Internship Application

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.

Internship Details

  • Duration: Minimum 3 Months (with opportunity to continue)
  • Hours: 20 per week, with a minimum of 2 days/week
  • Internship is unpaid
  • 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.

Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the Curator and Assistant 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

    • B.A. in Arts Management, Art History, or Studio Art - M.A. 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

    Required Experience

    • 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

    Application Instructions

    • 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