Art F City Seeks Fall Programming Fellow

by The AFC Staff on August 13, 2013 Opportunities

Intern Benny Johnson races in "The Running of the Interns" a fine Washington tradition

Art F City invites you to apply to its Fall Programming Fellowship. What is it? A fancy title for an internship. It’s also:

A crash course in the New York art landscape. Hands-on experience commissioning one-of-a-kind artist projects and organizing creative fundraising events. But most importantly, a bright future alongside other AFC alums, many of whom have gone on to work at BAM, AR New York, and DIA. They curate major exhibitions. They become well-respected artists. They sometimes even join our staff.

We only expect interns to come in two days per week, and this is a hell of a lot more practical than most grad school classes. It’s also fun!

The Job

Here at AFC we all wear a lot of hats, so we welcome Fellows with a diverse skill set. We each often handle jobs that are above and sometimes below our respective skill sets. Get ready to roll up your sleeves.

Fellows will work directly with Editorial Director Paddy Johnson and Creative Director Rhett Jones to support all programming aspects of running an art blog, from grant writing 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.

Programming Fellow duties include:

Who You Are

  • Organized. Please be organized.
  • Interested and invested in contemporary art. Points to those who have a knowledge that extends beyond New York.
  • A self-starter. You can identify problems on your own and solve them.
  • Reliable. You follow through on projects, are dedicated and arrive on time.
  • Internet obsessed. You have way too many friends. You read way too many blogs. It’s a problem … except here.
  • Graphically inclined. You have a good sense of design and want to show it off.
  • Funny. You have a sense of humor and like to show that off too.
  • An AFC Reader. Familiar with AFC’s content is absolutely essential.

Ideal programming candidates have a strong interest in visual art and digital media, are proficient in Excel, and possess excellent attention to detail. Applicants with an interest in special event planning and development will get extra points in our book.

Applicants should expect to make a minimum commitment of 16 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. We’re in the AFC office from 10 a.m – 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may be required to attend after hours events.

Candidates who have or are working towards a degree in visual arts, art history or arts administration are preferred. This is an unpaid position, but academic credit is encouraged and can be arranged.

How to Apply

  • Use the subject line: “AFC Programming Fellow, Last Name, First Name” and send your email to
  • Include a cover letter telling us what you’re looking for in an internship, and why you want to be part of AFC.
  • Include your resume.
  • Let us know your preferred start date and which days/times you’d be available. (Make sure this works with our hours as described above.)
  • Also include a link to your website or examples of design, or anything else you’ve created that you think we should see.

Application deadline: Friday, August 30th.

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