Artistic Assistant to Basil Twist

Artistic Assistant to Basil Twist

CATEGORY: Internship

Tandem Otter Productions
New York, NY 10014


Basil Twist

Job Details


The Assistant provides support to Basil Twist on current artist projects as well as organizing and maintaining media archival collections of Twist's work and related puppetry/performance materials;  all video, book, press, production, paper and electronic archival assets and all other digital materials. Primary duties include managing the day-to-day organization of artistic materials from 1996 to present and administrative work such as correspondence, attending to archival and image requests, digitizing and processing all materials for upload to the digital asset management system, and cataloguing/documentation of same.

Skills and Abilities: Willingness to learn and troubleshoot.  Must be able to work collegially and independent of intensive supervision. Will be responsible for  Preparing correspondence, reports, some graphic materials

Work Environment: You would work at Basil Twists studio in Manhattan. It is an intimate working environment generally with 1-4 other staff, builders, interns on a daily basis but can swell to a larger amount during intense work times.  Ideal person must be able to multi- task and focus in a somewhat busy environment without getting distracted.

While performing the duties of this job, the assistant is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about their work area, run related errands to stores, other organizations, artists, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess.  Parts of the position require some physical labor (i.e. moving of materials, boxes, books). 

This is an internship opportunity with a travel stipend available.


November 18, 2019 -



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