Independent Curators International (ICI) produces exhibitions, events, publications, research and training opportunities for curators and diverse audiences around the world. Established in 1975 and headquartered in New York, ICI is a hub that connects emerging and established curators, artists, and art spaces, forging international networks and generating new forms of collaborations. ICI provides access to the people and practices that are key to current developments in the field, inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art.
Jobs & Internships
MARCH – JUNE / MARCH – AUGUST 2016
No Phone Calls, please
Responsibilities: Working with ICI’s Development Manager and Executive Coordinator to assist in the planning and execution of cultivation and stewardship events, including ICI's Annual Summer Cocktails in July; assist in the execution of mass in-house mailings; researching prospective donors, foundations, and grants and drafting correspondence; generate, design, and maintain marketing materials for print, press, and web for Development department; assist with organizing, shipping and maintaining ICI's Limited Edition artworks; basic administrative duties such as filing, delivering packages, running errands, and ensuring department materials are well stocked; support promotion, organization, and documentation of ICI’s special events.
Requirements: Professional demeanor and an ability to work well under pressure; exceptional administrative skills and the ability to complete work in a highly organized and timely manner; applicants should have an interest in contemporary art and arts administration; strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to work both independently and under structured supervision. Experience with the following programs: Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, eTapestry/database software. Previous registrar or art handling experience is a plus. This internship will offer insight into fundraising, stewardship and cultivation, among other aspects of operating a non-profit arts organization.
Schedule: Minimum of two full days a week, with some evenings and weekends for events as h
Contact: Send resume and cover letter (one page maximum) to Francisco Correra-Cordero at email@example.com, with "2016 Development Internship" in the subject line.
PUBLIC PROGRAMS & RESEARCH INTERNSHIP
MAY – AUGUST 2016
No Phone Calls, please
Responsibilities: Work closely with ICI’s Public Programs & Research Coordinator and the Director of Public Programs & Research in the planning of public programs, such as the Curatorial Intensives, the Curator’s Perspective series, and the ICI Curatorial Hub events. Assist the Public Programs & Research Coordinator with creating a database of Curatorial Intensive alumni and maintaining the online catalogue of the ICI library. Additional support for the Public Programs department, such as documentation of events and research projects, as needed.
Requirements: Highly organized with keen attention to detail; exceptional administrative skills and the ability to multi-task efficiently. Applicants should have an interest and strong knowledge of contemporary art, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and under structured supervision.
Schedule: Minimum of two full days a week, with some evenings and weekends for events as needed. Part-time, flexible. Schedule can be adjusted for the right candidate.
Contact: Send resume and cover letter (one page maximum) to Kimberly Kitada, Public Programs & Research Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, with "2016 Public Programs & Research Internship" in the subject line.
SOCIAL MEDIA INTERNSHIP
Responsibilities: Working with ICI’s Communications Manager to assist in researching and drafting content for our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts. Other general Communications and administrative tasks as assigned.
Requirements: Strong writing and research skills; ability to work both independently and under structured supervision; strong interest in contemporary art and in digital media outlets. Basic Photoshop skills a plus.
Schedule: One to two full days a week. Part-time, flexible. Schedule can be adjusted for the right candidate.
Contact: Bessie Zhu, Administrative and Communications Manager, email@example.com with with “Social Media Internship" in the subject line.