Interns are critical to the smooth operation of the BROOKLYN ARTISTS GYM. Thus, they are selected carefully for their ability to responsibly carry out tasks and assignments.
BAG is looking for someone who can stay for 3-5 months, and spend their time (typically 10-15 hours per week, days starting at 11:00 am) split between general management tasks and a specific, independently-driven project unique to each intern and his/her skills.
In particular, for individual projects, we are looking for someone with knowledge of HTML, design skills, or marketing experience. When not working on an individual project, interns will assist the Directing Manager and Gallery Director with daily tasks that include: cleaning, running errands, updating the website, general administrative tasks, traveling around the city to distribute marketing materials, painting walls, working gallery openings, hanging shows, and occasionally staffing events (for pay). Strong communication skills, character, self-motivation, dependability, and a positive attitude are critical traits that are looked for in the selection process.
Interns are also members of BAG; they receive a free membership to the open studio, and in turn their maturity as working artists is taken into account in the selection process. Interns should count on a minimum three-month commitment. They are scheduled for 40+ hours a month of direct service. Compensation for service includes college credit where applicable and full membership privileges as well as free attendance to figure drawing sessions.
Competition for internships is intense so please fill out this application thoughtfully and completely. Include an up-to-date resume indicating your employment history and education.