The 621 Gallery Internship Program provides on-the-job training and learning experiences for college students in related fields of study, such as art history, arts administration, dance, journalism, accounting, business administration, and hospitality. Working under the supervision of the 621 Board of Directors, interns will assist with day-to-day operations that culminate in the gallery’s exhibitions, programs, and special events. Each intern will spend the semester completing a project of their choosing with the assistance of the 621 Board of Directors. The gallery offers the chance for students to gain skills in their area(s) of study, build their resume and receive a letter of recommendation upon request following the successful completion of the internship. Please note that all interns are required to attend a training session at the beginning of the semester where they will learn preparatory skills and proper methods of art handling.
INTERNSHIP AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
- Arts administration: help with daily operations and assist with grant writing
- Fundraising: plan special events, write promotional materials to send to patrons, assist with membership drives, recruit and speak with donors
- Marketing and PR: plan and implement a social media strategy for all of the gallery’s social media accounts, design posters for events, create photo and video documentation of gallery events
- Event programing: help plan and implement events in the 621 Annex and main gallery space, such as hip hop showcases, literary salons, dance performances and others
- Financing: assist with bookkeeping and learn about the financial operations of the not-for-profit sector, some familiarity with Quickbooks is preferred
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ALL INTERNS
- Interns are responsible for establishing and implementing their personal goals for the duration of the internship. Interns will participate in a monthly evaluation with gallery staff to discuss the progress of their semester goals.
- Interns are required to select at least one area of concentration. Other tasks will be assigned as needed.
- Interns will open and close the gallery for the public during the hours of operation at least once a week (Thursday – Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.).
- Interns will work with staff and other interns to run exhibition openings during First Friday and other special events.
- Interns will help install and deinstall gallery exhibitions monthly.
- Interns will help with sales and management of the 621 Store.
Internships are offered:
Fall: August to December
Spring: January to May
Summer: May to August
Internships coincide with the academic year and are limited in availability. Positions are awarded based on the candidate’s skills, abilities, interests, and dedication to the program. Interns earn college credit and practicum experience (as arranged by the intern with the appropriate college advisor).
Required Commitment: 10-15 hours per week minimum in addition to working gallery events
Eligibility: College undergraduate and graduate students
Please submit the following:
2. Cover letter detailing your academic and professional interests. Please outline the skills you hope to learn during your internship.
Application deadline for the spring 2019 semester is Friday, January 4.
E-mail as a PDF attachment to:
621 Board of Directors
621 Industrial Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32310
WHY VOLUNTEER AT 621 GALLERY?
With the help and support of our community through volunteerism, we are able to bring unique cultural opportunities to Tallahassee. By volunteering to assist the gallery in various areas of arts management you help us maintain low operating costs so that we may keep our exhibitions and sculpture garden free to the public and ensure cultural access to all. Also, as a 621 volunteer you gain “real world” experience with Tallahassee’s space for cutting-edge contemporary art since 1981.
1. Gallery Monitor
2. Office Assistant
3. Graphic Design and Marketing
4. Exhibition Installation
5. Special Events
6. Facility Upgrades (Painting, Landscaping, etc)
7. Other Activities as Needed
621 Gallery recruits volunteers throughout the year. Volunteer orientation meetings are held once in the Spring, Summer and Fall. Volunteers are required to attend one orientation meeting during their volunteer position at the 621 Gallery.
Required commitment: 1 hour/week or one special event/year minimum
Eligibility: The 621 Gallery welcomes volunteers with any level of experience, but prefers those with an interest in contemporary art. Primarily we seek volunteers who have a passion for enhancing the quality of life in Tallahassee by bringing contemporary art experiences to Florida’s Capital City.
- Submit a completed volunteer application
- Email documents as PDF attachments to the 621 Board of Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for a Volunteer without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, martial status, citizenship, or any other protected status.
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL OF THE INTERNS THAT HAVE SERVED AT 621 GALLERY!
Mary Catherine Womack