internship-page-01-60952084ebf6c.png (Events Big) Program Outcome

Interns will leave the program having gained:

    • An understanding of logistic and budgeting of Warehouse421 exhibitions, public programs, communications or educational programs 
    • Experience in the operational side of developing exhibitions, public programs, or educational programs 
    • An understanding of the operations of cultural institutions in administration, communication, project coordination, exhibition and program design. 
    • Networking opportunities in the contemporary art scene in the region.
    • Hands-on experience in exhibition planning and execution, assistance in research, curation, working directly with creative practitioners, educational and community outreach and more

 

  • An opportunity to engage with the Warehouse421 team through a structured mentorship model, and a learning-focused approach to the exhibition operations through workshops, crits, and seminars

 

Primary Responsibilities

Interns will be expected to:

  • Support Warehouse421 members on administrative duties and research, with the chance to develop a comprehensive project. 
  • Assist with editorial process & research. 
  • Perform other administrative tasks as needed.
  • Attend educational bi-weekly seminars, led by various members of the Warehouse421 team (Head of Warehouse421, Operations, Communication etc.) 
  • Commit to minimum of 30 hours per week; a mutually agreeable schedule will be determined in conversation with the Educational Manager 

Compensation: This is a paid internship opportunity 

Application

Application are accepted through Submittable, and will require the following materials:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter 
  • List of relevant coursework completed
  • Recommendation Letter (Short List)

Apply through this link: https://warehouse421.submittable.com/submit

 

Internships Opportunities

  • Administration and Project Management (September 2021 - December 2021)
  • Exhibitions & Public Programs (September 2021 - December 2021)
  • Communications (September 2021 - December 2021)
  • Educational Programs (March 2022 - June 2022) 
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Administration and Project Management 

This internship is for  emerging-creative professionals interested in working on the administrative side of cultural institutions. The internship will offer the opportunity to be immersed in the operations across various departments of Warehouse421, and learn about the administrative and management side of projects. The  interns will be working  directly with the Head of Warehouse421 and other members of the management team. 

 

Eligibility 

  • Applicants must be over 21 years of age
  • Priority is for UAE based applicants 
  • Applicants should  be current graduates from a bachelor's; or graduate students who have completed at least one academic year; or recent graduates (within 12 months of graduation) or art professionals with equivalent work experience. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrable interest in the fields of Fine Arts, Architecture, Design, Art History or Museum Studies 
  • Demonstrable interest and passion for leadership in the arts and galleries
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint), G-Suite,  and Remote programs such as Zoom a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, must be organized, flexible, detail-oriented
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively on various projects simultaneously
  • Strong Research skills
  • High language proficiency in either English or Arabic 
  • Demonstrable familiarity with contemporary art desired 
  • Experience in the planning and implementation of arts-related events and programming
  • Present a general  understanding of Project Management

 

Exhibitions & Public Programs 

This internship is for emerging-creative professionals interested in working on Exhibitions and Public Programs. The internship will offer an opportunity to be immersed in the development of content for upcoming exhibitions, engaging with curators, artists and scholars, as well as the coordination and administration of long term programs focusing on the development of artists and creative practitioners.The interns will be working directly with the Programs Manager of Warehouse421 and other members of the management team. 

 

Eligibility 

  • Applicants must be over 21 years of age
  • Priority is for UAE based applicants however we are open to international applicants with below parameters: 
    • Applicants can be based anywhere in the world, but need to be available during UAE work hours and days. (SU-THU 10 am - 5 pm GST, with occasional weekend/out-of-hour availability for special events)
  • Applicants should  be current graduates from a bachelor's; or graduate students who have completed at least one academic year; or recent graduates (within 12 months of graduation) or art professionals with equivalent work experience. 
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Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrable interest in the fields of Fine Arts, Architecture, Design, Art History or Museum Studies 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint), G-Suite,  and Remote programs such as Zoom a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, must be organized, flexible, detail-oriented
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively on various projects simultaneously
  • Strong Research skills
  • High language proficiency in either English or Arabic 
  • Demonstrated familiarity with contemporary art desired 
  • Experience in the planning and implementation of arts-related events and programming
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  • Educational Programs 

 

This internship is for  emerging-creative professionals and educators interested in working on educational programs of Warehouse421. The internship areas will cover: School & Educator Programs, Teen Programs, Interpretation & Research, and Access and inclusivity Programs. The  interns will be working  directly with the Education Manager of Warehouse421 and other members of the management team.

