About Black Ball Projects
We are an artist-run gallery looking for a dedicated and motivated intern.
For the past 2 years we have carved out a reputation for putting on excellent shows and our upcoming year is very exciting.
Black Ball Projects was founded in October 2015 and is located on the Southside of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. The gallery is run by artists Ana Wolovick & Brian Wondergem who met at Yale’s MFA program over a decade ago. We self fund the gallery alongside several silent partners and no one takes any salary. The gallery is a labor of love.
The internship is two-fold: assisting with the needs of the gallery, and helping to set-up a new non-profit Arts Organization. The Non-Profit will start as a micro-granting program for artist’s and academics and expand out from there.
In seeking an intern, and in exchange for your time, it is very important to us that we are able to teach and provide valuable experience. Please see the "Position Description" below for what we need and what we can provide.
In 2017 Black Ball Projects was selected by the NY Times as one of 10 Galleries To Visit Now in Brooklyn And was reviewed twice in the New Yorker this past year.
We are more than happy to fill out any necessary forms for the right person to get credit from the institution they are getting a degree from. This is also a great position for a Postgraduate who has been focusing on curatorial or any type of contemporary art studies.
To be considered for this position, you don't need to be enrolled in a program. All applicants are welcome.
We are looking for the right person with the right kind of dedication and interest in small gallery operations and non-profit organization.
*PLEASE NOTE: This is an unpaid internship at this point in time.
*The time commitment is 6-12 hours per week (normally only 6 on weekend), with possible additional time during the week, not to exceed a 15 hour time commitment in total- or as required by a university program.
*Must be available for at least a 6 month commitment - future prospects with the gallery depending on performance and value to the organization(s).
*Availability for setting-up/being-at openings during the evening will be an occasional necessity.
*Gallery-sit at least 1 day a weekend, Sat or Sun from 12-6.
(You are more than welcome to do your homework, or take care of other gallery tasks during this time)
*Help update and maintain our contacts
*Assist in collecting materials necessary for openings such as artist CV’s, press, etc. (artist wrangling)
*Research Grants and other Fund-raising opportunities for the Gallery and the upcoming non-profit
*Help with the updating of the gallery’s website
*Help updating Social Media
Possible Extra Responsibilities (depending on skill-sets and candidate’s field of interest)
*Joining us for studio visits with artists
*Suggesting and researching potential artists
*Assist with proposal writing for exhibitions and grants
*Help with event planning
*Help in gallery installations and de-installations
*Assist with preparing and sending out press materials in a prompt manner
*Learn how to document shows photographically in a professional manner
*Help in setting up a Non-Profit organization —Learn by doing.
*Smart and can think on your feet
*Personable and easy to work with
*Interest in Contemporary Art
*Possess excellent written and oral communication skills
*Must have a strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task *Is Responsible, Prompt and Efficient.
Our Ideal candidate:
*Is a current Graduate or Undergraduate student in Studio Art, Visual Arts Administration or related fields- or has a degree in such programs
*Someone looking to break into the worlds of Gallery, Curatorial and/or Non-Profit Arts Administration
(with or without the appropriate education- as long as the desire, intelligence and personality fit)
*Possess knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, gDocs and/or iWorks
*Knowledge of Photoshop (great but not necessary)
*Is fluent in English (additional languages are always a plus)
Please email your cv/resume and a letter of interest to:
use “Internship” as the subject line