KALDOR PUBLIC ART PROJECT 32
JONATHAN JONES, barrangal dyara (skin and bones)
IN CURATORIAL RESEARCH, PUBLICATIONS & ARCHIVE
Kaldor Public Art Projects is offering an internship position with our Artistic Programs team on a groundbreaking Project with Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones, taking place at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney in September-October 2016.
If you are a student or recent graduate in curatorial studies, arts administration, information studies or similar, this is an amazing opportunity to gain hands-on experience in curatorial research, publishing and archives management with one of Australia’s leading arts organisations. The successful applicant will have a strong knowledge of contemporary art and/or Indigenous cultural practices. Working within a small and agile team, you will be able to fulfil a variety of roles and develop a wide range of skills. You will be willing to learn and take well-considered risks, with support and mentoring from our experienced Artistic Programs Manager.
This is a volunteer position.
THE ROLE INVOLVES:
- Working closely with our Archivist and Catalogue Coordinator and our Artistic Programs Manager
- Undertake research to collate external documents and capture oral histories that have relevance for the KPAP archive
- Research and apply to funding programs for support towards the digitisation of the KPAP archive
- Obtain and manage files and copies of publications in which KPAP archive material has been reproduced
- Manage the sorting and reorganisation of our image database system and create systems for copyright and reproduction credit information
- Support project research, administration and development where required
- Student or recent graduate in curatorial studies and publishing; arts administration; records and archives management; or related disciplines
- Strong knowledge of contemporary art and/or Indigenous Australian cultural practices
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Excellent research skills.
- Excellent time management and ability to prioritise tasks according to deadlines
- Administration skills, including Microsoft Office
- Accuracy and attention to detail.
- Positive attitude, initiative, dedication and willingness to adapt to changing circumstances
- You will need to provide your own laptop computer
- Graphic design and photography skills
DESIRABLE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Experience with collections databases and collection management
- Experience or training in archive management
- Experience with fundraising research and applications
HOW TO APPLY:
Please email your application to Ineke Dane firstname.lastname@example.org
1. A cover letter addressing
- why you are interested in the internship and what you hope to gain from the experience
- how you fulfill the key requirements
- your availability (start and end date, no. days per week, preferred days)
2. A current resumé/curriculum vitae of your employment, volunteer, intern and academic experience.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Monday 7 March, 9am