Public Art Internships

Public Art department works with artists, urban planners and community members to plan and develop suitable locations for public art. It manages the selection process for artists and artworks and the installation and maintenance of the pieces.

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Please note: The start dates of these internships are flexible based on the availability of the candidate and the requirements of the department.

Public Art Internship 1: Collection Management

Period of Internship: 6 months

About This Internship

The intern will learn to support the department’s growing collection and gain an understanding of the details and effort of organising and conserving old and new public artwork.

Specialist area: Collection Management

Qualification Required: University / College Student

Skills Required

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively independently, as a team member, and with the public;
  • Proficient computer skills, including word processing and database programmes.

The intern will be engaged in the following:

  • Processing, cataloguing and partially digitising assigned collection items;
  • Physically processing and numbering artefacts and organising assigned materials;
  • Completing catalogue records in the database;
  • Preparing condition reports;
  • Regular visits to conservation and installation sites;
  • Updating and inventorying storage locations;
  • Preparing loan agreements and handover documents.

Public Art Internship 2: Business Administration

Period of Internship: 6 months

About This Internship

​The intern will learn to review invoices, record invoices in a tracker, and assist in all reports including but not limited to purchase order reports, artist reports and expenditure reports. 

Specialist area: Business Administration

Qualification Required: University / College Student or Bachelor’s Degree

Skills Required

  • Excel
  • Understanding of finance
  • Attention to detail

The interns will be engaged in the following:

  • In support of an upcoming mural festival, processing paperwork, payment, invoices and agreements
  • Assisting in cash flow reports, expenditure reports and tracking artist payments
  • There will be an opportunity for site visits to see mural artists at work
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