Artists Space

Artists Space Internship Program
Spring 2021

The Artists Space Internship Program provides a unique opportunity for individuals to be involved in the development and execution of a progressive and engaged contemporary arts program. The internship is designed to offer in-depth training and first-hand experience to those interested in pursuing a role in the fields of curating, exhibition production, or arts administration. The position is ideal for a recent college graduate, or MA/MFA level student, with interests in nonprofit arts organizations and an existing engagement with contemporary art. The post is for a three month period (with the possibility to extend this if appropriate), and requires a commitment of two days a week and availability on Saturdays. The exact start date for the internship can be negotiated.

The internship period runs from March 2021 – May 2021.

The curatorial intern will work closely with Artists Space’s Exhibitions Manager/Producer and Curatorial Assistant, contributing to the day-to-day running of Artists Space, and to the research and development of the program Responsibilities will include: online archival research; publishing of archival materials on the Artists Space website; research towards exhibitions and publications; responding to image and press requests.

Artists Space staff is currently working on a rotational schedule, so there will be the opportunity for some remote work. The curatorial intern must be self-driven and able to work independently with guidance from staff. The intern will also be able to participate in onsite work to assist with staffing the gallery space, general exhibition upkeep, and help with exhibitions and events. Social distancing and other safety protocols will be implemented for all onsite work.

Skills required for the post include: familiarity and competency with Mac OSX and Microsoft Office. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is desirable. Good verbal and written communication and fluency in English are essential. Knowledge and passion for contemporary art is key, and successful candidates will be able to demonstrate their engagement in this area, and their interests in non-profit organizations such as Artists Space. Initiative and openness to team work are essential. The curatorial intern must have access to a computer with internet connection to facilitate remote work. A laptop will be available for intern use during onsite work.

Individuals interested in applying must submit a cover letter and resume as one pdf via email to

In the cover letter, please state the reasons you are interested in applying, and what you want to accomplish through an internship with Artists Space.

Artists Space will contact those applicants they are interested in interviewing via email. No phone calls, please.

$18 per hour

Application Deadline

Artists Space is an equal opportunity employer, which means that we are committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants without consideration of race, color, nation of origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, citizenship, or any other status protected under applicable state or local law.