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Intern

Gallery 263 calls for interns each semester, who assist the Gallery 263 staff with all aspects of our programming, and become an integral part of our team. Gain experience in everything from exhibition organization and installation, special events planning, data organization, managing music shows, taking and editing photographs, promoting our calls for art and events, and using social media for the gallery.  An internship at Gallery 263 is a hands-on, close mentoring experience, providing diverse learning possibilities.

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Digital Outreach and Blogging Intern

Gallery 263 provides a contemporary voice for the arts in Cambridge and regional communities. Our goal is to empower artists through diverse programming, and to offer culture to the public through exhibitions, music and performance events, workshops, yoga, and more.

We have been providing a free, safe space for dialogue and expression at 263 Pearl Street since 2010. Our newest frontier is digital. With a brand-new, responsive website as of Spring 2014 with a built-in events calendar, as well as 1800 newsletter subscribers, 1050 instagram followers, and almost 2200 facebook page likes to date, Gallery 263 is representing our organization’s progress, and the work of our artists, online — and we’re getting great feedback from our digital community. We want to maximize on the online momentum: to continue to increase accessibility of our art and music shows, and to incorporate the public’s voices in a more formal way.

As our Digital Outreach and Blogging Intern, your job would be to help kick-start our blog. You would use the content of our gallery exhibitions and events to write articles and generate media. You must be an active lover of the arts. Going out to the events and happenings at other cultural organizations in Cambridge and greater Boston will be a large part of this internship; participating and observing, and then reviewing with your thoughts, feelings and reactions. We believe that Gallery 263 can provide an extended platform for conversation, learning and exchange, outside of our walls, at our blog – but only with your help.

This internship would be 5-10 hours weekly. Approximately half of this time would be conducted at Gallery 263 with a supervisor, and would include reviewing, editing, and formatting posts, while the other half of your time would be spent at our own events or “in the field”, collecting research and photography/video, and writing off-site. Blog topics and projects will be discussed and affirmed by a supervisor. Our gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12-7pm, with music, art and performance events planned throughout the weekend. Your time physically at the gallery would be coordinated during those times that we are open. The term of this internship is roughly February – June, 2017.

Gallery 263 seeks individuals who are interested in writing about art/events and becoming involved in local culture. Open to undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of Art Education, Arts Administration, Studio Art, Art History, Music, and other related subjects. Recent graduates and other qualified applicants with experience in the arts or in non-profit work will also be considered. Interns should be self-motivated and self-starters, responsible, flexible, and professional, who have a passion for the arts and interest in helping with a wide variety of projects at a growing organization.

Community Outreach and Workshop Intern

Gallery 263 provides a contemporary voice for the arts in Cambridge and regional communities. Our goal is to empower artists through diverse programming, and to offer culture to the public through exhibitions, music and performance events, workshops, yoga, and more.

This year, Gallery 263 has the honor of being included in the Cambridge Connects project helmed by the Cambridge Community Foundation. With grant support awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts, this project seeks to use the arts as a means by which the people of Cambridge can discuss current issues and envision the future of our city.

In the spirit of this project, Gallery 263 is selecting shows for our 2016/2017 calendar with an eye towards addressing issues relevant to our city and our world, and hosting corresponding workshops and events designed to engage Cambridge residents with the content of our shows, spark conversation, share resources, and provide a gathering place for our community.

As Community Outreach and Workshop Intern, you would work with Gallery 263’s Managing Director to schedule, plan, execute, and document these events. This internship experience would require approximately 3-5 hours per week. While specific responsibilities may vary depending on a candidate’s skills and interests, this time would likely be divided between:

  • Meeting with the Managing Director at Gallery 263’s location in Cambridge to discuss ideas and plan events
  • Researching and coordinating with off-site locations for community workshops
  • Attending events and helping to document them using photography, video, and/or audio recording
  • Helping to edit and compile documentation to present on our website (WordPress platform)

For experienced and motivated candidates, this position may also include an opportunity to facilitate or lead a workshop of your design.

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience or interest in planning events, teaching,  community organizing, working with youth, or nonprofit outreach.  A background in the arts is desired; appreciation for the arts and a belief that the arts can be tools for effective social commentary and social change is essential.  

Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to capture photography or video
  • Experience or ability to learn WordPress, fluency in social media platforms
  • Ability to work independently and display good judgment
  • Creativity, friendliness, a sense of humor, and a positive attitude
  • A flexible schedule, including some evening and weekend availability

Qualifications:

  • A flexible schedule, including some evening and weekend availability
  • Ability to document events using photography, video, or audio recording
  • Friendliness, a sense of humor, and ability to connect with people of diverse backgrounds and ages
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience or ability to learn WordPress
  • Ability to work independently and display good judgment
  • Knowledge of Cambridge demographics and neighborhoods (or interest in learning!) a plus

While internships at Gallery 263 are unpaid, course credit is available for current students.

To apply for either opportunity, please send a one-page resumé and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position. Attach pdfs via e-mail to Alexandra Photopoulos: alexandra@gallery263.com.

Apply by: January 22nd, 11:59pm

Volunteer

Gallery 263 is seeking enthusiastic, creative and flexible volunteers!  There are many opportunities to get involved, and volunteer positions may be developed to suit individual skills and interests.  Whether you would like to manage one night of music per month or gallery sit once a week, help with organizational projects or contribute a professional skill, we welcome volunteer applications year round.

To inquire about volunteering, please send an e-mail to our Managing Director, Alexandra Photopoulos, at alexandra@gallery263.com.  Include a one-page resume as well as a brief cover letter describing your interest in volunteering at Gallery 263. Ideal volunteer candidates will be self-motivated, attentive to detail, good collaborators, effective communicators, possess a professional attitude, and have an interest in nonprofit art organizations. Please note that volunteer positions and internships are unpaid.