IA&A Opportunities

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International Arts & Artists (IA&A) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts nationally and internationally. IA&A fulfills its mission by providing programs and services to artists, arts institutions, cultural organizations, and the public. Learn More

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OPEN STAFF POSITIONS

International Arts & Artists (IA&A), a nonprofit arts service organization based in Washington, DC, is seeking an Associate Director of Traveling Exhibitions to work collaboratively with external lenders and art museums to develop and secure bookings of art exhibitions toured by IA&A.

The Associate Director of Traveling Exhibitions manages a portfolio of exhibitions and is responsible for engaging in a high level of external communication to secure exhibition bookings at art museums of varying size and scope across the United States and internationally. The Associate Director initiates and realizes new exhibitions based on the needs and interests of art museums and in alignment with IA&A’s mission to promote cross-cultural understanding through the arts. Additionally, this position provides leadership and administrative support for IA&A’s Traveling Exhibition Service team. Working closely with the Director of the Traveling Exhibition Service, the Associate Director ensures goals and deadlines are met, helps advance projects, and assumes administrative duties including the preparation of exhibition project budgets and contracts.

This position requires curatorial and managerial experience in addition to a strong desire and ability to work collaboratively internally and externally, the ability to initiate contact and develop relationships with a range of stakeholders, a willingness to leverage existing networks, and active engagement in the art museum/visual arts field.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate holds a Master’s degree in Art History or related area of specialization, and has 5-7 years of curatorial experience in an art museum. The candidate has an in-depth understanding of the planning and implementation of exhibitions and is able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. This position requires very strong verbal and written communication skills, a high level of comfort speaking with people on the phone, and excellent attention to detail. The candidate has the ability to work both independently and collaboratively and is forward thinking and enthusiastic in addition to being analytical and a problem-solver. Management experience is required including budget development and tracking, understanding of basic contracts, and ability to help set and attain departmental goals. The ideal candidate must be highly motivated and passionate about the arts.

Salary and Benefits

The salary for this position is $60,000 to $65,000/year depending on experience. IA&A offers a generous leave schedule, a well-subsidized employee’s health insurance premium, long-term disability and life insurance coverage, and other benefits.

Working Conditions

International Arts and Artists is located in the historic DuPont Circle neighborhood in Washington, DC. All IA&A staff work onsite and are expected to maintain a regular work hours in alignment with the Employee Manual. The Associate Director of Traveling Exhibitions position may be required to work outside of regular work hours including occasional evenings and weekends. This position requires national and international travel 5-10% of the time. IA&A currently maintains an open workspace with low to moderate noise.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard reach. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Christine Pembroke (ChristineP@ArtsandArtists.org) with the subject line: “Associate Director of Traveling Exhibitions Search”. Qualified applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please.

International Arts & Artists is an equal opportunity employer. See below for full details.

International Arts & Artists (IA&A), a nonprofit arts service organization based in Washington, DC, is seeking a Curator of Traveling Exhibitions to work collaboratively with external lenders and art museums to develop and secure bookings for art exhibitions toured by IA&A.

The Curator of Traveling Exhibitions manages a portfolio of exhibitions and is responsible for engaging in a high level of external communication to book exhibitions at art museums of varying size and scope across the United States and internationally. The Curator initiates and realizes new exhibitions based on the needs and interests of art museums and in alignment with IA&A’s mission to promote cross-cultural understanding through the arts. Learn more about IA&A's Traveling Exhibition Service here.

This position requires curatorial experience in addition to a strong desire and ability to work collaboratively internally and externally, the ability to initiate contact and develop relationships with a range of stakeholders, a willingness to leverage existing networks, and active engagement in the art museum/visual arts field.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate holds a Master’s degree in Art History or related area of specialization, and has 3-5 years of curatorial experience in an art museum. The candidate has an in-depth understanding of the planning and implementation of exhibitions and is able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. This position requires very strong verbal and written communication skills, a high level of comfort speaking with people on the phone, and excellent attention to detail. The candidate has the ability to work both independently and collaboratively and is forward thinking and enthusiastic in addition to being analytical and a problem-solver. The ideal candidate must be highly motivated and passionate about the arts.

Salary and Benefits

The salary for this position is $50,000 to $60,000/year depending on experience. IA&A offers a generous leave schedule, a well-subsidized employee’s health insurance premium, long-term disability and life insurance coverage, and other benefits.

Working Conditions

International Arts and Artists is located in the historic DuPont Circle neighborhood in Washington, DC. All IA&A staff work onsite and are expected to maintain a regular work hours in alignment with the Employee Manual. The Curator of Traveling Exhibitions position may be required to work outside of regular work hours including occasional evenings and weekends. This position requires national and international travel 5-10% of the time. Remote work is a possibility. IA&A currently maintains an open workspace with low to moderate noise.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard reach. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Christine Pembroke (ChristineP@ArtsandArtists.org) with the subject line: “Curator of Traveling Exhibitions”. Qualified applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please.

