Archive for the ‘Career’ Category

Career Panel for Artists and Art Historians interested in commercial fields

March 5, 2014

Careers in Commercial Art Panel

Monday, March 24th 2014

6:00 – 8:00pm

411 Library

Careers in Commercial Art Spring 2014-1


Call for artists exhibition for Fall 2014

January 16, 2014

Check out this call for artists at Openings – deadline February 22!  They are very interested in young, emerging artists.  The call is here.


Two internships being offered at a Park Slope Gallery

January 15, 2014

440 Gallery at Sixth Avenue and ninth street is looking for interns! Don’t forget that you can get course credit for approved internships.

Intern in a Brooklyn Sculptor’s studio

September 9, 2013
 SCULPTOR in Sunset Park, Brooklyn who works in various techniques and medias.
 A list of the medias would involve using wood, foam, cardboard, cement, plaster and metal.
Techniques like cutting and sanding, drilling and fabricating wood/metal, also working with
plaster, cement and paints to create certain visual effects.


Want to be an Art Teacher in K-12 – then apply for this internship!

September 9, 2013

Interns will assist an Art Teacher at Brooklyn New School, a public elementary school in Brooklyn. The school website is  Work involves prep and breakdown for classes,  assisting in imparting lessons, and installing student work for exhibitions at the school. Interns also install student work for exhibitions at the school. Art is integrated into many academic subjects at the school, from social studies to natural sciences. Time commitment is a minimum of three consecutive hours per week, morning or afternoon. Applicants should have experience with and interest in working with children. Please contact Coco Fusco at to schedule an interview.

ArtLA Student Art Search – with prizes!

February 15, 2012

I’m Justin with ArtLA in Santa Monica, CA, and I’m getting the word out
that we’re running a contest for the student artist of the year right now.
Some of your students might be interested in participating, so wanted to
put this on your radar! The main prizes for the winning student are $10,000
in cash and a show at a major gallery here in Santa Monica, CA. Your
students only need to register for the contest and upload an image of their
best work in order to compete. The winning artist will receive the

-$10,000 in cash

-Apple MacBook Pro

-Adobe Creative Suite 5.5

-Epson Stylus R2000

-A $500 Blick Art gift certificate

-A complimentary Presidential Package on

-An exhibit at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA

The contest ends on April 10th, and the top 3 contestants with the most
votes will have their work moved to the semi-final, where a panel of judges
will pick the winner. Our contest is open to both U.S. and international
students, so all are welcome to enter.

If you or any of your students would be interested in finding out more,
details and contest registration can be found at

Thanks for your time!


Great resume builder – volunteer art teacher at the library

January 11, 2012

VOLUNTEER NEEDED RYDER LIBRARY located at 5902 23rd Avenue is looking for an enthusiastic Volunteer who would like to lead an educational program for children and/or young adults to teach them arts and crafts skills. Anyone interested please contact Liana Alaverdova, Neighborhood Library Supervisor, at 718-331-2962. The program can be scheduled according to library and volunteer mutual convenience. Ryder Library is a part of the Brooklyn Public Library system. You can find more information about this branch at the following web site:

Spring internship opportunity at Art + Auction

January 16, 2011


Louise Blouin Media, the publisher of art magazines Art+Auction, and Modern Painters, is currently seeking interns for the magazines’ editorial department.

Duties include fact-checking; transcribing interviews; reporting and writing short items; helping call in photos; updating the editorial calendar; some admin work. Pleasant working environment with small, tight-knit staff.

Requires a commitment of three months, 2-3 days per week. May be done for academic credit OR a very modest honorarium of $10/day.

Interest in art and the art market helpful but not required. Applicants should be well organized, proficient on Macs, and as comfortable on the phone as researching online. Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications and databases expected; experience with InDesign/InCopy a plus.

Please e-mail resume and cover letter to: editinterns

If you are interested in getting course credit for this or any other internship and want more information, please contact Professor Ball:

Summer 2011 Internship Program at MoMA

January 16, 2011

From:Jim Rattenbury
Human Resources
11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
T: 212.708.9582 I F: 212.333.1107 I

Summer 2011 Internship Program at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2011 Internship Program.


