Fergus McCaffrey is looking for highly motivated intern for the Summer of 2021 in our Chelsea gallery location. Working across multiple departments, the intern will have the opportunity to aid in a range of tasks related to exhibition planning, press and publications, video production, registration and archival, sales, social media and digital content, and administration. This internship offers the right candidate access to the inner-workings of an international gallery that represents a diverse group of artists as well as hands-on educational experience.
Candidates should be articulate, well organized, self-motivated, and adaptable with an educational background in Art & Design, Art History, Arts Activism or other art-related field. Candidates must possess a friendly and professional demeanor, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a passion for and interest in the arts. Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop; Adobe Premier or other video editing software; digital photography are pluses but not required.
Status: Summer Internship/Paid
May – August 2021
10AM – 6PM, 4 Days a week (with option to increase to 5); must be available to work on Saturdays.
Opportunity for full-time employment, upon completion of internship program.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Coordinate mailing and shipping on behalf of Sales, Marketing, and Exhibitions teams, sourcing materials as needed.
- Manage calendar of upcoming exhibitions of gallery’s artists; updating and informing staff on a regular basis.
- Manage the front desk of the gallery; researching and educating gallery artists and exhibitions, communicating information to visitors and public.
- Update and in-book contacts, and organize artwork/exhibition information in gallery database.
- Assist Sales in preparation for upcoming art fairs and exhibitions, creating checklists, organizing catalogues, pulling research materials.
- Assist Press and Marketing by tracking all relevant media and images as they relate to the gallery’s artists.
- Assist in the maintenance of the gallery’s website and other digital content.
- Assist in the development of the gallery’s new diversity program; organizing programming and events on activism in the arts.
- Assist gallery artists with ad-hoc projects; occasional studio visits and artist assistance outside of the gallery.
- Assist Production Manager with video, including location scouting, production scheduling, and audio transcribing.
- Conduct research on provenance for purposes of sourcing artworks, producing artist bios and press content.
- Reshelf and organize gallery library and catalogue placements.
- Track and restock office supplies.
- Gallery maintenance and upkeep; ensuring kitchen and communal areas are clean and presentable.
- Miscellaneous errands.