RealArts@Penn SFMOMA’s Open Space Internship

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.

The museum is currently slated to reopen May 14, 2016; the transformed building will more than double the museum’s exhibition space and add art-filled free-to-the-public galleries. While our building is closed for construction, SFMOMA is on the go, presenting an array of new art experiences around the Bay Area and beyond. At the same time, our online offerings, including multimedia, social media, and our blog, create ways to explore modern art and connect with the SFMOMA community no matter where you are.

Open Space, SFMOMA’s community-focused digital magazine, is a vibrant forum for critical and personal writings and media about art, visual culture, and issues specific to the Bay Area. We provide a platform for, and a window on to, the life and vitality of the art-engaged communities of this dynamic region, and beyond. Taking its name from an influential Bay Area poetry magazine that appeared in 1964, it is currently home to writings and other works by over 400 guest contributors, 52 columnist alumni, and 5 guest editors. Contributions include conversations between artists, critics, and others; thematic multi-post projects; and behind-the-scenes news related to SFMOMA.

A RealArts@Penn intern will get a hands-on experience at a world-class art institution in the middle of a dynamic period of expansion and change. This internship is in the Content Strategy and Digital Engagement division, and the intern will work directly with the two-person Community Engagement team as we explore new directions for our newly redesigned site, publish our summer 2016 issue, and prepare for the fall 2016 issue of Open Space. The RealArts@Penn intern will play an integral role in facilitating the magazine’s day-to-day operations and helping with tasks specific to its evolution as an innovative online magazine.

Tasks and projects may include: