Gallery Internships (3), Superposition Gallery

Overview

Superposition Gallery is currently offering three internship positions to start immediately (August) through the end of December 2019. Minimum of two (2) days a week with room to grow into a full-time position. This is a great opportunity to gain insight into the world of the art market from the perspective of an artist-run gallery business. You will gain hands-on experience as well as participation in all aspects of preparation for upcoming gallery shows, fairs, and talks. You will meet artists, curators, and clientele who are changing the canon and take part in helping a new gallery business model grow. We encourage interns to come with their own ideas are happy to help design an internship that suits your goals and interests on your academic and career path.

All positions require superior communication skills, the ability to manage time and meet deadlines, a thorough knowledge of contemporary art, and a passion for an innovative approach to the gallery business. This will involve significant contact with curators, artists, and clients; therefore, discretion and poise are essential. Possible travel; the gallery puts on exhibitions in many different locations.

Responsibilities

Personal Assistant to Director

      • Create and manage guest lists for exhibitions/dinners
      • Support Director during gallery openings, talks, art fairs
      • Organize Director’s schedule, plan and book travel, keep track of meetings and create expense reports
      • Protect and leverage the Director’s time by screening, prioritizing, and redirecting issues, and by strategizing and executing communications
      • Handle outreach and incoming correspondence relating to PR, event planning, sponsorship opportunities

Sales Assistant

      • Maintain and update gallery online sales platforms
      • Answer all sales inquiries in a timely fashion
      • Handle all aspects related to shipping, invoicing, and troubleshooting
      • Manage payments, making sure all credit card processors and banking information is up to date
      • Update client database with all relevant interest and contact information
      • Conduct museum acquisitions research
      • Prepare fact sheets and price lists
      • Work with Director’s assistant to manage client dinners, fundraising, and sponsorship opportunities

Artist Liaison

      • Overall artist management and support
      • Empathetic attitude and understanding to treat artists with the utmost respect
      • Check in with each artist on the roster and keeping them informed of all deadlines and upcoming projects
      • Maintain artwork inventory
      • Maintain firm knowledge of each artist’s needs and practice
      • Keep website updated with latest news of artists on roster
      • Participate in accompanied studio visits
      • Maintain an archival system for each artist, including catalogue preparation and documenting artist participation
      • FileMaker Pro is a plus
      • Work with Director’s assistant to manage artist schedules, re: studio visits, dinners, meetings, exhibition install 

Application Instructions

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and contact information of two (2) professional references using the Apply button below. Please indicate the position for which you are applying (ie, Superposition Gallery Intern – Sales Assistant). Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Archival Associate, Early Morning Opera

Artist Lars Jan is looking for assistance in the creation of an archive for his company Early Morning Opera and studio art practice.

The position will include the creation of a comprehensive survey of existing materials and development of a long-term strategy for both digital and physical artifacts. The position will also include some degree of implementation of this strategy, depending on the candidate and overall timeline agreed upon.

Hiring for part-time work, primarily in the Echo Park and downtown neighborhoods, between May – September 2019.  Compensation: $25/hr

Sidney Williams Internship (Paid), Palm Springs Art Museum

The Sidney Williams Internship at the Palm Springs Art Museum was established in 2017 in honor of the contributions and long-time service to the museum of former Director of Education and Founding Curator of Architecture and Design Sidney Williams. The Sidney Williams Internship Fund, made possible through the generosity of numerous donors, enables the museum to offer an annual summer internship to a graduate student interested in architecture, design, art, and museum studies.

Each year, an intern will be selected through an application and interview process to work closely with the museum’s Director of Architecture and Design, Archivist/Librarian, and other museum staff members on a project that relates to the museum’s architecture and design programs, collections, and architectural assets. The intern will gain invaluable research skills and experience working with primary documents, including architectural drawings, models, and other objects, from the museum’s archives and collections. In addition to being involved with a project that has a specific outcome, such as an exhibition, publication, completion of an archive’s cataloguing or digitization, the Sidney Williams Intern will gain valuable insight and experience in museum work across many departments of the museum, including collections and exhibitions management, education, advancement, and marketing and communications.

Who can apply?

The internship is open to graduate students with priority given to those with a focus on architectural history, historic preservation, architecture, design history, and material culture studies.

Application process

Applicants must either be currently enrolled in a graduate university degree program or have graduated within the last year. Please send a current curriculum vitae, your current academic transcript, the names
and contact information of 2 references, and a brief essay stating why you are interested in the internship and why it would be of value to you.

Applicants need not be U.S. citizens, however the successful applicant must make his/her own arrangements to legally enter the U.S. for the period of the internship.

Application deadline: March 15, 2019

Please submit applications to:
Brooke Hodge, Director of Architecture and Design, Palm Springs Art Museum

Internship period and funding

The Sidney Williams Intern is expected to be in residence in Palm Springs for a period of 2 to 2-½ months over the summer, ideally for the months of July and August. The museum will not provide housing for the intern but will provide suggestions about accommodation in Palm Springs.

The intern will receive a stipend of $4000, which will serve as an honorarium and as a stipend to help cover living expenses while the intern is in residence in Palm Springs. It is not necessary for the intern to have a car although a driver’s license will be useful for exploring Palm Springs and environs.