The gallery seeks an exhibitions intern to assist with public programming, installation and deinstallation, assisting visiting artists and guest curators, and the various administrative and logistical details inherent to operating a gallery space. This position offers the intern a behind-the-scenes look at the reality of starting up and running a busy, vibrant contemporary art space with an active slate of exhibitions, visiting artists, and public programming.
The Woskob Family Gallery is a contemporary art space in downtown State College that brings a cohesive and carefully curated program of exhibitions and events to central Pennsylvania. Run by Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture, the gallery’s mission is to forge new relationships between the university and local communities, increase the perception of downtown State College as a cultural destination, and spark new creative enterprises. Learn more at sites.psu.edu/woskobfamilygallery
The ideal candidate for this internship has excellent communication skills (verbal and written), is creative and self-motivated, and is organized with an ability to prioritize. A successful candidate will be an energetic self-starter with a neat and friendly demeanor. An interest in art and arts programming is key. Familiarity with Adobe CS6 programs and hand tools are a plus, but we can teach the right person. We require minimum commitment of 10 hours/week, for 8-12 weeks, as well as attendance during exhibition install/deinstall periods, and programming events. Specific daily hours and schedules will be determined in consultation with gallery staff.
How to apply
Send a letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
describing your interest in the position and why you would be a great part of our team. Please include your name and "Woskob Family Gallery Exhibitions Intern" in the subject line
This is an unpaid position. Students can choose to earn credit for their internship through their home institution or by registering for Art 495 or Art History 495 at the University Park, Penn State campus.