EFA Project Space, a program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, launched in September 2008 as a multi-disciplinary contemporary art venue that encourages creative expression and new interactions in the arts by generating an ongoing dialogue about the creative process. In collaboration with a diverse range of organizations, curators and artists, EFA Project Space presents exhibitions, projects, performances, residencies, seminars and events that promote a vibrant exchange of ideas among the individuals and communities that shape our culture today.
EFA Project Space is currently looking for summer interns; the summer internship term runs from early June through the end of August. Interns work closely with the Program Director, assisting with research, development, administration and marketing for the exhibitions, ongoing programs and events. Interns will also have the opportunity to work with EFA’s other major programs—the EFA Studio Program, and Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.
All interns share general responsibilities of overseeing the gallery during exhibitions, as well as answering phones, greeting visitors, providing the public with information, and performing database work.
There are three aspects to the internship with individual internships concentrated towards the intern’s area of interest and strengths. A description of each aspect follows: Exhibitions - interns gather and maintain supplemental materials and research for current and future exhibitions, assist in the coordination of related exhibition events, and maintain the gallery space and artwork on view; Special projects - interns participate in ongoing special projects from the Artist-Organizer Series, and a unique Residency for Arts Workers as Artists, as well as seeking partners and sponsors, and development and fundraising opportunities for these projects; and PR/development - interns are encouraged to bring their knowledge of press strategy to the internship while identifying new contacts related to exhibitions and special projects, maintaining our current database, and assisting with social media efforts and press mailings.
The internship is a collaborative, hands-on position that requires strong writing, research and communication skills, resourcefulness, and the ability to multi-task in a small non-profit environment. Applicants must be able to carry out assigned tasks independently and feel comfortable working on multiple projects at once. Applicants should also be organized, responsible, and detail-oriented individuals with professional phone manner and sound computer skills. Proficiency in Adobe CS and Microsoft Office is preferred; experience with FilemakerPro is a plus.
Undergraduate juniors and seniors, recent graduates, and graduate students are preferred. Interns work 2-3 days a week depending on availability. This is an unpaid internship, however college credit may be available.
Please send a cover letter and resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “Internship.” In your letter, please specify your area of interest for this internship with EFA Project Space. Letters may be addressed to Michelle Levy, Director, EFA Project Space.
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) is dedicated to providing artists across all disciplines with space, tools and a cooperative forum for the development of individual practice. We are a catalyst for cultural growth, stimulating new interactions between artists, creative communities, and the public. The foundation operates through three programs, EFA Studio Program, EFA Project Space and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.