VOLUNTEER and INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
ASG is in a moment of momentous growth and exciting change. Over the past few years, we’ve grown from an artist-run space into a nationally funded non-profit, but are facing a challenging moment in our history and we need your help. We are facing displacement from our current location due to rent hikes and other non-negotiable lease terms and have now started the process of seeking alternative solutions.
To accomplish our goal of continuing our critical programming for emerging artists and nationally recognized programming while we seek a new home for ASG, we need your help during this pivotal moment. With the right expertise and support, ASG can have a bright future in the Bay Area as a vehicle for groundbreaking multimedia, installation, and experimental video works that push forward challenging conversations and create new worlds of thought. You will be a critical part of our growth and forward momentum!
What’s in it for you:
Although these are unpaid positions, it is an opportunity for a self-motivated individual to take the reins on an interesting project, think creatively to help shape the future of ASG, and meet cool people and have fun doing it. You will receive a well-rounded experience working in a nationally recognized institution as well as advance and sharpen your communication skills, exposure to and literacy with digital and technological tools used in nonprofits. These roles are ideal for someone looking to gain experience in the arts. At the end of a successful internship or volunteer project, our staff will be happy to provide a written reference supporting your future.
VOLUNTEER RECRUITER (3 months)– ASG is looking for a skilled recruiting volunteer. Your help just a few hours a week for 2-3 months will have a massive impact on the future of emerging artists in the Bay Area and beyond.
ANIMATED SHORTS FESTIVAL INTERN (3 months)–Assist with the entire process of ASG’s 3rd Annual International Experimental Animation Call now through August, 10-15 hours a week. You will be a part of jurying the festival and planning for the concurrent looping screenings of the animation selections at the New Parkway in Oakland in August. This will be followed by a ticketed award ceremony at a TBD location and time. The ideal time frame is 05/15/2019 to 08/15/2019.
ORIUM III GALLERY INTERN (3 months)– Orium is our annual art-making and fundraising event running 16 May – 15 June 2019. We share our resources with dozens of artists and invite them to come and create small, unique, and brand new editions of artworks to be sold to benefit the continued growth and stabilization of ASG. Help run the gallery for 10-15 hours a week on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays in Oakland through July and assist with the entire process of Orium III and other events. The ideal time frame is 05/01/2019 to 08/01/2019.
SUMMER GALLERY INTERN (3 months)– Aggregate Space Gallery (ASG) is currently accepting applications for our Summer Gallery Internship to assist with our gallery operations, Thursdays-Saturdays from 1:00pm-5:00pm. The ideal time frame is 05/01/2019 to 08/01/2019.
WEB/MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION INTERN (minimum 6 months) commit to 4 hours a week on select Saturdays and during events to photograph and record happenings in the space. Edit videos and manage photo database. WordPress training will be provided on a regular basis.
COMMUNICATIONS INTERN (minimum 6 months) commit to 4 hours a week to gallery sit, act as a liaison to artists via social media channels and email, assisting with production of annual appeal letter and monthly email blasts. Mailchimp and WordPress training will be provided on a weekly basis.
CURATORIAL FELLOW (Starting January 2020, minimum 6 months) commit to 5 hours a week to gallery sit and assist in running the events associated with ASG’s exhibitions. It is a competitive internship that culminates with an exhibition created by the curatorial intern.
All opportunities are a great way to connect yourself to the community and thriving art scene that ASG has been a major part of for the past seven years. We can’t wait to hear from you! Check out who you will be working with HERE.