Gallery 400 seeks a Community Engagement & Public Programs Intern for Summer 2018. The intern will provide support for the public programs and events for Gallery 400’s upcoming exhibition Out of Easy Reach and public art project Garden for a Changing Climate. This summer’s programs include artist-led workshops, outdoor street fairs, panel discussions featuring artists, curators, and scholars, performance art, and more still in development.
The internship requires a commitment of 10-15 hours per week beginning in mid-May or early June (start date is flexible) and ending in mid-August. A major in art history or fine art is not required if the applicant has an equivalent liberal arts or community organizing background. The internship is unpaid but college credit can be arranged for students.
- Conducting research on prospective audiences, both within the University of Illinois at Chicago community and in greater Chicago
- Performing outreach to promote relevant programming and invite potential and current partners to collaborate with the gallery
- Assisting with development, planning, and execution of public programming
- Communicating with artists and other partners involved in Gallery 400 programs
- Staffing programs and events as needed (includes occasional evenings and weekends)
- Developing teaching resources for educators related to current and future exhibitions at Gallery 400
- Leading gallery tours for students and the broader public
- Assembling contact information and correspondence for marketing and outreach