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Arts-Related Businesses

» MCLA Gallery 51 Internship

Contact Name: Cecilia Flanagan
Email: c.flanagan@uci.edu
Instructions:
Apply here.

MCLA Gallery 51, run by the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts since 2005, exhibits work from a wide range of emerging to mid-career contemporary artists from around the world. The Gallery hosts, and the Artists Laboratory Residency, 3-4 exhibitions each year and countless events and happenings.  Staffed by mostly student workers, MCLA Gallery 51 provides students with hands-on experience in the day-to-day operations of a gallery. MCLA Gallery 51 is a project of MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center.

Learn more about MCLA Gallery 51 here.

Application Deadline: Monday, June 7, 2021 at 12 pm

Reference
: Please ask a professor or other individual qualified to assess your work if they would agree to provide a recommendation for your application well before the deadline. Two weeks lead time is reasonable. If they agree to do so, ask them to send a brief recommendation by email to Cecilia Flanagan by the application deadline.

Interviews are tentatively planned to be held the week of March 15th. Art History majors have first priority followed by Art History and Archaeology minors, Art History MA and Visual Studies PhD students.

Please email Cecilia Flanagan if you have financial need and provide any relevant details you wish to share with us. We will keep this information confidential.

The successful applicant should plan to spend a total of 60 hours at the internship and will receive a $1,000 award, which will be processed and paid following completion of the internships and submission of: A short (1-2 paragraph) summary written by the intern describing what was learned and skills developed, what the intern specifically appreciated about the internship, how the experience could be improved, and any other relevant information.

A confirmation of hours completed provided by the intern’s supervisor to c.flanagan@uci.edu. The intern will be responsible for requesting this document from the supervisor and follow up as needed. Note: these internships may be extended for an additional 60 hours/$1000 award with mutual agreement between supervisor and intern paid following completion of internship and submission of required documentation.

GALLERY 51 INTERNSHIP

MCLA Gallery 51 is a space that presents contemporary art and culture through its exhibitions and visiting artist programs. As an extension of the College, it is a teaching facility that provides support for the art department, its students and faculty and invites participation by the greater College community. It is a gallery and a learning laboratory that serves as a window into the College and Berkshire county, as scope for the community to see beyond the region.

Summary
Works with the BCRC Director and the Gallery 51 Manager to support, plan and coordinate program and operational activities of the BCRC’s defined three areas of programming: Gallery 51, DownStreet Art and MCLA Presents! This internship is an opportunity to learn the skills and duties (as listed below) necessary to be a successful gallery administrator.

Responsibilities
• Work directly with BCRC Director and Gallery 51 Manager to plan and implement programs and related exhibitions.
• Coordinate the scheduling and content of ongoing program and project planning meetings
• Support, and participate in all physical work associated with installation and de-installation of gallery exhibitions and programming.
• Maintains program/project records, researches information and gathers and computes various data; prepares special and/or one-time reports, summaries, or replies to inquiries, selecting relevant data from a variety of sources.
• Performs or delegates clerical and administrative support tasks, including creation, typing, and editing of program correspondence, purchasing documents, reports, and other documents, as needed.
• May assist with grant and/or proposal writing as appropriate to the objectives and funding nature of the program; may participate in other fundraising activities. Provide coordination and oversight for grant funded arts projects to ensure grant quality and compliance
• Develop and implement an arts & entertainment participant recruitment plan
• Other duties as assigned by BCRC Director.
• Manage and support all exhibitions at the Gallery.
• Organize, support, and participate in all physical work associated with installation and de-installation of gallery exhibitions and programming.
• Organize exhibition opening receptions and outreach events for both internal and external communities.
• Coordinate intake and return of artists' work.
• Effectively promote the Gallery exhibitions and schedule of events both across campus and throughout the community.
• Effectively use the Facilities work order system for entering, assessing, prioritizing, and completing time-sensitize requests.
• Update and maintain Gallery website and social media
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
• Clerical, word processing, and/or office skills.
• Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Minimum Job Requirements
• Knowledge of Microsoft suite, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
• Arts Management course work

Schedule and hours to be determined by supervisor and intern.

Jobs

» IMCA Gallery Guide position available on Handshake (job #: 4805774)

Instructions:
Now accepting applications for Fall 2021 for IMCA Gallery Guide position available on Handshake (job #: 4805774)

Gallery Guides report to the Visitor Experience Manager with oversight from the Community Engagement Assistant.

