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Opportunity 2

Calling all Edna Manley College of visual and performing arts students and graduates!

ROKTOWA internship opportunities! (Kingston, Jamaica)


There are three unpaid internships available in three specific areas of work, all based at ROKTOWA. There is some crossover between the areas and a mix of activity is possible. All interns will be required to help in the day to day running of the space and gallery.
All internships are offered as 6 week placements preferably on a 9am - 5pm working day basis, 1-2 day per week. An exhibition opportunity will be rewarded to the successful apllicants. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the intern.
A studio space will be rewarded to hard working interns!
The dates are flexible from early March to May. The 6 week duration can be split into 2 or 3 periods in discussion with ROKTOWA staff and based on periods of more intense activity.

The principle areas of work are:

Creation and management of the website in conjunction with the Director and artists Sand and Banton, as well as working with resident artists undertaking the promotion of their related projects. March would be the most valuable time to begin this important internship. A sound understanding and knowledge of I.T as well as an interest in art/creative activity would be an advantage, an enjoyment of hard work is essential.
Example of jobs would include: Designing and creating website, updating website with images of work and archive material, promoting ROKTOWA to organisations.

To catalogue and upload to the website the extensive archive of Art d'object within the ROKTOWA building - in conjunction with the Director and ROKTOWA artists. offers examples of some of the art work to be re-photograpahed and added to the site. There are a further 200 objects to document, research and upload. There would be potential to develop the interface and develop new ideas for how the collection works both online and in the building. An interest in design, photography, online access and archives/exhibitions would be an advantage. A dislike of the outdoors might help with keeping to it.
Examples of jobs would include photographing objects, researching designers and manufactures, editing copy, writing, uploading images and text, curating, display and arrangement of objects.

To design and fit out/improve interior elements of the ROKTOWA building in conjunction with artists Banton and Sand/ Director and ROKTOWA artists. Priority tasks include the building of a community kitchen, installation of a stove and general maintenance. Good level of design and building skills essential.
Examples of jobs would include shelving, painting and decorating, craft, built in furniture, design work, ideas generation, problem solving and a keen attitude to rolling up the sleeves!

Applicants should send a CV, list of available dates,a brief statement of interest indicating which area of work is preferred and an outline of the skills they possess
Marked: Intern - Web/Building/Collections
NB: We prefer applications by email, but if you need to submit in an alternative format please get in touch.