Wanted: Gallery Interns

Artwork by Jess Bonin & Karie Jane

Artwork by Jess Bonin & Karie Jane

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: gallery@makeshiftproject.com


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