INTERN AT GALLERY 263

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.

Internship positions are open to undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of Art Education, Arts Administration, Studio Art, Art History, Music, and other related subjects. Recent graduates and other qualified applicants with experience in the arts or in non-profit work will also be considered. We are seeking interns who are self-motivated and self-starters, responsible, flexible, and professional, who have a passion for the arts and interest in helping with a wide variety of projects at a growing organization.

Typically, interns are expected to commit to 8-15 hours per week for 10-20 weeks; other arrangements may be possible to fulfill required credit hours or accommodate different schedules.

While internships at Gallery 263 are unpaid, course credit is available for current students.

Exhibitions Intern: Fall 2019

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.

Our Internship is designed to be flexible: it can range from 7-12 hours per week depending on the candidate’s needs, and include a combination of onsite and remote work. The Gallery schedule is 1-7PM, Wednesday through Saturday. Our Programming Intern must be available for a minimum of 3 hours of onsite gallery sitting per week within these hours; Availability 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-December 2019, but may begin or end earlier depending on applicants’ needs

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Exhibitions Manager with exhibition layout and installation
  • 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

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Knowledge of (or willingness to learn) Google products (Gmail, Drive, etc)
  • Experience with graphic design programs (Photoshop, InDesign) is desirable
  • Interest in basic web design (WordPress) and fluency in various social media platforms
  • Ability to work independently and display good judgment
  • Creativity, friendliness, a sense of humor, and a positive attitude
  • A flexible schedule, including some evening and weekend availability

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.

Music and Events Intern: Fall 2019

In addition to its life as an intimate art gallery , Gallery 263 is also a listening room that is proud to feature regional and touring acoustic acts of all genres. We host anywhere from 2-7 concerts per month. These shows typically take place on Thursday-Saturday between 7:30 and 10:30PM, with occasionally Sunday matinee or early evening shows. Applicants MUST be able to commit to running at least three shows monthly. Running shows at Gallery 263 is a terrific way to see some great music and meet some talented local artists!

In addition, our calendar is full of special events, including gallery fundraisers, artist receptions, film festivals, storytelling, stand-up comedy and open mic sessions. The Music and Special Events Intern will help to bring in new visitors and keep these programs running smoothly. 

Hours for this internship position are flexible, and can range between 5 and 10 hours per week. The term of this internship is roughly September-Decemeber 2019, but may begin or end earlier depending on applicants’ needs

Responsibilities:

  • Running music shows (greeting musicians, preparing the gallery, collecting admission donations, closing down the gallery at the end of the evening)
  • Assisting as available at special events
  • Working with our Music Manager to gather information about our musicians to add to social media content and posts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)
  • Publicizing events via social media and online listings calendars in coordination with our Communications Manager
  • Posting physical flyers around town to promote events

Qualifications:

  • A confident and mature demeanor with strong visitor/patron services skills
  • Comfort handling cash
  • Interest in basic web design (WordPress) and competency with social media
  • Ability to work independently and display good judgment
  • Creativity, friendliness, a sense of humor, and a positive attitude
  • A flexible schedule, including some evening and weekend availability
  • Interest in and knowledge of the local music scene strongly desired!

Extra responsibilities can develop based on the interests of the Intern, and could include putting together a music bill or festival, fundraising support, event photography, and grant writing.

To apply please send a one-page resumé and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position to Alexandra Photopoulos: alexandra@gallery263.com

VOLUNTEER AT GALLERY 263

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 alexandra@gallery263.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.