Thursday, 22 November 2012

Student Internship: The Library of Lost Books

We are looking for people who are interested in an internship with a Birmingham based art project called The Library of Lost Books. Our project sent out old, discarded library books to 50 selected artists from around the UK. They re-made and reworked the books and sent them back to us to be exhibited as The Library of Lost Books. We are exhibiting the books in Wolverhampton and in the new Library of Birmingham in 2013 and planning exhibitions in other venues across the UK. We also manage a library membership scheme and are writing a book about the project with Jessica Glaser, Senior Lecturer in Graphic Communication.

If you would like to become an intern with us you could be invited to help in a variety of ways, from helping with our marketing and membership program to hands-on assistance with all aspects of curating and setting up the exhibition; in the process you will have a fantastic opportunity to learn about what it takes to run a contemporary arts project and have an opportunity to meet the artists and project partners.

We need interns who have excellent making and creative skills, however we also need people who are literate, knowledgeable users of social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and blogging platforms to help us with design, merchandising and marketing. The project is run from our lovely office in the heart of the creative district in Birmingham, close to the Custard Factory. It is a 15 minute walk from New Street Station, Birmingham. The project is currently run entirely voluntarily, however we may be able to help you with travel costs. We will provide tea and coffee and probably cake, too.

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Closing date: Monday 3rd December 2012
This is an unpaid position but there may be assistance with travel expenses

If you are interested in this opportunity please send an email with your name, course, level of study and a few lines on why you are interested this internship to: marking the email The Library of Lost Books in the subject line.

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