Fictilis has occasional internship openings for the right person.  The current application deadline is May 12, 2011 for part-time, flexibly scheduled internship between months of June-August 2011, 10-15 hrs/wk depending on skillset of applicant.

This internship is geared toward students of art and design, art history, museology, interior or theater set design, or students considering a career in art that involves working in/with galleries or other institutions that situate art within society via creative curatorial practices. Non-students will also be considered.

Position is unpaid, but intern is compensated with studio space for their own work, access to on-site tools, materials, and other resources, paid utilities, etc. Intern will gain real-world experience bringing art installations and exhibitions from idea to opening night in a gallery located in the heart of Seattle’s Artwalk studio/gallery district. This includes experience in curatorial practices, retail and gallery/museum display and construction, creative group collaboration, event organizing and marketing, and general operations of an art studio/gallery. Intern will have the opportunity to conceive and execute several self-contained installations and displays as part of regular exhibits. Additonally, during the final month of the internship, intern will have the opportunity to curate, organize, and install their own full-gallery show.

We will work with successful applicant to help tailor the position to their interests and learning requirements, or we will work with a student’s department to enable course credit for the internship.

enthusiasm for art and experimentation

basic graphic design skills (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
some web design experience (especially WordPress)
basic physical fitness, ability to lift 40 lbs comfortably

Responsibilities (flexible):
assist with setup/takedown of window displays and periodically scheduled shows/events/installations
assist with planning and organization of occasional events
assist with publicity and documentation of events (print, web)
staff the public retail section of studio on occasional weekends (including opening/closing,

Please email internship[at] fictilis[dot com] with resume/cv, portfolio of your work (link to website or photos), and any special studio working requirements or schedule considerations you may have.

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