Archive for August, 2011

Teaching Internships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

August 18, 2011

Museum Internship Teaching Opportunity

Teaching Intern, School Programs Teaching Corps

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art seeks eight (5) Teaching Interns in the
Education Department. The Teaching Intern will be responsible for
teaching the Museum’s guided school visits during the 2011-12 school
year, with the possibility of teaching or assisting with other
Education programs and events. Teaching Interns will have the
opportunity to develop their own lessons, create interactive gallery
activities for students, and teach independently in one of the world’s
finest museums. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals
looking for experience teaching in museums.

The internship is unpaid. However, an intensive training in museum
education practices with professional museum educators will be
provided on Friday afternoons in the fall. Academic credit can be
arranged on a case-by-case basis. Teaching interns will also be
invited to attend Museum staff and volunteer training sessions and
events, will have access to the Museum’s libraries and resources, and
may access the Museum’s galleries on days when it is closed to the

Teaching Interns will be required to commit to teaching at least one
morning per week (between 9:30am-1pm, Tuesday-Friday) during the
school year (November-May), excluding holidays.

Successful candidates will be recent college graduates(within one
year) or currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in studio
art, art history, education, museum education, or related field.
Ideal candidates are outgoing individuals who have experience working
with young people, are comfortable with public speaking, and have a
passion for both art and museum education.

Candidates will possess the ability to work independently and
collaboratively, and flexibility is essential. Experience teaching
from objects is desirable. Preference will be given to those who have
an interest using inquiry-based techniques and have a desire and
willingness to share their ideas and use reflective practice. Prior
experience working with children is strongly preferred.

Training sessions, which will occur on Friday afternoons from
October-December, include hands-on workshops on teaching methods and
seminar-style discussions with a range of Museum staff. Included in
the training will be time for the Teaching Interns to research in the
Museum’s libraries and galleries. Feedback from colleagues will be
provided throughout the training and the internship.

Please submit an essay describing your interest and why you believe
your education and experience make you an excellent candidate for this
position. Please send your essay and detailed resume via email to: no later than Monday, September 19 with the
subject heading, “School Programs Teaching Intern.” Finalists will be
invited to an interview during the week of September 26. Applicants
will be notified of their status by Friday, September 30.

Training and Teaching Schedule


(Fridays 1-5pm)

October 14, 21, 28

November 4, 18

December 2, 9

Teaching Internship:

At least one morning per week, 9:30am – 1pm, Tuesdays-Fridays



Volunteers Needed: Dumbo Arts Festival

August 17, 2011

Depending on the job you are assigned (see below), this sort of volunteering can be a great way to get useful experience for your resume and/or make contacts for paid employment – Jenn Ball

The Dumbo Arts Festival is a feast for the senses that attracts 200,000
visitors over 3 days with the participation of over 500 artists from a
variety of disciplines, 100 studios, 50 galleries and stages and 100
programming partners. This year, the Festival will take place on Friday,
September 23rd, Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th.

We are reaching out in hopes that you will join the 2011 Dumbo Arts Festival
Volunteer Team!

This year we are searching for volunteers who can devote some of their time
between Friday, September 16th and Thursday, September 22nd, as well as, the
three days of the Festival itself.

The activities you might engage in include assisting exhibiting artists with
installation of their works, guiding attendees through and between the
various exhibits, lending a hand at one of our performance stages, or
helping the next generation of artists at our children’s creation station.

We are also looking for a number of volunteers to start early on in
September, to work on specific projects.

This is an amazing opportunity to get involved with one of the biggest and
most cutting-edge art festivals in New York City.

For more information or if you are interested in applying, please visit, or call 718-488-8588.

Erica Finkelstein

Dumbo Arts Festival
1115 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10010

DAF2011 Flyer_Volunteers.pdf

Internships available with Triple Canopy / literature, art, and graphic design

August 12, 2011

To Whom It May Concern:

I’m writing from the New York-based online magazine and arts organization
Triple Canopy. We’re currently offering internship positions to students
working in the fields of literature, art, and graphic design, during the
upcoming fall and winter semesters.

I’ve attached a PDF with more information for your students and
faculty. Read more about our volunteer and internship program online at:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Thank you for your time.

