FOTOPUB CALL FOR INTERNS
Fotopub, named one of the world’s best institutions working in the field of contemporary photography by The Guardian in 2018, generates links between the freshest artistic activity and its wider cultural context and focuses on emerging artists in a need of a platform for independent research, experimentation and practice, thus creating a multigenerational initiative for interdisciplinary cultural integration.
Each year the association’s core team is joined by a series of interns who are invited to work with our team of experienced arts professionals on various projects of the Fotopub Association. Mainly Fotopub Festival, a week-long festival of contemporary art that takes place each August in the rural town of Novo Mesto, Slovenia.
Our yearly internships provide aspiring young arts professionals with practical and theoretical know-how to kickstart their careers in the art community. Through the immersive experience of working in an internationally-acclaimed institution with a mostly web-based workflow, Fotopub interns can get the necessary experience without the high living expenses of living in one of the world’s art capitals.
We are opening 6 internship positions for the duration of 9 months starting in March 2019.
The Curatorial Intern will work closely with the Curatorial Coordinators, assisting them in coordinating exhibitions and the overall programme – i.e. supporting curators and artists at all stages of their projects, producing and editing written content – both prior and during the festival. They will help the curatorial department in the organisation of panel talks, guided tours, and the overall coordination of the on-site programme.
The candidate should primarily have an earnest interest in contemporary artistic and curatorial practices and exhibition-making processes. He or she should be a well-organized, flexible, and attentive team player with excellent communication and social skills, and great attention to detail and deadlines. The position requires a proactive and creative individual who possesses a strong ability to multitask and prioritize. Written and spoken fluency in English is essential.
PORTFOLIO REVIEW INTERNSHIP
The Portfolio Review Intern will work closely with the Curatorial Coordinator in charge of the Portfolio Review, assisting them with key tasks in the production and coordination of the event.
The candidate should be a diligent and organized team player possessing excellent communication and time management skills.The role requires a proactive and flexible approach to work, meticulous attention to detail and the ability to handle the multiple tasks at hand. Interest and a passion for art and event production are desirable. Fluency in English is essential.
We are looking for two self-motivated, hard-working, and very well-organised Production Interns. They will provide support to the Production Coordinator and play a vital role in all the production processes of the festival’s demanding programme, i.e. site-specific exhibitions, performances, music events etc. Some of the core tasks include: liaising with curatorial coordinators for all the exhibition programme’s technical requirements, procuring and managing technical equipment, coordinating the festival's technical team and contractors, and so on.
This role requires meticulous organisational capabilities, excellent communication skills, an eye for detail and a proactive attitude. The ideal candidates have to be resourceful and enjoy work in a fast-paced environment. A genuine interest in photography, contemporary art and festival organisation are essential. We need somebody who can hit the ground running, get involved and easily follow direction. Fluency in spoken and written English is a must. One of the two internships is reserved for a native Slovenian. Relevant experience is desirable but not necessary.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND MARKETING INTERNSHIP
The Social Media and Marketing Intern will work closely with the Fotopub Core Team and across departments, participating in and assisting Fotopub’s social media campaigns, marketing strategies and public communications. We are looking for a self-motivated, hard-working and creative person who is interested in a career in marketing, and has a passion for contemporary arts and culture.
The roles and responsibilities of the intern include: social media scheduling and monitoring, assisting in producing content (such as writing blog posts, newsletters and other ad-hoc material), assisting with targeted marketing, and conducting relevant research. Fluency in spoken and written English is a must. Relevant experience is desirable but not necessary.
To assist with the general operations management of the Fotopub Association, we are looking for a very organised and diligent individual with strong managerial skills and an ability to work under heavy pressure. The Operations Intern will work closely with the Managing Director on the everyday management of the Fotopub Association and its team. Their direct connection to the Managing Director means that the Operations Intern will be involved in data management, organising and maintaining organisational workflow, carrying out background research, operational administration and providing general day-to-day assistance to the Managing Director. They will also be involved in managing expenses, especially on site at the festival, and ensuring hospitality for important guests.
As the Operations Intern will be involved in all aspects of our organisation, we are firstly looking for an ambitious, trustworthy and extremely proactive person who has got some experience in cultural production and management, the ability to multitask and an eye for detail. Fluency in English is a must, fluency in Slovenian is beneficial but not necessary. As this position involves an immersive overview of Fotopub Association’s workflow and direct contact with all departments, we are looking for somebody with a positive attitude and talent who would, should they prove adequate, be interested in long-term cooperation in the form of a permanent position after the end of their internship.
TERMS & HOW TO APPLY
These are part-time internships for approximately one day a week (hours are flexible and depends on avaliablity) with obligatory 12 day attandance at the festival. While the internships are not paid, Fotopub will, however, cover per diem, travel and accommodation expenses for the time spent in Slovenia, and any other work-related costs.
All interns must have full availability to attend the festival in Novo mesto, Slovenia, from 25 July to 6 August 2019, the rest of the work is done remotely.
To apply, send us an email with your detailed CV (attached as PDF) and a cover letter describing your motivation to join our team, and why you think you are the best for the position you are applying for. Put the position you are applying for in the Subject line of the email and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close 17 February 2019.