Smack Mellon has internships available for recent college graduates looking for experience working in a gallery. We offer the unique opportunity to learn about running a non-profit organization with a gallery, artist studio space program, and two education programs serving local teens. Because we are a small organization, interns will have the chance to learn through direct contact with the Executive Director, Director of Exhibitions, Programs Manager, and artists.
The schedule can be flexible, but all interns are expected to commit 8-16 hours per week for 3 months. During this time, interns will work with Smack Mellon staff on a variety of projects in the office, as well as independently-driven projects. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree in a related field and be extremely self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented, energetic and hardworking with strong computer skills. Mac proficient in Word and Photoshop is a must and knowledge of other programs is a plus.
Interns will assist with:
-Office administration: updating website, press kits, info books...
-Assisting with membership outreach and mailings
-Maintaining archive and photographing events
-Assisting with Studio Program (residency) selection panels as needed
-General gallery maintenance--repairing gallery walls and other physical aspects involoved in maintaining the gallery
-Special events and openings
Stipend is $20/day.
To apply, send the following as one complete PDF file (Word documents will not be accepted):
1/ Cover letter
3/ One brief writing sample that demonstrates your skills as a writer (3 pages maximum)
Name your PDF file "lastname_firstname_application.PDF" and send it to:
Suzanne@smackmellon.org with “Internship Application” in the subject line.
Smack Mellon needs volunteers! If you have a specific area of expertise or skills you can offer us, let us know. We will try to match your skills with our needs. Volunteers are also needed to help out with special events and ongoing projects. Email a letter expressing your interest and skills to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org