The Summer 2011 Internship Program provides participants in-depth exposure to the workings of individual departments and practical and theoretical training in museum practices, and acquaints them with the role of museums in contemporary society. Working under the supervision of one of the Museum’s professional staff, interns contribute to timely projects, gain insight into the functions of individual departments, and learn about the Museum’s various collections, exhibitions, and programs for visitors.  Internship projects are based on Museum needs and requirements and are assigned to interns with the appropriate skills and interests. This unpaid internship runs from June 7th through August 12th, 2011.


College students (must be at least junior status starting in Fall 2011), recent graduates, graduate students, and beginning museum professionals.  The Museum encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines to apply. Summer internships require a minimum commitment of three full days per week, one of which must be Tuesday.

To Apply:
Please see the following link for more information, including application instructions: <> .  Email <> with questions. Completed applications must be postmarked by January 28th, 2011, and mailed to:

The Museum of Modern Art
Attn: Internship Coordinator
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

The Museum of Modern Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Earn and Learn this summer!

December 16, 2010

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If you are still trying to decide what to do this summer, consider a paid academic research placement. Graduate and some professional schools favor students who have had research experience in the discipline the student is pursuing, the more the better. Doing research with faculty mentors can lead to better letters of recommendation and better insights into how to choose the right graduate program. While this can include working with a Brooklyn College faculty member, doing research at another site as an undergraduate can improve your chances for getting into the best graduate and professional programs.


Fortunately, to recruit students to their graduate schools, many excellent universities offer the opportunity to do research with a faculty member over the summer. These programs typically pay you a stipend, as much as $4000-5000 for the summer, and typically provide funding for housing and travel as well. The shortest ones are 6 weeks and the longest around 10 weeks.


Each year, the NIH MARC program at BC creates a searchable database of many summer externships, posted at: You can search by school (pull down menu) or by discipline (search box). If you type in “National Science Foundation”, you will get the url for a site at where you can also search all the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduate programs as many are not included in our database. If you are in the sciences and some social sciences, check that link out as well.


Please note that we do not have any more information about these programs than what appears here. Do not contact us about any specific program’s information. You have to contact the program through the contact person or info listed and do your own searching. If a link is broken, email and we will try to fix any broken links.


Some tips on using this resource to best advantage:


  • Start as soon as you can, as many of the most competitive programs have deadlines in January and February. You will need letters of recommendation and faculty may not be around during the winter break, so we recommend you check with the professors you would be asking to find out whether they can write you a letter if you need them before next semester. There are plenty of options for later applications as well, but most are no later than March or April.


  • Most applications request a transcript, letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose (to explain your interest in the field, describe prior research experience, and explain your academic goals in the field; it’s not a personal history, despite being sometimes called a “personal statement”). If you have never written one of these, the url links to one of the many websites with tips on writing the personal statement. We suggest you always have someone experienced read your statement before you submit it.


  • To use the database, type in the name of an academic discipline or subdiscipline or a specific school, and hit “submit” to see what matches your interests. The majority of these opportunities are in the sciences. Search on the discipline or topic of interest. It helps to start with broader search terms and work down to more specific ones. Try several means of searching. The descriptions provided by the programs are used and these are not standardized.


  • In areas outside of science, try searching on terms like “humanities” or “arts”. There are fewer of these, but there are some great programs in the database for non-sciences and social sciences.


  • There has also been an increase in programs specifically for students interested in medicine (search “medicine”, “premed”, “dental”). However, if a program says it is for students interested in “research degrees” or Ph.D’s, students who have medical interests will be screened out, so consider this as you choose where to apply.


  • The placements in the database are mostly academic or governmental. If you want a business or professional internship, you should contact the Magner Center.


  • Some listings indicate they are primarily for “under-represented” students, but this term is being broadened, so it can include students who are the first in their families to go to college, or from low-income circumstances, or with disabilities, so be sure to read  carefully what students are eligible to apply for each. It never hurts to email to ask if you are eligible.


  • There are programs for students at all undergraduate levels, including freshmen. Some programs have minimum gpas or other considerations. These are listed with each entry. If nothing appears, the information we had did not include this information, and you should check with the program.


We have had many students do these summer externships and have had wonderful experiences that have expanded their horizons and improved their credentials at the same time they have earned a stipend that pays more than many summer jobs. We would like more Brooklyn College undergraduates to have this experience. Good luck!