Independent Curators International supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement.

Independent Curators International supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement.

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Jobs and Internships

Digital Content Summer Intern

The Digital Content Internship offers an opportunity to learn versatile website content production, editorial, and project management skills, and to build a portfolio for future digital content careers. Working closely with the Communications and Digital Content Manager, the intern will collaborate on major projects that are central to ICI’s long-term digital communications goals, support ICI’s mission and grow its reach in advance of our 50th Anniversary in 2025. The Summer Intern will also be actively involved in the ongoing development of a robust communications strategy in an innovative, expanding organization.

Responsibilities include:

  • Learn website content development and the ICI voice by updating content across our website, implementing our recently-developed style and usage standards on all site text and images, and analyze the current state of archival content available on the site
  • In the second half of the internship, create an independent archival research project that will be incorporated into ICI’s 50th anniversary planning, including:
    • Identifying key themes and major milestones of the organization’s history
    • Suggesting potential avenues for new content that tells stories about ICI’s legacy and its future
    • Reporting on current website content health and identifying navigation/organization issues for existing content
  • Collaborate with the Digital Content Manager to develop a report for ICI’s staff and Board of Directors about the archival research project’s findings and recommendations for website development projects to make ICI’s archives and history more publicly visible and engaging during the 50th
  • Independently manage projects, including keeping calendars up to date (and proactively updating the Digital Content Manager on project timelines), organizing documents and collating information for website updates or public-facing content, documenting procedures, and contacting members of ICI’s staff to receive missing information
  • Provide occasional administrative assistance for the digital content department, including social media content and email newsletters

No specific work experience is necessary, but strong writing and independent research skills are required, and some general computer skills (including familiarity with Google Workspace and the ability to learn how to use a website content management system) will be needed. The following qualifications are also helpful:

  • Ability to conduct internet research on open-ended questions, use critical thinking skills to identify relevant data points and areas where further investigation may be needed, and synthesize information to identify common themes and top-line findings
  • Comfort with writing and editing public-facing materials, and openness to receive writing feedback, make revisions, and suggest changes to writing based on best practices
  • Attention to detail when working with editing conventions, ability to work with in-house style guides and awareness of style, grammar, punctuation, usage, etc.; familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style is a plus
  • Interest in website-based content production and ability to learn specific software with training and independent experimentation, particularly website content management systems, Airtable, Google Workspace, and/or Mailchimp
  • Interest in learning about communications practices regarding contemporary art for a wide variety of audiences including curators, artists, arts organizations, galleries, and press
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively and work both independently and in collaboration with a small team

To apply:

Please submit a resume to with “DIGITAL CONTENT SUMMER INTERN” in the subject line. In the email body, please briefly describe your interest in the position and any outcomes or experience that you hope to gain through this internship.

Salary and Hours:

$17 per hour, 20-25 hours per week. Office hours are Monday–Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. Applicants should be based in New York City by the start date and open to working a hybrid in-office and remote schedule.

Development Manager

ICI seeks a full-time Development Manager to support our ongoing fundraising needs. ICI has been on a growth trajectory over the past two years, with increased Foundation giving by 27%, 22% growth in our Board of Trustees, and an annual budget of almost $2.5 million. Working closely with the Director of Development and supervising the Development Coordinator, the Development Manager is responsible for managing the logistics of ICI’s fundraising efforts, with a focus on project management and event production. The Development Manager will be responsible for executing donor events and communications for cultivation and stewardship purposes; acting as production manager for the Annual Benefit & Auction, including the fulfillment of art sales; and tracking donor contacts and transactions.

The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented professional who utilizes project management skills to move key deliverables along independently with strategic guidance and input from the Director of Development. They should also be an enthusiastic supporter of ICI’s mission and committed to our core values, which include inclusivity and accessibility; experimentation; international engagement and cultural exchange; cooperation and collaboration; and generosity.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Cultivation and Stewardship:

  • Implement the cultivation and stewardship strategy determined by the Director of Development; help meet fundraising goals by engaging existing and new donors through communications, events, and art sales; and contribute toward identifying new prospects and opportunities for Individual Giving, including the close management of ICI’s patron membership groups
  • Manage fundraising records using ICI’s databases on Bloomerang and Mailchimp, and analyze data to assess success of donor engagement and retention strategy
  • Prepare invoices and maintain financial records
  • Prepare meeting materials with the creation of donor profiles, agendas, and briefings; follow up on meetings and keep donors and potential donors abreast of developments at ICI; and track progress against annual fundraising targets
  • In collaboration with the Communications and Digital Content Manager, ensure the Development section of ICI’s website is updated with donor events, member group updates, and documentation of events, liaising with graphic designers and external contractors as needed
  • Lead and produce ICI’s donor communications strategy, determined by the Director of Development, for sustained engagement and renewal rate


  • Serve as project manager for ICI's Annual Benefit and Auction, ensuring that all staff, interns, volunteers on the Benefit team, and outside contractors (such as event planners) are delivering their tasks on time, both leading up to and on the day of the event
  • Track all ticket sales and donations, and ensure proper acknowledgments are sent for the Annual Benefit and Auction
  • Plan and execute 10-15 donor events per year, with the support of the Development Coordinator, in order to effectively retain existing donors and engage new ones
  • Ensure the implementation of pre- and post-event donor engagement strategies, as well as proper documentation of donor events for impact tracking and marketing purposes (including website, digital newsletters, annual brochure, and more)
  • Secure artworks for the Annual Benefit and Auction, and fulfill all Auction art sales, in coordination with Auction partners; art handling expertise and market knowledge for selecting artworks is a plus.

Salary and Benefits: 

The salary range is $65–68k. This is an exempt position and employee benefits include fully-paid medical insurance, retirement plan, paid vacation, eight paid holidays, two weeks at the end of the year when the office is closed in recognition of the holidays, and sick time.

Hours and Location: 

Full-time; office hours are Monday–Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. Applicants should be based in New York City by the start date and open to working a hybrid in-office and remote schedule. Occasional evening and weekend events in New York are required.

To Apply:

Applications will be accepted until May 15, 2024; early submissions are encouraged. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to with “DEVELOPMENT MANAGER” in the subject line.