ABOUT STOREFRONT

Storefront for Art and Architecture amplifies ideas that contribute to the understanding of the built environment through artistic practice. Since its founding in 1982, Storefront has produced and presented work at the intersection of art and architecture through exhibitions, events, and other public programming that addresses diverse notions of place and public life.

STOREFRONT INTERNSHIPS PROGRAM

Interns play a crucial role in the accomplishment of Storefront’s mission. Working closely with staff and exhibiting artists and architects, we welcome all candidates interested in exhibition making, institutional development, and the ways in which the built environment shapes the public sphere. 

Interns work directly with our staff on a broad range of activities, spanning from daily operations such as visitor services and communications, to project research and development. Applicants from all academic backgrounds are welcome. By joining our small team, interns will be exposed to all aspects of the organization and are expected to work independently and in groups.

Internships at Storefront for Art and Architecture are paid in accordance with NY state requirements. All applicants must be able to commit for a six month period 2.5 days per week. 

All applicants should hold the following qualifications:
– Interest in Storefront’s mission
– Desire to gain knowledge of operations in a non-profit organization
– Curiosity in audience engagement 
– General computer skills (word processing, data management, digital imaging, etc.)

All interns are expected to help out with shared responsibilities including:
– Monitoring exhibitions during gallery hours
– Engaging with gallery visitors and provide information
– Assisting Storefront staff with daily gallery tasks and long term project development 

See open internship position descriptions below. Please email all required application documents to apply@storefrontnews.org with “Internship Application” in the subject line. 

GALLERY & PROGRAMS INTERN (July 2022 – December 2022)

The gallery and programs intern will work closely with the Gallery and Operations Manager to ensure that Storefront’s activities and programs are fulfilled successfully. This position will work on upcoming exhibitions and events, assisting in research, communications, production, installation, and de-installation. As gallery interns are also primarily the face of Storefront during exhibitions, it is their role to communicate the current exhibition to visitors and actively engage with the public to inform them of Storefront’s overall mission. 

Knowledge in design and graphic software such as Autocad, Adobe Suite, Rhino, etc. will be useful for this position. Familiarity with sound and video equipment, power tools, construction materials, and fabrication / building techniques are a plus as well. 

Application Requirements
– Cover letter
– Single-page resume
– Work samples (3 pages max)