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    • Fellowships and Internships

    • Public Programs and Community Engagement Intern: Winter/Spring 2019

      The Queens Museum is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to assist the Public Programs and Community Engagement department. The internship will offer an opportunity to learn more about the dynamic process of organizing, administering, and facilitating public programs and community engagement in the museum and surrounding neighborhoods.

      The Public Programs and Community Engagement Intern will develop and implement public programs that explore museum exhibitions, community arts initiatives, and relate to timely social issues, providing a variety of organizational and administrative assistance to the department. These responsibilities include:

      Essential Job Functions:
      Conduct research for public programs, including researching artists, writers, filmmakers, scholars, community groups, collectives, curators, and advocates for performances, workshops, panels, film screenings, and other events
      Support the advance planning for public programs including administrative support communicating with artists and collaborators, and processing paperwork
      Support the advance planning and outreach for community engagement, including support for planning meetings with community members and grassroots organizations
      Logistic support for off site workshops and meetings
      Outreach, communications, and audience evaluation support
      Helping to coordinate and manage public programs on the day of; including working with multiple museum departments; featured guests; and members of the public
      Assist with program documentation and post-production archiving
      Collect and draft initial content for quarterly reports

      Qualifications:
      Fluency in English and Spanish required
      Arts administration, art history, studio art, arts education, urban studies, cultural studies, art and public policy, or related major or minor is preferred
      Excellent time management skills, reliability, and punctuality
      Able to work independently and take initiative
      Interpersonal and collaborative skills, ability to maintain a warm, collaborative and welcoming demeanor
      Strong attention to detail and organization skills
      Writing and oral communication skills
      Passionate about arts, culture, and social justice and interested in learning more about creating engaging programs and welcoming environments
      Candidates must be able to work at least 2 days a week, including one weekend day

      This is an unpaid internship. Candidates must be enrolled in college and provide the museum with documentation of credits received in exchange for the internship opportunity.

      The Communications Intern will report to the Public Programs Coordinator and Community Organizer and regularly interface with the Interim Director of Public Programs and Community Engagement. The start date for this position is the week of January 14.

      How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, portfolio, and resume to pe@queensmuseum.org.

      Editorial Intern: Winter 2018/Spring 2019

      The Queens Museum is looking for a capable and enthusiastic individual to assist the Communications department with reviewing and editing website content. Over the course of this internship, the Museum will be assisting with clean up of archival content as well as editing content pertaining to the Spring & Fall 2019 exhibitions in addition to education and public programs. The internship will run alongside the Winter 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. The Editorial Intern will report to the Director of Communications.

      The Editorial Intern will provide a variety of creative and administrative assistance to the Communications department. These responsibilities include:

      Essential Job Functions:
      Edit all website content submitted for department approval
      Review website content for grammatical errors and inconsistency of language
      Flag and fix poorly formatted pages and propose text edits to make language accessible
      Copy editing and proofreading in-house content
      Pitch, research and write original content to generate interest in Museum initiatives
      Hone editorial voice and brainstorm content ideas for digital platforms

      Qualifications:
      Currently enrolled in a graduate program
      A demonstrated interest in arts communication, marketing and/or PR
      Excellent grasp of grammar and style
      Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills; online writing experience preferred.
      Proficient in WordPress
      Ability to perform basic functions within Adobe Creative Suite.
      Effective organizational skills for managing multiple tasks at once
      Candidates must be able to work at least 2 days a week. This is an unpaid internship. Candidates must be enrolled in college and provide the museum with documentation of credits received in exchange for the internship opportunity.

      How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, writing sample, and resume to: HR@queensmuseum.org and vyoma@queensmuseum.org

      The Queens Museum is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

      Exhibitions Intern: Spring 2019

      Queens Museum seeks an enthusiastic, self-starting intern to work on view and upcoming projects, including the major group exhibition Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas, exhibitions by QM-Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Fellows, and a group exhibition examining the intertwined relationship between artists’ lives and real estate. Working together with the Assistant Curators and the rest of the exhibitions staff, the intern will assist with all aspects of developing and coordinating these projects, including administration, research, and production. The commitment is from January – May 2019, two days per week, with some flexibility.

      About the Queens Museum and Upcoming Projects
      The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse, ethnic, cultural, and international community.

      Spring 2019
      Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas, a major group exhibition of contemporary visual art organized as part of The Getty Museum’s LA/LA initiative at the University of California Riverside, and significantly reconfigured for Queens Museum and other institutional partners in New York. A wide-ranging survey exhibition, it brings together contemporary artists from across the Americas who have tapped into science fiction’s capacity to imagine new realities, both utopian and dystopian. In the works featured in the exhibition, most created in the last two decades, artists employ the imagery of science fiction to suggest diverse modes of existence and represent “alienating” ways of being in the world.
      Alexandria Smith’s exhibition, Monuments to an Effigy, takes the history of the A.M.E. Church and The Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground as a departure point for a new collage, sculpture, and sound installation. Smith will continue her ongoing exploration of narrative, memory, and myth through the lens of the Black female form and psyche. At Queens Museum, Smith’s practice of abstracting and deconstructing images of the body responds to the untold narrative of the Bunn family, whose male family names appear on the only remaining gravestones at the Flushing Burial Ground, but whose female voices have been historically silenced.

