Smack Mellon has 3 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.
Will assist with: updating social media sites and suggesting new content, updating website, finding new free advertising sources and updating content on those sites, finding new press contacts, identifying and securing in-kind donation sponsors for special events, updating press kits, assisting with membership outreach and mailings, maintaining archive and photographing events.
Will assist with: creating press releases and promotional materials, researching artists for possible upcoming exhibition, creating checklists and signage, setting up appointments for studio visits, visiting artists’ studios, processing incoming artists' applications for both the exhibition and Studio Program, assisting with Studio Program (residency) selection panels as needed, identifying and securing in-kind donation sponsors for exhibitions, and photographing openings.
General Gallery installer
Will assist with repairing gallery walls between exhibition, managing storage room and gallery install equipment, artwork installations, and generally overseeing the upkeep of a 12,000 square foot facility.
Stipend is $20/day.
To apply, send the following as one complete PDF file (Word documents will not be accepted):
1/ Cover letter
3/ Required for Communications Assistant and Curatorial Assistant applicants only:
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