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INTERN: The Kitchen


The Kitchen is now accepting applications for late spring and summer internships.

Internships at The Kitchen are loosely structured to coordinate applicants’ interests, backgrounds and schedules with the needs of our organization. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide financial assistance, housing, or stipends. We do offer interns contact with world class artists, invaluable work experience within a major international arts organization, and free access to all Kitchen performances during the internship period. All positions are needed all year round, including the summer months. All interns must be of at least college age. All prospective interns should read the descriptions below and apply for only those internships for which they are genuinely qualified.


Requirements for all positions:
Excellent communication, organizational and office skills are a must. Computer knowledge essential (Microsoft Office). Theater, Dance, Music, Arts Administration, or Production majors preferred but not required. Must be detail-oriented, and capable of working under pressure and on multiple jobs simultaneously. Must have initiative and enthusiasm.


Curatorial Internship
The Curatorial intern assists with researching and organizing upcoming exhibitions, performances, and events at The Kitchen, including the development of timelines, checklists, and printed matter. Interns will be introduced to issues relating to contemporary visual and performing arts, and will obtain administrative and curatorial skills by aiding in daily operations, implementing short-term and long-term projects, and providing general support. Curatorial interns also assist with The Kitchen archives, CD releases, and media collection. The right match for this position will be a highly self-motivated and intelligent individual with strong written, organizational, and inter-personal communication skills, as well as an ability to manage time and juggle responsibilities efficiently. The individual should be familiar with the key ideas and figures in contemporary art and have a strong interest in time-based work (film, video, sound, and performance). Computer proficiency is a must, including experience with Microsoft Office especially Word and Excel on a PC platform. Candidate would ideally be able to commit to about 16-24 hours per week.
Development and Marketing Internship
The Kitchen is seeking a Development and Marketing Intern, effective immediately. Intern will work with the Marketing and Development Assistant and the Development Manager on database input and management; foundation, government, and corporate grant research; gift acknowledgement and tracking; general office support; drafting and design of event invitations; administrative assistance on special projects, such as the Annual Spring Gala, Fall Art Auction, and special events, as needed. Intern will also work with the Marketing department to assist in aspects of press and marketing for The Kitchen including creating press paste-ups; creation of press kits; distribution of publicity materials; database updates; marketing research; scanning press and managing the digital paste-ups file; mailings and filing. Ideal candidate has excellent writing and communication skills, office skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office, Raiser’s Edge Database Systems a plus. Candidate must also possess strong communication, writing and computer skills (Photoshop, Illustrator helpful), and must be detail-oriented and very organized. Ideally, candidate is able to commit 16-24 hours per week.

About The Kitchen

The Kitchen is a non-profit, interdisciplinary organization that provides innovative artists working in the media, literary, and performing arts with exhibition and performance opportunities to create and present new work. Using its own extensive history as a resource, the organization identifies, supports, and presents emerging and under-recognized artists who are making significant contributions to their respective fields as well as serves as a safe space for more established artists to take unusual creative risks. Visit for more information.


To apply mail, fax or e-mail resume and letter of interest to:


Sarah Dahnke

The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
Fax: (212) 645-4258