Student Assistant - Programs Intern-Vera List Center for Art and Politics

The New School
March 16, 2023
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Position Information

Position Availability:

2/13/23 Until filled

Position Title: Student Assistant - Programs Intern-Vera List Center for Art and Politics Requisition Number: 0406073162 Location New York City Position Type: Student Department: SPE/Milano/HRM Admin. Office Responsibilities:

Programs Intern

Working closely with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics staff, the Programs Intern, a student assistant specialist, will be offered a comprehensive introduction into all aspects of Vera List Center's organization, encompassing research, curating, outreach, and stewardship. The intern will gain insight into the development of the Center's public events, exhibitions, fellowships, publications, and prize cycle. The intern's engagement with these activities will underpin their understanding of the distinct, interdisciplinary contribution the VLC has made as a member of New York City's cultural communities and its national and international networks. They will also be engaged with the Center's efforts to diversify its programs and make them broadly accessible. The Vera List Center Programs Internship position is open to graduate students in any program at The New School and seeks candidates who are passionate about the arts, how they intersect with current political issues and provide strategies to enhance social justice.

The Vera List Center and The New School are committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities.

The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment.

About this position

The Programs Intern will be involved in researching and organizing public programs and exhibitions that address the intersection of art and politics and in shaping communications and social media in support of that programming. In this position, the intern gains relevant practical work experience and professional development opportunities in exhibition-making and public programming and shaping organizational communications.


The Programs Intern will work alongside the Curator and Director of Programs and Assistant Director of Editorial Initiatives, as well as other VLC staff, by providing day-to-day support. This position is multifaceted and includes curatorial, administrative, and communications responsibilities, at times extending to archival work or database management. Duties of the internship include:

  • Collaborating with staff on the VLC Forum 2023, presenting programs with proppaNOW, the Jane Lombard Prize for Art and Social Justice recipient, and the four 2022–2024 Jane Lombard Fellows.
  • Assisting with research, conception, design, and planning of Forum related initiatives and programs such as the Jane Lombard Prize recipient activation/exhibition, performances, publications, and communications.
  • Assisting with program initiatives for Correction theme, especially the seminar series.
  • Supporting fellowship projects of the five 2022–2024 VLC Fellows, the CEC Artslink Fellow, and the Sámi Fellow.
  • Monitoring and supporting outreach in accordance with the VLC outreach calendar and developing a social media calendar.
  • Drafting, writing, and on occasion taking picture for social media posts and stories.
  • Assistance with publication and other asset management and organization.
  • General administrative support such as help with preparing mailings, website updates, filing and organization, etc.
  • Research and update the VLC network: individual and organizational collaborators, as well as other databases.
  • In-person and online event support.
  • Terms

    The position requires a commitment of 10 hours per week starting in March and increasing to 20 hours a week after the semester for two months through the summer. The position has the possibility of being continued into the 2023–2024 academic year. The intern reports to the Curator and Director of Programs.

    Work Mode: Hybrid

    Hourly Rate: The intern is an hourly OCSE position paid $19/hour.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Passion for engaging with diverse communities of different backgrounds and levels of expertise through contemporary art and social justice work.
  • Strong office, administrative, and organizational skills
  • Outstanding research, writing, and communication skills.
  • Exemplary attitude and work habits including diligence and an attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated; ability to work without close supervision or alone.
  • Commitment to set hours and schedule.
  • Ability to adhere to University COVID-19 Policy and requirements.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Curatorial and editorial experience.
  • Social media and communication experience.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop.
  • Job Family: Administrative/Clerical Posting Date: 02/13/2023 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes

    Supplemental Questions

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    Optional & Required Applicant Documents:

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • Federal Work Study award letter
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