Graphic Design Internship

Art and Design
2 Sep, 2019 to 2 Mar, 2020
31 Aug, 2019

General information

4 months

Hangar center of artistic research in Lisbon is looking for an intern to act as an artist assistant of international Portuguese artist Monica de Miranda. The volunteer assistant will play an important role in supporting the development of major visual art work supervised by the artist and by the center of artistic research. Hangar is keen to support the professional development of their volunteer artist assistant; placement with one of the artists of hangar and will provide unique opportunities to be involved with an international artists, supporting the development of major exhibitions in London, Lisbon, Madrid and Luanda, Angola. The placement will be set in between hangar headquarters and in the studio of Monica de Miranda.

Mónica is an artist and researcher. Born in Porto (Portugal) she has an Angolan backgound. Her work is based on themes of urban archaeology and personal geographies and works in an interdisciplinary way with drawing, installation, photography, film, video and sound, she explores the expanded forms and the frontiers between fiction and documentary.  She was nominated for Novo banco Photo prize and exhibited at Museu Berado ( Lisbon, 2016). Mónica was also nominated for Prix Piclet Photo Award (2016).

More information regarding the artist:


Specifically you will have an opportunity to:

  • Utilise your skills as well as learn and develop new skills.
  • Interact and network with a wide variety of people, galeries, techicians, museums, universities and designers
  • Learn about developing exhibitions from making till delivery stage working with others through the creative process of production while meeting the challenges of the professional that will teach the assistant the sucefull skills of the carrer develop investigative and analytical skills learn how to critically engage with the art world


Skills to have

  • Have good artistic and technical skills in the area of photography, video and sculpture and computer software related programs to the area concerned good drawing skills
  • Have effective communication and diplomacy skills Have excellent organisational skills Have good presentation skills
  • Be able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Be able to work under pressure and to respect deadlines
  • Have good IT skills
  • Understand relevant Health and Safety laws and procedures Be self-assured, without appearing over-confident
  • Be keen to help and learn from more experienced professionals
  • Be able to accept direction and constructive criticism
  • Be able to cope with stress, and a positive attitude
  • Be tactful, sensitive, patient, and able to put people at their ease
  • Have good creative problem solving skills and flexibility
  • Have a keen eye for detail to oversee continuity
  • Have an understanding of the research process and how to source information


Specific role responsibilities

These responsibilities may vary depending on the educational background and training of the volunteer but could include all or some of the following depending on skill-set:

  • To assist with and help with the making of the artist work, been overseen by the artist;
  • Communications and Marketing Manager, in particular, facebook;
  • To assist with and help maintain the artist web site both in terms of content generation and updating information;
  • To help in the making of the artist work;
  • To respond to requests for information from the artist galeries and maintain a record of all such calls;
  • Responsible planning, design and execution of portfolio;
  • Close cooperation and assistance with the artist;
  • Editing photos;
  • Technical assistance of art installations


We require assistants to be available for a minimum of 20 hours a week. The placement is for a period of 3 till 6 months and to start in September 2019.

Location: studio of Monica de Miranda

Rua Cruzado Osberno and Hangar center of artistic research , Lisbon

No financial compensation
Years of Experience required: 
English: Independent User B1
Level of Studies: 
video skills