Vastari Collections Research Internship

Vastari Collections Research Internship

About Vastari Collections

Vastari Collections is the world's leading expert in placing privately owned works to temporary museum exhibitions worldwide. Having placed hundreds of works in top museums globally, Vastari unlocks access to 4,500 top museum professionals on the lookout for works to include in their forthcoming temporary and touring exhibitions. The company prides itself on offering high security, protecting anonymity and offering non-partisan advice to share world culture.

Vastari Collections is looking for a research intern who is enthusiastic about international work, corporate and private collections, museum loans and exhibition placements.

The successful candidate will have the chance to represent Vastari at Europe's most prestigious art fair, TEFAF, Maastricht (expenses will be covered by Vastari).

The role

The intern will support the Collections Specialist by researching art collections, managing client accounts, inputting data, contacting museums and art foundations and finding opportunities for object placements.
You will provide support to our sales and marketing activities and this will range from consolidating information about our international activities to desk research.
Please note that you will primarily work with art museums, and private and corporate collections.

A background in art or museums is not required for the position but strongly recommended.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Researching collections, matching art works with possible hosting venues

  • Updating our in-house database, managing client accounts

  • Outreach to museums that can be hosting venues for specific art works and collections

  • Match collections with upcoming exhibitions. Contacting curators and museum professionals, regarding their upcoming exhibition plans

  • Research potential art fair partners

  • Providing marketing support for trade fairs and conferences

  • Any other reasonable duties as part of the day to day operations of Vastari Collections.

Training

Throughout the internship you will gain:

  • Matchmaking training
  • Software and CRM management training
  • Email and outreach training
  • Sales training

Outcomes

At the end of the internship it is expected that the intern have an understanding of how the private and public sectors connect, regarding art work lending and placement. Further learning will include knowing how collections are managed and promoted; and how collections and museums work with each other on cultural and commercial levels

Interested candidates please email CV & Cover letter to Balint Ferenczy at balint@vastari.com. Please indicate if you are interested in working full time or part time. Please note that this is an unpaid position but will have access to museum exhibitions for free for the duration of the internship.
Phone and Skype interviews will be held with shortlisted candidates, and hours and start date to be agreed upon with successful applicants.