To participate and support in Leonardo’s 50th Anniversary Convening 3-4 November 2018 in San Francisco and to assist with other 50th Anniversary global events.
About the Position
This position would involve event production and planning leading up to a two-day gathering in San Francisco that will involve cross-disciplinary research, art, science and practice. The position would involve the intern communicating directly with event support staff, location facilities, vendors, artists and other participants. This is an excellent position for someone who wants to build their network, interested in hospitality, art production and event planning.
The intern will also share and communicate via social media around other Leonardo 50th Anniversary events around the world. Leonardo is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with 20 global connecting the arts, sciences and technology. Most of the events are self-hosted and connect back to the Leonardo headquarters for outreach support. More at Leonardo.info/50th-anniversary
This internship can start as early as summer 2018 but needs to go through November 2018.
About the Event
Based on the SEAD study, Steps to an Ecology of Networked Knowledge and Innovation, (link is external) Leonardo/ISAST host a regional event for our 50th anniversaries that alchemizes all the action categories listed in the report. The event aims to create the following sentiments - igniting, experiential, crucial, embodied, challenging and fun. The event design will bring together attendees from disciplines and experiences. The outcome of the event will not only be to manifest the actions categories but to jointly create a potent statement of premise or manifesto.
Day 1 - Experiential
Lightening keynotes curated to inspire.
This day will encompass a set of transdisciplinary experiences ranging from small art/sci collaborations, institutions, academia and corporate innovation.
Day 2 - Vision Planning
This day participants will gather for a facilitated day-long future-casting workshop focused on the transdisciplinary movement as a whole and it's relationship to society. This may result in a manifesto or multiple manifestoes, new collaborations and a new vision for Leonardo.
SEAD Action Categories
Translating, Convening, Including, Documenting, Enabling, Embedding, Situating, Sense, Making, Learning, Collaborating, Thriving.
Detailed oriented, comfortable with logistic planning, outgoing personality, comfortable talking to strangers.
Start date open (immediate) - End mid-November 2018
15-20 hours per week
Bay Area local. Must be able to travel to San Francisco and Oakland.
Leonardo Managing Director.
About the Leonardo/ISAST Internship Program
Leonardo creates opportunities for the powerful exchange of ideas among practitioners in the arts, sciences
and technology. By enhancing communication among scientists, artists and engineers, Leonardo supports experimental projects and interacts with established institutions of art and science to transform their research and educational practices. From its beginnings, Leonardo has served as THE virtual community for networking, resource-sharing, disseminating best practices, supporting research and offering events in art/science/technology.
Leonardo approaches internships as more like apprenticeships. The Leonardo internship program aims to enrich the learning goals and networks of the intern. The program will provide mentorship, skill development, project portfolio and on-the-job training.
Other perks of the internship include a free subscription to ARTECA, Leonardo’s aggregator where you will have access to all Leonardo content as other valuable information about art, sciences and technology; Invitations to VIP Leonardo events; and a profile posting on our online Leonardo Electronic Directory.
Leonardo has a small but mighty team with a passionate volunteer force. Interns are included in staff meetings, outing
and brainstorming. We are a “no-drama” office, laid back and casual. We’re adaptable to your schedule and believe in working smart and keeping a healthy mindset. We are a dog-friendly office.
It’s easy to get to our office directly above the downtown Oakland BART line and near public parking. The area offers art galleries, great cafes, restaurants, shopping and nightlife. It’s a short walk away from Jack London Square and Lake Merritt.