Paid Internship Opportunity – supported by the British Museum Trust
In summer, the De La Warr Pavilion will be staging a spectacular programme associated with the Olympics. The loan of a Roman bronze figure of Herakles from the British Museum will act as a focal point for a trilogy of projects that we have planned for our Olympics season in spring/summer 2012.
Hang On A Minute Lads, I've Got A Great Idea... is a major new commission for the De La Warr Pavilion by Richard Wilson. It is a sculptural recreation of the end scene to the film The Italian Job and will involve a full scale model of a coach balanced on the roof of our building.
In Gallery 1 we will be presenting Everything Flows, an exhibition consisting of four newly commissioned films made by artists and scientists in collaboration. Funded by the Wellcome Trust, the four films investigate the concept of sportsmen being ‘in the zone’; an expression that implies their elevation to a place or state in which both body and mind are operating at peak performance and in perfect harmony.
Within Gallery 2, the artist Sean Dower will install objects, structures and images that focus on the physical, spatial and performative aspects of sound. Some will produce sound and others silent, but all affecting the spatial acoustic. During the show there will also be live performances by the artist using the works in the show.
We are seeking an intern for a three month period to assist the Education Coordinator in the delivery of an ambitious programme of education, learning and participation events scheduled for the season, and experience how such projects are planned and delivered successfully.
We are therefore looking for a student with an interest in education and/or the visual arts who is a confident communicator, has excellent organisation and IT skills, can work to tight deadlines and be a reliable team member. The successful applicant will be responsible for liaising with the large range of partners within the Olympics education programme, and the management and delivery of associated talks, workshops and events.
The intern will work closely with the Education Coordinator, Natalie Trimby, and other associated members of the team and will work a regular 2-3 days per week within the building. The rate of pay is £7 per hour. The successful applicant will be required to work weekends. We also offer free entry to most events including those within the auditorium and staff discount in our restaurant, café and shop.
This internship represents an exciting opportunity for a person to gain valuable experience in the delivery of an ambitious education programme within the context of a flagship visual arts organisation.
Dates for internship: June 30 – early September 2012
Deadline for submissions: 11 June 2012
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Posted on Monday, 28 May 2012 under Recruitment