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Winter Term Opportunities with Extended Deadlines

13 Nov

According to Career Services, a number of Winter Term internships in the arts have extended their deadlines to apply. There are opportunities for you to work as an artist assistant, museum intern, and much more. The new deadline is SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16. All of the descriptions are after the jump so

Information on applying:
Apply Through ObieOpps: http://www.oberlin.edu/career/WT/

– Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis – Apply ASAP
– Students who have already applied to internships on this list are still being considered for the positions.
– All internships require a resume and cover letter. Some will also require a writing sample or the contact information for references. Review the resume the Career Services Resume and – Cover Letter guides for assistance: http://www.oberlin.edu/career/
– Career Services will serve as the Winter Term sponsor of these internships. Seniors who do not need Winter Term credit are welcome to apply
– Need housing? Visit: http://www.oberlin.edu/career/Internships/temporaryhousing.html

Questions? Please email internships@oberlin.edu or call 440-775-8140

ART PROJECT/ARTiST ASSISTANTS/ MUSEUMS/DESIGN – WINTER TERM INTERNSHIPS

Andrew Shapiro, Composer
Winter Term Composer Shadowing Intern

* Brooklyn, New York
* http://andrewshapiro.com
* Housing: Maybe

Fusing vocals with ambient streams and pulses, ANDREW SHAPIRO merges classical and popular sensibilities, “blending the minimalist influence of Philip Glass with the moody pop sensibility of ’80s New Wave” (New Music Box magazine). His second EP Quiet Kissing (2006), is an eclectic mixture of neo-’80s pop, longing ambient textures and solo piano while Shapiro’s recording debut, Invisible Days (2003) was named one of the “Top 12” individually produced recordings of the year by Performing Songwriter magazine. Shapiro’s solo piano album, Numbers, Colors and People, produced by Michael Riesman (longtime producer and musical director for Philip Glass) will be released in September 2008.

Winter Term Composer Shadowing Intern

Andrew Shapiro, a composer and performer living in Brooklyn, NY (Oberlin ’98, Con) is offering a unique Winter Term project opportunity for an Oberlin student (non-musician or musician) seeking an intensive artistic experience in New York City. Specifically tailored to the participant’s desired area of concentration, the project will include the following and more:

– Following along with a busy calendar month of composing, rehearsing and recording.

– Learning about, visiting and interacting with music venues, theaters, galleries and other presenting organizations in New York and beyond.

– Introductions and studio visits with a variety New York arts professionals including musicians, visual artists, filmmakers, choreographers and independent arts PR and management.

– Opportunities to attend and review concerts.

– Assisting with a variety of musical promotion projects including creating and pursuing music publishing leads, conceiving and implementing publicity initiatives, music bookings and other projects.

– Organizing a catalog of titles, scores and sheet music, computer files and recordings.

– Musical projects, readings and an introduction to and use of music software and recording studio.

This experience is ideally intended for someone intending to work in New York City upon graduation in these and other areas:

– Writer/Critic

– PR/Publicist

– Music Publishing/Supervision

– Visual Arts

– Art Gallery

– Film

– Theater

– Recording Studio Engineer

– Music Manager/Agent/Booking

– Musical performance

– Composer/Music Production
– Dance

Global Awareness Project (GAP)
Winter Term Design Coordinator Intern

* North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
* http://theglobalawarenessproject.blogspot.com
* Housing: Yes

GAP, Global Awareness Project, is a non-profit which uses the arts to promote community organizations locally in the Grand Strand area and throughout the world. Around the World Fashion Show is a division of GAP which supports Beach Baby’s Doula Services and Pumpkin House Trust for Children with a gala fashion and music event, featuring design elements drawn from cultures around the world, and made relevant to our contemporary society.

Winter Term Design Coordinator Intern

Take in submissions from aspiring fashion designers at the local, national and international levels. Help fashion committee by providing information and opinions on them. Correspond with designers concerning the status of their designs. Offer helpful advice. Research appropriate fabric choices in consultation with fashion industry insider Irwin Lebowitz. Create a database of locally available custom designed fabrics, and seamstresses and communicate info to local fashion designers, and others requesting help with implementation of projects. Housing may be available if you’re truly gung-ho about this. Let me know if you prefer to handle it yourself, or if you would like me to try to arrange housing with a family I know, in exchange for some help with the rent or light cleaning/cooking or other barter idea. There may also be a chance of staying at a local spiritual center for part of your time in Myrtle Beach.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance
Winter Term Graphic Design, PR and/or Marketing Intern

* Becket, Massachusetts
* http://www.jacobspillow.org
* Housing: Yes

Founded by dance legend Ted Shawn in 1933, Jacob’s Pillow celebrated its 75th Anniversary Season in 2007. The Pillow is home to a world-renowned international dance Festival that presents dance annually on three performance stages for nearly three months. The Pillow also supports artists to create new work through commissions and Creative Development Residencies. The School at Jacob’s Pillow encompasses a professional training program in the disciplines of Ballet, Cultural Traditions, Contemporary Traditions, Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance, and a Choreographers Lab. By joining Jacob’s Pillow during the off-season, you’ll assist in the preparation for the upcoming season for one of the most acclaimed international dance festivals in the world.

