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INTERNSHIP: The Work Office (TWO)

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Interns Needed for The Work Office (TWO), a multidisciplinary art project

The Work Office (TWO) is in search of two dependable interns to work on the project for seven weeks from April to May. This is a great chance to work closely with working artists through the course of a project. The interns would share the responsibilities of the hours and tasks and communicate well with one another.

About TWO: The Work Office (TWO) is a multidisciplinary art project disguised as an employment agency. Informed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) of the Great Depression in the 1930s, TWO is a gesture to “make work” for visual and performing artists, writers, and others by giving them simple, idea-based assignments to explore, document, or improve daily life in New York. From the temporary central office provided by the LMCC Swing Space program, TWO interviews, registers, and hires new employees; assigns, collects, and exhibits work; and distribute Depression-era wages to employees during bi-weekly Payday Parties. Exhibitions of completed work will change every two weeks and will also be on view on TWO’s website. For more information, visit: www.theworkoffice.com

Commitment:

April 16-June 4, 2010

Schedule:

a total of 15-18 hours per week, two to three days per week, which would be split between the two interns. Roughly Wednesdays 4-8 pm, Thursdays 4-8 pm, and a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday 12-6 pm.

Compensation:

three weeks of standard TWO wages ($23.50 per week) and bar tips from three Payday Parties (averaging $25 each)

Desired skills:

Basic website updating, familiarity with Dreamweaver, or at least ease in learning software
Basic Photoshop and Illustrator skills, resizing, layout, revising
Basic video and still camera skills, documenting performance and artworks
Personable, easy to work with, ability to talk to a variety of personalities, and share responsibilities with another intern. A willing problem solver is very helpful!
Dependable
Clear thinking
Interest in project
Commitment to the duration of the project

Responsibilities include:

Assisting during Payday Parties by bartending and documenting the event with still and video cameras. The Payday Parties have been quite fun thus far.
Providing information about TWO to office visitors
Gallery sitting during open office hours
Working closely with project artists to accomplish tasks including updating website, coordinating with other artists, installing exhibitions, light office work
Arrange a mutually agreeable schedule with another intern

Please send a letter of interest and CV to office@theworkoffice.com and indicate availability for a meeting. Please pay close attention to the above schedule, as these hours and dates are essential to participating in this project.

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