Spring 2020 Internship Program is now open!
Deadline for submissions is November 15, 2019 (11:59 PM EST)
Education & Studio internship
Thanks to generous support from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, Dieu Donné is happy to announce this paid internship for one need-based applicant interested in the Education & Studio internship. This internship performs administrative, teaching, and studio duties that relate directly to education programming. Education classes are held on Fridays and Saturdays, and this position will be working closely with both Education and Studio staff.
This is a part -time position with Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from around January 6th through June 30, 2020. The rate for this position is $15/hour to be paid bi-weekly.
No prior interns may apply.
Availability on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (10am–5pm) for a full-semester or equivalent.
Great interpersonal skills with ability to represent the studio in a friendly manner.
Detail-oriented. Fine motor skills necessary.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills .
Strong time management skills and ability to multitask.
Ability to lift 50 pounds.
ACADEMIC YEAR INTERNSHIP
Dieu Donné offers a limited number of internships to current undergraduate and graduate students who are looking for experience working in a non-profit contemporary artist workspace. The internship program follows the academic calendar, with a Summer session beginning in late May and ending in late August. Full semester internships are preferred.
These internships are unpaid, but all participants earn credit toward studio time at Dieu Donné. University or college credit can be accommodated for participating institutions.
Candidates are allowed to participate in more than one area of the organization.
Studio (2-3 days per week) Interns will learn the workings of a fully equipped papermaking studio by working closely with our experienced staff in a unique collaborative environment. Primary areas of responsibility include maintenance, organization, and preparation of the studio, machinery, and supplies. Possible areas of assistance include aiding in the creation of artist projects and in the production of handmade paper. The ideal candidate has a strong interest in contemporary art, works well with their hands, possesses some studio and art handling experience, and is prepared to work independently on complex studio projects.
Art Administration/Gallery (1-2 days per week) Interns will see how a non-profit artist workspace operates from the inside by working closely with the Program & Communications Manager, Art Auction & Archive Coordinator, and supporting staff. Primary areas of responsibility include communications, promotion, exhibition production, and installation. Duties also include general office maintenance and organization, as well as the development and distribution of related materials. Candidates will assist in the handling, preparation and delivery of artwork, and will interface with the public in a gallery setting. The ideal candidate has a strong interest in contemporary art, excellent writing and research skills, and is well-versed in Mac OS and Adobe Creative Suite software applications.
Up to 3 full days per week (10am–5pm) for a full-semester or equivalent.
Occasional weekend and evening hours may be required in order to assist with workshops, exhibition openings, and special events. These events are hour for hour studio time.
Ideal candidates will be highly motivated, able to work independently, detail-oriented, and comfortable within a casual but professional studio and office environment.
Prior experience with hand papermaking is preferred for studio interns, though not required.
Prior experience with Mac OS, Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe Creative Suite, and GalleryManager or similar database is preferred for Art Administration/Gallery interns.
Please contact us at email@example.com or 212-226-0573 ext. 205 with any additional questions.