Spring Internships

Printed Matter seeks curious and enthusiastic applicants to its Spring Internship Program! We are currently accepting applications for both our General and Fairs & Editions Internships.

Founded in 1976, Printed Matter is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination, understanding and appreciation of artists’ books and related publications. The Printed Matter internship program offers the opportunity to gain familiarity with the vibrant field of artists’ publications as well as develop hands-on experience in a dynamic and vital non-profit arts organization.

Fairs & Editions Intern:
The Fairs & Editions Intern will assist with a wide range of tasks having to do with the planning and production of upcoming Printed Matter’s Art Book Fairs, as well as participate in the coordination of artist editions. The Internship offers an opportunity for experience in fast-paced event production and non-profit management.

The Fairs & Editions intern should have strong writing, copy-editing, and communication skills. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign/Photoshop/Illustrator), Google Sheets, and the art world is a plus. The Fairs & Editions intern should be personable and outgoing, and excited about being a part of this key area of Printed Matter’s operations.

General Intern:
The General Intern will assist with the daily and ongoing operations of Printed Matter, including programming activities, in-store events, and all aspects of maintaining a busy bookshop. This includes assistance with processing submissions, supporting social media, exhibition preparation and installation, shelving books and organizing stock, and other tasks. There are also opportunities for writing, research, administrative assistance, and other longer-term projects.

General Interns should demonstrate a passion for artists’ books, arts publishing, and contemporary art, as well as Printed Matter’s mission. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite or inventory management software is a plus.

Program Term:
January 22 - May 3, 2024

Interns are compensated at a rate of $15/hr, paid twice monthly. Interns are expected to commit 2 days a week (Mon-Fri), 7 hours per day to the internship. School credit can also be arranged. International applicants will be considered but must make their own visa arrangements and be authorized to work in the United States. Please note this is an in-person position based at Printed Matter’s Chelsea offices.

To Apply:
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter detailing your experience and interest to jobs@printedmatter.org by November 30, 2023. If you wish to be considered for both the General Internship and Fairs & Editions Internships, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Development Coordinator

Printed Matter, a non-profit organization dedicated to the distribution, understanding, and appreciation of artists’ books and related publications, seeks a Development Coordinator. With a Chelsea storefront and East Village satellite location, Printed Matter is committed to bringing “artwork in book form” to the broadest public possible and strengthening the possibilities of the medium. Beyond our distribution services, we offer many programs to artists and the public, including a publishing program, artists’ book-focused exhibitions, one of the world’s most extensive online bibliographic catalogs of artists’ books, a full calendar of book related events, as well as Printed Matter’s annual NY and LA Art Book Fairs.

Printed Matter’s Development Coordinator will work to support a range of initiatives connected to the organization’s fundraising efforts, lending administrative support across the calendar year in all categories of contributed income, including individual and corporate giving, foundation and government grants, and special events.

Responsibilities include:
● Organizing and managing donor files, generating donor acknowledgements, and assisting in fulfilling grant reporting requirements
● Supporting various fundraising initiatives for Printed Matter’s programming, including exhibitions, publications, and the NY and LA Art Book Fairs
● Supporting the implementation of a new donor database organizing all past, current, and prospective donors
● Assist in creating and maintaining a donor communication calendar for various donor groups, including Members and our NY and LA Art Book Fair Committees
● Researching and identifying government, corporate, and foundation funding sources, as well as assisting in writing and preparing grant proposals
● Supporting all aspects of the annual benefit dinner and art auction, from general administration to donor communications and design
● Staffing fundraising and cultivation events (approx. 2-4 per year)

● Minimum of three years of professional experience, preferably in fundraising in the arts and culture sector
● A passion for Printed Matter’s mission, and a working knowledge of contemporary art and the field of artists’ publishing
● Strong organizational and data skills, experience with donor management systems a plus
● Strong interpersonal skills, as well as written communication skills
● Ability to work both collaboratively and independently as circumstances require

Salary Range: $53,500–$55,500.

This is a full-time union position. Benefits include 11 paid holidays (plus the week between Christmas Day and New Years’ Day), paid time off, and an employer-paid health plan. The Development Coordinator’s work week is Monday through Friday from Printed Matter’s Chelsea offices, with the possibility of a hybrid schedule. The ability to work occasional evenings and weekends is required. This position reports to Printed Matter’s Deputy Director / Director of Development (currently Interim Executive Director).

We highly encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Printed Matter cultivates a diverse workplace and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants, and does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any type with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, partnership status, disability, genetic information, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses, unemployment status, or any other legally prohibited basis in accordance with federal, state and city laws.

To apply, please send a cover letter detailing your experience and interest in the position, along with your resume and a one-page writing sample, to jobs@printedmatter.org. Please include Development Coordinator in the subject line and combine both documents into a single PDF file.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until November 27, 2023.