Studio Institute

Curatorial Intern

The Sculpture Center -- Curatorial Intern

Please see instructions on how to apply at the bottom of this page.

The Intern will work directly with the Executive Director + Chief Curator to assist with the installation of the 2019 summer juried exhibition, After the Pedestal, the 12th exhibition of small sculpture from the region, and to prepare for two 2019 fall exhibitions of the work of African American artists of national and regional reputation. SeenUNseen will exhibit selected works from the Kerry & Betty C. Davis Collection of African American art (located in Atlanta, GA) with work by African American artists of northeast Ohio. This exhibition is being held in collaboration with the arts organization adjacent to The Sculpture Center, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (lead institution) A second exhibition in The Sculpture Center’s  Euclid Avenue Gallery will highlight the work of an emerging, early career African American artist of our region.

The intern will learn many of the steps that go into preparing for and producing an exhibition. The intern will learn how a group exhibition in two galleries is installed with the aesthetic decisions that are made for placement and juxtaposition. The intern will learn the registarial duties of loan agreements, condition reports, and contacting artists for delivery and return of artwork. The intern will learn how to communicate with artists for the completion of an exhibition.

Projects Include:
- Work with the Executive Director to assist with the 2019 juried exhibition
- Learn how to curate, prepare, and produce an exhibition
- Get a feel for the day to day machinations of a small arts organization

This position pays $15/hr, 28 hours a week for 9 weeks. In addition, you will receive a $500 stipend for completing the Arts Intern component of the program. Visit the Program Details page for more information.  

1) Will be enrolled as a full time undergraduate student as of the Fall 2019 semester. You must be a rising Junior or Senior.
2) Attend college in Cleveland, or live within Cleveland or the boundary established by the
Inner Ring Suburbs. 
3) Have an Expected Family Contribution of less than $5000. This number is on your FAFSA form, to see what it looks like -- click here. 


1) To apply to a position, please click here and fill out the eligibility application form
2) Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program. Note: once you're verified as eligible for Arts Intern, you can apply to as many positions as you'd like. You do not have to submit the eligibility application more than once. 
3) You will forward this confirmation email, along with your CV, cover letter, and transcript to the email below these instructions with the subject "Arts Intern 2019 Approved Application".

Once you've received confirmation of eligibility, email your application to Ann Albano at