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Aperture Work Scholars Visit The Clocktower and Deadline for Spring 2011 Work Scholar Session Approaching!Friday, September 17th, 2010
Photo by Yseult Chehata
Recently Aperture Work Scholar’s visited the infamous arts space The Clocktower which was founded by innovator of the alternative space movement Alanna Heiss. The Clocktower, which is situated in downtown Manhattan on the top of a government municipal building is an art space situated inside a literal clock tower. It is the home to Art International Radio as well as a gallery and residency program. Most recently the Clocktower exhibited The Dangerous Book Four Boys the solo show debut of James Franco. Aperture Work Scholars were treated to a curator led tour of Franco’s exhibit and of this exceptional arts space by co-curator of the exhibit and manager of programming for The Clocktower space, Beatrice Johnson.
The October 1st deadline for Aperture’s Spring 2011 session is approaching! Aperture’s work scholar program is a six month opportunity to work closely with the staff of Aperture Foundation. Work scholars contribute to the day to day work flow of the office engaging in Aperture’s many programs and contributing to the editing, design, production, circulation, sales, and marketing of photography’s most significant publications; the development of major traveling exhibitions; the creation of web content; and all other business operations essential to a non-profit organization.
Curator and co-founder of Humble Arts Foundation, Jon Feinstein recently gave Aperture’s interns a special tour of the exhibition 31 Women in Art Photography presented by Humble Arts and Affirmation Arts. Humble Arts Foundation is an organization devoted to emerging artists of all ages and backgrounds that are making interesting and innovative work. 31 Women in Art Photography, which was recently on view at Affirmation Arts until April 10th, was Humble Arts Foundation’s second annual exhibition of women’s work and in part addresses disparities between the number of women in the field of photography compared to the number of women photographers given opportunities to exhibit.
Feinstein co-curated the show with curator and editor of Aperture’s Words Without Pictures, Charlotte Cotton. The show features work by women photographers at different stages in their careers including Aperture published photographer Robin Schwartz as well as Sarah Palmer, Emily Shur, Ann Woo and more.
The deadline to apply to the next 6 month session of Aperture’s Work Scholar program is this Thursday, April 1st. The session begins in July and we are happy to announce the opportunity of two new positions added to the growing program:
Commitment: 3 days/week
Work Scholars accepted per season: 1
The library intern will assist in organizing and maintaining Aperture’s multiple in-house libraries. Responsibilities include: integrating books into Aperture’s libraries, adding books to the database; working with supervisor to assess the overall organizational system applied to the library; adding all books previously published by Aperture to the database and doing the research necessary to achieve this goal; working with off-site warehouse staff to stock any books missing from our library; synthesizing several overlapping libraries into a cohesive whole.
Requirements: Preference will be given to candidates with a background in library management or study. Required: interest in the photographic and publishing fields, high level of attention to detail, proficiency with basic database tools (e.g. Delicious Library), strong organizational skills, willingness to do light physical labor.
Work Scholars accepted per season: 1
The copyediting/proofreading intern will work with supervisors to copyedit, proofread, and fact check all requested materials, mostly pertaining to ephemera, marketing materials, and website, liaising with almost every department in the process. The intern will also help check round-to-round corrections and bluelines.
Requirements: A working grasp of the publishing field, excellent grammar and communication skills, as well as prior text-related experience will enhance a candidate’s application. Some training will be available. Because of the nature of this position, applicants should be native English speakers.
Join the Aperture Internship program and get involved in all our different activities ranging from editing, design, production, circulation, sales, marketing, development and the creation of web content. For over twenty years, young graduates from around the world have been engaged in our program and made contacts not only with the current art community, but also with those who will constitute the art world of the future. Aperture Foundation’s Chelsea location offers the unique opportunity to work in the heart of the art district in New York City and have access to art galleries, museums, and other art-related facilities. We are now accepting applications for the January-July 2010 session, please visit our website http://www.aperture.org/internships for more information. The application deadline is October 1! We are also looking for an intern in the Exhibitions department for a three to nine month internship starting this October!
Last week, Hank Willis Thomas met with the Aperture interns and gave them a special tour of his exhibition Pitch Blackness at Jack Shainman Gallery. Hank spoke about his newest works since publishing his first monograph, Pitch Blackness, both of which address complex questions about identity and race in America through diverse mediums. The interns engaged with the show and were invited to view the private part of the gallery housing the artist’s portrait of President Obama, Breakfast of Champion. The work was made in collaboration with Ryan Alexiev, and was recently sold at the Armory Show.
We are currently receiving applications for the July-December 2009 Internship session so check out details on our website here. Young graduates from the United States and around the world can apply for an exciting and thorough experience in the editing, design, production, circulation, sales, and marketing of photography’s most significant publications; the development of major traveling exhibitions; the creation of web content; and all other business operations essential to a non-profit organization. The closing deadline to submit your application is April 1!