Primary duties include, but are not limited to
·      Greeting visitors as they enter the interim museum
·      Ensuring that all visitors have proper access
·      Protecting the artwork on view
·      Enforcing visitor policies during public hours
·      Recording attendance
·      Answering questions about the art, artists, and exhibitions on view; parking; hours, upcoming exhibitions, and programs; school and group visits; weekly tours; and membership.

The ideal candidate is confident and comfortable working in a public-facing position, enjoys engaging with diverse publics, able to assert oneself when needed to enforce policies and protect artwork, and able to apply independent judgment, discretion, and initiative.

Required
Registered UCI undergraduate or graduate student
Punctuality and attendance
Ability to wear a mask for the entire shift
Must be able to commit to at least one shift per week (Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm or 1:30 – 4:30; Saturday 11:30 – 4:30)

Preferred experience
Previous experience in retail, hospitality, or customer service
Experience with, knowledge of, appreciation for, or interest in visual art
Familiarity with museum education, museum studies, and/or object-centered learning
Fluency in a second language (supports IMCA’s mission to be welcoming and engaging with all visitors, including those who do not speak English or have limited English proficiency)

Other or Working Conditions
Standing for long periods
Gallery Guides are provided with IMCA branded t-shirts and sweatshirts to wear during their shifts

Compensation
$14 per hour, 5 – 20 hours per week (Wednesday – Saturday)

To apply
Email cover letter and resume to Julie Delliquanti, Visitor Experience Manager, at jdelliqu@uci.edu

Museum Internships

» Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)

Contact Name: Cecilia Flanagan
Email: c.flanagan@uci.edu
Instructions:
Apply here and note in your application which Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) internship you are applying for, in order of preference. Note all internships will remain virtual until the medical and scientific communities communicate to the public that it is safe to resume on-site activities.

Learn more about the MOLAA, an affiliate of the Smithsonian, here.

Application Deadline: Monday, June 7th at 12 noon

Reference: Please ask a professor or other individual qualified to assess your work if they would agree to provide a recommendation for your application well before the deadline. Two weeks lead time is reasonable. If they agree to do so, ask your recommender to send a brief email to Cecilia Flanagan before the application deadline.

Art History majors have first priority followed by Art History and Archaeology minors, Art History MA and Visual Studies PhD students.

Please email Cecilia Flanagan if you have financial need and provide any relevant details you wish to share with us. We will keep this information confidential.

The successful applicant should plan to spend a total of 60 hours at the internship and will receive a $1,000 award, which will be processed and paid following completion of the internships and submission of: A short (1-2 paragraph) summary written by the intern describing what was learned and skills developed, what the intern specifically appreciated about the internship, how the experience could be improved, and any other relevant information.

A confirmation of hours completed provided by the intern’s supervisor to c.flanagan@uci.edu. The intern will be responsible for requesting this document from the supervisor and follow up as needed. Note: these internships may be extended for an additional 60 hours/$1000 award with mutual agreement between supervisor and intern paid following completion of internship and submission of required documentation.

Note: Onsite work will not begin until the scientific and medical communities have communicated that it is safe to do so.



Gala 2021 Communications Internship: The Museum of Latin American Art’s 2021 Gala Communications Intern reports to MOLAA’s VP of Museum Content & Programming and VP of Development and is responsible for supporting the institutional communications and outreach efforts in the development and implementation of research and execution (online and onsite) related to the 2021 Gala, the primary fundraising event for MOLAA annually. This year's honorees are Judy Baca, Jaime Jarrín, and the LA Dodgers.

Duties and Responsibilities Research: assist with research assignments to gather information about the Museum and the event honorees to create tribute videos and contribute to the social media promotional and tribute efforts.
Marketing & Communications: assist with developing marketing materials, newsletters, emails, and other communications with constituents and the community.

Activities can also include work related to Public Relations and Social Media content creation.

Community Engagement & Outreach: direct outreach to the community through virtual or in person events. Activities can include creating outreach materials such as flyers and website content; answering community questions; assisting with logistics and execution of events.

Program Evaluation: assist with gathering data and information for assessment purposes. Activities can include evaluating information to create reports, putting together program reports such as annual reviews. Other duties as assigned.

The 2021 Gala Communications Intern must exhibit creativity and flexibility as well as a passion for Latin American and Latinx art, culture, and communities. Candidates must have excellent organizational and research skills. Basic computer skills are required. Candidates must strictly adhere to deadlines, demonstrate strong writing and interpersonal skills, and must be comfortable interacting with the public. Knowledge of social media and online content management is preferred. The ability to communicate in and read Spanish is a plus!

Internship requires 5-10 hours per week in a hybrid arrangement (onsite/remote)*. Ideal for students in communications or related field, nonprofit management, or business administration.