05-08 September 2024
05-08 Sept 2024

Sydney Contemporary Internship Application

Thank you for your interest in interning at Sydney Contemporary, Australasia’s premier Art Fair.

The five-day event from the 4 – 8 September 2024 (4 September, Invitation-only Collector Preview), is the annual pre-eminent meeting place for the Australian art world. Featuring a varied program of activities that platforms the highest quality contemporary art, emergent practices, and topical issues, the Fair attracts a vast array of art collectors, art lovers and institutional professionals.

The Sydney Contemporary internship offers students, with a range of skills and interests, the opportunity to experience, learn from, and assist with the Marketing, VIP, and Operations activities in the lead up to and during the Fair.

For more information on Sydney Contemporary, please see our website: https://sydneycontemporary.com.au/.

For any questions, please contact India Ford, Fair Manager, india@artfairsaustralia.com.au



  • The opportunity to work and network with art industry professionals
  • Experience in assisting the coordination of a large-scale event
  • Exposure to working artists and their practice
  • Direct guidance from the Sydney Contemporary team in areas of Marketing, Partnerships, Operations and Customer Service.
  • Involvement in one of the most exciting events on the Australian Visual Arts Calendar
  • Intensive exposure to the very best in the Australian commercial and visual artworld

Essential Prerequisites


  • 2 days a week leading up to the Fair (early-July to mid-September). Days can be flexible.
  • Every day the week of the Fair, 3 – 8 September 2024 (essential)


  • Study in any of the following: Arts, Event Management, Marketing, PR, or any related fields
  • High level of communication skills, spoken and written English
  • Competent computer skills with preferred knowledge in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop, Illustrator, and WordPress
  • Good knowledge of social media
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Keen interest in and/or knowledge of contemporary art
  • You must be a student and over 18 years old to apply

Role Summary

Tasks may include, but not limited to:

  • Social Media Support: Receiving briefs from Marketing to create content for Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and Facebook
  • Assisting the Marketing Team with generating weekly Visitor and VIP newsletters, uploading content to Fair’s website, and maintaining digital content.
  • Everyday operations, supporting staff across a variety of tasks, gallery and VIP liaison, website maintenance, industry research (marketing), distribution of marketing collateral and complimentary tickets for sponsors and partners.
  • General admin support including, staff support, answering phone calls and emails.
  • Onsite Ticket Office: Assisting with front of house duties, such as greeting patrons, answering guest queries, scanning, and registering guests at the door
  • Onsite Assistance: To staff, galleries, and Box Office during bump-in and across the Fair
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