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ANDREW W. MELLON CURATORIAL FELLOW

Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellowships at Performa are designed to provide a comprehensive training experience for post-doctoral scholars interested in a career in curating contemporary visual art performance, including new media, dance, music and film. Fellows will work closely with Performa’s curatorial team, external curators and international advisory board, and will participate in year-round Performa Institute initiatives, traveling exhibitions, and programs. Each Fellow will be given the opportunity to develop a project for the biennial in tandem with Performa’s resident curators. These opportunities include contributing to programming for the Performa Institute, conferences and publications, and adding to a repository of performance scholarship and documentation. During the Performa biennial, Fellows will be involved with the coordination and day-to-day operation of the Performa Institute at the Performa Hub. The Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellows at Performa will be involved in ongoing historical research of live performance by artists from around the globe, as well as with the editorial content for Performa Magazine, providing opportunities for substantive research and writing. The Fellows will also gain in-depth exposure to the practice of contemporary artists and to current issues in curating performance in a museum and gallery
context.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Working with Performa’s curatorial team, the Fellow will conduct curatorial research, including compilations of artists’ information, interviews or other material directly related to Performa Commissions and Projects.
• Contribute to programming for the Performa Institute’s year-round activities.
• Contribute to the preparation of project descriptions and biographical archive on artists.
• Work with the press and marketing associates to prepare curatorial information to meet press and marketing deadlines, including material gathered from Performa Consortium partners.
• Work with the development associate to understand funding structure of non-profit organizations, including foundation research and grant writing where appropriate, as well as special projects.
• Assist in managing curatorial activities leading up to the Performa Biennial, including interviews with artists and curators, lectures, and seminars.
• Conceive and develop an independent project within the guidelines of the upcoming biennial and research initiatives of the organization.
• Work with the Producing Director to understand pre-production, budgeting, and marketing of Performa operations.
• Work with the Producing Director to manage the production and presentation of independent project.
• Assist in the cataloging and archiving of photographic, video, and audio documentation.
• Maintain system for evaluating curatorial activities and proposals.
• Contribute entries for the Performa Magazine and Performa biennial publication.
• Assist Curators with research, information gathering, and presentations for lectures and conferences.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must have been awarded a Ph.D degree in Art History or Performance Studies with a broad knowledge of and interest in contemporary global practices across art history, visual arts, performance studies, media, architecture, dance, music and film. An ability to work collaboratively and to effectively contribute to Performa’s senior curatorial and management team is a requirement. The position is paid and full time for 2 years.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter of interest to the attention of RoseLee Goldberg and a CV to jobs (AT) performa-arts.org with "Mellon Fellow" in the subject line. Only candidates who meet the above criteria will be contacted for potential interviews.

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MARKETING INTERNSHIP

We are not your typical exhibition arts organization – Performa works with artists to produce performances and events that inspire and excite. Performa seeks a marketing and communications intern to support staff in our efforts to bridge the creative and corporate worlds through branding, strategic partnerships, business development, event production, project development marketing, social media, and public relations. Interns will work with the Marketing and Communications staff.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

- Create visually exciting and educational content for social networking sites including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google Plus and You Tube
- Assist, manage and execute social media strategy and content for the PERFORMA 17 biennial
- Develop solutions that help drive key institutional goals for Performa commissions and the upcoming biennial, PERFORMA 17
- Work with Performa and our brand partners to cross-promote and maximize visibility in New York and internationally
- Learn how to create short presentations, including videos on the Performa Biennial with a vision for art, fashion, and technology partners
- General research on performance, exhibitions, and public programs
- Assist with updating images and documentation on the Performa website
- Additional projects and administration as needed


QUALIFICATIONS

- Possession of a BA, or currently in school pursuing a BA
- Strong knowledge of contemporary art, new media, and performance internationally
- Fluency with Macs and with MS Office
- Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and social media platforms
- Qualified candidate will be highly creative and technology and social media savvy
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong organizational skills

All positions are part-time, temporary, and unpaid. Interns are provided with a Metrocard during their tenure at Performa. Time commitment is somewhat flexible, but require a minimum of 3 days per week, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Positions may include some evening and weekend events.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit resume, cover letter, and writing samples (where applicable) to gabrielle (AT) performa-arts.org with "Marketing Internship" in the subject line.

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