Archive Fellow

 

Location                Industry City, Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Reports To            Chialin Chou, Storefront Archivist

Schedule/Rate      12-16 hrs/week, $18/hr

Start/End Dates    September 4 – December 14, 2018

 

Project          

In partnership with the Internet Archive and Google Cultural Institute, Storefront is digitizing core records, including A/V media, from its Program Files collection for web-based public access.

 

Responsibilities 

Working under the guidance of Project Archivist, Archive Fellows will be responsible for the following activities:

 

  • Processing: Assist with item-level processing for the Exhibitions, Events, Publications and Media Series from the Program Files Collection
  • Digitization: Prepare archival material for off-site vendors; assist with on-site transfer and cataloging for CD/DVD discs; create preservation metadata and access copies; perform basic image processing as needed
  • Cataloging: Assist with cataloging digital files returned from vendors, using Excel or Google spreadsheets; conduct quality control for metadata received from vendors
  • Records Publication: Assist with uploading all files and metadata to the Internet Archive and Google Culture Institute; verify the accuracy of metadata and images uploaded to item pages
  • Backup: Consolidate digital files onto a local drive and create a mirrored back-up; upload files to cloud storage system

 

Required Qualifications

 

  • Interest / background in art / architecture as well as archival and curatorial practices
  • Prior experience working in or using an archival collection
  • Proficient with standard office and imaging software (MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite)
  • The ability to work independently
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • The ability to lift and carry heavy boxes unassisted, and to climb ladders and step stools to remove and replace boxes on shelves

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

  • Holds or currently working toward a MLIS degree
  • Prior experience with cataloging archival objects in collections management systems, and exposure to descriptive and metadata standards
  • Knowledge of best-practice archival standards and principles
  • Familiarity with art, architecture, exhibition making and the history of New York City

 

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to chialin@storefrontnews.org by August 1st.

 

About Storefront’s Archive

 

As one of the first alternative spaces in New York dedicated to presenting innovative, provocative work at the intersection of art and architecture, Storefront has accumulated an archive documenting its diverse and influential program of over 280 exhibitions and events dating from its founding in 1982. Featuring the work of 1,500+ architects, artists and designers, this material includes a collection of original artwork and over 115 cubic feet of proposals, correspondence, photographs, audio-visual media and publications that together constitute a unique and underrepresented collection of narratives in contemporary American design.

 

For additional information and collection finding aids, click here

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Development and Communications Associate

 

The Development and Communications Associate coordinates and oversees major areas of Storefront’s external affairs activities. The position, which reports to Storefront’s Deputy Director, works with existing staff to ensure the success of the organization’s fundraising strategies, including institutional and foundation giving, membership development (corporate and individual), special events, and earned income. The position also supports all communications and outreach activity conducted by the organization, including email and print communications, website maintenance, social media channels, media relations, internal and external events and public appearances, and publications. Storefront is looking for a candidate with 2-3 years of professional experience. Creative thinking and problem solving are essential skills for this position.

 

SKILLS

  • Outstanding written communication skills, including drafting content, editing, and proofreading in English. Proficiency in other languages is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Strong organizational and time­ management skills with impeccable attention to detail.
  • High energy, creative thinking, and team­-player attitude.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, CRM and database software, website and social media channels, and basic HTML (preferred)
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), and/or Powerpoint/Keynote. Other presentation applications a plus.
  • Comfort working in a fast-­paced environment that changes regularly based on programming.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and curious culture-­lover with a knowledge and understanding of art and architecture. The candidate should be able to simultaneously work on excel documents and editorial content for social media posts with equal passion. S/he will be brilliant, quick, flexible, team-­oriented, affable, and well­-rounded.

 

The candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and will be able to quickly develop appropriate relationships with Storefront members, corporate sponsors, the press, and the Board of Directors, among other audiences. S/he will have strong negotiation skills, as well as superior verbal and written communication skills. S/he will have an entrepreneurial spirit and a demonstrated ability to think creatively in order to achieve communications and development goals. Ideal candidates will hold a Bachelor or Masters degree in a related field, with knowledge and/or interest in management and arts administration in non­profit environments. Ideal candidates will also have previously worked in a non-profit environment undertaking development and/or communications tasks as part of a full-time role.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Development:

Institutional and Foundation Giving

  • Draft and edit content for grant applications; prepare necessary documentation
  • Assist in development and maintenance of grant calendar
  • Draft, edit, and prepare documents for final reports
  • Acknowledge successful grant applications
  • Maintain files of all grant applications and materials
  • Research prospective grants and carefully maintain records in organizational database

 

Membership Development (Corporate and Individual)

