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INTERNSHIP: CURATORIAL RESEARCH, PUBLICATIONS & ARCHIVE

Thursday, February 18, 2016

KALDOR PUBLIC ART PROJECT 32

JONATHAN JONES, barrangal dyara (skin and bones)

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY 

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


KEY REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 ineke@kaldorartprojects.org.au


Please include:

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

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