April 19, 2017

preparator internship deadline may 12th!

Preparator Intern

Summer 2017

May 22nd – July 29th

Application Deadline: May 12th

108|Contemporary is a non-profit community arts organization that supports Oklahoma’s contemporary fine craft artists by connecting them to audiences and opportunities through education, recognition, and exhibition programs. 108|Contemporary, in partnership with many local foundations, members, and individual funders, is a vibrant center for investigation and dialogue that helps expand the definition and exploration of craft. Through dynamic exhibitions and provocative public programming the organization advances the conversation of the role of craft and design in contemporary culture while at the same time honors the history of the craft movement and Oklahoma’s Native American traditions.

108 Contemporary is seeking an intern to assist with prep work between exhibitions. The ideal candidate will have a thirst for learning as well as an appreciation for the arts and fine craft. The intern will work closely with staff and assist in the de-installation and installation of exhibits. This position is unpaid.

What you will learn:

  • How to de-install artwork
  • Packing methods
  • Art Handling
  • Basic carpentry work
  • Installation methods
  • Basic painting skills
  • Collection documentation and care

What we require:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Some art related background
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Must be available to work openings on the first Friday of every month
  • Must be available to work 15 hours a week during install weeks

Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining what you hope to get from the internship and how it will benefit your career goals. Visit our website for deadlines.

Contact: Jen Boyd, Exhibitions & Programs Associate, jen@108contemporary.org


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