Art Internships
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Trestle Gallery
New York, NY, USA
Job Posted:
30+ days ago

Art Internships

Trestle Gallery is currently accepting applications for spring internship positions at our Sunset Park location: 850 3rd Ave, Suite 411, Brooklyn, NY 11232 - DNR @ 36th St / R @ 25th St

Trestle Gallery internships are open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates, as well as anyone seriously interested in learning about behind the scenes activities of a contemporary, non-profit art gallery.

Interviews: 1/14, 1/16,1/18 & 1/23
Internship to begin: week of 1/28
Hiring: 1-3 interns


Ideal for a working artist, the internship is in exchange for 24 hour access to our 4,000 sq foot shared artist studio, a storage rack and locker, access to free monthly critiques, a 10% discount on all workshops, and exhibition opportunities ( Additionally, we can can provide credit with institutional credit programs.

Interns are expected to commit 10 hours per week (two days at 5 hours per day, 1:30-6:30pm) - M W and/or F for a minimum of 3 months. During this time interns work with Trestle Gallery & Trestle Art Space staff on a variety of projects in the gallery and office.
As a small non-profit, we are a tight-knit team and are inclusive when it comes to our interns, promoting participation in staff meetings and valuing creative problem solving, encouraging interns to speak up when they have a new idea, or any question/comment/concern. For this internship cycle, we will be hiring 1-3 interns with different focuses discriminante upon the intern's skill set.

The following descriptions are not set in stone - if you don't quite fit one of the positions - or if you can fill more than one - we encourage you to apply! We appreciate a self starter and also encourage independently-driven projects and internships tailored to the intern’s particular curiosities, skills and interests. If you think you are a good fit, propose in your cover letter what you think you can bring to the table and let us know what your Trestle Gallery Internship might look like.

For all internships - detail orientation, conscientiousness, innovative thinking, and a dedicated interest in the art world a must. Curiosity and the ability to ask questions is highly valued, as this is first and foremost an opportunity for the applicant to learn.

Gallery Intern - Duties & Qualifications
Common tasks include assisting in installing and de-installing artworks, patching/painting and general gallery maintenance, receiving artworks and coordinating their shipments and pick ups, and assisting at opening receptions. As well as general art admin assistance to our Gallery Director - developing exhibition checklists, distributing and collecting consignments. General handiness, comfort with tools and paint, previous art handling a plus.

Photo/Media & Web Intern -
Keeping our website up to date in regard to rotating exhibitions, artist opportunities, residencies, etc. Assisting Gallery Director & Graphics Manager in developing/maintaining branding. Assisting in management of Instagram and facebook. Photographing (& editing) opening receptions and events (having your own camera NOT required). Assisting in the creation of mailers.

Development/Fundraising Intern -
We are planning a big year for 2020 and are laying down the groundwork now! This position would assist in researching relevant funding opportunities for the gallery, beginning/collecting materials for the application processes, processing demographic information and maintaining our demo database, and sourcing sponsors for upcoming fundraisers.


Please email a cover letter, CV, and the contact information of two references to [] in PDF form, with “Trestle Gallery Intern” in the subject line.

If applying to the photo/media/web internship please send a portfolio of sample work, for the development internship position please include a 1 page writing sample.

Due to the volume of applications, those who do not follow these instructions will not be considered.

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