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Exhibitions Assistant

Exhibitions Assistant - BOLT Residency / HATCH Projects

Internship Term: August 2018 - January 2019

Exhibitions Assistants report to Teresa E. Silva, Director of Exhibitions & Residencies to assist with research, writing, exhibition preparation, and other duties as assigned, for BOLT Residency or HATCH Projects

This is an unpaid internship for a non-profit arts organization. College credit can be arranged for undergraduate or graduate students. GRADUATE STUDENTS are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is an average of 10 hours per week, which must be fulfilled on-site.

Highest Priorities Needed

Ability to direct and/or coordinate a project on a tight timeline in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work independently and take initiative; requires little supervision. Excellent communication skills - will be working with artists and curators. Flexibility/adaptability. Organizational Skills. Creative Thinking. 

Responsibilities

Assist in management of art gallery, front desk, and artists and curatorial residents who participate in the programs HATCH Projects or BOLT Residency. Liaison with resident curators in preparation for upcoming shows. Helping to draft press releases and follow up with media. Prepping space for openings. Outreach to artist and collector communities. Research on national models and grant opportunities. Assist with monthly receptions. You will interact directly with artists, curators, and staff.

Skills

Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Creative. Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop a plus. Ability to work in team environment, will work with members and resident artists strong written and verbal communication skills. Self-motivated, problem solver. You will gain substantial experience in non-profit management, marketing, business relations, project management, networking and navigating the art world. You will act as project managers and have responsibility for their projects. 

To Apply

Email a cover letter and resume, plus two writing samples to Teresa E. Silva, Director of Exhibitions & Residencies at teresa@chicagoartistscoalition.org