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28th May
to 7th July
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Bunker Talks internship: Helping to curate the work of artists and researchers

28th May to 7th July
Curate, edit, caption & promote an ongoing archive of talks to contribute to research-informed curriculum work.

Host Researcher: Dr Michael Pinchbeck

Hosted by the Department of Art & Performance at Manchester School of Art, Bunker Talks invite artists and researchers to talk about who they are and what they do. A space for critical encounters, presentations, provocation and dialogue, Bunker Talks are linked by a line of enquiry into geo-political, ecological or economic concerns. In the COVID-19 crisis, they moved online to explore how artists, writers, curators and researchers continue to make and share their work.

In 2022, Bunker Talks moved back onto campus with a new home, the upstairs room at the Salutation pub in the shadow of SODA. This new programme of talks is live and recorded for release online to continue the ongoing archive with the aim of monthly live talks at the Salutation (Bunker Talks Live) and weekly online talks (Bunker Talks Online) throughout the academic year. To support this ambitious new programme, Bunker Talks need to recruit 1-2 Rise research interns to contribute to research impact and research network building for the past and future of the series. Working closely with the curator, the intern(s) will support key parts of the Bunker Talks research infrastructure that have previously been staff-led and augment the existing offer.

Recommending future speakers and supporting talks, interns will suggest talks for viewing for particular units of study in the School of Art. Interns will update Bunker Talks social media with links to forthcoming talks & information about invited artists.

In A Nutshell...

  • Collaborate... with staff and students and external artists/industry
  • Curate... new series of artist talks and co-host them, both live and online, IRL and virtually
  • Create... an exciting and dynamic interdisciplinary archive of talks for students and staff
  • Learn... new skills such as video editing software and closed caption editing on MMUtube
  • Design... identity & layout for Bunker Talks e.g. logo, posters, projection & video title cards
  • Promote... artist talks with social media posts, connecting industry and engaging audiences
  • Earn up to 300 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • call_split 28/05/23 to 07/07/23