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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    What: Research Internship When: Rolling Where: SubART is a program of SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco 94105 Seeking: • A graduate interdisciplinary
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 24, 2013
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      What: Research Internship
      When: Rolling
      Where: SubART is a program of SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco 94105

      Seeking:
      • A graduate interdisciplinary student with some knowledge, interest
      and/exposure to public art, land
      use, and urban design
      • Strong research and writing skills

      Requirements:
      January through May 2013 (10 to 15 hours a week)
      June through August 2013 (20+ hours a week)
      SubART Interns are expected to devote 10 ‐ 15 hours per week to their semester‐
      long internship and a minimum of 20 hours to a summer internship.
      Position is unpaid. Students and
      recent graduates are welcome to apply.

      Note: Work can be in the San Francisco office and/or from your home office

      Organization Overview
      Founded in 2011 in San Francisco, SubART is a creative place‐making
      initiative that is reinventing the Bay
      Area’s mass transit experience. SubART’s mission is to transform MUNI
      Metro and BART underground
      stations into dynamic public art galleries that celebrate and enrich
      our cultural life, revitalize
      neighborhoods from the bottom up, and enhance the public’s mass
      transit experience.
      SubART is building on investments already being made by the City of
      San Francisco, BART, and MUNI in
      public infrastructures, places, livability, and transit systems. A
      fiscally sponsored project of San Francisco
      Planning and Urban Research (SPUR), SubART is a dynamic start‐up
      organization that operates as a
      catalyst, coordinating a broad foundation of public, private, and
      institutional support for the integration
      of the arts into the most publicly utilized spaces in the City: the
      existing underground corridors of our
      mass transit system.
      SubART is proposing to develop a system‐wide framework that will help
      guide the community process
      and art in each of the 49 BART and MUNI metro stations in the Bay
      Area. While BART and MUNI are the
      physical connectors in the Bay Area, SubArt seeks to develop the
      cultural and historical connectors, the
      story that connects the entire region. Once the larger vision is
      developed, a process can be outlined in
      which each community can develop their story, which will be portrayed
      in the development and
      curation of art at individual station.

      Position Overview
      This position works directly with the Executive Director and senior
      leadership team across functional
      areas including: local and international research, as well as the
      development of an MFA student
      engagement program. It also offers a unique opportunity to influence
      the development of a major
      Bay Area land use and artistic endeavor because it comes at the
      beginning of an 18‐month planning
      and public involvement period which will culminate in the art event,
      “Envisioning Transit,”
      comprised of a series of public art exhibitions, lectures, focus
      groups, and community workshops
      designed to engage and excite the public in an arts‐in‐transit
      strategy for the Bay Area.

      The daily functional tasks include:
      • Researching best practices in which art is placed in public metro
      stations throughout the
      world.
      • Supporting the development of a MFA student engagement program whose
      work will be
      integral to the “Envisioning Transit” launch
      • Research Bay Area cultural and historical data that will heavily
      influence and build on the
      work that will be done in subsequent workshops and focus groups to
      determine the larger
      vision for the Bay Area system, and
      • Participation in the development of a comprehensive guiding
      framework for the Bay Area’s
      49 BART and MUNI metro stations, and a publicly based curation process
      and best practices
      guidelines to be replicated system‐wide
      The research intern will have the option to work out of SPUR’s offices
      in downtown San Francisco
      and will have access to SPUR’s library, resources and weekly lectures
      and events.

      Qualifications:
      • Excellent communication, research and writing skills
      • Interested in land use, urban design, public policy and public art
      • Ability to take initiative and work independently and unsupervised
      • Responsible, reliable, well organized and able to multitask efficiently
      • Experienced using Microsoft Office, Internet, social media and other
      applications
      • Proficiency in imaging programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe
      Illustrator a plus, but not a
      requirement

      How to Apply:
      To apply for this internship, submit a cover letter explaining your
      specific interest in this position and
      working with SubART and a resume that details your experience. Please
      include your preferred start and
      end dates and hours of availability in the cover letter. Please e‐mail
      your materials to Rachel at
      Rachel@.... More information about SubART can be found at
      www.SubArtSF.org

      This is an unpaid internship. We provide equal opportunity for all applicants.
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