22 Feb 2017

Internship Job Summer Production Internship – Museum

Whitney Museum of American Art (Job Poster) – New York, New York, United States

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Job Description

The Susan and John Hess Family Theater at the Whitney Museum of American Art serves as both a presenting and ancillary space for all Whitney based programming. A multipurpose venue, the Hess Theater is home to a wide array of performances, exhibitions, educational and family based programs, film screenings, lectures, and corporate rentals. Under the umbrella of Visitor Services the theater team collaborates with all internal departments and external event support as needed.

Production Interns will aid in the technical and administrative support in the daily operations of this downtown arts venue. Applicants should possess fundamental abilities in theatrical lighting (ETC, ION a plus); with a desire to learn more about the intricacies of working in a multi genre performance art space. The level of responsibility entrusted to the Whitney Museum of American Art interns requires they be mature, self-reliant, good communicators, and are able to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment. Flexibility (weekend and evening work to be expected) and interest in a career in performance art production are a must. Should have the ability to lift 50lbs and be comfortable working at height. Those currently pursuing degrees in theatrical production/design or with prior production event experience are encouraged to apply.

Highlights of the Whitney Museum’s Summer Internship Program:

• $5,000 stipend for full participation
• Program dates: Monday, June 5th through Friday, August 4th
• Weekly speaker series featuring curators and other museum professionals
• Field trips to other cultural institutions
• Regular employee discounts at the Museum restaurants and retail store, invitations to exhibition openings, and free admission to most New York City museums
• Interns assigned to a specific museum department for the duration of the program
• Interns required to spend a portion of their time working with Museum visitors

The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

How to apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to hr@whitney. Deadline for applications is April 1, 2017.

For more information, please refer to the website: http://whitney.org/About/Internships

 

 


• Job Title: Summer Production Internship – Museum
• Job Type: Internship Job
• Employer: Whitney Museum of American Art
• website: http://whitney.org
• Location: New York, New York, United States

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Internship. Job Tags: administration, assistant, internship, lighting, museum, and summer. Location: New York.