Art Fag City Seeks Summer Interns!

by Art Fag City on May 9, 2012 · 1 comment Opportunities

Prospective intern

If this is you, get in touch.

Are you a master’s student in art history overwhelmed by the quantity of your own opinions? Perhaps you're journalism student, with burning desire to report on the news. Either way, have we got a job for you!

Art Fag City is seeking summer editorial and administrative interns.

Ideal editorial candidates have a strong interest in visual art and digital media, are proficient in basic HTML, and possess excellent writing and editing skills. Applicants should also be extremely organized, self-motivated, and detail-oriented. Familiarity with AFC’s content is absolutely essential.

Ideal administrative candidates have a strong interest in visual art and digital media, are proficient in Excel and Quickbooks, and possess excellent attention to detail.

Interns will work directly with AFC Editorial Director Paddy Johnson and Editor-in-Chief Will Brand to support all aspects of running an art blog, from content management to fundraising efforts. The position offers valuable hands-on experience in the fast-growing world of digital media, and in-depth insight into a prestigious online publication. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend private tours and panel discussions as well as contribute original content for the blog.

Our previous interns have gone on to full-time positions at ArtINFO, Rhizome, Glide Magazine, and the Dia Foundation, among others. They were capable, motivated, often brilliant individuals who left AFC ready to make their mark on the art world. If you want to join them, get in touch.

Editorial Intern duties include:

  • Copyediting posts and columns.
  • Digital image management.
  • Managing ongoing series like IMG MGMT.
  • Project-based research.

Administrative Intern duties include:

For either position, familiarity with Javascript and PHP is a fantastic bonus.

Applicants should expect to make a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week, although some work can be done remotely. You should live in New York—we’re based in Clinton Hill, and we’ll want to see your face regularly. Candidates who have or are working towards a degree in journalism, art history, or arts administration are preferred. This position is unpaid.

If interested, please e-mail a cover letter, a resume, and your availability to with the job title you are applying for—either “Editorial Intern Application” or “Administrative Intern Application”—as the subject line. Application deadline: May 21st, 2012

{ 1 comment }

Luke S May 11, 2012 at 2:40 am

While I understand that arts organizations such as AFC run on small budgets and can’t afford to pay their employees what they deserve, seeking a 20 hour a week intern with zero pay is simply exploitative and unfair. Above and beyond that, the expectation perpetuates a system that excludes anyone who can’t already afford to work for nothing. This needs to stop from the inside out.

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