The Lunder Institute is Hiring!

Attention current Colby College students—the Lunder Institute for American Art at the Colby College Museum of Art is seeking applicants for the following paid student internships:

Student Organizer for Senior Fellow Dread Scott

The Lunder Institute for American Art (LIAA) seeks one student to serve as intern to artist and Lunder Institute Senior Fellow Dread Scott for 8-12 hours per week. The intern will collaborate on a year-long research and practice project surrounding the topic of fugitivity as it relates to the artist’s ideas and the Arts and Humanities theme of Freedom and Captivity. Dread Scott, in his own words, “makes revolutionary art to propel history forward.” Through works ranging from performance, photography and screen printing, to installation and video, Scott asks viewers to look soberly at America’s past and at our present.

Candidates for the internship must be reliable, organized, and capable of working independently. Interns should have interest in learning community organizing and/or public programming; they are also expected to demonstrate interest in learning more about activism through art. Students will participate in one or two scheduled events related to Scott’s October 2021 visit to the Colby campus and assist with the promotion and production of this event; and check in with their LIAA supervisor on a weekly basis. Rising juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Khristina Kurasz, Lunder Institute manager of operations.

Documentation of “Money to Burn” a performance by Dread Scott. Scott burned money in front of the NY Stock Exchange, June 22, 2010