Media Arts Curatorial Internship, Fall 2013

Curatorial Department: Media Arts Curatorial Internship, Fall 2013 A part-time, unpaid internship is available in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's Media Arts Curatorial Department. The internship is 1-2 days per week. The start date, days and hours are flexible. The Media Arts curatorial intern will work closely with the Assistant Curator and the Administrative Assistant primarily to co

Art Opportunity previously on at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) in United States.
From Monday 19 August 2013 to Tuesday 19 November 2013
Launch Monday 19 August 2013,

Published by anonymous on Wednesday 26 June 2013.
Contact the publisher.

Background:

SFMOMA has been a leader in the presentation, collection, and preservation of media art since the early 1970s. Our Department of Media Arts, established in 1987, was among the first of its kind in the United States. Today our media arts collection encompasses the diversity of time-based media installations, including video, film, slide, sound, performance and computer-based works. Reflecting the history of technological and conceptual developments in art, the collection ranges from the 1960s to the present. Works by Bay Area artists are one ongoing focus of our collection and provide a context for understanding the region as a historic center for experimental media.

Educational Objective:

This internship will provide an increased knowledge of contemporary art and familiarity with best museum practices for the display and preservation of time-based media artworks. Upon completing the internship, the Media Arts fall curatorial intern will be able to provide assistance and support to curators in the form of art historical research and the administrative tasks involved in exhibition making.

Responsibilities:

Independently conduct Library and Internet research, including drafting artist bios and artwork descriptions. This assistance would contribute to a long-term project led by the Media Arts department to generate more content for the online representation of the time-based media artworks in the collection.
Assist with production of exhibition-related research for upcoming off-site exhibitions as assigned.
Update and assist with the maintenance of the artist, exhibition, and department archive files.
Requirements:

Interns must:

Have good communication skills
Be able to work independently, thoroughly and with attention to detail
Have an interest in contemporary art, interest in media art preferred
Experience with computer database and word processing software
Enrollment in a masters degree in art history, or related studies
Application Requirements:

Resume.
Internship application form printed from SFMOMA Web site; DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.
Cover letter detailing how your background/coursework will contribute to this department and what you wish to gain from this internship.
Letters of Recommendation (one personal/professional and one academic) in a confidential, sealed envelope with the recommenders’ signature across the seal
Please send application requirements* detailed above to:

Intern Program Manager

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

151 Third Street

San Francisco, CA 94103