Hunter College Fellowship
The objective of the Hunter College YoungArts Fellows (HCYAF) program is to provide YoungArts alumni with valuable experience working in a gallery setting. The HCYAF will work with the Hunter College Art Galleries' staff, professors and visiting curators on all aspects of the upcoming Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 exhibitions. The Fellows will be involved with many of the following: curation, exhibition design, liaising with artists and collectors, public relations, registarial matters, publications and research. In addition, the HCYAF program will be supplemented with excursions to cultural institutions throughout the 5 boroughs of New York City. The HCYAF program is a full-time 8-month fellowship. All HCYAF participants will receive a $375 weekly stipend as well as a monthly unlimited Metrocard.
Widely regarded as one of the leading art programs in the country, Hunter College's Department of Art serves both the undergraduate and graduate populations. The Hunter College Art Galleries serve as an integral extension of the Department's academic programs. This unique gallery component provides a distinctive learning environment in which students studying art history and art criticism work on exhibitions alongside students who are pursuing degrees in studio art.
The Hunter College Art Galleries currently encompass two exhibition spaces: The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery on East 68 Street, and the Times Square Gallery on West 41 Street near 10 Avenue.
Responsibilities would include assistance with:
• Maintaining exhibition checklist(s)
• Correspondence with lenders and artists regarding exhibition loans
• Exhibition-related research
• All aspects of catalogue production
• Generating exhibition wall text and object labels
• Registrarial matters (installation/de-installation, insurance, and shipping)
• Installation design, planning, and implementation
• Print and electronic press
• Special events planning
• Public programming
• Archiving exhibition materials
• Gallery sitting
• Minimum of BA and/or BFA required, preferably with an interest in art history or fine art
• Strong writing and communication skills
• Proficiency with Word, Excel, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro and web design, a plus
• Strong communication skills
You must be a New York City tri-state area resident.
Program Duration: October 2011 - May 2012
If you are interested in applying for the HCYAF program, please send a cover letter detailing your experiences and interest in the fellowship along with a copy of your current CV and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis untill all spots are filled.