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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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Teaching Artist - Visual Art

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May 27, 2019

Organization Description

Recently, Chicago welcomed OUT OF SIGHT, a public art project (modeled after a hopscotch pathway) that invites youth and teens to actively participate in the project and its corresponding program. Installed in English, Spanish, and Mandarin, OUT OF SIGHT’s goals are to engage with audiences of all ages and encourage participants to consider their goals and aspirations and manifest those goals through creative expression. OUT OF SIGHT’s core principles and phrases - exuberance, energy, vision, visualization, enlightenment and serendipity - serve as the foundation for the creative process that participants of all ages will experience when they engage with this project.

 

Job Description

This summer, the OUT OF SIGHT team is collaborating with the Chicago Park District to launch arts programming in the parks, focusing on bringing the OUT OF SIGHT framework to the forefront of participants' minds. The teaching artist will be facilitating visual art workshops with teen camps at Ping Tom Park and the Chicago Cultural Center (tentatively) to bring the messages of the project: empowerment, self-discovery, and visualizing one’s goals.

This is a part-time, temporary position for June - August 2019, with the potential for extended work.

 

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate weekly visual art workshops at Ping Tom Park and the Chicago Cultural Center (locations subject to change)
  • Assist in the development of public programming exploring the principles of OUT OF SIGHT and execute and implement those programs
  • Demonstrate OUT OF SIGHT educational program offerings
  • Provide a safe learning environment for all OUT OF SIGHT participants
  • Assist with the design/coordination of launching and culminating events
  • Assist with the training of teen facilitators and park staffers to conduct OUT OF SIGHT activities
  • Document activities for weekly reports and social media
  • Assist with data collection, attendance tracking and follow up communications
  • Other duties, as requested

 

Qualifications

  • Experience teaching teens and pre-teens in visual art
  • Highly skilled in the discipline of visual art
  • Knowledge required to teach diverse sets of teen groups
  • Demonstrated ability to build and implement unique, innovative, and engaging curriculum
  • Proven time management skills
  • Genuine willingness and interest in collaborative practices
  • Commitment to the core principles of OUT OF SIGHT
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