Gallery Management Intern Position!

Forwarded on behalf of compactspace, by Bert Green Fine Art on 01-07-09. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact them directly using the contact info at the end of this message. Please feel free to distribute and share this information.

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compactspace
105 East 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014 • (626) 676-0627

Gallery Management Intern

Assisting the Gallery Manager, interns perform day-to-day tasks which support the operations of both the exhibition space and gallery. In addition, the intern will work on specific projects related to administration, development, and operations.

Overview: compactspace is an international artist collective affiliated with its sister space, compactlab, in Geneva, Switzerland. This innovative organization, previously located in LA’s Pico-Union district, has recently re-located to historic downtown LA, where they promote a multi-media arts program that features emerging and mid-career artists. compactspace LA is made possible by the contributions of the University of California San Diego’s Visual Arts Department.

A part-time, unpaid Gallery Management Internship is available at compactspace gallery; schedule is flexible, with a minimum 8-hour commitment. Interns will receive detailed knowledge of the gallery’s annual programming and general organization. Under the direct supervision of the Gallery Manager, the intern will perform day-to-day tasks which support the operations of both the exhibition space and gallery store. In addition, the intern will be assigned specific projects related to administration, development, operations and sales. All individuals with a genuine interest in the operations of contemporary art gallery are encouraged to apply.

Purpose: Interns will contribute to various areas of administrative organization, including but not limited to membership databases, promotional mailings and distribution, interaction with artists and members, data entry and exhibition preparations.

Duration of Internship: TBD; Minimum 8 hours per week
Application Deadline: Ongoing

Application Requirements:
• Cover Letter;
• Resume, including relevant course work descriptions;
• Reference contact information (one personal/professional and one academic);
• One-page, single-sided typed essay that explains why you are interested in the internship. Please also include your expectations of this internship

Interns must possess:
• A high school diploma working towards a BA; MA-candidate preferred with a background in business, art history or arts administration
• Customer service experience
• Strong computer skills in MS Office Suite, database management experience a plus
• Good communication skills
• Ability to work independently and with attention to detail

Please email a complete application packet marked “Gallery Intern” to:

Glenna@compactspace.com

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