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INTERNSHIP: EDUCATION & PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Wednesday, February 17, 2016


 

KALDOR PUBLIC ART PROJECT 32

JONATHAN JONES, barrangal dyara (skin and bones)

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY 

IN EDUCATION AND PUBLIC PROGRAMS


Kaldor Public Art Projects is offering an internship position with our Education and Public 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 art education, arts administration, community cultural development or similar, this is an amazing opportunity to gain hands-on experience in planning and delivering cultural events to diverse audiences 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 Education and Public Program Manager.

This is a volunteer position.

THE ROLE INVOLVES:

  • Working closely with our Education and Public Programs Manager
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of a range of public and education programs including lectures, guided tours, performances, artist workshops, school visits and children's programs
  • Assisting with the research and preparation of high-quality learning resources for primary, secondary and tertiary students
  • Assisting with the compiling and maintenance of administrative resources, such as contact lists, schedules and event documentation
  • Liaising with teachers, artists, Indigenous community representatives and invited speakers and assisting with all correspondence
  • Preparing and leading guided public tours for diverse audiences

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Student or recent graduate in art education; arts administration; curating; cultural leadership; community arts and cultural development; Indigenous community development or related disciplines
  • Strong knowledge of contemporary art and/or Indigenous Australian cultural issues
  • Ability to work with audiences of diverse backgrounds and levels of learning, including children
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • 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

DESIRABLE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in developing and presenting cultural events for diverse audiences
  • Experience in preparing and presenting hands-on activities for students of various ages, backgrounds or levels of learning
  • Understanding and experience of community development
  • Knowledge of current teaching and learning practices and the NSW curriculum in visual arts
  • Graphic design and photography skills


HOW TO APPLY:

Please email your application to Sue Saxon educationmanager@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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