Friday, May 28, 2010

Contemporary Art Gallery Intern (SF)

Contemporary art gallery in San Francisco seeks part-time gallery intern to assist on an ongoing basis with a host of gallery operations, to include interfacing with the public while performing occasional staffing duties.

Established in 2008 in the downtown San Francisco gallery district, the gallery highlights the works of emerging and established artists. We are proud to represent artists who are creating works with exceptional contemporary and conceptual power. Through its exhibitions, the gallery seeks to unite disparate visions emergent from different cultures, and to spark dialogues engaging variant expressions and practices. By producing a program of paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints and photography, we strive to create a continuous dialogue between the local and global communities in order to address the forefront of the art world. We are engaging in relationships with galleries, museums and other art institutions from various places in order to bring a diverse and truly international contemporary art addition to the San Franciscan community.

We are looking for motivated, detail-oriented individuals with an art history or arts management background. Duties range from administrative tasks such as office organization, filing, invoicing/processing sales, and answering phones, to on-site interfacing with the public, assisting with events, occasional assistance with installations, and discussing artwork with the visiting public after achieving an extensive familiarity with the resumes and background information of our represented artists.

It will be essential that interns be interested in working in a professional fine art gallery environment, possess strong communication skills in person as well as on the phone, and have basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel). Basic Photoshop/Illustrator/FileMaker experience is highly desirable.

To apply, please email a letter of introduction (including a statement of interest) and resume.

Please note: this is not a paid position. Our internship program is structured to coordinate applicants' interest, backgrounds and schedules with the needs of our gallery. While we cannot offer paid internships, we offer a behind the scenes experience in a culturally enriched neighborhood at a professional fine art gallery, an opportunity to engage the local arts community in the context of receptions and events, along with a chance to work with artists and arts professionals, in exchange for your valuable time and talent. The internship provides a thorough opportunity to learn about and participate in the daily business of a contemporary fine art gallery.

Posted by Christine Le

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