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West Valley Arts - Gallery Exhibit/Curatorial Internship

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Company Name: 
West Valley Arts
Application Due Date: 
Friday, August 27, 2021
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You will have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience, knowledge, and skills in managing an art gallery. Under the direction of the Arts HQ Gallery Director, you will be assisting with coordinating exhibitions and managing gallery operations.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assist in managing in-person exhibitions and events at the Arts HQ
    • Installation of artwork, including labels and signage and pathwork/painting of walls
    • Arrange for drop-off and return of artwork
    • Artist correspondence, call and email
    • Exhibit receptions - setup and cleanup
    • Organizing and conducting tours and workshops for select exhibits
  • Assist with managing online exhibitions
    • Artist correspondence
    • Online platform setup and maintenance
  • Assist with managing call for artists opportunities for the Arts HQ
  • Assist with day-to-day Gallery operations (includes retail area, inventory, clerical, customer service, data entry)
  • Assist with Roster Artist/Affiliate memberships (inquiries, payment, renewals, new member setup)
  • May assist with creating/ designing marketing content to give to the marketing team
  • Performing other duties as assigned
Minimum Requirements: 
  • Currently enrolled or continuing EMCC student
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must have completed at least one semester at Maricopa Community Colleges
  • Familiarity with or able to quickly learn different systems (ex: online exhibit platform, Square, CRMs, Google Suite)
  • Have a flexible work schedule
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs, climb ladders, bend, stoop, reach
  • Adept in multitasking and ability to take initiative
  • Hardworking and dedicated outlook
  • Ability to take direction and absorb information quickly
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Have good customer service skills
  • Ability to drive and assist with off-site installations, if applicable and when needed
  • Must have a passion for the arts

Internship will be one semester long; preference is for intern to commit to two semesters, if possible.

Work Hours:
- Must be available Mondays - Saturdays and outside operating hours for opening receptions and for artwork drop-off and pick-up (5-15 hours per week, depending on needs).

- Intern will be on site and remote.

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