Opportunity: Editorial Interns – Curating.infoPosted by Michelle Kasprzak • Sunday, January 23. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
Curating.info is seeking energetic and inspiring people to take part in creating content as well as co-conspiring on 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 until now, the Lone Curating.info Ranger. These positions are unpaid.
In return for your valuable time, I can offer you: an insider’s 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. 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.
-Writing and editing texts (some for publication, some not)
-Using provided tools to retrieve and edit information for posting
-Collecting and digitally manipulating images
-Research and brainstorming
-Administration and data entry
-Liaising with partners and collaborators
-Strong commitment to and knowledge of contemporary art
-Commitment of six months (minimum), approximately 5-10 hours per week
-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 live and work. I envision that each intern can complete all work remotely, with most supervision taking place over email, and meetings taking place over Skype. (This un-requirement of a shared city means that a rock-solid internet connection at all times becomes a requirement.) If you do reside in Amsterdam, however, I would be pleased to work with you in person and may be able to provide working space.
Send a CV, cover letter, and one writing sample as attachments in .doc format to michelle -at- curating.info before midnight on February 21, 2011, with a subject line of "Internship". Only candidates who are selected for further conversations over virtual beers on Skype will be contacted.