, 2012, with a subject line of "Internship". Only candidates who are selected for further conversations over virtual beers on Skype will be contacted.