Gallery Assistant Internship – Summer 2016
The Cambridge Art Association (CAA) is seeking an Gallery Assistant intern to work with our Assistant Director, and assist with the organization and implementation of our robust exhibition schedule. The Cambridge Art Association presents 20+ gallery exhibitions, and an additional 20 exhibits in non-traditional galleries each year. These include juried, non-juried, curatorial, and pop-up exhibits. In addition to our exhibits, the CAA hosts regular professional development and networking events for both our 500+ Artist Members and the general public.
The Gallery Assistant will work directly with the Assistant Director in requesting materials and securing contracts from exhibiting artists; creating labels and additional information for exhibits; and creating exhibition catalogs. The Summer Gallery Assistant will also serve as the main point of contact for our summer exhibits, Flora/Fauna.
This internship is an excellent opportunity for an undergrad or graduate student interested in gaining hands on experience in a non-profit gallery environment.
The ideal candidate will have background in the visual arts or art history, and should be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program; strong communications skills – both written and verbal; and an interest in exhibition coordination and development. The candidate should be an enthusiastic self-starter who enjoys working with the general public. The candidate must also be comfortable working independently, and able to lift and move heavy objects. Some art installation and transport experience is desired; however, we are willing to train the right candidate.
The candidate must have daytime and evening availability. (10-20 hours a week, available for school credit). We ask for a miniumim 3-month commitment – with 6 months preferred.
Please send a cover letter, resume to Cory Shea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No phone calls please.
April 23, 2016