GALLERY INTERN

PART TIME POSITION

Do you love designing compelling experiences with and for really imaginative individuals? Are you great at listening deeply to people and connecting them with opportunities to experiment with creative process? Are you excited to explore how an urban art gallery might also be a “home away from home”? Are you a scrappy, hardworking, happy, low-drama professional who is excited to be part of an

awesome team? Then we might have the role for you!

Spark Arts has been a gallery and creative gathering space in the Castro since 2015. Over the past three years, we have emerged as a “third place” initiating and convening community gatherings though a creative lens. We’re looking to recover the uniquely eclectic and inventive spirit of this area in the heart of the city. We constantly ask ourselves: “How can we design compelling immersive experiences which fuel and nourish the creative soul?” We are now looking for a gallery manager and community facilitator to assist the founder bring vision and coherence to the offerings we provide.

Our new gallery intern may or may not have deep roots in the art world, but they will have a track record of relating to people of all kinds and walks of life and are excited to work in a creative arts- focused setting. They may have their own compelling arts practice and are committed to making Spark Arts a place where everyone feels at home. They have imagination, grit and drive, and are excited to partner with other organizations to make Spark Arts a community space for self-expression, connection and growth, both locally and for the city of San Francisco.

The Gallery intern will be responsible for overseeing the arenas of operations, communications, and assisting with events. The role will rely on resourcefulness in order to approach daily challenges and will depend on entrepreneurial energy in the ongoing work of designing quality gallery experiences.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES: Operations

  • Oversee the execution of all Spark Arts events, services and workshops

  • Manage/grow capacity of the gallery rentals platform (venuebook), and increase visibility of the

    venue to potential clients;

  • Managing our physical space; assisting in putting up and breaking down art shows as needed

  • Overseeing event budgets

  • Scheduling, managing calendar;

  • Managing our internal databases

Communications

Qualifications:

• Manage the Spark Arts online portal; updating content; overseeing weekly and monthly communications with members;

• Enhance existing social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram) and online imprint

 

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Skill and comfort in a technology-rich environment; Media and Digital background a plus

  • Strength in organizational management with the ability to set and achieve strategic objectives,

    specifically the ability to oversee / manage a budget;

  • An approachable, engaging personality with outstanding interpersonal skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;

  • Experience in event planning;

  • Resourceful, ability to address problems large and small;

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines.

  • Capacity to work both independently and as part of a team

Hours/Compensation:

Compensation will depend on experience and fit. This job is part-time (independent contractor) with a minimum of 15 hours per week starting September 2018. Ability to work flexible hours is needed to complete job requirements, including some nights, weekends and holidays. Between the exposure provided by the job, and the intent to grow/expand, this role will provide many growth opportunities for the right person.

To Apply:

Apply at galleryintern@sparkarts.com and include the following all in a Word document or PDF:

• Cover letter (no more than 2 single-spaced pages) expressing interest in the position
• Resume
• A link to a 3-minute video of you sharing 3 great ideas for compelling creative experiences

that you would be excited to bring to the Spark Arts community.