As an intern, you will:

• Receive on-the-job training, and experience working alongside professional staff both independently and collaboratively.

• Gain a broad perspective on arts administration, the dance field, and dance history.

Onsite housing can be arranged and is shared with other Pillow interns, as well as with artists-in-residence.

Winter Term Graphic Design, PR and/or Marketing Intern
In the Marketing Department at the Pillow,key strategic work, preparation and planning takes place in the fall, winter, and spring. An internship in the Marketing department would be tailored to the intern’s skills and interests. Possible intern projects are: management of artists materials -photo identification and cataloging, and collection and organization of artists’ press materials; assistance with writing, marketing, and design of Education Programs and Festival Season materials; writing of press materials including press releases, media alerts and pitches; and website development.

Jill Fenichell, Inc. (2 internships)
Winter Term Design Intern
Winter Term Marketing Intern

* Brooklyn, New York
* http://www.bongenre.com/
* Housing: No

Designer and creator of elegant tableware and related items sold in stores nationwide.

Winter Term Design Intern

The intern would be a student specializing in design or design history, willing to work with our [informal] archivist on drawing together materials that may be used in potential future designs. Intern will receive a stipend of: monthly Metrocard costs (about 80.00) and lunch (about $50 per week). If student is a senior and looking for summertime employment, there may be an option to return during the summer show season with pay.

Winter Term Marketing Intern

Internships with possibility of summer job at end of school year:

JILL FENICHELL, INC., a designer of tableware and related goods.

The internship will be for someone specializing in or interested in sales and marketing with a design slant. This person may be asked to do some work with financial data; pr/marketing materials, as well as working one on one with members of my tiny team to get us ready for spring, our busiest time. Intern will receive a stipend of: monthly Metrocard costs (about 80.00) and lunch (about $50 per week). If student is a senior and looking for summertime employment, there may be an option to return during the summer show season with pay.

Long Island Children’s Museum
Winter Term Exhibition Department Intern

* Garden City, New York
* http://www.licm.org
* Housing: Maybe

The Long Island Children’s Museum is a not-for-profit learning laboratory that inspires children and adults through interdisciplinary, hands-on, fun experiences.

Winter Term Exhibition Department Intern

The intern will be involved in developing, designing, fabricating, and repairing exhibit components. A specific project includes the creation of an interactive storytelling chair for a partnership between LICM and the Department of Social Services.

Interships can have a profound effect on the direction a student takes in his or her professional life. To that end I and others in the exhibits department and at LICM make sure interns get a sense of all aspects of the job from concept development and design to fabrication and installation, getting to work with museum staff and participating in department meetings.
Housing not available through LICM, but sponsor will ask around about housing options in the area.

Museum of Biblical Art (2 internships)
Winter Term Curatorial Department Intern
Winter Term Development Department Intern

* New York, New York
* http://www.mobia.org/
* Housing: No

MOBIA strives to create a new model of scholarly exhibitions and strong educational programs that interpret biblically inspired art and redefine the dialogue about the place of religious art in our society. The goal of our programs is to re-contextualize Judeo-Christian images for the American public, presenting them in a way that sheds light on their original function and continued relevance. By exploring and emphasizing the symbolism and the religious context (i.e. ritual function or liturgical usage; and conversely, personal devotion or intellectual inquiry) of the artwork, we hope to increase knowledge and appreciation of biblical art, and to make it accessible to a wider constituency.

Winter Term Curatorial Department Intern

The Curatorial Department of the Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) seeks an intern for winter term. The intern would benefit from the Museum’s small size by working closely with supervisors and gaining an understanding of the way that various departments interact. Interns are also invited to attend staff meetings and Museum receptions, programs and tours.

The intern would undertake research projects for our curators on upcoming exhibitions. Exhibitions cover a wide range of topics from medieval to modern art, with objects from illuminated manuscripts to prints. Projects could also include research for papers, lectures and bibliographies, writing and editing of exhibition didactics, arranging loans of artwork, and assisting the Exhibitions Manager with logistical details for exhibitions.

Winter Term Development Department Intern

The Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) seeks an intern for winter term to assist the Development Department. The intern would benefit from the

Museum’s small size by working closely with their supervisors and gaining an understanding of the way that various departments interact.

Interns are also invited to attend staff meetings and Museum receptions, programs and tours.

