Fall 2018 Worth Ryder Art Gallery Student Internship Program Applications Due 8/23/18

Jim Melchert, Location Project #3, (slide detail), 1970; Powerhouse Gallery, University of California, Berkeley, November 1970; Sequence of 80 35mm slides projected on wall; Participants: Robert Armstrong, Carl Dern, Jim Pomeroy; Photography: Alexander Yuill-Thornton II; Courtesy the artist; © Jim Melchert



The Worth Ryder Art Gallery Internship program is an opportunity to learn how art exhibitions are put together, to gain experience in the day-to-day functioning of an art gallery from the inside, and to work with professional curators and artists.

The internship is a two-credit pass/fail course. Attendance and punctuality are essential to passing. Internships are open to ALL UC Berkeley Students, NOT limited to Art Practice majors or upper division students. The application process is competitive.

All interns must be available for weekly Monday meetings from 12:10-1pm.

Students are asked to play two roles: Attendant/Host and Preparator/Publicity. Students should expect to commit 5 hours per week to the program.

Each student who signs up for the program is required to be present to attend the gallery for one 2.5 hour shift per week during the semester OR help host receptions and talks. Attendant shifts are scheduled during gallery hours, 12 – 5pm Monday – Thursday.

Additionally, each intern takes on one of two specialized positions.

As a Preparator you will be installing exhibitions for flexibly scheduled 4-hour shifts before each of four exhibitions. You will be hanging and installing artwork, painting, assisting professional and student artists, and will gain valuable hands-on experience. You will be trained in the use of basic tools used to install exhibitions. No experience required.

As a Publicity Intern you will help the Director design and produce publicity materials, promote events, document exhibitions, contact local arts media, and prepare content for our website and social media.



Applications for the Fall 2018 program are now open. The deadline is 11:59pm, Thursday, August 23rd, 2018.


QUESTIONS? Please write to Program Director Farley Gwazda: gwazda@berkeley.edu

Also – check out our DIY Art Library – Special Internship Project