Apply to the Worth Ryder Art Gallery Student Internship Program by Sun, Jan. 20th!

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, to work with professional curators and artists, and to run a small, non-circulating art library.

The internship is a one to three 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 2019 Program is now live.

The deadline is 11:59pm, Sunday, January 20th, 2019.

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

Students are asked to take the Art Gallery Internship Program for at least two credits and play two roles: Attendant/Host and Preparator/Publicity. Students should expect to commit five hours per week to the program.

Students may apply to participate in the Art Library Internship Program for one credit, and can expect to commit 2.5 hours per week. Students may apply for and participate in both internship programs, or just one.

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

Attendant/Host

Each student who signs up for the Art Gallery Internship 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 gallery 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 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.

Art Library Project

In Fall, 2018 The Art Library Project opened a small, non-circulating art library in the Worth Ryder Art Gallery. Students interested in working as Art Librarians may apply to participate in the Art Library Project Internship Program for one credit.

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INTERESTED IN APPLYING?

The Application for the Spring 2019 Program is now live.

The deadline is 11:59pm, Sunday, January 20th, 2019.

Notifications regarding acceptance will be sent on Tuesday, 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