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Gallery internship

Gallery internship

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 10/07/2024
Front of House / Customer Service
Positive Action scheme
Entry
Application RestrictionsBlack, Asian and Ethnically Diverse | Disabled | Lower Socio-Economic Status | Undergoing gender reassignment

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 10th July at 11.59pm

Salary: London Living Wage

Start date: 19th August 2024

Duration: 4 months

Working hours: 9:30am - 6pm, Tuesday to Saturday

 

Kickstart your arts sector career with this structured and comprehensive learning experience at Pace.

Pace is a leading contemporary art gallery. It represents many of the most significant international artists and estates of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Since its founding by Arne Glimcher in 1960, Pace has developed a distinguished legacy for vibrant and dedicated relationships with renowned artists.

This internship provides an in-depth understanding of every aspect of the commercial gallery world, including sales, marketing, exhibitions, operations, shipping, and art handling. It is tailored for those seeking experience in a major commercial gallery and will be especially beneficial for individuals aspiring to work in the sector. The successful candidate will gain exposure to various departments within the gallery, with their primary responsibilities focused on supporting the Front of House team.

 

Areas of learning

Sales

  • Artist and object research from both an art market and art historical perspective 
  • Administrative tasks including client lists and artwork management
  • Client and artist support 
  • Sales process overview

Communications

  • Marketing & events
  • Press outreach 
  • Events and press research projects 
  • Events / public programming support 
  • Photography & archives
  • Book maintenance, research and stock checking 
  • Sales pack support 

Corporate operations

  • Regular stock checks for the gallery and office, including kitchen supplies, stationery and books 
  • Ensuring smooth communication between gallery and office 
  • Ensuring all exhibition materials such as press releases or exhibition catalogues are well stocked 

Finance operations

  • Sales invoicing
  • Budgeting
  • ARR, AML & VAT (Annual Recurring Revenue, Anti-money Laundering, and Value-added Tax)
  • Art resources

Registrar & Shipping

  • Insight into international art shipping including customs, export licences and cites 
  • Gain an understanding of insurance regulations  
  • Gain insight into the differences between primary and secondary market works 
  • Gain insight into consignment and loan agreements between Pace and other Institutions

Art handling

  • Insight into the particulars of handling artworks including condition reports, transport and artwork care 
  • Gain an understanding of installation requirements for artwork 

 

Key activities

  • Covering the phones as necessary 
  • Providing front desk cover as necessary 
  • Greeting clients and visitors 
  • Maintaining a clean and professional front desk 
  • Preparing for any special events or private views 
  • Assist with catalogue mailouts and post 
  • Assist Gallery Co-ordinator with organising and tidying all front-of-house and back-of-house areas
  • Maintain and organise reference library, book display, and stock
  • Ad-hoc research tasks for sales department

 

Curate an exhibition proposal. 

This long-term project will require the intern to curate their own exhibition proposal. The intern will develop a curatorial concept, texts of interest, any proposed events or public programming, and a budget. The project will be the culmination of all the skills and tools gained through their time with each department and will be presented at the end of the internship.

 

What we are looking for

  • Demonstrable knowledge of art and the art sector
  • Personable, able to interact with a variety of people
  • Enthusiasm to learn and contribute to the gallery
  • Willingness to flex to the ad hoc nature of the role
  • Strong eye for detail
  •  A degree or equivalent qualification is a requirement for this role

 

To apply

  • Log in to your Creative Access account or register today to apply for this opportunity
  • Upload your CV and cover letter as one document (applications without a tailored cover letter will not be accepted)
  • Once submitted, you can no longer amend your application, so proof-read carefully
  • Do not contact the company directly
  • Please email any queries about this role to Creative Access at this address: recruit@creativeaccess.org.uk

 

This opportunity is only open to individuals from a group that is under-represented in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, disabled people, those undergoing gender reassignment / transitioning and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

The successful candidate for this opportunity will also participate in a Creative Access support programme that sits alongside workplace training. This includes a programme of induction training, monthly masterclasses, wellbeing support, buddying / mentoring and more.

Level of experience

  • Entry