About WhiteBox Mission:
WhiteBox is a non-profit art space that serves as a platform for contemporary artists to develop and showcase new site-specific work, and is a laboratory for unique commissions, exhibitions, special events, salon series, and arts education programs.
WhiteBox offers free and diverse programs for the surrounding communities including Chinatown, the Lower East Side, and international cultural tourism to experience an artist’s work in a meaningful manner.
WhiteBox was founded in 1998. Within its first two years, WhiteBox was nominated for “Best Group Show” by the International Art Critics Association for Plural Speech and for a survey of Viennese Actionists, Günter Brus and Hermann Nitsch. During its first decade, WhiteBox built a reputation for producing thought-provoking exhibitions and initiatives that fostered engagement among a broad audience, including neighborhood low-income housing communities and the Bayview Women’s Prison.
The organization of WhiteBox is at a pivotal transitional stage; building upon its legacy of presenting contemporary art in the spirit of the avante-garde, WhiteBox is expanding its mission incorporating new programs and a yearlong salon series, increasing sustained support and exposure for artists.
Internships at WhiteBox: FALL/SPRING
WhiteBox is currently accepting applications for our Fall/Spring internships. Candidates may be in their junior or senior year of college, recent graduates or current MA-level students studying, fine arts, Arts administration, art history or art business. Exemplary freshman/sophomore students have been known to occupy relevant positions based on good references and mature dispositions. MA-level students are able to apply for special assignments geared towards their studies and Major on top of basic internship requirements. School credit can be arranged.
The ideal intern is highly motivated, organized and detail-oriented, with a desire to gain hands-on administrative and professional experience in a small, non-profit arts institution. Must have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced creative office environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential; interns should be comfortable interacting with members of the public as well as board members and VIP’s. Positive outlook and can-do attitude a must. Knowledge of foreign language(s) while not essential, a plus.
Press and Arts Administration
– Available 2 days during the week Wed to Sunday from 10:00am – 7:00 each day.
– Available at least 2 full days per week, as well as occasional weekend and evening hours to assist with workshops, exhibition openings, screenings and special events, for a full semester or the equivalent.
– Duties include daily press and administrative tasks in support of the Whitebox’s operations, fundraising, correspondence and research.
– Prior experience with Mac OS, Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Social Media and Google Drive is a plus.
Assistant to the Founder and Artistic Director
Under the tutelage of the Founder and his 18 years experience heading a non-profit art space in Chelsea and now in the Lower East Side; interns gain multifaceted exposure to and unique experience in the arts. The Assistant to the Founder will gain a variety of experiences in fields relating to an art center including curatorial, organizational and preparatorial skills, for up to 3 exhibitions per cycle.
– Available 3-5 days during the week Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00am – 7:00 each day.
– Available to assist occasional weekend and evening hours with workshops, exhibition openings, screenings and special events, for a full semester or the equivalent.
-Full time availability is preferred.
-Duties include daily administrative tasks in support of the Founder’s activities, correspondence and planning for exhibitions, scheduling and events.
-Prior experience with Mac OS, Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe and Google Drive a plus.
-Researching, budgeting, and operations support.
-Develop VIP correspondence and mailing lists.
-Communicate with Directorial staff, curators, and exhibition organizers.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject of internship you prefer, attach a resume (saved as “lastname_firstname_resume”) and cover letter (saved as “Lastname_firstname_coverletter”). Please respond via email by stating your availability for Skype/Phone interview. No phone calls.