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About Galeria's Internship Opportunities - Fall 2014

Galería de la Raza offers internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in the arts. Based upon their academic training and interests, as well as the availability of projects, interns work in one of the Galería's departments — curatorial, public relations, development, public programs, or our Digital Mural Project billboard. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply

 Current listings are for Fall 2014. Internships will span September-December.

If you are interested in any open internships, email Marie Shier, Volunteer & Intern Coordinator, with a letter of interest and resume for this position, at volunteer@galeríadelaraza.org. No phone calls, please.

 

1. DIA DE LOS MUERTOS SUGAR SKULLS INTERNSHIP

 

Galería de la Raza has an immediate opening for a short-term Day of the Dead specific intern. The DOD intern will work closely with Michele Simons, the Sugar Skull Workshop Manager on projects including but not limited to:

• Learn the art of sugar skull making and decorating

• Help prep for a busy, fun season 

• Help run workshops, including set-up, break-down

• Oversee volunteers and front desk/check-in during workshop hours.

• Intern must be able to work with children and have no fear of getting messy with sugar and glitter

• A chance to be a part of a 24th Street Tradition

 

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

- Knowledge of some Day of the Dead traditions

- Ability to work unsupervised 

- Desire to work with children

- An enthusiastic attitude is most important!

 

TIME COMMITMENT & COMPENSATION:

- This internship is short term and has very specific hours needed!

- 10 to 12 hours a week for the month of October and Nov 1st-3rd  

- MUST include Friday shift 3:30 - 7:30pm and Saturday shift 2--6pm (starting Oct. 4th)

- Start mid-September and be available 2 Sundays in Sept. (21st and 28th) to help with prep

 

2. CURATORIAL INTERNSHIP

Galería de la Raza has an immediate opening for a talented and motivated curatorial intern. The curatorial intern will work closely with the Curatorial & Special Programs Manager and exhibiting artists on a variety of projects including but not limited to:

• Provide administrative support for exhibitions in the main gallery, Studio 24 and Galería’s Artist in Residence program.

• Overseeing ongoing maintenance of exhibition spaces

• Fielding any questions from the public about exhibitions and hosting any tours.

• Assisting in the installation and de-installation of exhibitions.

• Assisting with the set up of public programs and events. 

• Creating content about Galería’s exhibitions and consistently posting on Galería’s social media channels.  

• Gallery sitting when needed

 

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

- Knowledge of contemporary art & art history 

- Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Photoshop 

- Ability to work unsupervised and follow through on long-term projects 

- Past experience with installing/ handling of art work and basic knowledge of tools and hardware related to exhibition installation is preferred 

- Ability to endure mild physical labor is a must

- Some nights/weekends may be required

 

TIME COMMITMENT & COMPENSATION:

- 10-15 hours per week, flexible on days committed. This position is unpaid, but available for school credit. At least one day per week spent in-gallery.

 

 

3. DEVELOPMENT/PR INTERNSHIP

Galería de la Raza has an immediate opening for a multi-tasking, superstar development/PR intern. The 

intern will work closely with the Community Relations manager, supporting and cultivating community, 

including but not limited to:

 

• Media content : willing to assist in creating content for online channels such as social 

• Outreach to press outlets 

• Managing documentation of public programs 

• Uploading texts & images to our website 

• Database entry and management

• Dissemination of printed promotion material

• Edit/manage photos and event documents

• Administer media follow up requests

 

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

-Solid writing skills, with a capability to work under tight turnaround 

-Familiarity with social media platforms, some HTML, site updates

-Excellent knowledge of Word, Excel, and Google platforms 

-Experience in Photoshop a must, video or audio editing program a plus 

-Past experience in public relations, photography, journalism, non-profits, or studio art/art history a 

plus

-Being highly organized and attentive to detail is mandatory for this position

 

TIME COMMITMENT & COMPENSATION:

-10-15 hours per week, flexible on days committed. This position is unpaid, but available for school 

credit. At least one day per week spent in-gallery.

 

 

4. SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR INTERNSHIP

Galería de la Raza has an immediate opening for a talented and motivated Special Events intern. The 

Special Events intern will work closely with the Public Programs & Special Events manager on a variety of 

projects including but not limited to:

 

• Event production and execution

• Documentation of public programs

• Assisting with set up of public programs and events

• Managing volunteers for events

• Provide support/manage visiting artists and features of events

 

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

- Knowledge of contemporary art & art history 

- Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Photoshop 

- Ability to work unsupervised and follow through on long-term projects 

- Past experience with event production a plus

- Ability to endure mild physical labor is a must

- Availability to work evenings and weekends

 

TIME COMMITMENT & COMPENSATION:

10-15 hours per week, flexible on days committed. This position is unpaid, but available for school credit. 

Most days will be spent in-gallery for this position, some weekend hours required.

 

 

5. ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (AIR) INTERNSHIP

Galería de la Raza has an immediate opening for an assistant to the Artist in Residence (AIR), Jessica 

Sabogal. The AIR intern will work closely with the AIR on a variety of art making projects including but not 

limited to:

 

• Screen printing/printmaking: responsibilities include cleaning and burning screens, hand-pulling 

images onto paper fabric or wood, mixing inks, paper cutting, and packaging of the final product

• Spray painting: responsibilities include assistance with stencil cutting and storage, picking up/

dropping off final designs to printer, and being the AIR’s second pair of hands when it comes to 

spraying

• Murals: responsibilities include gathering/keeping watch of all materials, prepping wall for 

painting, maximizing time efficiency for the AIR

• Maintaining a positive and forward-thinking environment

• Creating transparency around the AIR program by documenting and creating content for social 

media channels. 

• Overseeing ongoing maintenance of the AIR studio and exhibition space

• Fielding any questions from the public about the AIR program: (studio + concurrent gallery 

space).

• Assisting in the installation and de-installation of exhibitions

• Assisting with the set up of public programs and events

• Studio sitting when needed

 

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

-Interest in the contemporary art world and how it can affect change and our communities

-Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator not required but highly recommended

-Ability to work unsupervised and follow through on long-term projects

-Past experience with installing/ handling of art work and basic knowledge of tools and hardware 

related to exhibition installation is preferred

-Ability to endure mild physical labor is a must

-Some nights/weekends required

 

TIME COMMITMENT & COMPENSATION:

10-15 hours per week, flexible on days committed but would prefer one 8 hour day and one half day. This 

position is unpaid, but available for school credit. At least one day per week spent in-gallery

 

 

 

Galería de la Raza: an Interdisciplinary Chicano/Latino Space for Art, Thought and Activism
2857 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 click here for directions to galería