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Gallery Assistant Internship Position:

This internship is designed to familiarize you with standard practices in small commercial galleries. You will have the chance to meet and interact with artists, catalogue and organize loaned and sold works, learn how to create printed and written materials that correspond to exhibitions and public events and represent a professional gallery.

Your responsibilities include:

-Advertising new exhibitions through Chicago Artists Resource, Chicago Reader, TimeOut, social media, etc…

-Maintaining email correspondence with: artist inquiries to be considered in future shows, submission materials, inquiries about the gallery, inquiries about the renting of space

-Attending and facilitating exhibition receptions

-Creating drafts of printed materials (press release, promotional postcards, website updates, email blasts, flyers) for public distribution

-Maintaining a professional attitude while in the gallery and assisting with sales of art or records. (Additionally, you will make sure to keep accurate records of all sales made while you are there)

-Checking in and checking out loaned artwork
 
You can expect:

-a regular schedule of  1-6pm Saturdays and possibly 6-10pm on the night of each opening reception (usually Friday or Saturday nights).

-a share of the commission of sales that you make for-commission exhibitions, 15% pretax

-a new knowledge of gallery practices

-open opportunity to excel with responsibilities, organize and execute exhibits, curate and take charge of private events, rental opportunities and general day to day operations. 

This is suitable for a student or retiree, its not an hourly position.

Please respond with either resume or cover letter on why youd like to be involved in an art gallery.
We are an established space for 15 years running.
Preferably you are residing near north side, you do not encourage suburban applicants due to travel.

We host a variety of art related events. Live music, conferences, catered events, daily and hourly rentals. We encourage local artists to facilitate their own events by leasing the space with no commissions for reasonable fees.

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