Peter J. Russo

Editorial and Program Director
Triple Canopy
(240) 472-7260


*Triple Canopy
Volunteer & Internship Opportunities, Fall and Winter 2011
Positions available for students of literature, art, and graphic design*
Triple Canopy is an online magazine, workspace, and platform for editorial
and curatorial activities. Working collaboratively with writers, artists,
and researchers, Triple Canopy facilitates projects that engage the
Internet’s specific characteristics as a public forum and as a medium, one
with its own evolving practices of reading and viewing, economies of
attention, and modes of interaction. In doing so, Triple Canopy is charting
an expanded field of publication, drawing on the history of print culture
while acting as a hub for the exploration of emerging forms and the public
spaces constituted around them. Triple Canopy is a nonprofit 501(c)3

*Recent contributors*
Mel Bochner, Daniel Bozhkov, Roberto Bolaño, Joshua Cohen, Teddy Cruz, Keren
Cytter, Rivka Galchen, Wayne Koestenbaum, Tom McCarthy, Matt Mullican, Ed
Park, Erin Shirreff, Bob Stein, Eve Sussman, and Leslie Thornton, among

*Volunteer and internship duties*
Triple Canopy is seeking assistance with its editorial, website development,
design, and public programming. Volunteers and interns take an active role
in the editorial and production work that goes into each issue of the
magazine, as well as assisting with the development of public programs and
the pursuit of grants. Depending on a candidate’s interests and abilities,
duties may include: soliciting, evaluating, and coordinating the execution
of articles and artist projects; taking part in editorial meetings; research
assistance; coordinating and publicizing events; image editing and
formatting; HTML, Flash, and Ruby on Rails coding and design work; devising
and implementing new features for the website. Most participants contribute
between 8 and 12 hours per week, for the duration of a school semester or
summer. All positions are unpaid, however students may earn university
credit through participating institutions.

*How to apply*
To apply, please send a brief cover letter, resumé, and two references to:


Jac Lahav, Brooklyn MFA alum show in Far Rockaway – Aug 13th

August 12, 2011

From Jac:

I have an animation showing in Far Rockaway Beach, NY this weekend. Fun in
the sun with art!!! Email not displaying correctly?

Shakeout IV: Life Preservers
Sat. Aug 13th: Noon – Midnight

Come party on the beach and look at art. There will be Art Music FOOD and More!
aaaaand Im showing an animation with some drawings!_

Where: Marina 59 | 59-14 Beach Channel Drive
When: Sat. Aug 13th: Noon – Midnight

From the Press Release:

This year marks the fourth incarnation of Shakeout, an annual group show
organized by local artists and curators in Far Rockaway, New York that is
free and open to the public. Marina 59 owner Ari Zablozki, who was recently
featured in a Wall Street Journal article on the burgeoning art scene in the
Rockaways, is pleased to host the free event for the second year in a row.
Shakeout IV: Life Preservers-co-curated by Olivia Wyatt, Jessica Shaefer,
Shaun Kessler, and Kevin Bewersdorf-will take place on Saturday, August 13,
from noon until midnight, and will feature site-specific art installations,
live music and performances, food, boat rides, and much, much more.

As part of the show, a group of young New York-based artists were asked to
create site-specific works within the marina, with a focus on socially- and
environmentally-engaged work that allows audiences to further interact with
the surrounding environment. Some of the works include old, junked boats
that are being painted and transformed into various art installations, some
are incorporated into the marina docks themselves, and others are placed
directly in the waters of Jamaica Bay and will be accessible by boat. The
marina will have kayaks and motorboats available for hourly rental, and has
also placed a swimming dock in the middle of the bay so that, as swimmers or
boaters approach the dock, they will be able to experience floating
sculptures along the way. Shakeout IV will also feature artwork presented in
Marina 59’s ArtBloc, a mobile exhibition and performance space that is
currently in residency at the marina.

A series of live performances and music shows will take place throughout the
day and into the evening. Highlights include Sandflower Dyson, This Frontier
Needs Heroes, Little Band of Sailors, Hunter Simpson, A’yen Tran and The
Boat for Singing Together, Rob Bronco, Alice Shyy and her "Note-aoke" and a
synchronized swimming performance especially created for Shakeout by Nicole
Sciarrillo. Local favorites Veggie Island and DiCosmo’s Italian Ices will
offer food and refreshments for sale, and Zablozki’s bar in Williamsburg
will provide a bar with drinks available for purchase.

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Brooklyn College Art Department well represented in upcoming exhibition

August 12, 2011

Hello Everyone

The Manhattan Graphics Center First Annual Juried Show will open Saturday the 13th of August. The show was juried by Matthew Wilson (Brooklyn College MFA).

Josh Willis, Jason Kang (Brooklyn College undergrad), Kristie Valentine (Brooklyn College MFA), and I are showing.


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212 219 8783

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