The department relies on our interns to keep the gallery open. In return you will earn credits while learning how art exhibitions are put together, gaining experience in the day-to-day functioning of an art gallery, and working 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 deadline for applications is 11:59pm, Thursday, August 23rd, 2018.
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 an average of five 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 (five select Wednesdays, dates TBA). Attendant shifts are scheduled during gallery hours, 12 – 5pm, Monday – Thursday, while Host shifts are odd hours (see form).
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.
I will review the applications and notify you of my decision by Mon., August 27th. Selected interns will be sent schedule and registration information.
Admission is competitive. Shifts are assigned based on your experience and availability in our schedule. The earlier you return this form, the easier it will be to get your shift. My decisions are final.
I look forward to reviewing your applications!
Farley GwazdaDirector, Worth Ryder Art Gallery
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