Volunteer Needed for Collective Design

Collective Design engages a diverse range of voices and expertise from around the world to present a compelling vision of design throughout the 20th century and today. It is guided by its founder, architect Steven Learner, and a passionate group of industry leaders, including designers, architects, gallerists, and collectors. Active in the creative community throughout the year, Collective Design focuses its shared knowledge in an annual fair in New York City that showcases the latest in design thinking and innovation.

The annual Collective Design fair is a commercial and educational platform featuring expertly selected works from a global roster of established and emerging galleries. Presented in a new, unexpected location each year, Collective Design cultivates a spirit of discovery that appeals to both avid patrons and those new to collectible design. The fair has leveraged the city’s energy to become a vital part of New York’s cultural calendar.

We are seeking temporary staff with good knowledge of contemporary design to fill the position of Fair Assistant for Collective Design. This position requires availability during the dates of May 8 – 17, 2015. Varied hours with opportunity to work for a longer internship, depending on availability.

Fair Assistants will get a behind the scene look at how a contemporary design fair is planned and managed, as well as being part of an important cultural event.

Requirements: Fair Assistants should be interested in design or event management. All assistants must have an upbeat attitude and be willing to do whatever jobs arise. The position involves working directly with Show Management, liaising with exhibitors and being a public representative of the fair. Flexibility, organization, and an enthusiasm to help are essential qualities. All fair assistants should be willing and able to work long hours, and be prepared to be on their feet for long periods of time. It is an exciting project to work on and a fun team to work with.

Compensation: Unpaid, lunch provided

Time Period: 5/8-5/17, 20-40 hours per week

How To Apply:

Please email resume and a cover letter outlining your experience and why you are interested in working for Collective Design to info@collectivedesignfair.com with subject line of email labeled FAIR ASSISTANT.

Submission Deadline: 5/6