Openings

The Big Show 2020 Exhibition Coordinator

Lawndale is a multidisciplinary contemporary art center that engages Houston communities with exhibitions and programs that explore the aesthetic, critical, and social issues of our time.

Lawndale seeks a motivated, exceptionally organized exhibition coordinator to provide critical support for the exhibition, implementation, and installation for The Big Show, as well as the accompanying exhibition brochure and public programs. The person in this position will work closely with the Assistant Director and The Big Show juror and report to the Executive Director. This position provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the field of exhibition planning by gaining first-hand experience working with contemporary artists working in the Greater Houston area. 

About The Big Show: The Big Show is an ambitious open-call juried competition of artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale that reflects our commitment to supporting local and regional artists at various stages in their career.

Start Date: April-July 2020

Position Type: Contract

Application Deadline: March 6, 2020

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Desire to work on a small, committed team, to work cooperatively and effectively with others and to remain flexible in a dynamic environment.
  • Be responsible, punctual, detail-oriented, and comfortable working independently.
  • Manage applications / submissions via Submittable and respond to inquiries as needed.
  • Prepare loan forms and oversee shipping arrangements: packing, delivery, and transportation.
  • Manage images and checklist information, and respond to press inquiries.
  • Support Assistant Director with all correspondence and documentation related to The Big Show.
  • Have reliable access to your own transportation.

Physical Requirements:

  • Due to the varied tasks associated with operating an art gallery, the following physical activities may be required: climbing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, pushing/pulling and lifting (up to 20 lbs).

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in contemporary art, previous research experience, and strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office are required. 
  • Degree Preferred: B.A./M.A. (art history, arts management, museum studies or a related field a plus)
  • Two (2) years relevant experience in a gallery, museum, or non-profit. Experience with exhibition coordination and installation preferred.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and two references (phone and email) in one PDF to bigshow@lawndaleartcenter.org with subject line “The Big Show Exhibition Coordinator”

Internships

Lawndale welcomes current students and recent graduates (within 1 year of graduation) to apply for our 6-month internship program. The internship program is designed to allow students an immersive, hands-on experience in the field of arts administration. Interns will work on projects ranging from development to exhibition prep to general office and administration duties.

To apply, a cover letter and current resume should be emailed to askus@lawndaleartcenter.org with the subject line “Internship Application.”

Undergraduate/Recent Graduates Internship

Lawndale seeks interns to assist the staff with tasks such as assistance with exhibition installation, research and archiving, special events, and daily activities associated with gallery administration. Preference is given to individuals currently enrolled in junior or senior level undergraduate studio art degree programs, and recent graduates – within one year of graduation.

Duties and Responsibilities
– Commit to a 6-month internship and adhere to a set schedule
(4-hour blocks of time, 2-3 times a week)
– Be responsible, punctual, detail-oriented, and comfortable working independently
– Enjoy attending and being present as a representative of Lawndale for events and workshops
(may include night events)
– Possess strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Excel
– Perform routine office administration tasks
– Perform miscellaneous gallery duties as needed – painting, equipment organization, etc.
– Have reliable access to your own transportation

Physical Requirements
Due to the varied tasks associated with operating an art gallery, the following physical activities may be required: climbing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, pushing/pulling, and lifting (approx 20lbs).

For more information, and to apply, contact us at askus@lawndaleartcenter.org.

Graduate/Curatorial Internship

Lawndale is a multidisciplinary contemporary art center that engages Houston communities with exhibitions and programs that explore the aesthetic, critical, and social issues of our time.

Lawndale seeks a motivated curatorial intern to assist the staff with research and archiving, exhibition planning and implementation, special events, and other daily tasks associated with gallery administration. This internship focuses on the development of Lawndale’s curatorial program to generate exhibitions aligned with the institution’s mission. The internship provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the field of arts administration—with a specific emphasis on curatorial training—by gaining first-hand experience working with contemporary artists and our Artist Studio Program participants.

Time commitment: 6-month internship, 4-hour blocks of time, 2-3 times a week (potential for renewal)

Compensation: Paid (course credit optional)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible, punctual, detail-oriented, and comfortable working independently.
  • Possess strong critical writing and copy-editing skills.
  • Be able to take on research tasks and present findings in a professional manner.
  • Enjoy attending and being present as a representative of the institution at Lawndale public programs such as They, Who Sound, our SPEAKEASY series, artist talks, guest lectures, and workshops (may include evenings).
  • Support Assistant Director with research, correspondence, and documentation related to projects
  • Have reliable access to your own transportation.

Physical Requirements:

  • Due to the varied tasks associated with operating an art gallery, the following physical activities may be required: climbing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, pushing/pulling and lifting (up to 20 lbs).

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in contemporary art, previous research experience, and strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office are required. 
  • Consideration will be given to students currently enrolled in MA or PhD programs. While a background in art history is preferred, students in all majors and from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and two references (phone and email) in one PDF to ebutts@lawndaleartcenter.org with subject line “Curatorial Internship”

Hear what past interns have to say!

I had a really great experience working at Lawndale. I really enjoyed being a part of an incredibly friendly and talented group of people. Everyone was so eager to help me learn and grow! I can’t even begin to list everything I have learned in these six months but I’m confident the skills and knowledge I’ve acquired will benefit me throughout my career and personal life. It’s been such a unique and memorable experience that I know I could have only had here at Lawndale! – Katherine