January 19, 2020
Call For Applications: Eric Fischl Fogo Island Arts Internship
We are now opening the call for applications for the Eric Fischl Fogo Island Arts Internship. To be considered for the August-November Session, apply by emailing me a google site by February 7th, 2020. See how to prepare below. **Email me now to let me know if you are interested in this opportunity.** There will be a lunchtime information session with the former FIA Interns on Tuesday January 28, 1PM in room 105. Description: The Eric Fischl Fogo Island Arts Internship offers young artists the chance to gain valuable work experience in arts administration. The Eric Fischl Interns will act as support staff for four days per week in the administrative offices of Fogo Island Arts, a contemporary art venue and residency program for artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, curators, designers and thinkers off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. The interns receive a stipend of $15 per hour and will be provided with housing, local cell phone and transportation as well as studio space.
Expectations: The intern will work closely with FIA’s Director of Programs and Exhibitions and the Residency Coordinator on day-to-day program operations, administrative tasks and patron stewardship, as well as events and project-specific needs. They will contribute to broadening FIA’s communications and outreach strategies, including contact management, media coverage, and social media/online presence. The intern will assist with the coordination and promotion of FIA events on and off the island and oversee the editing and online distribution of selected FIA Artist Talk videos.
Acting as an ambassador for Fogo Island Arts and Shorefast, the intern will work with visitors and the general public, informing them about FIA’s residency program, exhibitions, talks and related activities. Responsibilities include showing visitors the artists’ studios and heritage properties in various Fogo Island communities; giving tours of exhibitions at the Fogo Island Gallery; providing information about contemporary art and architecture, cultural heritage and geo-tourism activities.
The intern will also act as a resource and point of contact for artists-in-residence and special guests, assisting with orientation, research and production if required.
Knowledge and Skills: Completed or in-process graduate degree in fine arts Good knowledge of contemporary artists and practices Excellent verbal and written communications skills Positive, welcoming demeanor; capacity to act as an ambassador for Fogo Island Arts and Shorefast Well-organized, capable of adapting to changing circumstances and needs of visiting artists Proficiency in Word, Excel, Photoshop, and Illustrator, as well as fluency in social media platforms Experience with WordPress an asset Basic video editing skills Capacity to work independently as well as within a team Previous administrative experience an asset Driver’s license required The candidate will be responsible for obtaining health and travel insurance prior to arriving in Canada. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by FIA staff via Skype.
More information on Fogo Island Arts:
“Fogo Island is a very special place that offers indescribable landscapes, experiences and people with hearts bigger than I've ever known. Working for Fogo Island Arts I learned and built upon so many new skills in an incredibly driven environment surrounded by artists of every discipline.” -Siobhan O’Connor, Summer Intern 2019 MFA 2020 “My time working with the women of Fogo Island Arts gave me invaluable hands on administrative experience at an international arts organization. It was an incredible experience in an incredible place.” -Erica Rochelle, Fall Intern 2019 MFA 2019 “My experience on Fogo Island was more than I could have asked for. The island and its people made it quickly feel like home. Working with Fogo Island Arts taught me a great deal about working for a residency and contemporary gallery, while learning to balance work with my art practice.” -Amanda Borosavage, Fall Intern 2018 MFA 2018 “Even more valuable than the studio time or the professional experience was the time spent integrating and engaging with a resilient, immensely welcoming community on the edge of the world. There isn’t another place like it – the experience was absolutely invaluable to me.” -Sarah Sager, Summer Intern 2018 MFA 2018