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Gallery Aferro is currently looking to fill part-time internship positions for 2009.

Gallery Aferro is currently looking to fill part-time internship
positions for 2009.

Eligibility: Undergraduate,
Graduate students or recent grads.

To Apply: Email =
r=E9sum=E9 and cover letter to

Aferro is an artist owned and operated alternative space founded in
2003 by Evonne M. Davis and Emma Wilcox. The mission of Gallery Aferro
is to bring cultural education and esthetic engagement with
contemporary issues to all people equally, and to create an environment
where artists can gather and share physical and intellectual
resources. We are working towards an arts community that is available
to everyone, without sacrificing quality of experience.

Founded in a converted factory building in the Ironbound,
Gallery Aferro was planned as a pilot project to be recreated in
different architectural forms, in multiple American cities.
gallery is currently being run out of a donated 4 story building in
downtown Newark. We offer 12 exhibitions a year, featuring local,
national and international artists, a wide variety of events such as
interactive public art projects, performances, talks, film screenings,
portfolio reviews and public usage based on the stated needs of the
community. We launched our residency program in 2006 and were one of
four nationwide recipients of a 2007 New York State Workspace
Consortium grant to improve it. A publishing line has just been
launched, consisting of exhibition catalogs, original essays, and
artist books.

Aferro interns have the unique oppo=
rtunity to work closely
with staff and the larger arts community in learning all aspects of a
not-for-profit organization, including the details of the day-to-day
organization. Due to the intensity of the business, and our strong
connection to the community, the internship position can build
excellent professional skills/contacts and a breadth of knowledge that
goes well beyond the work involved.

Internships at Aferro are particularly beneficial =
to motivated
and enthusiastic individuals who are interested in cultivating
exhibition, operations and arts administration experience in order to
gain work experience and fulfill career goals in the art world.

Responsibilities and training could include: design,
reception and communications during public hours as well as private
tours, curator visits, and artist's studio visits, assisting staff with
all aspects related to each of our exhibitions, database development
special event production, assisting with grant preparations, and
various arts administration responsibilities. We will be preparing for
several off-site film screenings, and for next year's Newark Open
Studio Tour.

Preferred qualifications:

Professed enthusi=
asm for contemporary art.

sionalism– each applicant must be responsible and reliable.