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.
Programming Intern: Fall 2017
Programming Internships at Gallery 263 combine a variety of creative and administrative tasks designed to give participants a hands-on experience at a small arts nonprofit.
With a full calendar of juried shows, curatorial proposal exhibitions, school showcases, a residency opportunity, special exhibitions, and our annual Artist Members’ exhibition, the art on our walls is constantly changing. Help inform artists of the opportunities we offer, and gain experience organizing and preparing gallery exhibitions. Assist with marketing, fundraising, and data collection tasks so that we can better understand and serve our patrons and visitors.
Intern must be available for a minimum of 7 hours of gallery sitting per week; The Gallery schedule is 12-7PM, any day Wednesday through Saturday. Flexibility to pitch in on more than one day a week is also very valuable. Gallery hours consist of welcoming visitors to our space and answering questions about our organization and exhibitions, while at the same time working on promotion, archival, research, design, organization, outreach and writing projects as needed and assigned by staff. Projects will also be taken home and worked on off-site.
The term of this internship is roughly September 2017-January 2018.
- Working with the Program Manager, exhibiting artists, and curators to design and plan exhibitions
- Assisting the Program Manager with exhibition layout and installation
- Facilitating the jurying process for group exhibitions
- Collaborating with the Program Manager to write press releases and promotional materials for exhibitions
- Publicizing events and calls for art via social media, online calendars, online opportunity listings, university messageboards, and e-mail
- Posting physical flyers around town
- Data entry to our donor database
- Assisting at receptions, fundraisers, artist talks/workshops, as well as other special events when available (may include photography/videography)
- Gallery sitting
It is desired that interns possess a reliable laptop that they are able to transport and work from both during gallery hours and at home. Extra responsibilities can develop based on the interests of the Intern, and could include grant-writing, fundraising, event photography, and community programming development.
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 email@example.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.
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