OPPORTUNITY: Public Programme & Gallery Assistant
Internship for NTU Graduate
Hours: 20 hours per week
Fee: £150 per week
Start date: September 2016, running for up to 5 months
Deadline for applications: 18 September 2016
Interview Date: 21 September 2016
Please note this opportunity is only available to NTU Graduates. Further information available on Future Hub.
Working two days per week with the Primary Public Programme Team and one day per week with TG gallery. This graduate internship presents a great opportunity to gain experience working with a leading artist-run space and an independent gallery that deliver ambitious international contemporary art programmes. This post will allow someone to learn first hand the processes involved with producing a varied arts programme, including marketing, communications, public events and exhibition production – from the practicalities of transporting art and installing it, to understanding the demands and requirements from the artists involved. You will be able to meet with a large variety of individuals from the artists themselves, to visiting arts professionals and audiences.
You will work closely with Primary Curators Niki Russell and Rebecca Beinart, and TG director Tom Godfrey – whose experience includes running artist-run galleries; self-publishing; guest curating exhibitions; education and engagement programmes; working in commercial galleries, museums and public institutions and teaching. Previous interns have gone on to become curators, writers, educators and museum professionals and have all valued their experience working at Primary and TG.
- General administration; updating mailing lists, document formatting, website updating.
- Welcome desk – liaising with visitors and providing information
- Research: artists, press, contacts, suppliers and anything else that’s required.
- Assisting with installation of exhibitions, from painting walls to handling delicate artworks.
- Staffing events such as openings, performances and hospitality events.
- Opening and closing the gallery.
- Liaising with artists and responding to needs.
- Distributing publicity materials around Nottingham including flyers and posters.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual with a strong knowledge and awareness of contemporary visual art. The successful candidate will demonstrate:
- Good people skills with a friendly demeanor.
- Experience of using an Apple Mac computer, with Microsoft Office programs and preferably Adobe programs such as inDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
- Ability to work independently and at times in a self-directed manner.
- Willingness to work flexibly, including weekends.
To Apply: Please send CV & covering letter to gro.y1511422085ramir1511422085perae1511422085w@nim1511422085da1511422085