Events Intern - The Other Art Fair & Saatchi Art

Employer
Leaf Group
Location
New York, New York
Salary
competitive
Posted
Jun 20, 2019
Specialty
Events
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Internship

Presented by Saatchi Art, The Other Art Fair is a leading art fair for discovering emerging artists, with editions in cities around the world, including London, Bristol, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Sydney, and Melbourne. Unlike at traditional art fairs where attendees buy from galleries, The Other Art Fair offers attendees unparalleled direct access to artists, alongside experiential programming, appealing to first-time art buyers and seasoned collectors alike.

We are looking for an Events Intern to help us organize the next Brooklyn edition of The Other Art Fair from our NY office by Union Square. Intern will work closely with our artists, operations team, and partners. The role is varied and exciting, providing valuable experience for anyone interested in gaining experience in creative events and the contemporary art world.

Leaf Group, The Other Art Fair’s holding company, is a diversified internet company that builds platforms to enable communities of creators to reach dedicated audiences in the ever-growing lifestyle categories.

A big vision calls for a big job.  As we grow, our need for a dedicated Events Intern grows with us.

You’ll Report To: Fair Director

A typical day as an Events Intern might include:

  • Help the Fair team plan and execute features that engage visitors and artists
  • Provide support for artists leading up to and at the fair including assisting with the exhibitor workshop
  • Serve as Front of House and on-site Event Support

You’ll be successful if you love talking to people about cool new happenings, want to support emerging artists, and are super-organized.

What You Have:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication. You’re comfortable picking up the phone and talking to anyone.
  • Proactive, problem-solving mindset. You are motivated to complete tasks on time and support the team’s goals.
  • Eagerness to wear multiple hats—no job is too small or too large. You want to learn all you can.
  • An eye for detail and an appreciation for art. You would be going to the Fair even if you weren’t involved!
  • Self-starter mentality—you work well when you’re self-directed, and are quick to ask questions.
  • BA or current enrollment in Art History, Marketing, Communications or other Business program.
  • Able to intern 3-5 days a week (Monday – Friday, 9-5pm) from our NY office. Hours may vary during fair dates.
  • Our environment is informal but we work hard and responsibly. An upbeat, supportive demeanor goes a long way.

Who We Are:
We create experiences that celebrate the best of art, design, and technology. We want smart, curious people committed to putting people first, having fun while they work, a commitment to high quality service to make things better and a desire for constant growth. We work in a fun, hard-working collaborative environment that is diverse, adventurous, and open-minded. Check us out here: https://www.leafgroup.com/brands/

What We Have:

  • Paid Internship
  • Winner of the 2017 Best Company for Diversity award Comparably
  • Friendly office environment and culture
  • Employee discounts for Deny Designs, Saatchi Art, Society6, and The Other Art Fair
  • Most importantly, hands-on experience within a fast-moving and fun environment Paid Internship
  • Leaf Group is Comparabsly's 2017 Best Company for Diversity Award
  • Well+Good is the 2018 winner of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Company
  • MyPlate is the 2018 winner of the Webby Award for Best Design

Leaf Group, Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings are welcome and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by state, federal, or local law. It is the intent of the Company to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local legislation concerning equal opportunity in employment.

Agency Disclosure:
If the Leaf Group Talent Acquisition department, or any current company employee, receives an unsolicited resume from a third party recruiting agency and Leaf Group does not have a signed Agency Agreement active, Leaf Group will not be deemed liable to pay a placement fee. The unsolicited resume will be considered a gift and can be considered for our recruitment efforts. 



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