AFRICA'SOUT! is currently looking to fill the following positions:
AFRICA’SOUT! Education/Outreach Internship
AFRICA’SOUT! programs are growing and we are seeking interns to help build public education programs that spread our mission to advance radical change through the power of art and activism ‑ particularly supporting artists, initiatives and institutions from Africa and its Diaspora that celebrate freedom of creative expression.
The Education/Outreach intern will work with AO! team members and report to the Director. They will help build public education programs and assist in preparation for Celebration 2017, the annual event where we fete the recipient of the Creativity + Courage award. The intern will learn the processes of planning education events (such as artist talks, film screenings, and exhibitions), communicating with partners and organizing for a larger public event like Celebration 2017.
- Help execute event planning for artist talks, museum programming and Celebration 2017
-Draft descriptions of events and activities for press releases, social media posting
- Administrative tasks also include research on contacts, artists, and exhibitions; filing, copying, scanning, office organization, deliveries, and other general administrative tasks.
- Relevant undergraduate or graduate school and/or work experience.
- Strong computer skills required; knowledge of MS Office required, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign are a plus.
- Proven ability to communicate effectively and professionally with the public and organization partners.
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
- Must be well-organized and skilled at prioritizing and managing multiple tasks.
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single PDF via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer semester, May – August 2017, 2-3 days a week
Our studio offices are located in Brooklyn near the JMZ trains and several Brooklyn bus lines. Remote work is a possibility in some cases.
All interns receive a Metrocard and lunch on days worked in the studio. This is an unpaid internship.
Interns seeking academic credit are encouraged to apply.
AFRICA'SOUT! was founded by New York based, Nairobi born artist and activist Wangechi Mutu in 2014 as a creative, dynamic, far-reaching platform to initiate and amplify radical ideas that fundamentally change the way we ALL engage with Africa as a continent and as an idea. The pulsing heart of AFRICA'SOUT! is made of imaginative Africans changing the narrative around Africa first and foremost for themselves.
AFRICA’SOUT! is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.