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

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

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.

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND ONLINE APPLICATION

Students are 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. Attendant shifts are scheduled during gallery hours, 12 – 5pm, Monday – Thursday, while Host shifts are odd hours.

Preparator/Publicity

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 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 publicity materials, promote events, document exhibitions, contact local arts media, and prepare content for our website and social media. All Publicity Interns must be present for a weekly meeting on Mondays from 12:15 – 12:45pm.

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INTERESTED IN APPLYING?

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND ONLINE APPLICATION

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

See also: Call for student co-curators of Fall 2018 Open Call Student Exhibition