Honolulu Biennial Foundation is seeking project-based and ongoing assistants, interns, an Exhibition Production Manager and a Marketing, PR and Events Manager. Managers, assistants and interns will have the opportunity to work with local, national and international artists and curators on this exciting exhibition and public programs. Both project-based, short-term roles and ongoing will be assisting with:
Chain of Fire
A prologue exhibition to the Honolulu Biennial
Co-presented by Hawaii International Film Festival and Honolulu Biennial Foundation
Details on the roles are listed below and please send CV, two references and a letter of interest to the below info email address, with the header corresponding to the specific manager, intern and/or assistant role to which you are interested in applying. ALL APPLICATIONS DUE BY SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
Mahalo for your interest!
Marketing, PR and Events Manager (ongoing role)
HBF seeks a Marketing, PR and Events Manager to help execute press, media, and event initiatives that directly support the 2014 anticipatory exhibition and public programs for Chain of Fire’ and beyond! Presenting the prologue exhibition with a dozen local, national and international artists, as well as public programs, the primary responsibilities for this role include: conducting research for media lists and press pitches, writing press releases, strengthening and developing new local and national media relationships already in existence, compiling materials for press use, managing and creating content for HBF social media sites, monitoring mentions and other relevant news across media outlets, assisting with general event coordination and public programs leading up to and during the 2014 exhibition, as well as managing interns and providing strategic support to directors.
The ideal candidate demonstrates excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, is a self-starter and creative thinker, has some knowledge of the contemporary art world, and has a BA in English, Communications, Marketing, or related field.
Required time commitment: 5-10 hours per week
Exhibition Production Manager (short-term)
HBF seeks an experienced Exhibition Production Manager to manage the design, fabrication, installation and de-installation of the Chain of Fire. This role will work in coordination with the participating artists and HBF Directors to execute the exhibition. Experience with new media works, projectors, and technology-based artworks is preferred. Creative exhibition design and the ability to work on short deadlines and managing production interns and assistants is of the utmost importance. The ideal candidate is a self-starter and needs little managerial oversight and has a deep understanding of spatial design and exhibition/art production experience.
Expected time commitment: 40 hours over the course of September 15-November 15.
Compensation: honorarium based on experience.
Production Intern/Assistant (short-term)
HBF is looking for TWO Production Intern/Assistants to support the Exhibition Production Manager and working with select, specific artists on the production and installation of their work. Experience in exhibition design and production is preferred, as well as an understanding of working with projectors, monitors and other technology-based platforms.
The ideal candidate is handy, has an interest in art, experience working with technology-based platforms and is working towards a degree and/or has completed a degree in Art, Engineering, Museum Studies, Exhibition Design, or related fields.
Required time commitment:
September 1-October 23: 10 hours in total
October 23-October 30: 30 hours in total
November 9-12: 10 hours in total
Publications and Communications Intern/Assistant (short-term)
HBF is seeking a Publications and Communications Intern/Assistant to support in the production, writing and editing of all print materials related to Chain of Fire. This role will be responsible for liaising with participating artists and their galleries for their bios, artists statements and editing in a cohesive, unified voice, as well as editing the curatorial text and assisting with content development of exhibition labels. Graphic design skills are a plus. Working closely with the Communications Team and assisting with updating periodically website content will also be part of this role, as well as drafting content for September, October and November newsletters.
The ideal candidate demonstrates excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, is a self-starter and creative thinker, has an interest in the contemporary art world, and has completed coursework towards a BA in English, Communications, Art History, Journalism, Museum Studies Marketing, or related field.
Required time commitment:
September 1-October 15: 5-10 hours per week
October 15-November 15: 10 hours per week
Development Intern/Assistant (ongoing)
HBF seeks a Development Intern/Assistant to work closely with the Director of Development and Community Outreach on an ongoing basis. Duties include, but are not limited to: editing, formatting and researching potential grants; maintaining a tracker; as well as supporting the Director with proposal writing and coordinating donor meetings, community outreach events and fundraising opportunities The ideal candidate is interested in the development field, have strong interpersonal and communication skills and working towards a degree in Business, the Arts, Communications, or a related field.
Time commitment: 6-10 hours per week
Gallery Assistants (short-term)
HBF is seeking personable, arts-enthusiastic Gallery Assistants (FOUR in total) to serve as tour guides and to manage the gallery space during the duration of the anticipatory exhibition, Chain of Fire, occurring between October 30-November 9. Gallery Assistants will be in charge of overseeing the gallery space during opening hours and for VIP special events and/or private tours. The ideal candidates are working towards a degree in Art History, Studio Art, Museum Studies or Communications and enjoy interacting with the public. Shifts will be in four-hour increments and training on the content of the artworks, as well as how to turn on, shut off and troubleshoot specific, media-based works, will be provided.
Required time commitment: October 30-November 9; 4-hour shifts + VIP/private events and tours
Training day(s) TBC, will occur end of October