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Center for Book Arts (CBA) promotes active explorations of the book as an art object.

Founded in 1974, CBA is the oldest non-profit dedicated to uplifting and furthering the book arts & book art through education, preservation, exhibition, generation, and community building.


Spring 2022 Digital Marketing Internship

IMPORTANT DATES

Application Posted:
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Applications Due:
Friday, February 18, 2022

Notification:
End of February 2022

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP

Center for Book Arts is seeking a current college student for a Digital Marketing Internship assisting the Marketing & Communications Manager with digital content production and asset management for CBA’s exhibitions, workshops, events, and more on platforms including our website, email newsletter, & social media accounts.

Interest in the book arts is encouraged but not required. Familiarity with WordPress, Constant Contact, and/or InDesign is a plus.

Scheduling is flexible up to a point. Ideally, candidates should be able to commit to at least 8 hrs/wk sometime during CBA’s office hours: M–F, 10am–6pm except for holidays. The student should be prepared to work through the end of May 2022. If it makes sense for all parties, the internship can be extended through summer 2022.

A hybrid in-person at CBA (28 W 27th St, 3rd Fl) and remote work set-up is preferred for this internship, though all remote work is allowed if the student is not located in NYC or is not able to work on-site for other reasons. Proof of a Cover-19 vaccine is required for all employees who work on-site.

CBA does not have funding for internships, so applicants are highly encouraged to seek funding through their school or another program. Preference will be given to applicants who can identify a source of funding for their internship. In addition to funding or if funding is not available, the student should confirm that they have the ability to receive class credit for the internship.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit your application to Sara Morgan (she/they), Marketing & Communications Manager at sara@centerforbookarts.org with the subject line “Digital Marketing Internship” and a cover letter and one-page CV/resume attached.

CBA encourages applications from college students of all backgrounds for this internship.

2022 Book Art Research Fellowship

IMPORTANT DATES

Application Posted:
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Application Deadline:
Sunday, February 20, 2022 by 11:59pm

Applicants Notified:
March 2022

APPLICATION PORTAL

ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP

Center for Book Arts is seeking applicants for our 2022 Book Art Research Fellowship.

Researchers and scholars in art history, literature, book history, library science, or museum studies that are based in the US are invited to submit research proposals that draw upon CBA’s unique collections of materials related to book art.

CBA’s Permanent Collection consists of three parts:

  1. Fine Arts Collection of artists’ books, prints, and objects
  2. Reference Library focused on the practice, theory, and history of book arts
  3. CBA’s Archives containing records of original exhibitions presented at CBA and the history of CBA’s programmatic activities.

Taken as a whole, CBA’s collections serve as a historical record of book art as a creative medium and a framework for critical research into book art practice.

You can browse the collections online or make an appointment to visit in-person by emailing collections@centerforbookarts.org.

The individual(s) selected for the Fellowship will receive a modest stipend, be granted access to CBA’s collections, and are provided institutional support during the research process.

Fellows are expected to spend 2-3 weeks on-site at Center for Book Arts. Research periods can take place any time in the calendar year of 2022 outside of holidays and other planned closures.

At the culmination of the Fellowship, the selected individual(s) will present their research in a public talk. CBA will subsequently have the first right of refusal to publish their research in our Book Arts Review journal.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Submissions must be made through the application portal:

Applications must include:

  1. A resume or CV
  2. A 500 to 1000 word proposal outlining the research project including:
    1. How holdings from the Center for Book Arts relate to the project
    2. A short bibliography listing individual resources from the collection to be consulted
    3. A proposed timeline for residency at the Center for Book Arts

Applications are due by 11:59pm ET on Sunday, February 20, 2022.

Applicants will be notified in March, 2022.

Application questions should be addressed to collections@centerforbookarts.org.

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