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Opportunity: Curatorial Intern - Summer 2013, BRIC Arts

Posted by Sofia Landström • Thursday, March 28. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Curatorial Intern, Contemporary Art (Summer 2013)
Deadline: Open until filled

BRIC’s contemporary art programs aim to increase the visibility and accessibility of contemporary art while bridging the gap between the art world and global culture in Brooklyn through exhibitions, public events and an innovative arts education program led in schools around the borough.

Purpose of Position
The Curatorial Intern will be based at BRIC Rotunda Gallery in Brooklyn Heights and assist with exhibition and artist research, writing projects, and preparation of loan forms and other exhibition-related administrative duties. This position provides an excellent opportunity to learn about curating, exhibition preparation, publication development and editing, and the administration of a not-for-profit art space.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Work will be focused on the exhibitions and programs to take place during the inaugural season of BRIC’s major new facility, BRIC Arts | Media House, opening to the public in downtown Brooklyn in October 2013. The curatorial intern will conduct research on artists, write brief artist bios, assist with the preparation of texts and materials for exhibition catalogues, prepare loan forms and other administrative documents, and compile information for exhibition binders. Interns also assist with errands and general office tasks.

All Contemporary Art interns have the opportunity to write for BRIC’s blog and for our other social media sites. As time permits, interns and staff will visit other exhibition spaces in Brooklyn. Interns will also be asked to help staff prepare for our move to BRIC House at the end of summer.

Please note that the Gallery will be closed during summer. Interns will work in the office and assist with exhibitions and programs that will begin in October 2013.


Students majoring in art history or curatorial studies, as well as those who have completed their junior or senior undergraduate year, will be given strong preference for this position.

Skills Required

Strong general knowledge of contemporary art and culture
Excellent writing and research skills
Good phone and communication skills
Highly organized and detailed; ability to keep track of information on artists, art works, and progress on various projects.
Knowledge of PC and Mac computers
Computer programs including , Microsoft Word and Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Photoshop

Other requested skills include digitizing and archiving images and experience with Illustrator and/or InDesign.

Office hours are Monday-Friday, 10-6. Interns are asked to work a minimum of 20 hour per week for a period of at least eight weeks. BRIC Rotunda Gallery is located at 33 Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, near multiple subway lines.

How to Apply

Please send resume and brief cover letter to Elizabeth Ferrer at [email protected]. Selected applicants will be contacted for brief interviews to be followed, if possible, by in-person interviews at BRIC Rotunda Gallery

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