Art Advisory Internship Overview: A private NY art advisory and curatorial firm specializing in 20th and 21st century art and design is currently accepting applications for 2016 Fall Internships. Interns will provide research and administrative support in advisory, valuation, collection management, art expert legal work as well as assist in the firm"s communications and social media initiatives. This internship offers hands-on experience in current art world industry and the role of an art advisor including art market analysis, value determinations, collection management and cataloging, research methodologies, and object analysis. Internship length is generally twelve to fourteen (12-14) weeks, with a minimum commitment of 16 hours (2 days) per week in our downtown Manhattan office beginning September through December 2016. Start/end dates and work hours are slightly flexible for qualified candidates. This internship provides daily stipend to cover daily transport and lunch. School credit is available and may be designed to meet specific university requirements. Responsibilities include: • Art market research • Art database management • Registrar assistance including object file management & cataloging • Client luxury acquisition proposals • Collection management and cataloging • Preparing presentation and marketing materials for client proposals • Social media and communication assistance • Specialty assignments including art expert research, art historical and provenance research • Administrative assistance Qualifications: • All interns must be students who have completed or are enrolled at the time of their internship with a BA minimum OR recent graduates OR transitioning professionals with qualified and applicable skills. Part-time MA"s are welcome. • Superlative ability in verbal and written communication • Productivity, efficiency and ability to operate in a fast paced environment • Demonstrated competence in visual culture, design history and/or art history and/or related fields such as New Media, Art Law and Art Business • Must complete the full duration of the internship and meet the minimum required hours • Ability to prioritize with effective and efficient working skills, hold understanding for high-touch service environment working with HNW clients Requirements: • Successful applicants are not necessarily art history majors, but MUST have strong humanities backgrounds and an interest in modern and contemporary art • A entrepreneurial self-starter with the ability to work independently and collaboratively • Excellent organizational skills, detail oriented • Excellent research skills & industriousness (art history and open sourced information) • Fluency in all social media apps, highly computer literate, and excellent digital media skills • Proficient in Microsoft Office (mainly Excel, PowerPoint, Word, WordPress); InDesign & Photoshop is a plus Deadlines: The deadline to apply for all Summer Internships is Sept 6th. All applicants of interest will be notified by email. Email cover letter and resume to artadvisor@varaart.com with the heading ?Fall Art Advisory Internship: 2016?. Please do not email or call regarding the status of your application.

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