Bedford Gallery is currently hiring interns for Spring and Summer 2020.
Overview of Internship:
The Bedford Gallery Internship offers an opportunity for students interested in visual art careers to get hands-on gallery experience. Interns will work in a broad range of gallery operations – from installation and exhibition research to community outreach and administrative work. Under the supervision of the Curator, with the Intern Coordinator at the lead, interns will receive a well-rounded gallery experience. In some cases, gallery interns will work with other gallery staff (marketing coordinator, preparatory) and will be given projects that will build the resume and advance and sharpen their communication skills, computer skills, and understanding of the art world. The Bedford Gallery team is willing to work with interns to help them achieve
experience in specific areas if requested.
Responsibilities may include:
· Exhibition research
· Preparing for exhibition openings
· Art loans
· Community outreach
· Maintaining contacts database
· Gallery upkeep & organization, including merch counter
· Assist with installation procedures
· Assist with fundraising and tour program
· General administrative work (mailings, filing, scanning, etc)
About the Bedford Gallery:
Bedford Gallery exhibits the work of historic, modern, and contemporary artists. The Gallery is dedicated to providing the public with opportunities to learn about visual arts through public programs that are varied, accessible, challenging, and educational. Its mission is to provide exhibitions and other programs that both reflect and engage the diverse audiences of the entire Contra Costa region. The Bedford Gallery is a program of the City of Walnut Creek's Department of Arts, Recreation, and Community Services and is overseen by the Arts Commission. The Diablo Regional Arts Association, a private non-profit tax-exempt organization, provides vital financial and volunteer enrichment for the Bedford Gallery and other cultural services programs.
Commitment and Compensation:
Interns are asked to make a full semester and/or a three to six month commitment. College students must receive school credit. At least 12 hours/week commitment is preferable,hours must be during gallery office hours: 9am and 5pm Mon-Fri, and schedule within this time frame is flexible. Interns may be asked to work weekends for special events or exhibition openings.
Interns must be at least 18 years old.
How to apply:
Email resume, cover letter explaining your interest in interning at the Bedford Gallery, and schedule availability to firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls please.