Art Gallery Intern
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Pamela Walsh Gallery
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Job Posted:
30+ days ago

Art Gallery Intern

Contemporary Art Gallery located in downtown Palo Alto currently seeking an Art Gallery Intern. Qualified candidates should be a bright, enthusiastic art lover and self-starter looking to gain experience and knowledge in the art business. This position will involve significant contact with clients, while assisting the Gallery Manager and Gallery Owner with a wide range of tasks. The candidate should be highly-personable, motivated and responsible with strong communication and interpersonal skills. The candidate will be the first point of contact for clients and visitors and must be able to adequately answer questions about the gallery artists and exhibitions.

Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully in writing and in person to a diverse clientele.
- Greet gallery visitors and clients with professionalism and warmth.
- Fielding and directing incoming phone calls
- Social Media posts, data entry and digital media uploads
- Required to maintain confidentiality of client records and company intellectual property.
- Physically able to assist with art installations; some heavy lifting required.
- Attend Exhibition Opening events and assist with set-up/clean-up as needed.
- Perform other job-related and administrative duties as assigned.

- A Bachelor’s degree or current college student working towards a degree in Art, Art History or related field
- The candidate must be fully vaccinated. If not, wearing a mask will be required. Hand sanitizers and other cleaning supplies will be provided.
- Minimum commitment of 6 months.
- Available to work weekdays and occasional weekends; on-call as needed
- Possess an understanding and interest in contemporary and fine art and the gallery’s program
- Basic computer skills: Outlook, Sales Force, Adobe Photoshop, etc.

Compensation: This is currently an unpaid internship eligible for college credit; potentially could turn into a part-time, paid position.

About us:
Pamela Walsh Gallery was founded in 2019, and is located in the heart of downtown Palo Alto, CA in an historic building designed by Stanford architect Birge Clark in 1929. The gallery represents a talented roster of contemporary artists and the Nathan Oliveira Estate. PWG is dedicated to the development of their artist’s creative expressions and the advancement of their careers. Pamela Walsh Gallery is a member of the San Francisco Art Dealer’s Association.
Job Types: Part-time, Internship

COVID-19 considerations:
We are following the guidelines posted by Santa Clara County health officials. Employees and Gallery visitors will be asked to do the same. Currently, Santa Clara County asks that employees in indoor are continually changing and we will adjust as needed.