 

Eligibility 

  • Applicants must be over 21 years of age
  • Priority is for UAE based applicants however we are open to international applicants with below parameters: 
    • Applicants can be based anywhere in the world, but need to be available during UAE work hours and days. (SU-THU 10 am - 5 pm GST, with occasional weekend/out-of-hour availability for special events)
  • Applicants should  be current graduates from a bachelor's; or graduate students who have completed at least one academic year; or recent graduates (within 12 months of graduation) or art professionals with equivalent work experience. 

Desired Qualifications

Candidates should have

  • Demonstrable interest in Museum & Gallery Education in  the fields of Fine Arts, Architecture, Design, or Museum Studies 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint), G-Suite,  and Remote programs such as Zoom a plus
  • Demonstrable  interest in accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities in galleries.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, must be organized, flexible, detail-oriented
  • Demonstrable interest in developing education pedagogy and working with different audiences 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively on various projects simultaneously
  • Strong Research skills
  • High language proficiency in either English or Arabic 
  • Demonstrated familiarity with contemporary art desired 
  • Experience in the planning and implementation of arts-related events and programming

 

Communications (September - December)

Overview
This internship is for early career communication professionals interested in working with the communication team of Warehouse421.
We are looking for a creative thinker and storyteller that will be able to develop narratives for projects and initiatives launched/supported by Warehouse421. Ideally the candidate would have an interest/passion in arts, design and culture.
The internship will offer you the opportunity to be immersed in the development of the story of Warehouse421 by using different channels and platforms through creating a holistic end to end communication plan for Warehouse421 programs and exhibitions. This includes strategy and planning, managing and reviewing content, coordinating with stakeholders and partners, and implementation and execution. The internship will cover various fields of communication from traditional media, PR, marketing, social media and other digital platforms. The intern will be working directly with the Communication Manager of Warehouse421 and other members of the management team.

 

Eligibility
Applicants must be over 21 years of age
Priority is for UAE based applicants
Applicants should be recent graduates of a bachelor's (within 12 or less months since graduation); or are currently completing their bachelor’s (having completed at least one academic year); or art professionals with equivalent work experience

Desired Qualifications
Demonstrable interest in public relations and communications, as well in the fields of Fine Arts, Architecture, Design, Art History or Museum Studies (graphic design is a plus)
A deep understanding of the arts, culture and design ecosystem of the UAE, and the region
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint), G-Suite, and Remote programs such as MS Teams and Zoom are a plus
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, must be organized, flexible, detail-oriented
Ability to work independently and collaboratively on various projects simultaneously
Strong research skills
High language proficiency in English and/or Arabic
Demonstrated familiarity with contemporary art desired

Learning outcomes
An understanding of the multidisciplinary role of the communications within Warehouse421.
An understanding of how to plan and execute an end-to-end communications plan.
An understanding of how to develop a holistic campaign – from setting objectives, developing key messages, selecting the right tactics and platforms, tracking progress and reporting.
Ability to work with different stakeholders within the communications and arts, design and culture fields.
Manage timelines and deliverables from a communications perspective.

 

Role
The candidate will work closely with the Warehoue421 Communications Manager on all projects, exhibitions programs. The tasks within this role include but are not limited to: Ideate innovative narratives, plans and approaches for upcoming projects, exhibitions, and programs
Support in managing stakeholders (PR, social media and website agencies + graphic designers) at all stages of a project, from briefing and strategizing to execution.
Coordinate with the Warehouse421 team to gather and streamline information/relevant content that aid in the development of the communications deliverables.
Review communications-related content to ensure its appropriate and in line with Warehouse421 narrative and language.
Keep track of the communications plan and ensure milestones are met.
Put together project plans and timelines.