MoMA 12-month Internship for African American & African Diaspora graduate students (MAs)–applications due Jun. 24, 2016

Aimed at diversifying the institution and helping students historically underrepresented in the visual and cultural arts, this position is open to outstanding African American and African Diaspora graduate students, or recent graduates looking to gain experience and knowledge within the field of Media and Performance Art.

Department of Media and Performance Art Internship

Begins September 12, 2016; concludes September 8, 2017.

This internship is supported by MoMA’s Friends of Education, a Museum affiliate group dedicated to supporting African American and African diaspora artists and audience development at the Museum.

Description: The intern will primarily work with the department’s chief curator and curatorial assistant on two projects: artist Adam Pendleton’s residency at the Museum, culminating in a new, large-scale, multimedia performance; and an exhibition that will include a publication on the occasion of a new acquisition of work by the artist William Pope.L. The intern’s tasks will include support with exhibition planning, bibliographic research, image sourcing and permission requests, editing and design assistance, liaising with the artists’ studios, event support, working fluidly across the Museum’s departments, and other tasks as assigned.

Requirements: The ideal candidate has an art history and/or media and performance art background (MA candidates preferred), strong research skills, reading knowledge of one foreign language, the ability to multitask and prioritize, and the ability to communicate effectively especially under pressure. Previous experience working with artists in a museum setting, or specifically with media and performance art, preferred.

How To Apply: The application deadline is June 24, 2016.

Complete applications include an application form, a resume or curricula vitae, and two essays (no more than 500 words each).

Please see the following links for the application form and instructions. Internship listing and instructions:


For more information, contact:

Cerrie Woodner Bamford
Sr. Program Coordinator, Affiliate Programs
The Friends of Education
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019
T: 212-408-8517   E:

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