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Gallery Trainee

If you are a versatile and motivated graduate with a passion for art, this amazing part-time internship could be just the opportunity you are looking for…

PEER is a London based art charity that prides itself on delivering world-class art that “led by ideas and embeds its activities into the local community to offer and promote the highest quality art as being part of daily life”. They support artists at various stages of their careers and strive to make a positive impact on their local environment through a variety of exhibitions and engagement programmes.

Partly funded by the Khadija Saye Memorial Fund, PEER are looking for a Gallery Trainee to join them for twelve months. The successful candidate will learn how to support the team on a series of gallery exhibitions and associated public events. They will also learn about and assist with planning and organising events, workshops, communications and social media for the programme and be given the opportunity to work closely with artists.

PEER in the Library is a new addition to PEER’s programme launching in October 2019, which will see three artists takeover a space in Shoreditch Library over the course of a year where they will present work and host talks, workshops and other public engagement activities. The successful Trainee will have a significant role in this programme, helping to liaise with artists and project partners, organise installation, plan and run events and promote the programme to a local and wider London audience.

This is an ideal opening for a graduate that has a genuine passion for visual art and believes in the positive impact it has on local communities. So, if you’re not afraid to get stuck into a wide range of tasks and have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, this is the perfect opportunity to start your career in gallery administration and curating.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • An understanding of small-scale visual arts organisation and the charity sector
  • An understanding of the role visual arts can play in the wellbeing of communities
  • Event planning and management skills
  • Liaising with artists and other cultural professionals
  • Arts administration skills
  • Assisting with the planning and management of public events
  • Public engagement skills
  • Mentoring
  • Coordinating a team
  • Social Media and Marketing skills – create engaging digital content
  • Web editing skills (managing editions and publications made through the website)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE

  • Demonstrable experience or proven interest of working in the arts or at an arts organisation
  • Demonstrable experience in project management would be beneficial
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Readiness to communicate with a broad range of people
  • Confident and personable
  • Strong interpersonal skills, sensitivity and tact
  • Interest in supporting the development of others
  • Knowledge and interest in visual art
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Solid IT skills
  • Experience with social media
  • Problem solving and creativity
  • Interest in or experience of gardening desirable

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum – Undergraduate Degree

TO APPLY

  • Upload your CV and cover letter as one document (applications without a tailored cover letter will NOT be accepted)
  • This traineeship is only open to candidates from a BAME or lower socio-economic background
  • Do not contact the company directly

This internship is supported by the fund set up by the Khadija Saye Memorial Fund in memory of Khadija Saye, a former Creative Access Intern who interned at PEER from July 2015 to March 2016 and then continued to be a key member the small team. She was killed in the fire in Grenfell Tower in June 2017.