Creative Access
Pace Gallery internship

Pace Gallery internship

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 02/07/2022
Operations / Facilities / Admin
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Application RestrictionsBlack, Asian and Ethnically Diverse | Disabled | Lower Socio-Economic Status

Closing date: 1st July 11.59pm

Duration: 4 months

Start date: 31st August (until 31st December)

Salary: London Living Wage (£23,000 per annum equivalent)


Do you like the sound of supporting the day-to-day running of a gallery whilst getting the chance to assist each department, over the course of the 4 months?

Pace Gallery’s internship programme offers a structured, well-rounded learning experience to support career development and provide opportunities in the arts sector to people from under-represented backgrounds.

This internship offers a thorough insight into every aspect of the commercial gallery world, including sales, marketing, exhibitions, operations, shipping and art handling. This position is aimed at those who would like to gain experience across the workings of the gallery and who, in return, can offer a new and different perspective. The key requirements are an enthusiastic willingness to learn, a can-do attitude and a proactive personality. The gallery's aim is to attract people who might not have thought about working in the arts sector before or who have not yet had the opportunity to gain experience.


What you'll be doing

  • Covering the phones as necessary

  • Providing front desk cover as necessary

  • Greeting clients, journalists and visitors

  • Maintaining a clean and professional front desk

  • Preparing for any special events or private views

  • Assist with catalogue mail outs and post

  • Assist Gallery Co-ordinator with organising and tidying all FOH & BOH areas


Curate a virtual exhibition!

Throughout the duration of the internship, there will be the opportunity to curate a virtual exhibition of any Pace artist of your choosing using the knowledge picked up whilst shadowing various departments. After developing a curatorial concept, you will design an exhibition from Pace Gallery’s internal artwork cataloguing software, either using Photoshop, SketchUp, or 3D models. The aim of this project is to collate the skills and information gained of all aspects of running a gallery, whilst also having room to focus on specific areas of greater interest. This will then be presented internally at the end of the four-month placement. 


Other areas of learning


  • 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


  • 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
    • Regular stock check for the gallery and office, including kitchen supplies, stationery and books
    • Ensuring smooth communication between gallery and office
    • Ensuring all exhibition material such as press release or exhibition catalogues are well stocked
  • Finance
    • Sales invoicing
    • Budgeting
    • ARR, AML & VAT
  • You will also be provided support with digital tools e.g., SketchUp, Photoshop

  • You will receive ongoing feedback and support throughout the 4 months


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:

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, 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.

Years of experience

  • Entry