internship solicitation, c. 1995

Internships and Volunteer Opportunities at Franklin Furnace

Harley Spiller, Internship Coordinator
Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
T: 718 687 5800
F: 718 687 5830

Brief Description of the Internship
Among the many other opportunities for our unpaid Internships include web site design; working with artists; fundraising and general administration. After Interns become familiar with the Furnace and its diverse activities, they may request time to work on a special project of their own design.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of word processing (Microsoft Word) and HTML and/or web site construction experience helpful but not essential. Previous arts administration and/or archiving/cataloguing experience useful. Knowledge and/or course work in contemporary art history a plus, but not necessary. All that's really required is a burning desire to work with cutting-edge arts. We offer a rare opportunity to work closely with the staff of a vital avant-garde organization, a chance to get an insider's view while providing much-needed assistance for our continued growth.

Application procedure
Please send resume with cover letter by e-mail or snail-mail. Franklin Furnace will reply to all applications, and if appropriate, an interview may be arranged.

Unpaid. School credit can be arranged.

Room and Board
You must make your own housing arrangements. If you are coming from overseas, you are responsible for arranging your Visa requirements.

Brief Description of the Organization
Since its inception in 1976, Franklin Furnace has boldly presented performance art, temporary installations and other forms of temporal art. Ida Applebroog, Eric Bogosian, David Cale, Willie Cole, Karen Finley, Guillermo Gomez-Peņa, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Tehching Hsieh, Theodora Skipitares, Michael Smith, Annie Sprinkle, Krzysztof Wodiczko, and Paul Zaloom are among the many artists first presented in New York by Franklin Furnace. Franklin Furnace also functioned as an artist book archive until 1993 at which point our collection of 13,500 works was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art to form the Museum of Modern Art/Franklin Furnace/Artist Book Collection. Franklin Furnace supports performance artists with our Franklin Furnace Fund grant program; and is developing mainstream access to avant-garde art on the world wide web in our live art on the internet program, THE FUTURE OF THE PRESENT. We are in the process of cataloguing and digitally preserving the seminal stories of avant -garde art since the 1970s.