  • Maintain and update a current list of members
  • Ensure proper listing and acknowledgment of all donors
  • Manage member correspondence
  • Proactively assist in the solicitation of new members
  • Conduct prospective donor and member research; develop innovative ideas and strategy for the solicitation of new individual and corporate members
  • Prepare, execute, and oversee annual appeal mailings
  • Develop and maintain membership events calendar
  • Coordinate planning and execution of all membership events
  • Ensure all membership benefits are fulfilled
  • Solicit renewals of Storefront membership, including preparation of renewal letters on an ongoing basis
  • Conduct up-to-­date assessments on potential improvements, changes, or needs regarding the structure and content of the organization’s multi­level membership program
  • Maintain and manage Storefront’s database system to track and acknowledge gifts, donor histories, and profiles
  • Research prospective donors and carefully maintain their records in the organization’s database
  • Prepare and send acknowledgment letters for all contributions in a timely manner

 

Special Events

  • Oversee planning, execution, and evaluation of all special events, including Storefront’s Membership Dinner, Critical Halloween, Spring Benefit, and all membership events
  • Assist Director of Strategic Development in public relations and outreach for special events
  • Assist in maintaining and attracting event sponsors interested in the fields of art and architecture
  • Process credit card payments for ticket/sponsorship purchases
  • Track all income received through special events; ensure all gifts are properly acknowledged
  • Coordinate staff efforts and roles for all events
  • Solicit in­-kind donations for all events
  • Assist in the planning of cultivation and stewardship events, including  exhibition openings, post­-opening dinners, and donor receptions
  • Create and present evaluations and analysis of all events

 

Earned Income

  • Manage Storefront’s online auctions, competitions, and subscription platforms
  • Process all online book sales and work with gallery staff to drive in­-gallery book sales
  • Manage gallery and space rental requests
  • Prepare invoices for outstanding pledged income
  • Maintain inventory of all artwork available for sale in Storefront’s collection
  • Track contributions for fiscal sponsorship
  • Make recommendations to management staff on additional ways to secure earned income

 

Outreach:

 

Email and Print Communications

  • Coordinate design, production, and dissemination of Storefront’s newsprints and e­blasts
  • Edit curatorial statements, exhibition descriptions, and other programmatic texts for print and electronic materials
  • Analyze web and email stats quarterly, and generate full reports and evaluations to be reviewed by Deputy Director and presented to Board of Directors

 

Website Maintenance

  • Manage transition of content to Storefront’s new website
  • Serve as webmaster and editor of Storefront’s website

 

Social Media Channels

  • Develop daily social media outreach statements and mentions
  • Maintain social media calendar
  • Grow Storefront’s social media presence on various channels

 

Media Relations

  • Manage press tracking and press archiving
  • Serve as primary liaison for press requests (images, captioning, curatorial quotes, etc.)

 

Internal and External Events and Public Appearances

  • Work with gallery staff to coordinate the documentation of all exhibitions, events, and programs, ensuring programs are photographed digitally, videotaped, and live­streamed
  • Assemble informational/institutional packets for events and meetings
  • Develop and maintain calendar of existing and potential public appearances, conference, and opportunities for Storefront’s external engagement

 

Publications

  • Promote and drive sales of Storefront publications
  • Coordinate the arrival and sales of books for book launch events
  • Maintain inventory of books with gallery staff
  • Arrange book sales at lectures with Storefront presence

 

Executive Support:

 

Board Liaison

  • Work with management staff to prepare materials for board meetings, including agendas, minutes, and financial and programmatic reports
  • Schedule board meetings, board committee meetings, and coordinate attendance considering various individual schedules

 

Assistance to Management Staff

  • Assist Director and Deputy Director in managing and maintaining schedule of lectures, events, and projects

 

General:

  • Hire and manage all Development and Communications interns; supervise departmental assistants, interns, and other team members as required
  • Participate in development planning and strategy meetings
  • Manage overall office (ordering office supplies, keeping the space organized, etc.) and events (ordering wine, snacks, etc.)
  • Represent and promote the mission and vision of Storefront to the public
  • Attend external and internal programs and events as required
  • Other duties as assigned

 

TO APPLY

This is a paid full-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Attendance at off-site, evening, and weekend events and programs is expected. To apply, please email a single PDF document (maximum 5 MB) including a cover letter, resume, writing samples to apply@storefrontnews.org with the subject line “Development & Outreach Associate.”

 

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SPRING / SUMMER INTERNSHIPS 2018

 

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

 

Interns play a crucial role in the accomplishment of Storefront’s mission, and gain access to Storefront’s staff and network of architects, artists, and designers. Our internship program is based on our programming and needs, and we welcome candidates with the appropriate skills, attitude, and interests.

 

Interns receive instruction and training from our staff and exposure to a broad range of activities spanning from daily operations and exhibition installations to institutional development, archival research, and project research and development. Applicants from all academic backgrounds are welcome. Interns are expected to work well both independently and in groups, and to possess an interest in cultural production, the arts, architecture, and ideas that drive Storefront’s mission.  

 

While all interns are exposed to the full spectrum of the organization’s operations, Storefront offers an opportunity to focus more specifically on one of the following categories: communications, curation, development, production, and gallery management.

