The Make.Shift Gallery is looking for 2-3 gallery interns. As a Gallery Intern you would be responsible for coordinating, installing, and promoting visual art shows as a member of the Make.Shift Gallery Committee.
We are looking for motivated individuals engaged in the local arts community with a dedicated interest in promoting and working with emerging, innovative, and underrepresented artists. This is an unpaid gig (that is, unless your rich grandma wants to give us a million dollars tomorrow) with a required minimum of 8 hours per month.
Are you someone who loves art and wants to be a part of an exciting and empowering experience working with a group of other passionate folks? Then check out the job description below and email cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery Intern Job Description:
Must be engaged in and committed to cultivating Bellingham’s arts community
Must have a dedicated interest in supporting emerging, local, and underrepresented artists
Must have good communication skills and respond to emails promptly
Must be willing to contribute ideas and receive feedback regarding curation and selecting artists for exhibition
Must meet minimum requirement of 8 hours per month
Assists in hanging, installing, and providing curatorial input for monthly art shows (every Sunday immediately preceding First Friday Art Walk)
Assists in Art Walk preparation duties, such as placing art tags, installing show title vinyl, and other necessary upkeep (every Thursday evening before Art Walk)
Educates themselves on featured artists prior to Art Walk, in order to provide accurate information to gallery attendees
Assists in hosting Art Walk each month (cleaning & preparing the space, tracking attendance, greeting attendees, selling art, soliciting donations, and any other pertinent duties)
Actively participates in monthly gallery committee meetings (every Monday after Art Walk)
Participates in other committee gatherings for painting, gallery upkeep, jurying group exhibitions, receiving and accepting work from artists, community events, etc.
Assists with promotional duties, such as posting events to community calendars, designing logos and postcards for exhibitions and open calls, promoting events through social media, etc
Updates Squarespace website with information on upcoming shows, calls for art, and other announcements