Employment Opportunity: Visual Arts at Queens Community House

Queens Community House is a nonprofit that provides enrichment and community-building services to youth, families, and seniors, and they are seeking several Visual Arts Activity Specialists! Candidates will work with the Children and Youth division to develop and lead arts programming to provide an engaging and fun experience while conducting activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, practice and implementation.

For information on job responsibilities, candidate qualifications, and the application process, view or download the pdf below!

Internship Opportunity: Apprentice Museum Educator at the Rubin Museum

The Rubin Museum is seeking interested undergraduates, graduate students, and recent post-graduates for their year-long museum educator internship! Learn practical skills for a career in the arts, programming, or museum education. Apply to join the Rubin’s Apprentice Museum Educator (AME) program and gain the opportunity to work on School and Family Programs or Adult and Academic Programs for the 2018–2019 academic year (September–June). You will develop an understanding of gallery teaching, facilitation of public programs, and museum administration, and will be given the chance to create and lead your own program at the end of your term.

Apprentice Museum Educators are paid a modest monthly stipend for their services. The terms of the stipend will be discussed if applicants are accepted for interviews. School credit may be received.

Apprentice Duties include:

  • Facilitating programs such as talks, concerts and performances
  • Administrative support of programs
  • Museums studies discussions and arts career advising
  • Leading tours and art workshops for K-12 school groups

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Strong interest in a future career in programming, education, or art is encouraged.
  • Fall 2018–Spring 2019 (September–June)
  • 20 hours per week
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

How to apply:
Send a resume and letter of interest to: volunteersandinterns@rubinmuseum.org
In the subject headline, note “Apprentice Museum Educator.” For additional details, explore the Rubin Museum website.

QC Students Work at the Modern Art Foundry

Congratulations to sculpture students Ryan Thompson and Mustafa Yasar, who have won awards to produce their own individual bronze works at the Modern Art Foundry!  The MAF is a historic family-owned art foundry celebrating over 80 years in the bronze casting business, serving the artist community using the lost-wax and sand castings of non-ferrous metals traditions. The foundry has produced works such as Louise Bourgeois’s Maman, Jose de Creeft’s Alice in Wonderland in Central Park, and Ai WeiWei’s Zodiac sculptures. Read more about the MAF at this link!

These awards are made possible through the Fantasy Fund 2000. Professor Tyrone Mitchell has been working with program director Joyce Santano to grant more sculpture opportunities for Queens College art students. Students who are interested in working in bronze at the Modern Art Foundry can speak to professor Tyrone Mitchell about applying – no skills or requirements are necessary, and students need only to have a serious interest in sculpture.

MFA Grant Opportunity: Art Action Grants, Fall 2018

Social Practice Queens (SPQ) is pleased to announce the launch of Action Art Grants: FALL 2018, a series of student-led, socially engaged, and community-based projects with support from the Rubin and Velcik Foundations. This SPQ initiative is designed to help bridge the gap between MFA studio-based practices and action towards social, political, environmental or economic justice in the world at the local, national, or international level.

The grant is available to any matriculating Queens College MFA student concentrating in Social Practice and Advanced Certificate in Critical Social Practice students (though partnering with non- SPQ students is allowed and encouraged). The total maximum amount of each grant is $1500 USD. An advisor will be required for each project whose compensation is separate from the grant amount.

The project proposal must:
– Be designed in collaboration with at least one other MFA student (does not have to be SPQ), and also be developed in coordination with a community partner (or partners) located outside CUNY.
– Specify a specific outcome in which art as social action plays a central role. In other words, if the final form of the project is an exhibition or a screening or a document the work must also have a direct, positive social component somewhere along the way that is engaged in community planning around civic justice, environmental improvement, urban policy, political critique, economic development or a similar goal.
– Include an evaluative assessment plan with timelines must be built into the project proposal. This should include how the project “works” with the non-CUNY community.
– Present a thought-out theoretical methodology based on your own artistic research and readings and related seminars preferably with existing models of projects as reference materials.

All proposals are due: September 25th, 2018.

For full application details, view or download the pdf below:

Internship Opportunity: Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program is seeking enthusiastic and committed candidates who desire to learn about contemporary art and arts administration. Successful candidates will be amiable, adaptable, professional, social, and confident. Interns should be comfortable working as a member of a team —working well with directions, while feeling confident to provide their own insights. The EFA Studio Program is a juried membership program for professional visual artists. The program provides subsidized studio space for over 70 contemporary artists.

EFA Studio Program internships provide a unique opportunity to work directly with artists in their studios as Artist Assistants and actively contribute to the creation of exhibitions and programs while gaining exposure to the inner-workings of a multi-faceted, non-profit arts space as Administrative Interns. Interns will split their time between assisting artists and working with EFA Studio Program staff in the office. A complete listing of our current member artists can be found on our website: www.studios-efanyc.org/member-artists/

EFA Studio Program intern responsibilities during the Fall will include:
– Acting as Artist Assistants to EFA Studio Member artists
– Working on research projects involving artists, non-profits, and residency programs
– Hands-on planning and assistance for special events, open houses, and galleries
– Daily office administrative duties including: processing applications, filing, data entry,
phone and email
– Maintaining websites (Squarespace) and newsletters as well as social media sites,
Facebook and Twitter

Qualifications for all EFA Interns:
– Junior, Senior, or Graduate student with related major and/or interest in contemporary art
– Proficiency in Mac applications, Microsoft Office, and Adobe CS preferred
– Basic office skills (filing, phones, data entry)
– Ability to handle artwork and willingness to learn and work with unfamiliar mediums
– Personal experience working on Facebook and Instagram
– Commitment of 2 days per week, 10am-6pm (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday)

We are currently looking for Fall interns to begin in September and remain through
December 2018.
To apply:
Please email your cover letter and resume to Natalia Nakazawa: Natalia@efanyc.org
Please include the days you will be available to intern and your projected start date. This is a TWO day per week internship. Regular hours are 10am – 6pm.

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