Full- and Part-time positions
Position: Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Curatorial Intern
- review research materials for accuracy and summarize important points: specifically, upcoming projects will focus on documentation and records of Rauschenberg's Performance and AV Histories
- track press mentions of “Robert Rauschenberg” and flag noteworthy articles for filing, research, and/or social media
- work with curators and editor on writing assignments for the Foundation
- assist to answer one-off research requests for Foundation staff, researchers, and/or outside requests (compiling source imagery information, fact checking texts, compiling PowerPoint presentations, and other needs)
- (library) research for artist’s exhibition history and bibliography in preparation for a catalogue raisonné
- assist curatorial team with filing information into artwork object files
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation expands the legacy of artist Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008) who believed strongly in the power of art as a catalyst for social change. The Foundation delivers on its mission through on-going research and support for exhibitions, while sustaining the well-being of innovative artists and the work of socially engaged institutions that embody the same risk-taking, inclusive, and multidisciplinary approach that Rauschenberg exemplified in both his art and philanthropic endeavors.
The Rauschenberg Foundation primarily supports small to midsize arts and socially engaged organizations that are contrarian and experimental, even courageous, in driving towards equity. In addition, the Foundation amplifies the creative life of artists and scholars across the disciplines through residencies, commissions, and accessible public platforms. Finally, the Foundation supports research, exhibitions, publications, academic partnerships, and special projects across the globe that promote the legacy of Rauschenberg’s joyful, responsive, and irreverent approach to making work while living an empathetic and meaningful life.
Term and Compensation
September–December (Fall), 16–32 hours per week
$18–$20, pending experience
Health concerns permitting, the internship will be in person, but may be offered as a hybrid model. Some projects will be completed onsite in temporary Foundation offices in lower Manhattan, while others will be conducted remotely or in libraries. The Rauschenberg Foundation has instituted protocols to ensure the health and safety of everyone who comes onsite, including a requirement that all staff and visitors be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, other than accommodations required by law for religious or disability objections.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate “Fall 2021: Curatorial Intern” in the subject of your email to ensure proper processing and review. Please do not deviate from this format as it may lead to your application being filtered out of consideration. Graduate students, or Undergraduate students who are juniors and seniors in art history, are preferred.
As an equal opportunity employer and in our commitment to creating an equitable and inclusive work environment, the Rauschenberg Foundation strives to attract a diverse mix of talented people and we encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.