Curatorial Intern


Contemporary Art


Vice President, Contemporary Art






Winter/Spring 2019

Deadline to Apply

January 15, 2019
December 3, 2018

Purpose of Internship: The intern will assist with research, planning and writing for upcoming exhibitions, assist with the administration of artist opportunity programs, and help to plan and execute public programs.

Educational Benefits

  • This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the curatorial and administrative aspects of a major non-profit contemporary art program.
  • Learn how exhibitions are conceived, developed, and mounted.
  • Learn how BRIC uses its contemporary art exhibitions to engage and educate the public.
  • Learn how contemporary art initiatives can be part of larger multi-disciplinary programming.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct research on artists; assist with preparation of artist bios and exhibition catalog text.
  • Assist with preparation of documents such as artist loan forms and exhibition binders; also contribute to BRIC’s blog.
  • Assist in planning and executing public events related to the contemporary art exhibitions.
  • Assist with gallery docent duties and engage the public in the exhibition.
  • Act as gallery attendant for one shift (4-5 hours) weekly.

Upcoming Exhibition:

During the internship period, the centerpiece exhibition will be the 3rd edition of the BRIC Biennial:

BRIC Biennial, Vol. 3, South Brooklyn Edition

February 13 – Sun, April 14, 2019

Each edition of the Biennial, BRIC’s largest exhibition held every two years, is dedicated to emerging and mid-career artists of exceptional creativity based in various regions of the borough.  The third edition of the BRIC Biennial will focus on “South Brooklyn” – the archaic and nebulous term for neighborhoods south of downtown Brooklyn including Park Slope, Gowanus, Kensington, Sunset Park, and Bay Ridge. The Biennial will also include exhibitions at alternative art spaces in these neighborhoods, including an outdoor exhibition at Green-Wood Cemetery.

Desired Education/Experience/Skills

  • Students majoring in art history or curatorial studies strongly preferred.
  • Completed at least two years of college.
  • Good general knowledge of and interest in contemporary art and culture.
  • Excellent writing and research skills.
  • Good phone and communication skills.
  • Highly organized and detailed; ability to keep track of information on multiple projects.
  • Knowledge of PC and Mac computers. Computer programs including, Microsoft Word and Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Photoshop.
  • Familiarity with basic design programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.


16 hours per week for 3-4 months, generally during the day, but some evenings will be included for public programs.

How to Apply

Email with subject line: Curatorial Intern.  Please write a brief cover letter in the body of the email and attach resume.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please!

BRIC is an equal opportunity employer