Internship Opportunity: The Greatest Grid

The Greatest Grid

Last month, we told you about the upcoming Architectural League/Museum of the City of New York exhibition The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan when we posted information about the League’s Call for Ideas (still open — deadline September 26!). Now, League Exhibitions Director Gregory Wessner is looking for an intern to assist him in the coordination and production of the show:

The Architectural League of New York, one of the leading forums in the country for the presentation of new work and ideas in contemporary architecture, seeks an Exhibitions Intern to assist in the coordination and production of an upcoming exhibition celebrating the two hundredth anniversary of the Commissioners Plan for New York, the foundational document that established the Manhattan street grid above Houston Street.

In December 2011, the Architectural League, in partnership with the Museum of the City of New York, will present an exhibition of projects and proposals that use the use the Manhattan street grid as a creative and intellectual framework for thinking about the future of New York. Up to ten projects will be chosen through an international Call for Ideas (co-sponsored with Architizer). The League seeks an intern to help manage the planning and production of this exhibition, which will be on view at the Museum of the City of New York.

Interns will gain valuable experience in the day-to-day tasks of organizing and producing a major museum exhibition in the context of a small but active non-profit arts organization. Responsibilities will include research, content coordination, publicity, documentation and archiving, as well as hands-on production, among others. Interns will also work closely with the architects in the exhibition, coordinating the production and delivery of material for display.

Preference will be given to candidates with a background in architecture, architectural history, or urbanism, although artists, art historians, filmmakers, and individuals in other creative disciplines are welcome to apply.  Candidates may be undergraduate or graduate students.  Candidates must display strong attention to detail; the ability to manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities and tasks simultaneously; a willingness to work with various personalities and perform a variety of tasks; and an ability to perform well under deadlines.

The internship is uncompensated but a travel stipend will be provided and course credit is available if granted by the intern’s academic department.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Gregory Wessner, Exhibitions Director, at with “Exhibitions Intern” in the subject line. For more information about The Greatest Grid, click here. For the complete internship listing, click here.

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