Opportunity for artistic student

The National Gallery is again looking for applicants for the annual Deutsche Bank National Gallery Internship. This intensive internship, which was established five years ago, provides the opportunity for a local graduate to learn about the operation of the art museum and to gain professional work experience.

The Internship will cover many aspects of gallery and museum work including curatorial education, collections management, exhibition design, development, public relations, membership, volunteer services and administration.

Lasting for approximately ten months, the Internship can, depending on the recipient’s preference, be undertaken on a full or part-time basis with flexible working hours. It has a remuneration package including benefits such as paid vacation, an entitlement to a pension, medical insurance and paid sick leave. Full details of the package can be obtained by contacting the National Gallery.

The Internship is open to Caymanian applicants who will have completed high school by the beginning of the Internship. Applicants should accompany their application form with a personal statement, not exceeding 500 words, indicating how this Internship fits in with their career preparation, experience, and goals; a Curriculum Vitae; and two letters of recommendation, one from a senior staff member from their high school.

Ideal candidates for this Internship are people interested in work experience before heading off to University, who hold passes in art or art history as well as other humanities subjects that may be useful to the National Gallery. They might also possess a range of business, communication and computer literacy skills.

David Dyer, Director for Deutsche Bank (Cayman) Limited, said: ‘Deutsche Bank is an ardent supporter of young contemporary artists in Cayman. I am delighted that, in our 25th anniversary of being in Cayman, we are able to continue our partnership with the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands and offer a local graduate the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a field they feel passionately about.’

The deadline for applications is Friday May 30th 2008, with commencement between June and September 2008, depending on the recipient’s commitments.

Former Deutsche Bank National Gallery Interns include Josephine Shibli, who is now studying law; Jaime Doak, now studying for a degree in graphic design in Los Angeles; Ariana Eden, who studied during her Internship year and is continuing her studies at UCCI; Anne-Marie Gray, the current year’s Intern will be starting Academy of Art University in San Francisco in the coming school year; and emerging fashion designer Letitia Davis-Eden, who remained with the National Galley as an Administrative Assistant after her Internship and furthered her education in Make-Up Artistry.

All applications and accompanying materials should be sent to the Director, Re: Deutsche Bank’s National Gallery Internship Programme, National Gallery, P. O. Box 10197, Grand Cayman KY1-1002.