Exhibition Research Assistant Part-Time Internship

Business Name: 
San Francisco Art Institute: Exhibitions
Type of Position: 
Part-Time Internship
Grade Level: 
All University students
San Francisco, California
Days/Hours per Week: 
Pay Range: 


Duration of Position: 

3 month

Position Description: 

The artist collective Postcommodity is seeking to acquire the services of a paralegal

or legal researcher to collect, organize and synthesize information relevant to the 20

pending lawsuits involving the Millennium Tower, 301 Mission St, San Francisco, CA


Position Responsibilities: 

The Millennium Tower is a 58-story, 645-foot-tall, and the tallest residential

building in San Francisco. In May 2016,residents were informed the main tower

was both sinking 17 inches and tilting 14 inches, resulting in several lawsuits

concerning repair costs and whether the tilt had been withheld from buyers.

The tower was developed by Mission Street Development LLC, an affiliate of

Millennium Partners, the project was designed by Handel Architects, engineered by

DeSimone Consulting Engineers and constructed by Webcor Builders. The primary

challenge: the resulting financial liability greatly exceeds value of the property.

Scope of Work

• Collect, organize and synthesize court documents pertaining to the roughly

20 pending lawsuits involving the Millennium Tower.

• Investigate and report on the insurance companies (and the financial

companies these insurance companies are purchasing their products from)

representing each of the parties involved with the lawsuit.

• Develop a financial liability matrix for all parties implicated in the lawsuits,

directly and indirectly.

• Track and report legal proceedings.


November - February: Research, analysis and reporting.

Ongoing: Tracking and reporting legal proceedings.

Required Qualifications: 

Research for the exhibition.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Research for the exhibition.

How to Apply: 

Please submit questions and proposals digitally to: ktrataris@sfai.edu

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled