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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:05 AM



We are not your typical exhibition arts organization – Performa works with artists to produce performances and events that inspire and excite. Performa seeks a marketing and communications intern to support staff in our efforts to bridge the creative and corporate worlds through branding, strategic partnerships, business development, event production, project development marketing, social media, and public relations. Interns will work with the Marketing and Communications staff.

- Create visually exciting and educational content for social networking sites including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google Plus and You Tube
- Assist, manage and execute social media strategy and content for the PERFORMA 17 biennial
- Develop solutions that help drive key institutional goals for Performa commissions and the upcoming biennial, PERFORMA 17
- Work with Performa and our brand partners to cross-promote and maximize visibility in New York and internationally
- Learn how to create short presentations, including videos on the Performa Biennial with a vision for art, fashion, and technology partners
- General research on performance, exhibitions, and public programs
- Assist with updating images and documentation on the Performa website
- Additional projects and administration as needed

- Possession of a BA, or currently in school pursuing a BA
- Strong knowledge of contemporary art, new media, and performance internationally
- Fluency with Macs and with MS Office
- Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and social media platforms
- Qualified candidate will be highly creative and technology and social media savvy
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong organizational skills

Performa is a multidisciplinary non-profit arts organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of twentieth century art and to encouraging new directions in performance for the twenty-first century. Part of Performa’s mission is to present a biennial of visual art performance in New York City that illuminates the critical role of performance in the history of art as well as its enormous significance in the international world of contemporary art.

Performa is the brainchild of art historian and curator RoseLee Goldberg, whose definitive book, Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present (1979 & 2000), pioneered the study of performance art and has been translated into eleven languages. Ms. Goldberg’s writing, as well as her activities as curator at The Kitchen in the late 1970s, has shaped the public’s view of live performance as a visual art form for almost thirty years. In 2001, Ms. Goldberg originated and produced visual artist Shirin Neshat’s first live performance, Logic of the Birds, with critical and popular success in both New York and London. The idea to create the Performa biennial, with a specially commissioned new performance at its core, evolved from this highly successful production. Ms. Goldberg, Director and Curator, founded Performa in 2004.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

All positions are part-time, temporary, and unpaid. Interns are provided with a Metrocard during their tenure at Performa. Time commitment is somewhat flexible, but we require minimum amount of time per week to be determined based upon the candidate's school/work schedule, their college credit requirements, and our office schedule.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and writing samples (where applicable) to

• Location: Manhattan, New York, NY

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