Fall/Winter Programs Internship 2022

Are you Interested in public art? Passionate about social change? Join More Art’s team and get hands-on experience organizing, promoting, and producing dynamic public art projects across New York City.

As a More Art Intern, you will be an integral part of our small yet ambitious team. Each intern will experience what it is like to work with both curators and artists; play a key role in developing community partnerships; and gain insight into what it takes to conceptualize and implement large-scale projects.

More Art’s semester-long internships are open to undergrads, grad students, and recent graduates. 

More than anything, we’re looking for people with high energy and an abiding interest in cultural change. The ideal candidate has great writing skills, attention to detail, knowledge of Google Workspace, social media platforms, and new technologies. Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud programs and Salesforce is a plus. Though these skills are preferred, we encourage all who are interested to apply, regardless of experience level or skillset.

+ About More Art

More Art is a non-profit arts organization that fosters collaborations between artists and communities to create thought-provoking public art and educational programs that inspire social justice. 

PUBLIC ART

Since 2004, More Art has worked with some of the world’s most celebrated artists including Joan Jonas, Pablo Helguera, Dread Scott, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Ernesto Pujol, and Andres Serrano, to produce a wide range of artworks in public spaces that reflect the concerns and challenges of various NYC communities. Our projects amplify the voices of vulnerable and underrepresented New Yorkers, from all ages and backgrounds, in order to speak truth to power about social and political issues affecting their lives. In 2022-2023 we are working on a far-ranging project with artist Fred Wilson, which will use decorative gates and fences as metaphors for issues concerning the mass incarceration of Black men, the detainment of immigrants, security, insecurity, policing, quarantine, and class conflict. The installation will open in June 2022 through June 2023, and be often activated by performance, music, theater, and poetry programs.

ENGAGING ARTISTS FELLOWSHIP

Each year More Art selects a diverse cohort of NYC-based emerging artists to participate in a professional development program and public art commission that merges art with activism. More Art assists each fellow in developing a deeper understanding of socially-engaged art, while providing them with in-depth support as they jump-start long-term practices.

Internship responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Research, archive and organize assets, information, resources, partners, etc. for projects
  • Help facilitate on & off-site programming for current projects (i.e. lead walks, some logistics organizing and managing)
  • Help recruit, train & manage volunteers for programming/events
  • Be on site to facilitate install/deinstall of artwork
  • Work with staff to craft events listings and outreach/marketing materials 
  • Help to edit and draft press, print, and web material
  • Assist with the development of social media content for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter based on current public art projects, programs, and practices of commissioned artists
  • Perform administrative tasks including research and outreach to potential partners
  • Data collection and recording including audience numbers, demographics, and participation
  • Specifically, in 2022, we’re looking for interested individuals to play a key role in the planning of a robust schedule of public programs to activate dialogue around a new public sculpture by artist Fred Wilson.

More Art internships are 2 days a week minimum with hybrid virtual and in-person working hours, including off-site and evening work at special events. Interns receive a stipend of $200/month to offset travel and lunch expenses.

COVID-19 Policy

Keeping safety at the forefront, More Art is following rigorous safety protocols in accordance with federal, state, and city guidelines and in community with our board, team, and collaborators. At this time, all More Art staff, consultants, and volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated. When working at in-person events, everyone must be willing to wear a mask.