Fathomers Internship - Summer 2016

Fathomers

Los Angeles, CA

About Fathomers

Fathomers is a philanthropic research institute dedicated to reshaping the realm of the possible. Our principals have partnered with scientists, engineers, designers, educators, activists and legal experts to produce some of the most provocative and far-reaching contemporary art projects of the 21st century—amid ocean depths, at galaxy edges, in between and beyond—by artists including Tavares Strachan, William Pope.L, Sissel Tolaas, John Salvest, Emily Roysdon, and the Propeller Group.

Internship Description

Fathomers was born from Grand Arts, in Kansas City, Mo., which closed in fall 2015 after 20 years of providing extraordinary support to artists. Our four-member team relocated in January 2016, and this internship offers the singular opportunity to participate in our launch year in Los Angeles. 

As a member of Fathomers, you’ll gain hands-on experience in all aspects of what we do, including project development and production, curatorial event planning, community engagement, and transdisciplinary research. We strongly encourage graduate students and recent graduates from backgrounds generally underrepresented in arts employment to apply, as well as applicants with demonstrated interest in integrated art/science projects. 

Responsibilities may include:

◦ Participating in internal and external project-planning sessions
◦ Attending artist meetings and studio visits
◦ Assisting the development and production of curatorial programs
◦ Supporting research efforts 
◦ Composing and designing content for website and social media
◦ Providing day-to-day operations assistance
◦ Booking travel arrangements
◦ Drafting project- and event-related correspondence 
◦ Identifying potential partners for collaboration

Qualifications

We are looking for someone who is motivated to engage the cultural, ecological, geological, political and aesthetic landscapes of Los Angeles with sensibility and a curious mind. You should possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be able to work with diverse groups of people across fields respectfully and in good humor. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and an enthusiasm for social media are highly desirable.

Commitment

In short: 10 weeks, 15 hours per week, flexible schedule, Hollywood location, $2,000 stipend. 
The intern will be working primarily with Lacey Wozny, director of experience and programs, and Eric Dobbins, director of operations and production. Before applying, please consider that programming events requiring your availability may take place during evening or weekend hours. 

How to Apply

Please email your resume and a cover letter explaining relevant qualifications, experience and reasons why you’re a fit for Fathomers to lrw@fathomers.org (subject line: Fathomers internship). Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the internship is filled. 

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