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Sylvie and Jonathan Curatorial Internship

Curatorial Intern

September 13 – December 10, 2021



The Curatorial Internship is designed to provide advanced students (seniors and graduate students) and recent graduates (within a year) in the arts, the humanities, and cultural studies the opportunity to explore editorial and curatorial work in contemporary arts.


Gain insight into the daily practice of a professional contemporary art curator working alongside Bemis Center's Curator-in-Residence

Become acquainted with several aspects of curatorial practice—research, exhibition design and production, public engagement and editorial projects

Collaborate on meaningful, engaging projects and participate in meetings, workshops, public programs, studio visits, and offsite visits to arts and cultural institutions


  • Currently enrolled in a college degree program or a recent college graduate (within six months)
  • A passion for contemporary art and an eagerness to learn
  • Self-motivation, attention to detail, ability to work without much supervision, and strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to perform varying levels of clerical and/or physical work

Time Commitment

10–15 hours per week

How to apply

To apply, please email (in one consolidated .pdf) the following documents to Abby Fogle at by September 10, 2021:

1. Your resume

2. A letter of interest stating:
– why you are interested in the Curatorial Internship opportunity
– why now, and how this fits into your professional development plan
– what you would like to gain from this internship
– what experience you would bring to the project and the organization.

This letter should also include the names and contact information (email and phone number) of two professional references (teachers, mentors, employers, etc.).

3. A writing sample (published or unpublished)

Selected candidates will be invited to an interview at Bemis Center. References will only be contacted after the interview. Candidates will be notified before references are contacted.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
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Contemporary Arts

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Omaha, NE 68102


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