Spring 2018 Worth Ryder Art Gallery Student Internship Program Applications Due 1/19/18

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.

The Application for the Spring 2018 Program is now live.

The deadline is 11:59pm, Friday, January 19th, 2018

Notifications regarding acceptance will be sent on Monday, January 22nd.

Students are typically asked to take the internship program for two credits and play two roles: Attendant/Host and Preparator/Publicity. Students should expect to commit five hours per week to the program.

Attendant/Host

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 artist talks. Attendant shifts are scheduled during gallery hours, 12 – 5pm, Monday – Thursday, while Host shifts are odd hours (see form).

Preparator/Publicity

Additionally, each intern takes on two specialized positions. These positions are scheduled flexibly, but do require students to be present for hours during installation periods and at meetings with the Director.

As a Preparator you will be installing exhibitions for approximately 4-hour shifts before each of five exhibitions. You will be hanging work, painting, organizing, making gallery materials, 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 Interns you will help the Director prepare PR materials, publicize events, document exhibitions, enter exhibition descriptions into online arts calendars, contact local arts media, prepare content for our website and social media, and make things BIG.

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INTERESTED IN APPLYING?

The Application for the Spring 2018 Program is now live.

The deadline is 11:59pm, Friday, January 19th, 2018

Notifications regarding acceptance will be sent on Monday, January 22nd.

More information is available on the application form. Please write to Program Director Farley Gwazda with any follow-up questions: gwazda@berkeley.edu