Gallery Internship

This internship is responsible for all aspects of our gallery and associated programming, which includes workshops, artist talks, demonstration days, and an artist in residence program.

This position reports to the Executive Director.

Learning Opportunities:

  • Exercise your creativity to provide a unique experience for visitors to Creative Reuse
  • Develop skills in program development and direction
  • Learn about gallery standards and art handling
  • Develop skills in artist relations
  • Learn to write for show cards, wall text, art applications, and the web
  • Learn about nonprofit operations
  • Collaborate with a creative, hard-working team
  • Learn about reclaimed materials and reuse projects
  • Meet local artists, educators, and nonprofit leaders

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with creating calls for artist applications and assist with the jurying process
  • Assist with updating artist guidelines and expectations
  • Assist with planning and marketing of opening receptions, demonstration days, and artist talks
  • Assist with art installation and gallery set-up
  • Keep gallery area impeccably organized, tidy, clean, inspirational, and beautiful
  • Assist with keeping communal areas tidy
  • Assist with office tasks
  • Create signage for the gallery space and ensure signage is kept up to date, appropriate, accessible, friendly, and within the established quirky voice of the Creative Reuse shop
  • Help with special projects as needed (fundraisers, events, etc.)
  • Scheme with the Executive Director regarding the overall vision and awesomeness of the gallery program

Qualifications:

  • Passion for the environment, creativity, and community engagement
  • Familiarity and interest in the Pittsburgh art scene, art history, contemporary art, the DIY movement, craft traditions, and creative reuse
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and great multi-tasking abilities
  • Excellent people skills – outgoing, personable, and with good humor
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds, and bend, reach, lift, and stand for extended periods
  • Excellent grammar, spelling, and writing abilities
  • An eye for design, display, and pleasing spacial arrangement
  • Cultural competency and ability to work effectively with diverse populations

A perfect candidate for this position is:

  • willing to pitch in whenever and however is needed
  • professional but also playful
  • respectful of deadlines and timelines
  • cooperative and collaborative
  • a self starter who thrives on working independently
  • committed to finishing projects swiftly and with quality
  • able to maintain a sense of organizational priorities over personal priorities
  • unfailingly dependable and honest
  • able to easily produce quirky alliteration, puns, and jokes
  • passionate about educating others about reuse and recycling
  • committed to recycling, reuse, and other earth-friendly practices
  • passionate about learning new skills
  • really, really good at talking to all types of people