Culture/Math is seeking Research Interns to help expand The Visualist archive (

Submitted by duguid on Wed, 05/09/2018 - 5:33am

Culture/Math is seeking Research Interns to help expand The Visualist archive (

We are looking for interns interested in helping make The Visualist a much more dynamic resource for the cultural community. At its heart the Visualist is a cursory archive of actions and engagements throughout Chicagoland. This archive gets added to on a weekly basis through the goings on and events in the city.  We now need help us expand this archive back to the Brunswick Building fire of 1989 as well as assistance keeping up with the week-to-week calendar listings. This task will include inputting events, liaising with organizations and makers to gather information on upcoming and past happenings, maintains social media and help to to expand The Visualist’s reach. This task will include spending time in libraries, galleries and archive to help create an accurate picture of the exhibitions, events, and performances that have taken place in Chicago over the last 3 decades.

Internship Duties

  • Assist with locating exhibition, event, and performance information and ephemera

  • Goes to archive and libraries to gather exhibition, event, and performance information

  • Inputs and organizes information to be loaded into The Visualist

  • Scans and logs photos, video and media for the website

  • Identifies new collections, archives and people that can help add content

  • Contacts galleries, artists, and organizers for exhibition, event, and performance information

Skills & Qualifications: 

Internship Qualifications

  • Has a strong interest in contemporary art and the history of Chicago’s independent spaces

  • Has research experience in looking through microfilm, websites, and archives

  • Is comfortable entering information into databases

  • Is a strong reader, writer, and editor

  • Has outstanding communication skills

  • Is available a minimum of 10 hours per week

  • Is currently a college junior, senior or recent graduate

To Apply: 

To apply please send a cover letter and a resume to



About Culture/Math

Culture/Math is a loosely assembled group that recognizes that the important work of creating a deep and rich cultural community requires tools. Culture/Math assumed responsibility for The Visualsit in May of 2016. The Visualist,, is more than just a list of dates and events on the internet. It's a really long list of dates and events for exhibitions, artist talks, receptions, festivals, panels, performances, readings, fairs, workshops, and curated content all kinds. While creating a historical image of Chicago's cultural work, the Visualist is also being updated throughout the week to provide as complete and accurate a day-to-day accounting of these activities as is possible.

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