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Monday, August 22, 2016

Internships at the City Gallery at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC



Interns at the City Gallery at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Waterfront Park have unique opportunities to experience the inner workings of a municipal gallery, meet local artists and discuss their work with them, all the while expanding their resumes with hands-on experience.  Some responsibilities of interns may include: 

EXHIBITION PRODUCTION:
  • Aid coordinator in the installation and de-installation of exhibitions
  • Assist with supervision of gallery produced special events such as opening receptions, artist/curator lectures, and performing arts events
  • Research artists for upcoming exhibitions
  • Ensure that the gallery is open and manned during normal operating hours

MARKETING:
  • Assist coordinator with marketing/didactic materials including postcard mailing, exhibition catalogues, and e-mail invitations.
  • Distribute marketing materials including postcard mailings and press kits
  • Aid Coordinator in the solicitation of school and civic groups to attend gallery tours during exhibitions.
  • Manage social media accounts - write and edit posts to advertise the gallery’s current and upcoming events/exhibitions

DEVELOPMENT:
  • Conduct research to identify potential funding sources including private donors, corporate sponsors, and grant opportunities.
  • Maintain database of potential funding sources
  • In collaboration with OCA Director, Development Manager, Finance Manager, and Gallery Coordinator, write and prepare grant applications, sponsorship proposals, and funding requests.

SPECIAL EVENTS:
  • Assist with special event layouts and logistics
  • Assist with supervision of special events to maintain adherence to event guidelines

Candidates should have a background in Art, Art History, or Arts Administration/Management.  Interested applicants should email their resume and contact information to CityGallery@charleston-sc.gov.

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