The Torpedo Factory Art Center is committed to diversity and considers all candidates regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.
Target Gallery Intern
Summer 2017 (May through August)
Deadline: April 17
The Target Gallery, national exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, offers two unpaid internships each semester for students of Art, Art History, Arts Management, or some equivalent. Interns receive behind the scenes experience of working in a gallery setting as well as class credit.
The intern will be required to work at least 2 days a week, with one day being during the weekend, for at least 16 hours a week. The gallery director will work with the interns on scheduling so as not to interfere with their class and work schedules. Art Center hours are 10 a.m. -6 p.m. daily and Thursdays until 9 p.m. Once a month we have our 2nd Thursday Art Night and the intern will be required to work that event and any other additional special events that may take place during their internship period.
The gallery director will work with the interns to create a focus or project for each intern to complete during their internship along with other necessary gallery duties to include but not limited to helping with installation, take down of exhibitions, sales, and so on. Some projects/focuses in the past have included creating an exhibition plan, assisting with marketing and promotion of exhibitions and special events, managing Target Gallery’s social media accounts, working on our annual fundraising exhibition, developing special programs, workshops, and more.
This internship requires that the student be responsible, ability to multitask , show initiative, good work ethic, a team player, and have a great attitude. The ability to work on MAC computers and familiarity with social networks a plus. Also, preferred candidate needs to be familiar with Excel programs. Interns must feel comfortable talking about the work at the exhibit and handling potential sales. Candidates must be seeking class credit.
Please email resumes with cover letter to Catherine Moore.
Marketing & Programming Intern – Summer 2017
The Torpedo Factory Art Center offers one unpaid internship each semester in Marketing & Programming. Interns receive behind the scenes experience working in marketing and helping to coordinate programming events. The Summer 2017 internship will take place May through August.
The intern will be required to work at least 2 days a week for at least 16 hours a week. Office hours are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mondays through Friday and Second Thursdays until 9 p.m. The intern will be required to work during Second Thursday Art Night and may need to adjust the schedule to accommodate weekend or evening events that may take place during their internship period.
Interns will work with the marketing manager and the programming coordinator to come up with goals and projects to complete during their internship along with other necessary marketing duties such researching content to post on social media, cataloging press clips, maintain departmental metrics, and assist with executing events. Special projects are assigned based on strengths and interests and have included graphic design, event photography, program planning, and visitor relations.
This internship requires that the student be responsible, ability to multitask, show initiative, and be self-starting. Working knowledge of social networking is required. Strong preference for candidate familiar with Adobe Creative Suite and Excel. Interns must also be comfortable engaging with the public during events. Candidates must be seeking class credit.
Please email resumes with cover letter to Alyssa Ross. with “Marketing & Programs Summer 2017 Internship” in the subject line. Applications accepted until Monday, April 17.