Thursday, April 14, 2011
Summer Intern Duties 2011

Gallery Operations Internship

June 1st to August 10th, 2011

(supported by a grant from the Getty Foundation)


The intern will be engaged in all stages of producing Machine Project events and workshops on a weekly basis.

The intern will also publish content to the Machine Project website, as well as be responsible for uploading new content to our profiles on media sharing and social networking sites like Facebook and Flickr.

Specific tasks include:

– Providing general support to Machine Staff in daily tasks, including but not limited to gallery organization and administration, research, exhibition installation, event production and promotion.
– Working hands-on with artists, instructors and staff to coordinate the logistics of Machine Project’s summer programming, including performances, classes, and Artist Residencies. Once familiar with the space, the intern will be called on to produce events and classes independently during the summer.
– Being present as a gallery representative for all events and workshops that are assigned to them.
– Learning to use WordPress, MailChimp, and specialized database programs to update the www.m.loc/engine website, email list and donor database.
– Becoming familiar with the artists, performers, and other arts organizations Machine works with to facilitate the collection of raw material for updating the website.
– Running errands, helping clean and organize the gallery, filing, and other day-to-day office stuff.

Throughout the internship period, the intern will be required to interact with exhibiting artists and performers and be available to help produce and install events and exhibits alongside Machine Project staff. The intern will be encouraged to attend ALL events and exhibitions, as both a participant and audience member.


If you’re interested and eligible, email machine@machineproject.com by Saturday, April 30th, 2011 with:

1) a cover letter and your resume (mandatory)
2) a link to your recent favorite YouTube clip (optional)

Previous summer intern Ellie, tending to a fireless campfire she built for a Machine Project installation at Santa Monica’s GLOW Festival.

Share   Facebook    Twitter