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
ADMINISTRATION & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Working closely with all staff, the Administration & Communications Manager ensures work efficiency of ICI staff with the goal to realize ICI’s mission. The Administration & Communications Manager supports the day-to-day running of the organization and general administration of ICI’s office, and manages all aspects of internal and public communications.
B.A. and minimum two years of office experience in a museum, non-profit, or other cultural organization; must be detail-oriented and highly organized; have the ability to prioritize and efficiently complete multiple tasks; be a self-starter with a proven ability to work well in a team; have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; have a proven ability and interest in communications, social media strategy and email marketing. The successful candidate will have familiarity with and appreciation of international contemporary visual art and curating, and an appreciation of ICI’s mission. This position requires a thorough knowledge of Macintosh platforms, Microsoft Office for Mac, database and project management systems, and social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Experience with IT maintenance, HTML, Adobe Creative Suite, is a plus.
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
• Ensure the day-to-day running of ICI’s office: provide support to staff with project management systems, software and databases; coordination of weekly staff meetings and annual retreats, and coordination of ICI intern schedules. Receive and distribute mail, answer phone line, maintain ICI’s general email inbox, and serve as the point person for general inquiries. Order and maintain inventory of office supplies, and maintain general order of office and storage spaces.
• Oversee ICI’s phone system, IT support, Xerox and other office contracts.
• Track staff expense reports and code general ICI bills for bookkeeper. Administer ICI’s employee benefits with senior staff and in coordination with ICI’s bookkeeper.
• Maintain inventory of ICI publications.
• Work with staff to create and disseminate bi-weekly e-blasts.
• Oversee the production and dissemination of ICI’s semi-annual program brochure: coordinate with all staff to receive content in a timely manner and work with designers, printers, and mailing houses.
• Implement ICI’s communications strategy: maintain accurate communications database, draft and circulate press releases. Maintain ICI’s social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and developing communications campaigns with senior staff.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Employee benefits include health insurance, retirement plan, paid vacation, paid holidays and sick time.
Full time, office hours. Occasional after-hours events in New York.
This position reports to the Executive Director.
To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter by Sunday June 9 via email to email@example.com, with MANAGER in the subject line. No phone calls.
ICI’s Programs Intern will assist with the development and production of ICI's Programs Department, reporting to the Director of Programs and working with the Programs Events Coordinator and Programs Research Coordinator. The core responsibilities for the ICI Programs Intern include, but are not limited to: preparing images and text to be published on ICI’s website for monthly public programs, the 2019 Curatorial Intensive in Auckland, and the 2019 Curatorial Forum, amongst other relevant ICI events; coordinating social media to promote ICI’s public programs alongside the Programs Events Coordinator; assisting the Programs Events Coordinator with the preparation and production of New York events; assisting the Programs Research Coordinator with archival organizing and accessioning of programs material such as audio, video, images and documents; and researching alumni and updating records appropriately, among other tasks.
Requirements: At least two years of office experience and previous museum or gallery experience preferred; good organizational, time-management and communications skills; experience with Mac computers, Microsoft Excel, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, and Illustrator a plus; ability to work independently; interest in international contemporary art and curatorial studies; Spanish language skills and a positive attitude is a plus.
Schedule: Two-three full days a week for 10 weeks with course credit and/or stipend.
Please send cover letter an résumé to Amanda Parmer, Director of Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: June 15, 2019
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, and Annual Benefit & Auction in the Fall; 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 needed.
Contact: No phone calls, please. Send resume and cover letter (one page maximum) to Francisco Correra-Cordero at email@example.com, with "Development 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, firstname.lastname@example.org with with “Social Media Internship" in the subject line.