BOSTON ART COMMISSION 2012 – 2013 Collections Coordinator Internship
The Boston Art Commission, established in 1890, exercises legal authority to approve and site new public art on property owned by the City of Boston. Site-specific artworks, both permanent and temporary, woven through the urban landscape identify Boston as a place with long history and a great capacity for innovation. These artworks range from traditional and new media public art pieces to municipal design elements, such as wayfinding systems and artistic lighting. In addition, the Art Commission has care and custody of all paintings, murals, statues, bas-reliefs, sculptures, monuments, fountains, arches and other permanent structures intended for ornament or commemoration on City property. It is the conviction of the Boston Art Commission that, in order to engender and support a thriving artistic consciousness within the city, community involvement shall extend beyond everyday appreciation to meaningful engagement in the creation, evolving interpretation and ongoing care of artworks throughout Boston’s neighborhoods.
The Art Commission is appointed by the Mayor and consists of five Boston residents, each representing a Boston cultural institution. The Art Commission meetings are held on the first Monday afternoon of each month.
- Organizing, documenting and researching public art collections in the city of Boston.
- Providing archival information for projects such as Public Art Walk, Public Art Boston website, and Faneuil Hall conservation project.
- Answering public inquiries regarding City’s public art collection.
- Assisting the director in public art loans and donations and image reproduction requests.
- Strong writing and communication skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications
- Experience using a digital camera and scanning
- Basic office skills, including note-taking and data entry
- Good interpersonal skills, ability to work with others
- Must be passionate about art and research, innovative and organized
- Minimum 9-12 month commitment, 2-3 days each week
Salary: Unpaid internship, course credit available
To apply, please send your cover letter and resume under the subject “2012 – 2013 Collections Coordinator Intern” to Karin Goodfellow, Director of the Boston Art Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org