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Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) seeks an organized person with a strong attention to detail and an interest in contemporary art to assist with artwork registration this summering preparation for its fall arts benefit. The event, which has been held annually for nearly two decades, is generously sponsored by Hickok Cole Architects and held in their spacious four-story office in Georgetown. Typically, the one-night event attracts 800-1,000 guests, who come to view and purchase 200 artworks by 100 artists. Proceeds from the sale of the artworks are split 50-50 between the artists and WPA. 


Responsibilities & Schedule

The position involves preparing images and accompanying cataloguing data for curator presentations, advance event promotion, and onsite education. Intern will work with information for approximately 300-400 artworks. Image preparation will consist of reviewing resolution, dimensions, and color/brightness, and cropping to the edge of artwork as necessary. Intern will copy and paste cataloguing data into presentations, and will double check dimension orientation against the image. The intern works closely with and reports to the Program Assistant. The position is two days per week, 12—7. Days are negotiable. 



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (in-process is ok) in relevant area (art history, studio art, library sciences, etc.)
  • Fluency with Photoshop, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Excel, and Word
  • Sharp attention to detail
  • Ability to self-manage and work independently


To Apply

Send an email with “Registration Internship” in the subject line with your cover letter and résumé attached as a single PDF to No phone calls please. Due to the small size of WPA’s staff, only those applicants invited to interview will be contacted.