Arts Publishing Internship, New Observations Magazine, Hatfield, MA

ABOUT NEW OBSERVATIONS MAGAZINE (newobs.org)

New Observations magazine is a contemporary arts journal that was published in New York City from 1981-2001. Each issue, guest edited by an Artist, is devoted to a strategic cultural theme.128 issues enrich our archives. In the Spring/Summer of 2013, we published issue #129 after a 12-year hiatus, and in 2014 published issue #130.  We are currently preparing to continue this new series in 2017.

We publish the artistic ideas of visual artists, writers, composers, poets, philosophers, performers and others. With a commitment to freedom of imagination, thought and expression we encourage artists to introduce themes and questions important to all of us. Striving to expand discourse on the arts by approaching it from the inside-out has allowed New Observations Magazine to present an extraordinary range of viewpoints and ideas not otherwise available.

Written, edited, illustrated and published by the arts community, the editorial mission of New Observations is to present many voices and topics from diverse cultural perspectives intersecting the studies, works and lives of Artists by Artists themselves.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

We are in the process of reviving the magazine both online and in print and need help with various projects. Intern will assist with:

1.         De-archiving old issues and creating a database of back issues, preparing for a 20 year anthology of the best of New Observations first 20 years

3.         Creating feature posts on the commons page of our parent company Artist Organized Art

4.         Developing the New Observations website

5.         Developing digital versions of New Observations on Issuu

6.         Helping with or coordinating sales of full and half page ads for issue 131 +

7.         Researching Financing and Fundraising

This is a great opportunity to learn about arts publishing from the perspective of an Artist Run periodical. We are looking for artists young, old or in between who would like to become Artist Organizers.

Graphic Design skills with experience in Indesign, Quark, Photoshop and working with Wordpress online a plus. 

We are headquartered in NYC and are presently working in Hatfield Massachusetts.

PERIOD OF INTERNSHIP/EMPLOYMENT:   Spring or Summer.

PAY TYPE: Unpaid

OPPORTUNITY TYPE: Internship

JOB STATUS: Part-time; 4-6 hours/week.

LOCATION: Hatfield, MA

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Rolling

About: http://www.newobs.org

REQUIRED DEGREE:   None, but those with interest in Fine Art, Journalism, Inter-media, New Media, Philosophy, and Gender Studies would find it most interesting.

CONTACT: Erika Knerr, erika.knerr@newobs.org

ARE YOU A UMASS ALUM?: No

HOW TO APPLY: Send resume and letter of interest to Erika Knerr, erika.knerr@newobs.org