Art and Design
7 Jun, 2021 to 19 Sep, 2021
6 May, 2021

General information

2 months

Villa Arson is a public institution of the French ministry of Culture located in Nice, France on an exceptional site overlooking the Bay of Angels. 

Entirely dedicated to contemporary art creation, it brings together several functions: teaching, research, artistic experimentation and production, dissemination and publication. Its architectural ensemble includes an 18th century Italian-style villa set in modern constructions built in the 1960s by French architect Michel Marot that have been labeled « Remarkable contemporary architecture».

The Villa Arson School of art, contemporary art center, artists’ residency and specialized library form a unique ecosystem dedicated to supporting young generations of artists towards professional practices, presenting original artistic visions and facilitating critical exchange.

Villa Arson is launching a call for applications for audience engagement internships for its contemporary art exhibitions taking place next summer.

Exhibitions program

Spread over 1200 square meters, the Villa Arson contemporary art center presents an international exhibition program arising in part from projects led with guest artists and curators who explore the most contemporary artistic practices and generate stimulating encounters. 

Three exhibitions will take place from June 12 to September 19, 2021:
Otobong Nkanga. Curator: Eric Mangion
Julie Béna. Curator: Marie de Brugerolle
Camille Lapouge. Curator: Eric Mangion

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Internship tasks

The intern will be asked to:

- welcome visitors and engage with audiences
- participate in all educational and cultural activities related to the exhibitions program
- conduct research on the artists and their work
- conceive and perform guided tours of the exhibitions

Skills development

The intern will have the opportunity to
- engage in conversations with audiences from various backgrounds
- create and adapt a discourse on the exhibitions
- articulate many reference fields
- conduct collaborative research in a multidisciplinary team
- innovate and develop new audience engagement proposals for the exhibitions.

Duration and schedule

8 weeks minimum, from June 7 to September 19, 2021 (subject to the reopening of the exhibitions to the public).
Schedule: 35 hours maximum per week for a full-time internship.

From June 7 to June 11: compulsory training week for all interns.
Introduction to Villa Arson’s history, architecture, gardens and activities - Meetings with artists and curators - Research in the multimedia library - Technical questions - Preparation of guided tours and workshops for kids.

Opening of the exibitions: June 12, 2021
Working hours: 5 to 6 afternoons per week from 2 to 6 pm (2 to 7 pm in July and August) every day except tuesday + training sessions and a few exceptional events (maximum 35h / week) for a full time internship.
3 afternoons per week for a part time internship + training sessions and a few exceptional events.


Free of charge, in a single room at Villa Arson.

Internship fee
According to French law, 3,90€/hour.


Please send a CV and cover letter in French or English to: [email protected] by May 6, 2021.

Thank you !

Financial compensation

Additional Information

Applications Please send a CV and cover letter in French or English to: [email protected] by May 6, 2021. Thank you !
English: Independent User B1
French: Independent User B2
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