BE A MINTERN
We offer internships on a trimester basis (fall, winter, summer) to accommodate school schedules. MINT offers college credit in exchange for internships; this must be arranged and approved by the intern and their school. Internships culminate in a group exhibition featuring their training and artwork.
Former MINTern, Makeda Lewis (2018) says "As an artist and emerging arts professional, MINT gave me the encouragement and space to consume, explore and manifest new ideas about my practice around creating art and connecting people. I learned so much from the amazing people I had the chance to work with that has already proven to be invaluable and long-lasting."
All interns who participate in our MINTern program are paid a cash stipend at the level dictated by the W.A.G.E. fee calculator for their involvement in a small group exhibition. W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy) is a New York-based activist group whose advocacy is currently focused on regulating the payment of artist fees by nonprofit art institutions and establishing a sustainable model for best practices between artists and the institutions that contract their labor. Interns will be paid as 1099 contractors in the amount of $250 at the conclusion of the show.
Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week, including some weekend and late-night events. A set schedule of two weekly gallery shifts will be scheduled for the duration of the internship, and interns must also be present during installations, exhibitions, and events.
Each volunteer will have general responsibilities:
Assisting during special events including exhibition openings and closings, artist talks, and fundraisers
Being available to assist with install and uninstall of exhibitions and MINT programming
Facilitating the sale of artwork as needed
Assisting with grant research and grant applications
Weekly organizational meetings
Maintaining a positive image of MINT within the community
Applications will open for the Winter Trimester on October 20, 2019.