Blue Oyster Art Project Space

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Introducing the Business:

Founded in 1999, the Blue Oyster Arts Trust is the governing body of the Blue Oyster Art Project Space, a not for profit art space located at 16 Dowling Street, Dunedin. All exhibitions and events are free to attend, the space offering an environment of criticality, support and learning. Blue Oyster Art Project Space exists to enable emerging and experimental artists, writers, curators and arts practitioners to work free from commercial restraints in an innovative and experimental environment. Since its establishment the Trust has aimed to broaden an interest and understanding of contemporary art by providing a diverse and energetic forum for critical dialogue around a yearly programme of exhibitions, projects, events and publications. We are supported by Creative New Zealand and the Dunedin City Council, along with a range of other sponsors, funders, patrons and supporters in and around the Dunedin community.

What the Business needs:

Two Archive Assistants Required

Blue Oyster is in the process of building a new website to host our extensive archive of exhibition photos, writing, and artist projects from the past 21 years. The Online Archive Assistant will work with the Director and Digital Project Coordinator to migrate our online archive from the old website to the new one and upload recently digitised archival material. This role focuses on Blue Oyster’s online presence and the successful intern will have the opportunity to familiarize themself with our archive of exciting experimental art projects and experience a range of day-to-day gallery activities.