FRANK Gallery located on Franklin Street downtown Chapel Hill was established in 2010 by the Franklin Street Arts Collective a non-profit organization. The Gallery is a showcase for contemporary art by established local & regional artists, a gathering place for art lovers to enjoy the public events featuring demonstrations, talks & performances.
Position Title: Gallery Intern
Location: FRANK Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
FRANK is seeking a gallery intern to assist with daily operations, exhibition planning, development and event planning. This position will offer the right candidate a well-rounded experience in gallery management and non-profit operations.
Description of Position:
Our packed spring schedule will lend a great deal of experience to our intern. One of the major functions of this internship will be to assist with sales and the retail aspect of the gallery; inclusion in the financial management of FRANK can also be arranged based on the needs and interest of the candidate. The retail side includes making sales, connecting and fostering relationships with the clients and artists, learning the basics of fine art as a commodity, general marketing tasks, tracking and logging inventory, etc.
In addition, the candidate will have the opportunity to work on our spring exhibitions. Each exhibition is planned largely by committee, with assistance from the gallery manager. Our intern will be invited to join these committees and assist with various aspects of exhibition planning based on interest and need. This may include working with the committees to manage the planning, marketing, and installation for these shows. Each show is also partnered with several community events which we will also encourage him/her to take part in.
The third function of this position will be to assist with our 4th Annual Off The Wall Gala, in April 2014. This major event is a ticketed, auction style gala that serves as our major fundraiser for the year. All members of the gallery and board participate in some aspect of planning. Our intern will be required to work with the marketing and ticketing committee, in addition to working with a committee of their choice.
The ideal candidate will have some knowledge in the following areas:
• Some background or understanding of working in a retail environment
• Knowledge of social media and online media – marketing and e-commerce a plus
• Willingness to learn basic web development
• Experience in using all major functions of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Basic understanding of a variety of art styles and processes
• Basic design and Photoshop skills
• Exceptional writing skills
• Some knowledge of non-profit development
• Experience with Microsoft Access
include a cover letter detailing your skills and what you would most like to
gain from this experience. Please provide a resume with you recent work history
and/or any courses that you think may have helped prepare you for this
position. Materials can be mailed or emailed to FRANK Gallery.
This is an unpaid internship for university credit only; you must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, all majors will be considered.
Spring internship applications due December 15, 2013. Proposed start date January 13, 2014
Contact: Gallery Manager Torey
Mishoe at firstname.lastname@example.org,
109 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514