Bedford Gallery Internship

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Bedford Gallery

Overview of Internship:

The Bedford Gallery Internship offers an opportunity for students or recent graduates interested in visual art careers to get hands-on gallery experience. Interns will work in a broad range of gallery operations - from installation and exhibition research to community outreach and administrative work. Under the supervision of the Assistant to the Curator, interns will work with each gallery employee to receive a well-rounded gallery experience. Interns will be given projects in order to advance and sharpen their communication skills, computer skills, and understanding of the art world. The Bedford Gallery is willing to work with interns to help them achieve experience in specific areas if requested.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Exhibition research
  • Preparing for exhibition openings
  • Art loans
  • Community outreach
  • Maintaining contacts database
  • Gallery upkeep & organization, including merch counter
  • Assist with installation procedures
  • Assist with fundraising and tour program

About the Bedford Gallery:

Bedford Gallery exhibits the work of historic, modern, and contemporary artists. The Gallery is dedicated to providing the public with opportunities to learn about visual arts through public programs that are varied, accessible, challenging, and educational. Its mission is to provide exhibitions and other programs that both reflect and engage the diverse audiences of the entire Contra Costa region. The Bedford Gallery is a program of the City of Walnut Creek's Department of Arts, Recreation, and Community Services and is overseen by the Arts Commission. The Diablo Regional Arts Association, a private non-profit tax-exempt organization, provides vital financial and volunteer enrichment for the Bedford Gallery and other cultural services programs.

Commitment and Compensation:

Interns are asked to make a full semester and/or a three to six month commitment. This is an unpaid internship. College students must receive school credit. At least 12 hours/week commitment is preferable, hours must be during gallery office hours: 9am and 5pm Mon-Fri, and schedule within this time frame is flexible. Interns may be asked to work weekends for special events or exhibition openings.

Interns must be at least 18 years old.

How to apply:

Email resume, cover letter explaining your interest in interning at the Bedford Gallery, and schedule availability to galleryinfo@bedfordgallery.org. No calls please.

More opportunities with Bedford Gallery

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Bedford Gallery

Location:

Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, US

Mission Statement

Bedford Gallery exhibits the work of historic, modern, and contemporary artists. The Gallery is dedicated to providing the public with opportunities to learn about visual arts through public programs that are varied, accessible, challenging, and educational. Its mission is to provide exhibitions and other programs that both reflect and engage the diverse audiences of the entire Contra Costa region.


Description

The Gallery organizes and presents five to six exhibitions each year. In addition, we offer lectures, workshops, panel discussions, and many other kinds of public programs. Gallery docents give tours that include hands-on art projects to over 2,000 school children each year, in addition to tours for seniors and adult groups. The approximately sixty volunteer members of the Bedford Gallery Docent Council receive professional training in both art history and teaching techniques. The Bedford Gallery Guild, a volunteer group of 55 members, staffs the reception desk every day, hosts receptions and other special events, and produces annual fundraising events.

With 3,500 square feet of exhibition space, Bedford Gallery is the largest community-based visual arts facility between the Bay Area and Sacramento. This contemporary art space is housed in the City of Walnut Creek's Lesher Center for the Arts, which also contains three theaters. The Gallery was originally founded in 1968 as the Civic Arts Gallery and was renamed for Peter and Kirsten Bedford, who donated generously to the Center's campaign.

The Bedford Gallery is a program of the City of Walnut Creek's Department of Arts, Recreation, and Community Services and is overseen by the Arts Commission . The Diablo Regional Arts Association, a private non-profit tax-exempt organization, provides vital financial and volunteer enrichment for the Bedford Gallery and other cultural services programs.

WHEN

Wed Jan 15, 2020 - Fri May 15, 2020
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM  

WHERE

Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts1601Walnut Creek, CA 94596

(37.8824,-122.02692)
 

SKILLS

  • Visual Arts
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Graphic Design / Print
  • Arts Administration
  • Advertising
  • Social Media / Blogging

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • full semester and/or a three to six month commitment; 12 hours/week commitment is preferable
  • This is an unpaid internship. College students must receive school credit. Interns must be at least 18 years old.

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