JOIN THE GALLERY 263 TEAM

Join Our Board of Directors

Description:

Gallery 263 is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join their collaborative and creative Board of Directors. The ten current directors bring a variety of skills and experience, united by a passion for art and community. The directors work closely with our small staff of three to fulfill the Gallery’s mission of supporting regional artists and providing a welcoming venue for artistic gatherings and expression.

Board membership is on a voluntary basis and members are elected to an initial one-year term, with intent to renew. This working board meets four times per year. Minimal time is required outside of the regular meetings to execute specific tasks as delegated during board meetings, or to participate in extra initiatives around fundraising, audience development, community engagement, strategic planning, and program development. Board members are also solicited for their vote on the selection of exhibitions for our Exhibition Proposal Series.

Board members provide a sounding board for the staff, as well as direction and accountability. They are expected to help grow the vibrant community of visitors, ticket buyers, and volunteers. A meaningful annual financial contribution is also required.

The board and staff are always open to new ideas for improvement, organizational sustainability, and especially fundraising. Past projects led by board members include: a comprehensive brand identity, a new website (www.gallery263.com), a weekend of one-act plays, a festival of one-minute films, a silent dance party, annual foraged-food banquet, and a $12,000 Kickstarter fundraising campaign, and promotional video.

Qualifications:

We are in pursuit of new board members of all skill levels and experience. We are specifically looking for new directors with an interest and aptitude for fundraising, accounting and finance, web design, and/or photography and documentation. That said, we are always looking for new volunteers with an eagerness to jump in and help with a variety of tasks—flyering, soliciting raffle donations, running events, etc.

Applicants should understand–or seek to understand–the inner workings of arts or nonprofit organizations and should have an interest in the arts, but do not need to be artists or arts professionals. Knowledge of fundraising, donor prospecting, grant writing, and community engagement are a strong advantage. Connections to the local business community or other community organizations would also be a huge plus. We highly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Board members must be able to attend 4 annual board meetings and at least two annual fundraising events.

How To Apply:

Please send a letter of interest with an attached resume to Laura Kathrein, Gallery 263 Board President at jobs@gallery263.com

Deadline:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Salary:
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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.

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 with 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.