Curatorial Intern - Winter/Spring 2018


Contemporary Art


Vice President, Contemporary Art





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 Exhibitions

January 17, February 25, 2018

This group exhibition will look at the aesthetic and political implications of historical reenactments in contemporary art. Through work in performance art, video, and photography will engage little known histories as well as the fake, false, and faux to question their own cultural mythologies and origin stories.

March 14 - April 29, 2018

Bordering the Imaginary investigates the complicated relationship between the Dominican Republic and Haiti, past and present. The exhibition will feature the work of 20 Dominican and Haitian artists based in both their native countries and in the U.S. who work in varied media. These artists draw on experiences of difference, movement, and immigration, to create a collective visual narrative that exposes inequalities and stereotypes of race, gender, and sexuality, which have plagued the island since the 15th century. Through the exhibition, an exhibition catalogue, and public programs, Bordering the Imaginary will reveal the complexities of a historically shifting transnational border space and the formation of distinct but intertwined nations.

SUMMER 2018: A group exhibition featuring recent BRIC visual artists in residence.

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.