Para Site is now calling for applications to our Summer 2021 internship programme. This internship will be an intensive engagement with the institution, working closely with staff on a number of different Para Site programmes.
During your time at Para Site, you can expect:
- An introduction to the workings of a non-profit contemporary art institution
- Feedback and guidance from art professionals
- Exposure and engagement with the contemporary art community of Hong Kong
- Gain practical skills in art administration
- Meet a group of like-minded individuals
Some practical matters:
- Part-time basis from June 2021 to October 2021. A minimum of one-month commitment is required
- Office hours: Mon-Fri, 11:00-7:00 pm (may on occasion, include overtime)
- Interns will be given a stipend
If you are interested in taking part in the PS.Intern programme, please email your full CV with a statement of motivation (max. 200 words), your top area of interest from the list below, and available weekdays to Kelly Tang: firstname.lastname@example.org by May 23, 2021. Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview shortly after the deadline.
We are looking for proactive, organised, self-motivated individuals who can work efficiently in a fast-paced environment, supporting a small team with the following:
Exhibition / Programmes:
Para Site’s main activity is of course its regular production of exhibitions of various scales. A number of our exhibitions also travel to partner locations around the world, and other locations within Hong Kong. Alongside our exhibitions are all of our public programmes including panel discussions, screenings, talks, performances and more.
As we are a small team of full-time staff, we require a lot of extra hands in the production, management and documentation of our events. Our interns will work closely with staff from start to finish on a project, learning about the numerous practical steps required.
Responsibilities for this position include installation/de-installation, captions and labels, artwork production, equipment/material sourcing, liaising with artists/galleries, shipment, floor-plan design (SketchUp is a plus!), condition checks, public events coordination, and video editing.
Development / Public Relations:
Development encompasses all of the fundraising aspects of the institution as well as the prolonged support in the growth of our programming capability and production. As a non-profit that is constantly expanding, we need year-round support that is garnered from various funding prospects.
Crucial moments in the development calendar are the Annual Auction Gala in the Fall and Art Basel in Hong Kong in May. Ongoing work with the Patrons Programme, promotional campaigns, and grants management are also essential.
Our Development/Public Relations interns will be relied upon to provide support in a number of project-based event planning, including the creation of social media content, presentations, invitations, proposals, and annual reports. They will also be involved in various processes of event production and funds acquisition, as well as other day-to-day tasks like the maintenance of Para Site’s database.
The daily functioning of our office and gallery space is one typical of a non-profit art institution, which in itself is one of the most practical learning experiences for any art professional.
All our interns will at one time or another be supporting general office administration and also help with the organisation of events outside of Para Site (including the International Conference & Training Programme for Curators and Critics, opening dinners, and public programmes), source appropriate contacts for venues, manufacturing, decoration, special events, and assist with other ad-hoc tasks.