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Job: Curatorial Intern, 2010 01SJ Biennial

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Wednesday, March 3. 2010 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

ZER01: The Art and Technology Network is seeking a curatorial intern to assist the Artistic Director and Assistant Curator in tasks related to the curating, programming and implementation of the 2010 01SJ Biennial.

01SJ BIENNIAL The 01SJ Biennial is an international contemporary arts festival produced by ZER01 that focuses on the intersection of art, technology, and digital culture. Under the theme “Build Your Own World,” the 3rd 01SJ Biennial will take place September 16-19, 2010 in San Jose, CA, with significant public programming beginning September 4th. The 2010 01SJ Biennial is about how powerful ideas and innovative individuals from around the world can make a difference and come together to build a unique, citywide platform for creative solutions and public engagement. Additional information is available here:

POSITION DESCRIPTION The position is based in San Jose, CA, USA. The curatorial intern will report to the Assistant Curator and assist in the planning and production of a range of programming for the 01SJ Biennial including AbsoluteZER0, Out of the Garage, Into the World, public art, performances, Future Films and more. The curatorial intern must be able to commit to at least 16 hours of work per week for three months, beginning in June 2010, and should expect to work fulltime from September 1-20 during the 01SJ Biennial and related programs. The curatorial intern will provide general support for the programming staff and will have the opportunity to work directly with artists participating in the 01SJ Biennial as well as Steve Dietz, the Artistic Director for ZER01 and the 01SJ Biennial.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS • A high level of familiarity with contemporary art and a particular interest in “new media art” and digital culture • Attention to detail and the ability to work independently • Excellent writing and communications skills • Willingness to pitch in as needed to help ensure a world-class Biennial • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software is essential, and basic Photoshop and video editing skills are preferred • Curatorial experience is preferred • Education or advanced experience beyond the undergraduate level is preferred

SALARY A $5,000 stipend is available.

TO APPLY Please e-mail a letter of interest, resume, three references, and two writing samples to jaime -at- and stevedietz -at- by 11pm PST on March 15, 2010. Review of applications will begin immediately and applicants will be notified of the decision by April 5, 2010. The start date for the position is June 1, 2010.
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