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Location: San Francisco 151 3rd Street San Francisco CA 94103 USA

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Department: Design Studio
Work Hours: Full-Time
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Date Posted: 08 Mar 2019

Valid Through: 31 Mar 2019 23:55

SFMOMA Background:

Founded in 1935, SFMOMA was the first museum on the West Coast devoted to modern and contemporary art. From the outset, the museum has championed the most innovative and challenging art of its time, and we continue to exhibit and collect work by both modern masters and younger, less-established artists. By embracing the challenge of the new and unexpected, we hope to encourage fresh ways of seeing, thinking, and engaging with the world. SFMOMA's internship program offers insight into the operations of one of the country's leading art museums and allows interns to gain valuable hands-on experience.

 

Department Background:

 

The SFMOMA Design Studio is responsible for all visual communication for the museum, both print and digital, including branding, exhibition graphics, publications, sfmoma.org, open space, digital screens, and more. The department plays an integral role in content strategy and communicating the museum's voice to onsite and offsite visitors.

 

Educational Objective:

  • Skills gained: Studio experience working on an in-house team, knowledge of the inner workings of a world-class arts institution, various production methods including printing and prepress, photography and photo editing, web and email production, large scale vinyl graphics, etc…
  • Projects worked on: Assistance on a wide range of projects as well as one larger, ongoing project which will be led by the intern, and guided by the Design Studio. Based on the selected intern's interests, and abilities, the Design Studio will work with the intern to develop the larger project for the intern to work on during the course of their internship.
    • Examples of past projects include a comprehensive exhibition guidelines document, photography guidelines document, digital design development, such as developing a UI kit for the web that was used in recent website optimization and will be used for ongoing web projects.
  • Transferable Skills: Studio experience, content strategy, design critiques, project management, production experience
  • Jobs this internship prepares someone for: a junior designer or designer position in a design studio or on an in-house design team

 

 

Under the close supervision of the Senior Designer, the intern(s) will be responsible for:

  • Assistance on a wide range of projects, help with organization, archiving and documentation design studio projects, ongoing work on their own project and participation in department meetings and design critiques
    • Assist on exhibition, "Far Out: Suits, habs, and Labs for Outer Space", including label formatting, vendor outreach, signage production and installation.
    • Other projects include:
      • Web updates on UI Kit/Style Guide
      • Updates to Exhibition, Video, and Brand Guidelines (logo, web, video)
      • Update VEX signage templates and materials
      • Work on a system to upload images used in books designed in-house to the Digital Garden with proper tagging: 'used in catalogue', 'background', 'no background', 'color-approved', etc…
      • Work on a Name plate template design
  • Interns will be required to attend regular classes to further their understanding of museum careers.

 

Requirements:

  • Student (graduate or undergraduate) in Graphic Design or similar
  • Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to clearly communicate and present ideas and designs, set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Highly organized with great attention to detail

 

Preferred:

  • Keen sense of typography
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, or motion graphics
  • Self starter

Application Requirements:  

  • Portfolio (PDF or Website). Please note: Applications without a portfolio will be disregarded automatically.
  • Intern Application on SnapHire
  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating the department(s) (up to three areas) you are interested in. Describe the experience you bring to these particular areas.
  • Statement of purpose: No more than one page, describing why you are interested in museum or nonprofit work, your reasons for applying to SFMOMA, and your goals for the internship.
  • Two Letters of recommendation from a college professor or former employer
  • College transcript: Transcripts can be unofficial, but need to be readable.
  • Availability for an in-person interview starting in early April. Skype and phone interviews will be considered for students who are abroad or far from California.

We are happy to work with your educational institution to provide credit for this internship.

 

To learn more about our internship opportunities, visit the Internships Section of our website at https://www.sfmoma.org/join-the-team/internship-program/

 

Please apply online for an internship opportunity.

 

Design Studio - Summer 2019 Internship

SFMOMA Background:

Founded in 1935, SFMOMA was the first museum on the West Coast devoted to modern and contemporary art. From the outset, the museum has championed the most innovative and challenging art of its time, and we continue to exhibit and collect work by both modern masters and younger, less-established artists. By embracing the challenge of the new and unexpected, we hope to encourage fresh ways of seeing, thinking, and engaging with the world. SFMOMA's internship program offers insight into the operations of one of the country's leading art museums and allows interns to gain valuable hands-on experience.

 

Department Background:

 

The SFMOMA Design Studio is responsible for all visual communication for the museum, both print and digital, including branding, exhibition graphics, publications, sfmoma.org, open space, digital screens, and more. The department plays an integral role in content strategy and communicating the museum's voice to onsite and offsite visitors.

 

Educational Objective:

  • Skills gained: Studio experience working on an in-house team, knowledge of the inner workings of a world-class arts institution, various production methods including printing and prepress, photography and photo editing, web and email production, large scale vinyl graphics, etc…
  • Projects worked on: Assistance on a wide range of projects as well as one larger, ongoing project which will be led by the intern, and guided by the Design Studio. Based on the selected intern's interests, and abilities, the Design Studio will work with the intern to develop the larger project for the intern to work on during the course of their internship.
    • Examples of past projects include a comprehensive exhibition guidelines document, photography guidelines document, digital design development, such as developing a UI kit for the web that was used in recent website optimization and will be used for ongoing web projects.
  • Transferable Skills: Studio experience, content strategy, design critiques, project management, production experience
  • Jobs this internship prepares someone for: a junior designer or designer position in a design studio or on an in-house design team

 

 

Under the close supervision of the Senior Designer, the intern(s) will be responsible for:

  • Assistance on a wide range of projects, help with organization, archiving and documentation design studio projects, ongoing work on their own project and participation in department meetings and design critiques
    • Assist on exhibition, "Far Out: Suits, habs, and Labs for Outer Space", including label formatting, vendor outreach, signage production and installation.
    • Other projects include:
      • Web updates on UI Kit/Style Guide
      • Updates to Exhibition, Video, and Brand Guidelines (logo, web, video)
      • Update VEX signage templates and materials
      • Work on a system to upload images used in books designed in-house to the Digital Garden with proper tagging: 'used in catalogue', 'background', 'no background', 'color-approved', etc…
      • Work on a Name plate template design
  • Interns will be required to attend regular classes to further their understanding of museum careers.

 

Requirements:

  • Student (graduate or undergraduate) in Graphic Design or similar
  • Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to clearly communicate and present ideas and designs, set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Highly organized with great attention to detail

 

Preferred:

  • Keen sense of typography
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, or motion graphics
  • Self starter

Application Requirements:  

  • Portfolio (PDF or Website). Please note: Applications without a portfolio will be disregarded automatically.
  • Intern Application on SnapHire
  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating the department(s) (up to three areas) you are interested in. Describe the experience you bring to these particular areas.
  • Statement of purpose: No more than one page, describing why you are interested in museum or nonprofit work, your reasons for applying to SFMOMA, and your goals for the internship.
  • Two Letters of recommendation from a college professor or former employer
  • College transcript: Transcripts can be unofficial, but need to be readable.
  • Availability for an in-person interview starting in early April. Skype and phone interviews will be considered for students who are abroad or far from California.

We are happy to work with your educational institution to provide credit for this internship.

 

To learn more about our internship opportunities, visit the Internships Section of our website at https://www.sfmoma.org/join-the-team/internship-program/

 

Please apply online for an internship opportunity.

 

Job Details

Reference # 27163
Posted on 08 Mar 2019
Closes on 31 Mar 2019 23:55
Department Design Studio
Expertise
Career level
Hours/Status Full-Time
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