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EMPLOYMENT, VOLUNTEER & INTERSHIPS

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum-FIU. We are not currently seeking to fill any positions.

 

Internship Opportunities

Internships at the Frost

The Frost Art Museum is always looking for interns! The museum has internships available for students and non-students. If interested in an internship for school credit: visit the Art + Art History Department's website to view scheduled internship classes that begin each semester. For non-students please contact 305.348.2890 for more information.

 

Events Intern

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
Facility Rentals & Special Events Department
2 positions available

The Events Intern will work with the Facility Rentals & Special Events Coordinator and support the museum’s events and facility rentals in all aspects of the event. The intern will also work with corporate sponsors for events as well as aid in securing sponsorships.  

Responsibilities:

  • Assist coordinating, planning and scheduling events
  • Assist in the set-up, break-down and overseeing of events
  • Assist in coordinating deliveries, equipment, catering, staffing, etc.
  • Inventorying & tracking supplies, equipment and donations
  • Researching possible events sponsors
  • Drafting letters and cold calling possible event sponsors
  • Keeping files on event sponsors and tracking sponsorship deadlines
  • Monitoring & adhering to event budget

Educational Background:

Junior or Senior preferred

Skills Required:

  • Excellent oral & written communication skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must have a professional demeanor and an excellent work ethic working within the organization as well as with other departments and organizations
  • Ability to multi-task to meet shifting demands
  • Must have calm & collected nature during the events
  • Interest in the arts, events and working with diverse audiences
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds

Departmental Preferences:

  • Events or logistics background
  • Past experience working with sponsors or development

Compensation:
This is an unpaid internship. Academic credit can be arranged.

Schedule:
Flexible schedule of 10-20 hours per week. Available to assist during museum events on weeknights and some weekends.

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to jlettsom@fiu.edu with the subject line: Events Intern to ensure your application is reviewed.

 

Curatorial Intern

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
Curatorial department
1 position available

The Curatorial Intern will work closely with the Curator in the day-to-day activities of the department.  They will assist in all aspects of curatorial responsibilities for exhibitions including scheduling, research, written materials, correspondence, design and installation. Interns will gain a practical and educational experience while being introduced to issues relating to best museum practices.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs thorough research on an academic-level for future exhibitions and new acquisitions.
  • Assists with arranging loans, catalogue preparation, preparation of checklists, preparation and installation of wall labels, website content and coordinating and scheduling work to be done within the Museum.
  • Assists in communicating and working with artists, curators and other key collaborators to coordinate exhibits from initial planning stages through installation.
  • Compiles informational packets and prepares PowerPoint presentations for exhibitions. 
  • Answers inquiries and conducts museum tours as necessary for visitors, etc.
  • Assists in the coordination of curatorial projects such as visiting artist programs and lectures.

Educational Background:
Junior, Senior or Graduate student pursuing an Art /Art History/Art Education or museology degree preferred.

Skills Required:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, must be comfortable with public speaking
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Familiar with using tablets and other mobile technology
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must have a professional demeanor and an excellent work ethic
  • Ability to multi-task to meet shifting demands
  • Interest in the arts and working with diverse audiences

Departmental Preferences:

  • Bilingual (i.e. Spanish, Creole, French, Italian and Portuguese)
  • Knowledge of Adobe programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Publisher) a plus

 

Compensation:
This is an unpaid internship. Academic credit can be arranged.

Schedule:
Minimum of 8 months (2 semesters). Flexible schedule of 10-20 hours per week. Available to assist during museum events on weeknights and some weekends.

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to famjobs@fiu.edu with the subject line: Curatorial Intern to ensure your application is reviewed.

Closing Date:
January 9, 2015 at midnight

Other Internship Opportunities

Summer Internships:
Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

These programs are centrally funded paid internships. When students apply they can be placed in any of the Smithsonian units www.si.edu

For more information on other internship opportunities visit http://americanhistory.si.edu/getinvolved/internship

Locust Projects Internships

DURATION: 3-4 months
HOURS: 10 hour per week commitment
*with the potential to contribute more time for special events

This internship is available to individuals who seek an in-depth learning experience towards the exhibitions, events, and development activities of a celebrated non-profit contemporary art organization. Interns work directly with Locust Projects staff and contribute to the contemporary art community in Miami. Internships are unpaid. The best candidates will be undergraduates or recent college graduates, though high school internships are also available. The focus of the internship is in one of three areas:

  • PROGRAMMING: Work directly on our experimental exhibitions, lectures, special events, and with our artists. This is the content of the organization.
  • DEVELOPMENT: Learn about the important strategies for fundraising and growth for a non-profit organization.
  • COMMUNICATIONS: Lean valuable PR and marketing skills required for any organization as you support our press, community contacts, and public image.
  • NEW MEDIA: Work directly on our digital media content via graphic design, video and audio related projects. Skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and HTML are highly desirable.

High School Internships:

DURATION: 2-3 months
HOURS: 5 hour per week commitment
Focus on contributing to special events and projects.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:
Please email to: info@locustprojets.org with INTERNSHIP as subject

  • CV
  • A cover letter describing which internship you are applying for, your area of interest, understanding of Locust Projects’ mission & any relevant experience with contemporary art.
  • Two references (email address and phone number.)

APPLICATION DEADLINES
SPRING:
Application Due 15th December. Duration: January – April.
SUMMER:
Application Due April 15th. Duration: May - August.
FALL/WINTER:
Application Due August 15th. September – December.

David Castillo Gallery

David Castillo Gallery is currently seeking qualified and enthusiastic
candidates for its internship program.

The objective of the internship program is to offer practical gallery
experience to individuals interested in pursuing a career in the arts.

Interns will gain a general knowledge and broad understanding of the daily operations of a contemporary art gallery.

Duties include (but are not limited to): generating professional
correspondence, inventory registration, running errands for the gallery,
assistance with archiving and administration duties, image editing &
printing, answering phones, filing, and scheduling travel. Some evening events required.

Interns must commit to a minimum of one day per week,
10:30 am - 5 pm, and be available to work during the evening of the Second Saturday of every month when the gallery holds its receptions.

Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Interested individuals may submit their resume with a cover letter via
e-mail to:
Diana Ruiz, Gallery Manager
diana@davidcatillogallery.com

 

 

 
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