International Sculpture Center

   

Employment Opportunities

Last updated 2/12/15

Job Description: Spring Internships

The International Sculpture Center (ISC) is seeking spring interns for its Advertising, Membership and Library departments! Please send materials to becky@sculpture.org by February 27th, 2015.

General Requirements

We require 2 days per week (10 amĖ4 pm) for four months or a full-semester.

Ideal candidates will be highly motivated, detail-oriented, and comfortable within a professional office environment. Interns are expected to perform in the same professional manner as would an employee that is to maintain regular working hours, punctuality, appropriate conduct and dress.

Departments

Membership:

Interns will work with the Membership Department in a professional environment with a strong focus on programming, and communications. Candidates will assist in the coordination, and execution of its major education program, the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. This award was created to recognize excellent sculptors currently creating work in a graduate or undergraduate program, and nominees from schools around the world apply to have their work considered for the Award. Interns will also assist with the coordination and execution of the Outstanding Educator Award. This award was created to recognize the individuals who have effectively and passionately communication the knowledge and personal experience gained through the creation of their own work to countless numbers of students throughout their career.

In addition interns will be asked to assist with expanding its Resource Directory. The Directory is a collection of searchable pages on the ISCís website, www.sculpture.org, which display information on galleries, museums, sculpture parks & gardens, local sculptorís groups, businesses offering services to sculptors, and more.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Assist with the Student Awards Program
  • Assist with the Educator Award Program
  • Organize participant nominations, prepare program documents, assist in developing promotional materials
  • Answer nominator/nominee inquiries
  • Create PowerPoint presentations
  • Be present and assist with awards events and during jury and committee selection meetings
  • Researching businesses and organizations related to sculpture
  • Work with members of the Directory to assist them in updating their own information
  • Help with mailings of magazines and book/magazine orders for holiday campaigns
Skills:
  • the ability to work under pressure in order to meet deadlines
  • excellent organization skills
  • strong problem-solving skills
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • sharp attention to details
  • willingness to work in a team environment
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to be present for and assist with award events and meetings
Advertising:

The Advertising intern assists the Advertising Services Associate to meet monthly advertising goals for Sculpture magazine.

Primary responsibilities:
  • Contact galleries and museums to ask for advance sculpture exhibition schedules.
  • Compile advance schedules for both advertising and editorial departments.
  • Compile list of contact information for galleries (from the direct contacts with galleries and from other resources within ISC).
  • Send promotional materials to galleries (such as magazines, press kits) according to lists developed by advertising and editorial departments.
  • Deliver promotional materials to galleries in New York or elsewhere within easy travel distance from Hamilton.
  • Assist with e-marketing
Skills:
  • the ability to work under pressure in order to meet deadlines
  • strong problem-solving skills
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • sharp attention to details
  • willingness to work in a team environment
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Photoshop knowledge preferred
  • Microsoft Office experience a must
Library:

The library intern works with the Executive Director to maintain the ISCís ongoing library project. The library intern will provide support in cataloguing the ISCís comprehensive collection of conference recordings, proceedings, books and other materials that document the 50 year history of the organization

Primary Responsibilities
  • Physical cataloging of materials to include labeling, ordering and storing ISC historical materials
  • Assist with locating missing event documentations (recordings/proceedings)
  • Using online databases such as Library of Congress to research call numbers and develop systems
  • Preparing books for shelving Ė cleaning, covering and labeling
  • Assist with developing policy and procedure
  • Monitor and take inventory
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor
Skills
  • Previous experience working in a library mandatory
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Sharp attention to detail and well organized
  • Willingness to work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Good internet skills and familiarity with online research databases
  • Self starter who can work independently
To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Becky Wilkening at becky@sculpture.org. No calls, please. Please send materials by February 27th, 2015, however applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received.

International Sculpture Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for hire without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin or the presence of a non-job-related disability or any other protected characteristic.