Opportunities

Ben Uri is a registered charity that relies on the support of volunteers to provide invaluable assistance with administration, advice and support, and much more.


 

Volunteer Museum Digital Internship

Ben Uri’s Digital internship training programme offer quarterly opportunities supporting the transformation of Ben Uri Gallery and Museum in London’s St John’s Wood from a physical institution with a digital presence to a digital institution with a physical presence. The digital department supports the Ben Uri Research Unit for the study of the Jewish and immigrant contribution to British visual art since 1900 & The Ben Uri Arts and Dementia Institute and is responsible for building the digital content of the charity.

 

Preferred commitment 3 days a week over 4 month internship.

Uniquely within the British museum sector Ben Uri’s focus is on Identity and Migration through Art and is committed to developing its digital presence over its physical to prepare for the inevitable expansive expansion of the digitial arenas in the decades to come. We operate locally, nationally and internationally and through digtal means will rapidly expand our public engagement and benefit. Our new website planed to launch end of January 2020 will be the hub of our content and engagement.

 

We are pleased to offer serious learning opportunities for those who are principally interested in developing careers within the digital arenas in the arts sector. Every internship will offer the chance to see and be involved in a wide range of gallery operational elements that generate an expansive exhibition and educational digital presence and marketing through social media platforms.

 

Ben Uri is focussed on three major programmes; Research and documentation of the Jewish and immigrant contribution to British visual arts since 1900: The Ben Uri Collection including physical and on-line exhibitions; Arts and Dementia Institute focussing on researching art interventions for those living with dementia.

 

The internship will ideally be for a four-month period across three days per week. This learning opportunity is voluntary and unpaid, but monthly travel card expenses within London zones 1-6 will be met in full.

Each intern has a £50 allowance to attend fee-based training as well as the opportunity, if available and relevant, to attend other training/development external courses.

 

Ben Uri employs an independent intern mentor who is a professional management coach and works alongside line management to fulfil the museum’s committment to enhancing career prospects for each of our colleague interns.

 

Person Specification:

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

The successful applicant will have already identified the arts arena as their preferred career choice. You will be practical, analytical, logical, fast learning, self- motivated, well organised, able and an engaging communicator. High degree of computer literacy is essential and you will have good proficiency of Microsoft and Google Suites. A degree in Digital sciences / marketing / museum studies will be advantageous but not essential.

 

To apply please send your CV and one page covering letter to admin@benuri.org and davidg@benuri.org and share with us your ambitions and why you are the right person to be selected for this learning and career progression opportunity. Please quote job reference ‘Volunteer Digital Internship DL1’ in the email subject line.


 


Volunteer Curatorial Internship

Ben Uri Gallery and Museum has new curatorial intern opportunities within the Ben Uri Research Unit. We are pleased to offer serious learning opportunities for those who are principally interested in developing careers within the curatorial arena. This internship will offer the chance to see and be involved in the wide range of tasks involving in generating our expansive exhibition programme and academic presence including the full range of operating functions and marketing. 2020 will see the completion of the transformation to a digital institution with a physical presence from a physical institution with a digital presence.

Ben Uri is focused on Identity and Migration through Art and is committed to developing a major and wide ranging digital presence. We operate locally, nationally and internationally. Please see www.benuri.org.uk for further information.

Ben Uri is focussed on three major programmes and this learning opportunity is within The Ben Uri Research Unit (BURU): Researching and documenting the Jewish and immigrant contribution to British visual arts since 1900; The Ben Uri Collection (BUC) – including physical and online exhibitions. In parallel the new Ben Uri Arts and Dementia Institute (BUAD) focusses on researching art interventions for those living with dementia.

The internship will ideally be for a four-month period across three days per week. This learning opportunity is voluntary and unpaid, but monthly travel card expenses within London zones 1-6 will be met in full.

Each intern has a £50 allowance to attend fee-based training as well as the opportunity, if available and relevant, to attend other training/development external courses.

Ben Uri employs an independent intern mentor who alongside line management is committed to developing the benefits of the intern programme.

This voluntary internship offers a unique opportunity to learn and build experience within a small team across many aspects of a small purposeful museum’s curatorial operations.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills should be centred around a principal interest in 20th century art history.

The successful applicant will have already identified the arena of modern art history as their preferred career choice. You will be practical, analytical, logical, fast learning, self- motivated, well organised, able and an engaging communicator. High degree of computer literacy is essential and you will have good proficiency of Microsoft and Google Suites.

To apply please send a CV and a one page covering letter to sarahm@benuri.org and share with us your ambitions and why you are the right person to be selected for this learning and career progression opportunity. Please quote job reference ‘Volunteer Curatorial Internship CL1’ in the email subject line.



Volunteer Librarian Internship

Ben Uri Gallery and Museum has new Library volunteer intern opportunities within the Ben Uri Research Unit. We are pleased to offer serious learning opportunities for those who are principally interested in developing careers within the curatorial arena. This internship will offer the chance to see and be involved in the wide range of tasks involving in generating our expansive exhibition programme and academic presence including the full range of operating functions and marketing. 2020 will see the completion of the transformation to a digital institution with a physical presence from a physical institution with a digital presence.

Ben Uri is focused on Identity and Migration through Art and is committed to developing a major and wide ranging digital presence. We operate locally, nationally and internationally. Please see www.benuri.org.uk for further information.

Ben Uri is focussed on three major programmes: The Ben Uri Research Unit (BURU): Researching and documenting the Jewish and immigrant contribution to British visual arts since 1900; The Ben Uri Collection (BUC) – including physical and online exhibitions; Ben Uri Lbrary and Archives creating physical and digital research facilities for scholars, students and the general public to access publications on the lives and works of Jewish and Immigrant artists. Alongside is Ben Uri Arts and Dementia Institute (BUAD) focussing on researching art interventions for those living with dementia.

The internship will ideally be for a four-month period across three days per week. This learning opportunity is voluntary and unpaid, but monthly travel card expenses within London zones 1-6 will be met in full.

Each intern has a £50 allowance to attend fee-based training as well as the opportunity, if available and relevant, to attend other training/development external courses.

Ben Uri employs an independent intern mentor who alongside line management is committed to developing the benefits of the intern programme to enhance career prospects.

This voluntary internship offers a unique opportunity to learn and build experience within a small team across many aspects of a small purposeful museum’s curatorial operations.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

The successful applicant will have already identified the librarian arena as their preferred career choice. You will be practical, analytical, logical, fast learning, self- motivated, well organised, able and an engaging communicator. High degree of computer literacy is essential and you will have good proficiency of Microsoft and Google Suites.

To apply please send a CV and a one page covering letter to davidg@benuri.org and share with us your ambitions and why you are the right person to be selected for this learning and career progression opportunity. Please quote job reference ‘Volunteer Librarian Internship LI1’ in the email subject line. 


 

 

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