The Montefiore Fine Art Program and Collection is an innovative visual arts program that will enhance and support the restorative environment in service to our patients, their families, and Montefiore associates. As the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is nationally recognized for clinical excellence – breaking new ground in research, training the next generation of healthcare leaders, and delivering the highest quality, patient-centered care. Montefiore’s mission- to heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve – serves as the driving force behind all of our work, including the Montefiore Fine Art Program and Collection. The Collection will be integrated into the daily life of Montefiore, fostering a life-affirming, restorative and supportive environment for patients, families, caregivers, students, faculty, and staff. Moving forward, the Collection will be built through acquisitions, commissions, exhibitions, donations of art and other related visual arts programming. As it grows with quality acquisitions, the Collection will appreciate over time, further supporting Montefiore into the future.
Duration: Minimum 3-4 Months (with opportunity to continue)
Hours: Minimum 10 - 15 Hours/Week
Internship is paid (contingent on hours and experience).
Academic Credit: Montefiore will complete any paperwork necessary for university credit, as applicable. It is the student’s responsibility to retrieve information from their school concerning academic credit.
Under the supervision of the Director and Curator, the intern’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Conduct research on artists throughout the tri-state area with special emphasis on local and regional artists
Assist with organization of capital projects including budget management, installations, and coordination with user-groups
Interact with local visual arts organizations to promote the Montefiore Art Program and Collection
Assist in distribution of Call to Artists as well as Request for Proposals for commissioning opportunities. Work with staff in reviewing and evaluating submissions.
Documentation of acquisitions. This includes but is not limited to: photography, accessioning, and related research. Artwork collection located at main campus and satellite facilities. Local travel is required to all facilities
Prepare documentation for insurance and risk management purposes of artwork acquisitions
Develop maintenance manual for collection
Work with staff in reviewing and preparing materials for press and publication
Background and Qualifications
Students pursuing M.A. in Arts Management, Art History, or Studio Art - preferred
Strong knowledge of contemporary and emerging art and artists
Knowledge of public art commissioning process
Experience accessioning acquisitions
Proficiency in major word processing and database programs
In-depth research experience
Database experience with basic and/or advanced software for artwork either in corporate or gallery settings
Advanced knowledge of photography and professional cameras
Experience with corporate collection management with software such as ArtSystems Pro
Knowledge of Adobe Suite, i.e. Photoshop and Illustrator
Knowledge of art handling, storage, and installation
Please email your resume with a cover letter, along with a potential start date to Art@montefiore.org with "Montefiore Fine Art Program and Collection Internship" in the subject line
No phone calls, please
Please direct all questions to Art@montefiore.org