This internship would involve prospect research, assistance with gran applications, media log assembly, and media outlet research. Interns may also assist with the planning and set-up for special events, and the creation of advertisements and other printed materials.

Olney Friends School
Winter Term Fine Arts Education Intern

* Barnesville, Ohio
* http://olneyfriends.org
* Housing: Yes

Olney Friends School is more than a collection of energetic students from many countries. It is an opportunity to experience the warmth, vitality and educational advantages of a 21st century, global learning community. Olney’s Quaker-based, holistic approach to education balances academic pursuits, creative endeavors, physical activity and time for silent reflection. Our 350 acres of beautiful rolling hills, woodlands and fields are enjoyed for sports and recreation and as a resource for service learning, environmental education, and fresh organic produce.

Winter Term Fine Arts Education Intern

The Olney Friends School fine arts department is interested in participating in the Oberlin College Winter Term Internship Program. The classes we will offer this January include; Ceramics, Drawing/Design, Painting (acrylic), and Photography (digital). We plan to upgrade the ceramics program this year and would be very interested in an intern with experience in that medium.

Studio Museum in Harlem
Winter Term Curatorial Intern

* New York, New York
* http://www.studiomuseum.org
* Housing: No

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for black artists locally, nationally, and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

Winter Term Curatorial Intern
The Curatorial Intern will work under the direction of the curatorial assistant. The intern’s main projects will consist of research and organization for the spring 2009 exhibition season and the organization of the curatorial department library. Intern will also be directly involved in updating artist files and exhibition listings.

Suzanne Benton, Artist
Winter Term Artist’s Assistant Intern

* Ridgefield, Connecticut
* http://www.suzannemasks.com/
* Housing: Yes

SCULPTOR . MASK PERFORMER . PRINTMAKER . PAINTER

– Benton is a transculturalist whose venues extend from New York City to villages in remote parts of Africa, India, and Nepal and to philosophy and education portals from Calcutta to Cambridge. Art-working travels in the 1990’s included her second year-long world journey (the first 1975-76), this one beginning in India as a Fulbright Scholar, continuing to Ireland and then onto East Africa as a Thanks be to Grandmother Winifred
Grantee. Another four month journey in 1994-95 carried Benton to Bulgaria, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. Ms. Benton led mask and story work with women and youth in Sarajevo, Bosnia in 1996; and completed artist-in-residenceies at Fundaçion Valparaiso, Spain, Harvard University, Weir Farm (Wilton, CT), and Custom House Studios, Westport, Co.Mayo, Ireland. 1996-2003. In 2003, she exhibited in Munich (Art 21), led a ams/story workshop in Ireland, etc., and in 2006, was a resident artist in Taos, NM at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation. Benton curated the 1999 exhibit, Facing East: Asian Masks and Artists Inspired by Them for the Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY. As the Artistic and Managing Director of Positive Power, she developed four women artists of CT forums and exhibits. Widely exhibited with over 250 solo shows and representation in museum and private collections worldwide, she is the author of The Art of Welded Sculpture and many articles. Listed in Who’s Who of American Artists, and International Who’s Who of Business and Professional Women, her work has been featured in numerous publications.

Winter Term Artist’s Assistant Intern

The internship will take place in my home art studio and office in Ridgefield, CT. I have a small guest room and can offer room and board for the duration of the internship, five days a week @ 30 hours a week. The student intern will assist in organizing my documents, tapes, videos, etc. that will be going to the Harvard/Radcliffe Schlesinger Library Archive. The month’s tasks are primarily to jointly review and edit film sequences on my work, review stored files to be sent to the Schlesinger Library, help to select artworks for an upcoming show, and various other art related tasks/projects that come up during the intern’s internship. Intern will also have the opportunity to learn/do some printmaking with me.

Teen Voices
Winter Term Marketing and Development Intern

* Boston, Massachusetts
* http://www.TeenVoices.com
* Housing: No

The mission of Teen Voices is to further social and economic justice by empowering teenage and young adult women. The focus of Teen Voices is to work with Boston area girls to develop communication and journalism skills and to use those skills to reach out to other girls, locally and nationally, through media and other forums to communicate information and their points-of-view on critical issues from a girl’s perspective. Teen Voices is proud of its local work in Boston that has a global impact. Teen Voices reaches an international readership through the production and publication of Teen Voices online and print magazines. Whether it’s for credit or not, spend your winter break gaining great experience and working for an organization that works to empower women and girls. Teen Voices is changing the world for girls through innovative after-school programming and the only alternative to mainstream media by, for and about teen girls.

Winter Term Marketing and Development Intern

Support the marketing and development departments through development of e-communications, development of press releases, donor and grant research, graphic design projects, mailing coordination, and so much more!

 
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