MOCA EXHIBITIONS INTERN – Summer 2015

Department: Curatorial

MOCA Cleveland is seeking 1-2 Curatorial Interns for the Summer of 2015. The selected candidate(s) will work closely with MOCA Cleveland’s exhibitions team, reporting directly to the Associate Curator + Publications Manager. The primary focus of the internship will be assisting with administration, research, catalogs, multi-media materials, and programs for the Summer and 2015 exhibitions: How to Remain Human, a group exhibition featuring 14 artists connected to Cleveland and the surrounding region; and free movement power nomenclature pressure weight, a the first solo museum show of Chicago-based artist Tony Lewis. Additional tasks will include preparation for the Fall season: Do Ho Suh (on loan from The Contemporary Austin) and a newly commissioned video installation by Tel-Aviv based artist Nevet Yitzhak.

MOCA Cleveland opened at a new location in October 2012, the first building designed in the United States by Farshid Moussavi Architecture. This internship is an extraordinary opportunity to see inside a growing institution, and to make a significant contribution to critical dialogue in Cleveland and beyond. The internship is 16-32 hours per week, and runs May 10 – August 31,

2015 (start and end dates are flexible). This is an unpaid position, thus suited to a senior Undergraduate or Masters student with a required internship component to their degree. There is a high degree of mentoring and critical feedback, along with the potential to tailor the internship to the interests of the successful candidate(s), including more of a focus on art handling/registration, programs, or education.

Tasks:

  • Archival, library, and online research for exhibitions
  • Working with the Associate Curator and Publications Manager to generate and copy edit exhibition related materials, including bios, labels, didactics, brochures, and catalogs.
  • Assisting with on and off-site programs, including: artist talks, screenings, and curator’s tours
  • Assisting the curatorial team with loans and exhibition installation
  • Assist with research and image clearances for publications

Qualifications and skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of contemporary art
  • The ability to think imaginatively & cohesively about artworks
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work well with a curatorial team, as well as community partners
  • Familiarity with Adobe creative suite

To apply, please forward the following materials to Rose Bouthillier, Associate Curator + Publications Manager, rbouthillier@mocacleveland.org by April 10, 2014. Please put “Summer 2015 Intern Application” in the subject line.

  • Cover letter
  • CV with listed references
  • a short writing sample, fewer than 800 words (i.e. beginning of an academic essay, exhibition review, or previous exhibition writing, such as a labels or a didactic).

 

Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by April 13, 2015. Interviews will take place April 15-17, and candidate(s)

will be selected by April 20. Please visit http://www.mocacleveland.org/ for more information.


 

Bridge Education Abroad Institute (BEAI)

I am writing to you today to inform you about our summer programs in South Africa. Our institute plans short programs all across the world, to provide students with unique opportunities to experience different political cultures while strengthening their leadership and diplomacy skills. Our programs draw a diverse group of students together from all over the world to discuss pressing global issues while exchange cultural values. In a rapidly globalizing world, we believe these experiences are invaluable to the success of students in the global job market.

For the summer of 2015, we have programs scheduled in Cape Town and Johannesburg for the months of June, July and August. This program will include lectures from experienced professors and guest speakers from all over the globe, including the United States of America and South Africa. A few of our professors include:

  • Professor Dr. Paul Joseph (Tufts University, USA)-Author and Previous Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program

♦   PHD from UC Berkeley

♦   Previous president of the national Peace Studies Association

♦   Former Distinguished Chair for the United States-India Education Foundation     (Fulbright program)

  • Professor Dr. Solava Ibrahim (University of Cambridge, UK) – Director of MA in Poverty and Development a the institute for development policy and management

♦PHD and MPhil from Cambridge

  • Service Learning Day with Educo Africa (Local NGO) – Vision- Young people understanding their roles as powerful agents of change – actively, confidently and positively contributing towards a better global community.

♦ Paired with 12 local South Africans for a meaningful day of service

The students will enrich their knowledge of South Africa’s history, international politics, and economics while also enjoying travel to famous and historic places. We also encourage students to get to know one another and share cultural values through planned social events.

  • Nelson Mandela’s Jail Cell at Robben Island
  • Big 5 African Safari
  • Apartheid Museum
  • Visit President Nelson Mandela’s home in the Soweto’s
  • NGO Service Learning day with Local South African Leaders

 

Please Note: We limit our South Africa programs to 12 students per program to enhance the students learning between our professors and students.

Even with the summer close at hand, there are still plenty of students still figuring out their plans for the upcoming break. We hope you will consider recognition of our institute as an option for your students who are looking for international opportunities. We would greatly appreciate if you can pass the information about our program on to your students. If you believe you have students at your university that would be interested in this unique opportunity, please inform them to contact us via info@beainstitute.org

Thank you very much for your support, and to find more information about our program, you may visit http://www.beainstitute.org/beai/south-africa/

Benjamin Doherty
President | Ben.Doherty@beainstitute.org |+1 (941) 302-0483
www.BEAInstitute.org |2750 Stickney Point Road, Sarasota, FL 34231