 

All applicants must be able to commit to at least two days per week. All interns are expected to help out with shared gallery responsibilities including:

 

  • Monitoring exhibitions during gallery hours
  • Providing information for gallery visitors
  • Assisting Storefront staff with both long term projects and daily office tasks

 

All applicants should hold the following qualifications:

 

  • Interest in Storefront’s mission
  • Desire to gain knowledge of operations in a non-profit organization
  • Ability to interact with people in a gallery setting, and work in small office environment
  • General computer skills: word processing, data management, digital imaging

 

Please email all required application documents to apply@storefrontnews.org with the title of the position in the subject line (ie. “Development,” “Communications,” “Production,” “Gallery,” “Curatorial,” as appropriate.)

 

OPEN INTERNSHIPS

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

 

Storefront’s communications intern will work closely with our Development and Outreach Associate and Director of Strategic Development to assist in press outreach and marketing strategies. The intern will assist in the preparation of press releases for upcoming exhibitions and events; the submission of art and event listings; preparation of press packets; press digitizing and archiving; and with the development of social media strategies and press list maintenance.

 

Requisites

 

  • Detail-oriented, comfortable working with numbers and databases
  • Creative interpersonal thinking
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Rigor and enthusiasm a must

 

Preferred

 

  • Graphic design skills
  • Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop (preferred)
  • Passionate about art, architecture, and Storefront’s mission

 

Application Requirements

 

  • Cover letter
  • Single-page resume

 

 

CURATORIAL INTERN


The curatorial intern assists with curatorial research, helping in the preparation of exhibitions, events, projects, competitions, and publications organized by Storefront for Art and Architecture, including preparation of schedules, exhibition and project texts, archival material, and day-to-day operations in the Curatorial Department. This internship offers valuable experience in a professional arts environment. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Research on future exhibitions, assisting in curatorial texts, preparation of events, coordination with artists, visualization of projects, graphic design works for communications purposes, scanning of archival material. 

 

Requisites 

 

  • Interest in curatorial practices
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Creative interpersonal thinking
  • Professional interpersonal skills
  • Good writing skills

 

Preferred 

 

  • Computer skills preferred: Adobe (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) Microsoft Office, scanning software
  • Passionate about art and architecture and Storefront’s mission
  • Graphic design skills

 

Application Requirements 

 

  • Cover letter
  • Single-page resume
  • Work samples (3 page maximum)

 

 

DEVELOPMENT INTERN

 

Storefront’s development intern will work closely with our Development and Outreach Associate and Director of Strategic Development to assist in multiple tasks related to fundraising. The intern will assist in researching, drafting, and submitting grant applications, develop fundraising strategies, and will also be involved in all aspects of planning Storefront’s Spring Benefit, Fall Membership Dinner, and Critical Halloween events. This intern will assist with researching potential donors, maintaining the donations database, managing the grants calendar, and filing and archiving grant information.

 

The development intern will be responsible for assisting in the management and expansion of Storefront’s membership program. This includes designing strategies for expanding Storefront’s audience and public, keeping Storefront’s members database updated, proposing, and generating materials for web and mail-based membership campaigns and helping develop and coordinate new membership events. This intern will have the opportunity to work closely with staff to develop strategies to attract members and to expand member benefits.

 

Requisites

 

  • Detail-oriented, comfortable working with numbers and databases
  • Creative interpersonal thinking
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Rigor and enthusiasm a must

 

Preferred

 

  • Interest in fundraising and development fields
  • Passionate about art and architecture and Storefront’s mission

 

Application Requirements

 

  • Cover letter
  • Single-page resume
  • 2 writing samples

 

 

PRODUCTION INTERN

 

Production Interns will work closely with the Gallery Manager / Programs Producer and Associate Curator to carry through the preparation, installation, and de-installation of exhibitions and events. Primary tasks include the production of exhibition drawings for layouts and related display elements, signage, or the formatting of artwork, as well as assisting in the physical installation and fabrication of these materials. Interns will also be involved in the production and post-production of Storefront’s on-going programming and digital media presence including live events and StorefrontTV.

 

Requisites

  • Expertise in AutoCAD, Rhino
  • Expertise or working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects
  • Ability to work under time constraints and flexible schedules

 

Preferred

  • Building and fabrication skills
  • Experience with the use of construction materials and power tools
  • Familiarity with sound and video equipment
  • Experience with live audio/video production

 

Application Requirements

  • Cover letter
  • Single-page resume
  • Work samples

 

 

GALLERY INTERN

 

The gallery intern assists with day-to-day operations, reception and administrative tasks for Storefront. This internship offers valuable experience in a professional arts environment. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: general reception duties (answering phones, greeting visitors), email correspondence, retouching images, and light database work.


Requisites

 

  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Creative interpersonal thinking
  • Professional interpersonal skills
  • Professional phone manner
  • Good writing skills
  • Sound computer skills
  • Able to work and think independently
  • Ability to multitask is crucial

 

Preferred

 

  • Proficiency in Adobe CS, Microsoft Office, and Filemaker Pro.

 

Application Requirements

 

  • Cover letter
  • Single-page resume

 

How to Apply:

Please email all required application documents to apply@storefrontnews.org with the title of the position in the subject line (i.e. “Development,” “Communications,” “Curatorial,” “Gallery,” etc.).

 

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Storefront for Art and Architecture is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.