Jobs and Internships
SPACE Gallery’s intern program is designed to be hands-on and flexible. We seek applicants who are eager to become immersed in a dynamic non-profit alternative arts venue and individuals who are considering a career in the visual and performing arts.
Our communal, cooperative work environment ensures that creative input and expression are encouraged and necessary. Every level of operations at SPACE involves volunteers, and we expect that interns will identify interest areas for building experience and developing skills. Join our staff of creative, passionate individuals who believe in innovation and action and will help you gain a behind-the-scenes working knowledge of contemporary visual and performing arts administration.
Scheduling of work time can flexible to fit each intern’s needs. Generally, our administrative staff keeps office hours Wednesday through Friday 10–6pm. A commitment of 8-15 hours / week for at least 12 weeks is preferred. All internships are unpaid and arrangements for school credit are encouraged if applicable.
ARTS ADMINISTRATION INTERN
The Arts Administration position offers opportunities to learn all aspects of nonprofit arts management: gallery administration, art handling and installation, fundraising, event coordination and public relations. Responsibilities range from answering phones and greeting visitors to researching and compiling press materials for events and exhibitions to working closely with artists to install their work. This position will best suit an individual who is eager, flexible and able to shift gears from painting gallery walls to archiving to gallery sitting and everything in between. Be prepared for something different every day.
The Media intern will work closely with the Events Programmer on all aspects of events including researching artist information for press releases and web listings, updating ticket listings, arranging outreach and publicity, archiving, and setting up for events. This position is perfect for someone who is enthusiastic about music and performing arts and wants to gain experience working in an alternative venue. This candidate will also work with the staff to maintain the gallery and will need to be flexible to help with the day-to-day operations of SPACE, which may include gallery installation and office duties. If you are passionate about music and art, this will be a great experience for you!
Helpful Skills: Familiarity with Macintosh computers, experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite programs, good writing and editing.
Successful candidates will have some general knowledge of contemporary visual and/or performing arts, will be motivated to work in a busy but exciting environment, and will want to be part of a team contributing to a lively downtown arts environment.
Interested applicants should send a letter of inquiry, resume, and three references to: email@example.com
To get an idea of what an internship at SPACE is like, take a look at this blog post from former intern Lorenza Lattanzi.