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Call for Interns

Albany Center Gallery offers internship opportunities for college students in several topics. If you are interested in contemporary art and have a passion for the regional art community, or are interested in non-profit management, Albany Center Gallery is a great fit for you! Individuals will experience what it’s like to work in a local, not-for-profit arts organization.

Internships at Albany Center Gallery are unpaid and intended for students who are looking to receive college credit toward their degree program. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply. ACG will also consider individuals who are seeking an experiential learning opportunity and may not be looking for college credit.

Please send your completed Intern Application and resume to Anna Wettergreen, Gallery Assistant, at awettergreen@albanycentergallery.org

Curatorial & Gallery Exhibition Assistant(s)

This candidate will work in conjunction with the Executive Director, artists, and the Exhibition and Program committee. This candidate should be available additional hours for show installations, which will be scheduled in agreement with the Executive Director. Approximately 60 – 120 hours per semester.

Examples of work include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with gallery prep for installation (patching, sanding, painting, sweeping)
  • Assist with curation of show and installation/de-installation of work
  • Research and compile information about artists and artwork
  • Assist with opening receptions and other gallery events
  • Maintain gallery standards (sweep floors, straighten flyers and newspapers)
  • Assist with processing artwork sales (record sale, buyer and artist info; notify artist of sale and buyer of pickup date; generate check request for artist commission)

Candidate requirements:

  • Has a passion for contemporary art and/or community building
  • Ability to read measurements, add and subtract on the spot, and problem solve
  • Some experience with various art media
  • Proficient with hand-tools
  • Well organized
  • Dependable
  • Creative
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Efficient

Marketing Intern(s)

This candidate will work in conjunction with the Executive Director and Gallery Assistant to coordinate marketing and public relations for ACG.

Examples of work include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Draft and schedule daily posts for ACG’s social media platforms
  • Draft weekly email blasts using MailChimp
  • Photograph gallery exhibits, events and programs
  • Update ACG website regularly with news, events and photos
  • Assist in the concept creation, writing, editing, coordination, and production of exhibition postcards, reception invitations, press releases, gallery signage, show binders, and other promotional materials
  • Update and maintain media contact list
  • Maintain guest book contact list
  • Post upcoming exhibits and events on local online community calendars
  • Assist with activities that encourage public participation and enhance community awareness

Candidate requirements:

  • Comfortable using social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter)
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Photography skills, comfortable using digital camera
  • Creative
  • Well organized
  • Dependable
  • Self-motivated
  • Efficient

Candidate preferred skills:

  • Proficient in Photoshop, InDesign, iMovie
  • HTML
  • Dreamweaver
  • Familiarity with WordPress

Development Assistant(s)

This candidate is someone who is interested in fundraising and event planning. Additional hours will be scheduled in agreement with the Executive Director. Approximately 60 – 120 hours per semester.

Examples of work include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Research funding and grant opportunities
  • Assist in coordination of solicitation mailings and processing donations
  • Generate membership acknowledgement and renewal letters
  • Maintain office files and office organization
  • Organize the existing art- and space-rental programs, and field incoming rental inquiries
  • Assist with the planning and execution of events
  • Work with Marketing Intern to coordinate promotion of events
  • Work with artists, visitors and vendors in a variety of settings

Candidate Requirements:

  • Well organized
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Analytic ability
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Dependable
  • Self-motivated
  • Efficient
  • Experience with or interest in community building

Please send your completed Intern Application and resume to Anna Wettergreen, Gallery Assistant, at awettergreen@albanycentergallery.org