      Fall 2019
      QM’s Fall 2019 season of exhibitions will include a group exhibition examining the intertwined relationship between artists’ lives and real estate; The Art of Rube Goldberg which explores the legendary career of one of the most celebrated and influential cartoonists of all time; the New York presentation of Nicolas Moufarrege: Recognize My Sign traveling from the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; and a QM-Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship exhibition by American Artist, whose interdisciplinary work extends dialectics formalized in Black radicalism and organized labor into a context of networked virtual life.

      Responsibilities include:
      Assisting with the research and development of projects
      Attending related meetings with internal and external parties
      Assisting with exhibition installation plans and implementation
      Contributing to interdepartmental communication about these programs within the museum
      Performing administrative tasks related to these projects and the general operations of the department

      Qualifications:
      Excellent organizational skills and an eye for details
      Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      Experience with or interest in exhibition production
      Ability to work independently and as a team player in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple tasks at once and adhering to deadlines
      Proficiency with Windows and Google Apps, as well as a range of design software, is a plus
      This is an unpaid internship. Candidates must currently be enrolled as a student in art history, or fine art, to apply internship towards their degree.

      How to Apply: To apply for this position, send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: HR@queensmuseum.org, slucas@queensmuseum.org, and lberfond@queensmuseum.org.

      Registrar Intern: Spring 2019 

      The Registrar Intern will be expected to assist the Registrar/Archives Manager with all aspects of coordinating reception and preparation of objects for the Museum’s upcoming exhibition cycle, and of managing the permanent collection, as well as other tasks as required. The commitment is from January – May 2019, two days per week, with some flexibility.

      About the Queens Museum and Upcoming Projects
      The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse, ethnic, cultural, and international community.

      Spring 2019
      Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas, a major group exhibition of contemporary visual art organized as part of The Getty Museum’s LA/LA initiative at the University of California Riverside, and significantly reconfigured for Queens Museum and other institutional partners in New York. A wide-ranging survey exhibition, it brings together contemporary artists from across the Americas who have tapped into science fiction’s capacity to imagine new realities, both utopian and dystopian. In the works featured in the exhibition, most created in the last two decades, artists employ the imagery of science fiction to suggest diverse modes of existence and represent “alienating” ways of being in the world.

      Alexandria Smith’s exhibition, Monuments to an Effigy, takes the history of the A.M.E. Church and The Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground as a departure point for a new collage, sculpture, and sound installation. Smith will continue her ongoing exploration of narrative, memory, and myth through the lens of the Black female form and psyche. At Queens Museum, Smith’s practice of abstracting and deconstructing images of the body responds to the untold narrative of the Bunn family, whose male family names appear on the only remaining gravestones at the Flushing Burial Ground, but whose female voices have been historically silenced.

      Fall 2019
      QM’s Fall 2019 season of exhibitions will include a group exhibition examining the intertwined relationship between artists’ lives and real estate; The Art of Rube Goldberg which explores the legendary career of one of the most celebrated and influential cartoonists of all time; the New York presentation of Nicolas Moufarrege: Recognize My Sign traveling from the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; and a QM-Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship exhibition by American Artist, whose interdisciplinary work extends dialectics formalized in Black radicalism and organized labor into a context of networked virtual life.

      Collections Management
      The Queens Museum is currently initiating a new software program for collections and temporary loan management. This software will allow us to create a more robust record of our collection of World’s Fair related items and fine art, and to digitize our exhibition history since the Museum’s founding in 1972. This project is ongoing.

      Responsibilities include:
      Condition reporting
      Cataloging and photography of documents, books, and objects
      Processing and tracking incoming and outgoing loans to other museums and institutions
      Processing incoming and outgoing receipts
      Coordinating shipments
      Surveying the condition of objects throughout the run of the exhibitions
      Processing donations to the museum’s permanent collection

      Qualifications:
      Excellent written and oral communication skills
      Strong organizational and archival skills
      Attention to detail and ability to be flexible
      Proficiency in Windows and Microsoft office software
      Knowledge of archival principles and practices or experience handling museum objects that are fragile and irreplaceable
      Experience working in an archive, library, historical society, gallery, or museum
      Experience assisting in artifact care and maintenance or manuscript collection care in a museum, gallery, archives or library setting.
      Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
      A current student in Museum Studies or Library Science to apply internship towards their degree

      How to Apply: To apply for this position, send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: lweinberg@queensmuseum.org, HR@queensmuseum.org, and slucas@queensmuseum.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on October 1, 2018

       

       

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