Internship Opportunity: Archives Internship, The Estate of Friedel Dzubas, NYC

Description & Responsibilities:

In a prolific career that spanned nearly five decades, German-American artist Friedel Dzubas (1915-1994) created paintings that varied from Abstract Expressionist gestures in the 1950s to monumental, color field abstraction in the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s. The Friedel Dzubas Estate Archives is seeking a summer intern to assist with administrative duties, research, and basic archival processing tasks related to the publication of the first monograph on the artist as well as preparatory work for the projected catalogue raisonné.


  • Assist in completing an extensive inventory of the artist’s paintings, works on paper, and sculptures using the database Collector Systems
  • Request high-resolution images for the upcoming monograph and catalogue raisonné from museums, galleries, art advisories, auction houses, and private collectors
  • Use the estate’s archive and internal database to complete external research requests
  • Conduct research about the artist’s career at various archives and libraries across the city


We are seeking someone with a professional demeanor and exceptional administrative and communication skills. Candidates must be organized, flexible, and punctual, as well as have the ability to work independently in order to complete projects in a timely manner. Ideally, they should have an interest in modern and contemporary art and arts administration. Additionally, applicants must be currently enrolled in a four-year degree program or have graduated from a program. Familiarity with collections management systems, including File Maker Pro, ArtSystems, PastPefect, or The Museum System is a plus.

Schedule & Compensation:

This position is part-time and flexible. Candidates must be available to work 10am to 5:30pm either Saturdays or Sundays. Ideally, candidates will also be available the following four Wednesdays this summer:

  • Wednesday, June 22
  • Wednesday, June 29
  • Wednesday, July 6
  • Wednesday, August 3

Although this is an unpaid position, the intern will receive a membership to the Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association.

Application Instructions / Contact Information:

After reviewing our website, please send your resume and cover letter (one page maximum) as separate attachments to Please use “Friedel Dzubas Internship” followed by your full name in the subject line.

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