UNPAID INTERNS - Arts for Transit - Media
MTA Headquarters - Manhattan, NY

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Job Information

DEPT/DIV: Arts for Transit
SUPERVISOR: Manager - Arts for Transit
HOURS OF WORK: Varies - Contingent Upon Student Schedule



The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is North America's largest transportation network, which moves approximately 2.4 billion New Yorkers a year on its subways, buses, railroads, bridges and tunnels. MTA Headquarters (MTAHQ) is a public benefit corporation chartered to provide general oversight, planning and administration to its seven operating agencies which are: MTA New York City Transit, MTA Long Island Rail Road, MTA Metro-North Railroad, MTA Bridges and Tunnels, MTA Capital Construction Company, and MTA Bus Company.
In conjunction with a massive rehabilitation program launched in the 1980's, MTA Arts for Transit was created to oversee the selection of artists and installation of permanent artworks in MTA subway and commuter rail stations. The program is intended to enhance the transit environment and promote the use of mass transit. Arts for Transit's diverse and beautiful collection of commissioned public artwork includes more than 225 site-specific artworks and 70 projects in progress. The program also encompasses Music Under New York (MUNY), the Poster Program, the Lightbox Project, a series of photography exhibits and Poetry in Motion. More information can be found at www.mta.info/art.


The AFT Media Intern will learn about the public art process and further develop research and digital media skills. Responsibilities may include, but not be limited to, assisting staff with the following:

AFT Digital Photograph Collection
Participate in the construction and maintenance of AFTs digital photographs collection to ensure all photographs are color-corrected and publication ready
AFT Permanent Collection Database
Assist AFT manager to fact-check and maintain Collection Database using Filemaker Pro
Podcasts for AFT Website/Social Media
Participate in the research and production of podcasts to be published on AFT Website and the Social Media


o Excellent research, data collection and report writing capabilities
o Strong interpersonal communications skills, both oral and written
o Proven ability to prioritize and work on multiple assignments simultaneously
o PC and Mac proficiency
o Strong working knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator; basic knowledge of Filemaker Pro
o Student must be work study or college credit eligible, min. of 15 hours per week is required

Education and Experience

Majors in art history, arts administration, communications or graphic design preferred.
Graduate studies, a plus

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