Part-Time and Temporary Positions
Performers for Dallas Diaries by Elmgreen & Dragset
Scandinavian artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset have worked together as Elmgreen
& Dragset since 1995. In their sculptures, installations, and
performances, they re-interpret familiar designs and spatial structures that
surround us in our everyday lives with criticality and subversive wit. The
artists will open their first US museum exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture
Center on September 14, 2019. As part of the exhibition, the artists are
re-staging the fourth iteration of their durational performance
series, Diaries. Originally presented in Paris in 2003
as Paris Diaries, the series has been subsequently presented in
Istanbul (2013) and Hong Kong (2015). Dallas Diaries will
feature three young men seated at desks, keeping diaries in the gallery on a
day-to-day basis throughout the run of the exhibition. Visitors to the
exhibition are free to walk around, read over the diarist’s shoulder, and flip
through the diaries when the performer is on break.
Anticipated individual performer's schedules will consist of writing in a diary in the
gallery during open museum hours (Tuesday – Sunday, 11am - 5pm; with a one-hour
break during performance days) three to four times per week. Diaries, desks,
and chairs will be provided. The exhibition will be on view from September 14,
2019 - January 5, 2020, with previews in the evenings on September 12 and 13.
Both the previews and the exhibition period will be compensated. In accordance
with the artists’ vision for this work, qualified candidates are male or
male-identifying, must be capable of writing over an extended period of time,
and must be comfortable maintaining focus on writing while seated in the
gallery on public view. Candidates must have a genuine interest in being a part
of the performance. A background in writing and literature is preferred.
Multi-lingual candidates encouraged, but not required.
To apply, please submit a resume that mentions your age, a headshot, and a cover letter indicating your interest and experience to email@example.com no later than Friday, August 16, 2019.
The curatorial internship provides an excellent opportunity for a motivated undergraduate or graduate student to gain experience in a range of curatorial activities, including exhibition preparation, gallery installations, documentation and research projects involving the Sculpture Center’s permanent collection, as well as publication projects and special exhibitions. Applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills, be very organized and able to work independently. Art History majors with an interest in modern and contemporary art are preferred. The internship is unpaid, but can be taken for college credit if your program allows. Dates and hours are flexible, but the internship requires a commitment of 15-25 hours per week. To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé to Jed Morse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
External Affairs Intern
The Nasher Sculpture Center External Affairs internship provides an excellent opportunity for a motivated undergraduate or graduate student to serve as an important team member of the external affairs team and learn about marketing and public relations within a small cultural institution. Interns are responsible for working directly with the external affairs team on daily activities relating to events, marketing and public relations, including writing press releases, proofreading and editing marketing materials, and assisting with event coordination. Applicants must have excellent writing and oral communication skills, be very organized and able to work independently. Knowledge of visual arts preferred. The internship is unpaid and for credit, 15-25 hours per week. Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to Kirsten McIntosh at email@example.com.
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