INTERNSHIPS WITH VERGE
Verge Art Fair is an exposition of emerging art currently staging events in Miami, New York and Basel, Switzerland. We are a New York and Chicago-based organization operating out of the Windy City from our HQ in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago and the Fort Greene neighborhood in Brooklyn. Verge accepts internship inquiries on an ongoing basis from organized, efficient, and hard working interns to assist with production of our fairs, both on-site during the events and at our offices in New York and Chicago. Interns will receive the opportunity to be fully immersed in the international emerging and contemporary art scene, while simultaneously learning important aspects of entrepreneurship in the art world’s commercial sector, curatorial protocol and business best practices. Duties may include a wide range of exposition production, including legal, marketing and PR, budgeting, client relationship management, critical event and curatorial services management, gallery research, with opportunities for writing and editing, and much more.
Internship opportunities with Verge provide great experience for college students and/or recent college graduates. This is a non-paid internship, college credit available depending on institution.
Interns must be able to work a minimum of 12-16 hours per week. The most qualified applicants will be able to attend internship responsibilities for a minimum 30-hour weekly schedule on a minimum 3-week project basis. Must be reliable, and have great people skills, be able to provide your own transportation and be comfortable in a casual work environment. Additional plusses: experience with Excel, a good phone manner, ability to work from your own laptop, work independently and aggressively problem-solve.
Please send a copy of your resume to internshipsNYC@vergeartfair.com for internships through our New York bureau or at firstname.lastname@example.org for Chicago, with "Verge Intern" in the subject line. Please include a no-longer than 300 word introductory letter explaining your interest in emerging and contemporary art, and briefly explain your reason for wanting to work for an art fair. No phone calls please.
Verge Art Fair is a production of Workman/Steinhauer Productions. Verge Art Fair is an art exposition focused exclusively on the presentation of emerging art, with showcases in Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach in December, in New York concurrent with the Armory Show and in Basel, Switzerland in June during Art Basel. Workman/Steinhauer Productions is a Chicago and New York-based, full-service production company with specialties in consultation, events, development and management of art and cultural properties. Workman/Steinhauer Productions provide expertise in cultural and art related nation branding initiatives, including prior experience with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, The Hungarian Cultural Center, art and culture programs through the Swiss Embassy, The Canadian Cultural Centre and others. For additional information, please visit our website at http://www.workmansteinhauer.com.