Wanted: Genius Intern

Art South Africa is looking for its next Genius Intern. Following the departure of our previous Genius Intern to London to pursue graduate studies, we are one man or woman down in our small team of hardworking writers, designers, editors and publishers. Could you be the missing link?1

We are looking for someone who is passionate about art and is hoping to start a career in the art world. You will assist our editors and publishers with tasks like managing content on Art South Africa‘s website, utilising social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter on behalf of Art South Africa, helping us manage our sprawling databases attending exhibition openings and taking snaps of all the socialites, and, hopefully, writing some copy for us.

The following skills are essential:

– Knowledge of, and interest in, South African contemporary art
– Dependability
– A desire to learn new things
– Good writing and communications skills.
– Computer literacy.
– Driver’s license and own transport a big plus.

This is an unpaid internship (we will, of course, cover work-related costs), but in return for your efforts, we offer you the following:
– Free coffee
– The opportunity to build up solid work experience in the publishing/writing/arts fields.
– If you write for us, you will be published with a byline. If you’re after a career as a writer, this is the perfect way to get started.
– Again for the writers, feedback and editorial guidance from the pros.
– Similarly, if you’re an aspiring designer, our designers will help you polish up your skills.

Please note that this is a part-time post, with a minimum requirement of 15 hours per week.

If you would like to apply for the position, please send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you would like to be our next Genius Intern, to or1If you think you are the real missing link (National Geographic), we suggest you visit the palaeontology department at your nearest natural history museum, or, alternatively, Falkenberg.