Curatorial Internship at SomoS Arts, Berlin

Join the SomoS Curatorial Team!

from: 01.09.2018

SomoS Art House in Berlin is looking for a talented, creative, and ambitious intern to join the curatorial team and assist us in producing high-quality and engaging exhibitions and events.

The ideal candidate for the curatorial internship will have a keen interest in contemporary art with some knowledge of curation and exhibition planning/design and a clear understanding of SomoS and its program. Candidates must be well in progress towards completing their studies in a relevant field such as art history or cultural studies at the time of application.

Fluency in German is a plus; excellent English is required for this position.

Successful candidates will join a small team and work closely together in a collaborative environment. Students of art history, curation, and cultural management, will learn practical skills regarding exhibition development and implementation. They will gain experience in all aspects of cultural management and opportunities to reflect upon their own professional development. Exceptional participants may also have the opportunity to contribute to the program during their time at SomoS.

The position generally requires a commitment for three months of at least two days per week, preferably five, at 6 hours a day, with flexibility to devote more time during the period directly before and during an exhibition or event. (Exceptions to this time frame can be made for certain university internship periods.) This is is an unpaid internship; SomoS generally only accepts applications from students with scholarships. We privilege students applying for a mandatory internship. Internship applications are processed on a rolling basis. The internship period can commence as early as October 2018.

In order to apply, please send us a cover letter by email, stating the position you are applying for, and briefly describing why you would like to work with us at SomoS. Please also include a recent curriculum vitae with past education, projecst and work experience, if any, and an approximate date on which you would be available to begin work, if selected.


Responsibilities:

– Administrative Tasks including E-mail and Social Media Responses

– Archival Research

– Sponsorship, Grant, and Fundraising Assistance

– Communication with Artists, Attend Curatorial Meetings

– Installation and Exhibition Assistance

– Preparation, Organization, and Facilitation of Events and Projects

– Marketing and PR – Social Media, Press clippings, Newsletter, Blogging

– Greet and Assist Exhibition Visitors, Give Short Tours, Handle Inquiries

– Assist in Documentation of Exhibitions and Artist Interviews

Requirements:

– Fluency in English

– German speaker with excellent writing skills preferred

– Superior written and verbal communication skills

– Ability to work independently

– Computer Literacy with an emphasis on Social Media and Marketing

– Relevant Field of Study (Art History, Cultural Studies, Cultural Management etc.) and a strong interest in Contemporary Art.

– Available a Minimum of Two Days/Week, Preferably Five (6 hours p.d.)
with extra availability during periods before and during an Exhibition or Event including evening availability.

SomoS is looking forward to your applications and inquires: 
somos@somos-arts.org