*Please Note: As of now this is an UN-PAID Position
(Please see compensation section below)
How to apply is at the end of the full description.
Black Ball Projects was founded as an artist-run space by artists for artists in October 2015, we are located on the Southside of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.
We are now organized as a not-for-profit corporation, and are in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
We are creating the non-profit in order to: start up a micro-granting program for underrepresented artists and scholars; create educational and community outreach programs; and to work towards making the art-world a better and more egalitarian place.
For the past 3 years, we have carved out a reputation for putting on thoughtfully curated large and small group and solo shows with an emphasis on artists of diverse backgrounds, art practices, and ages.
It is important that you are familiar with Black Ball Projects
So that we know we are the right fit for one another.
We encourage you to go through our website to learn about us.
In 2017 and again in 2018 Black Ball Projects was selected by the NY Times in their Spring Gallery guide:
We are excited to embark on our future plans for 2019 and beyond, as we build our non-profit organization; expanding upon our foundation as an artist-run gallery space.
Towards this end we are looking for a dedicated and motivated intern.
We are interested in someone who is willing to grow with us.
We are also looking for the right person with the right kind of attitude, dedication, and interest in small gallery operations and non-profit Arts organizations.
Unfortunately as of now this is an UN-PAID position
We hope to see that change as we raise operating capital over the next months and years.
We see our internship program as a two-way street.
In exchange for your time, we will guide you through the in’s and out’s of how the artist-run gallery and non-profit worlds work as well as provide you with valuable experience for your future—what that is will be dependent on your area(s) of interest.
See “Possible Extra Responsibilities” below in the Position Description- as ways you can be involved.
We are also open to working with your school to provide course credit for the internship.
*Minimum of 6 hours a week to gallery sit on a weekend day. (12-6pm)
*Must be available for at least a 6-month commitment
*Availability for setting-up/being-at openings during the evening will be an occasional necessity, but flexible per your schedule.
(As of now our 2019 schedule includes 6 planned exhibitions—there would be an expectation that you could attend at least 4-5 of these.)
*Gallery-sit at least 1 day a weekend, Sat or Sun from 12-6.
*Help update and maintain our contacts.
*Help research grants and other fundraising opportunities.
*Help with any other research necessary for gallery and non-profit organization growth and administration.
*Help with updating our social media presence.
Possible Extra Responsibilities (depending on skill-sets and candidate’s field(s) of interest)
*Joining us for studio visits with artists.
*Suggesting and researching potential artists.
*Assist with proposal writing for exhibitions and grants.
*Assist with writing press releases.
*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 exhibitions photographically in a professional manner.
*Smart and can think on your feet.
*Interest in contemporary art.
*Personable and easy to work with.
*Must be able to problem solve and be pro-active as necessary.
*Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
*Must have a strong attention to detail.
*Is responsible, prompt, and efficient.
*A good attitude and belief in the mission of the gallery/organization.
Our Ideal candidate is also:
*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; ability to adapt to the role; and attitude fits).
*Possess knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and/or iWorks and GDoc’s.
*Has Photoshop skills (great but not required).
*English fluency with additional language fluency a big plus.
Please email your cv/resume and a cover letter as PDFs to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Use “Internship-2019” as the subject line
Please indicate in your cover letter how and why you would be a good fit for Black Ball Projects