International Arts & Artists is an equal opportunity employer. See below for full details.

INTERNSHIPS

IA&A supports the development of arts nonprofit professionals by offering internships to students who are eligible to receive course or community service credit for a training or nonprofit experience.

Consistent with IA&A’s mission of promoting cross-cultural understanding through the arts, intern applicants will have the opportunity to assist with a variety of projects that support the advancement of our mission nationally and internationally.

IA&A internships typically track with the US academic semesters and require a minimum commitment of 12 hours per week. Specific intern opportunities are posted below.

Application Deadlines:

Deadlines are November 1 (Winter/Spring), April 1 (Summer), and August 1 (Fall). Applicants considered for internships will be contacted within 10 business days for an interview. Internship opportunities are open until filled.

Application Requirements:

To be considered for an internship, applicants must submit, via email to the address specified in the posting, the following information as well as any additional material or information indicated in the posting:

  • Letter of introduction expressing alignment of career goals with internship offered. Please identify the academic or learning institution credit or recognition which you are eligible to earn or achieve through the intern activities, and the days of the week you are available.
  • Current resume
  • Name and contact information (email and phone) for at least one academic or professional reference

Please note: Incomplete applications will not be considered.

IA&A provides programs and services to artists, arts institutions, cultural organizations, and the public. Marketing interns assist with a variety of projects including, but not limited to: increasing brand awareness and community engagement through social media; tracking and analyzing online metrics; and developing content for marketing communications, email newsletters, social media, and blog posts. Other assignments are determined based on the interests of the applicant and the needs of the department.

Qualifications

  • Available for 16 hours per week
  • Currently enrolled in an Arts Management, Marketing, Communications, or other related field college-level degree or certificate program
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment
  • Proficiency in the use of software and social media platforms (Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, Constant Contact, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter)

To Apply: Please email required application materials to Christie Chang, (ChristieC@ArtsandArtists.org) with the subject line: “Marketing Intern Search”.

IA&A’s Traveling Exhibition Service (TES) develops and tours art exhibitions nationally and internationally to museums of varying size and scope. TES interns assist with a variety of projects including, but not limited to: researching and identifying potential venues for traveling exhibitions; updating contact information for lenders and venues in our database; and researching information on various past exhibitions, artists, sites, curators, etc. Other assignments are determined based on the interests of the applicant and the needs of the department.

Qualifications

  • Available for 16-20 hours per week
  • Currently enrolled in an Art History, Museum Studies, or other related college-level degree or certificate program
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment
  • Proficiency in the use of software (Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel)

To Apply: Please email required application materials to Seth Dorcus, Exhibition Project Manager (SethD@ArtsandArtists.org), with the subject: “TES Intern Search”.

IA&A’s Cultural Exchange Programs (CEP) provide exchange opportunities and visa assistance for students, professionals, artists, and researchers from around the world participating in programs across the United States. CEP interns assist with a variety of projects including, but not limited to: monitoring program evaluations for quality and compliance; and engaging with participants to develop content for email communications, social media, and blog posts. Other assignments are determined based on the interests of the applicant and the needs of the department.

Qualifications

  • Available for 16-20 hours per week
  • Currently enrolled in a college-level degree or certificate program. Candidates must be at least a university sophomore.
  • Fluency in English required, while fluency in additional languages is preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment
  • Proficiency in the use of software and social media platforms (Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, Facebook, and Instagram)

To Apply: Please email required application materials to Jennifer Schrock JSchrock@ArtsandArtists.org), with the subject line: "CEP Intern Search".

IA&A at Hillyer (formerly Hillyer Art Space) is a contemporary art center committed to serving the public and supporting artists through its exhibitions and programs featuring underrepresented regional and international artists. Hillyer interns assist with a variety of projects including, but not limited to: producing video and photography content featuring artists and public programs, and developing content for social media and blog posts. Other assignments are determined based on the interests of the applicant and the needs of the department. Minimal travel to artist studios is required.

Qualifications

  • Available for 12 hours per week (one weekday in the office, plus editing remotely), as well as monthly public programs during evening hours (Artist Talks, First Fridays, Third Thursday CultureBlasts, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience producing video and audio content
  • Access to your own video/camera equipment and laptop with video editing software
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment

To Apply: Please email required application materials, plus links to three video samples, to Allison Nance (AllisonN@ArtsandArtists.org) with the subject line: “Digital Media Intern Search”.

International Arts & Artists (IA&A) is an equal opportunity employer and administers all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, veteran status, personal appearance, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.