Assistant for a Children's Book Illustrator / Gallery Intern

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GAS-ART GIFTS bookstore, gallery and studio is owned and operated by award-winning children’s book illustrator R. Gregory Christie. It is located in North DeKalb Mall and here we bring inexpensive art classes to the the local community, offer visitors the opportunity to observe a working artist in his studio and sell art all in one place.

Mr. Christie, has illustrated more than 50 books, created numerous album covers, illustrated for many magazines, designed a postage stamp, a poster for the subway cars in New York City and a major Jazz festival poster. Some of his awards include a NAACP Image Award, three Coretta Scott King Honor Awards in Illustration , a Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, A Boston Globe Horn Book Award and two New York Times’ 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year Awards.

The Internship

*This is an unpaid internship. It is intended for any student seeking experience on running a shop, becoming a commercial artist, or how to sell , promote and package artwork to collectors.
We require 7 hours a week with a 2 month minimum commitment, failure to work the days of your internship will result in immediate termination of your internship.

Available internships may include the following:

Work on the packaging, pricing and the display of store merchandise in order to effectively promote products to potential customers. This person will gain experience on the effective use of visual merchandising within a shop.

Shoot original art, events and arrange items for product photography. Create images for the store's blog, catalogs and brochures. This person will gain experience as a photographer's assistant observing the varied ways photographs are used for a business.

Write and edit press releases, copy for brochures and catalogs. maintain and update press releases, write store signage , blog entries and update press lists. This person will gain experience by observing the multiple needs a business has for writing and communication.

Graphic Designing:
Various designs including, Store signs, posters, website and blog updates, the branding of store merchandise and art show flyers.This person will gain experience in designing for a business’s specific needs.

Gallery Assistance:
Postage and deliveries, patch and paint walls, hang, frame and clean new art, pack art work, filing, photograph art for the month and post online images, observe the selling and presentation of archival artwork to collectors. This person will learn how a gallery is run and how to sell artwork.

Overall Sales Clerking:
Helping customers, working register, inventory, blogging, and shop maintenance. This person will gain hands-on experience on how to manage day-to-day tasks in a business and sell products to interested custom


- Support and expand public relations with collectors, media contacts, schools, libraries, churches, artists and general customers
- Assist in managing store operations
- Assist in management, research, communication and coordination of selling the owner's lecture and visual art services
- Assist during events and receptions
- Maintain website, blog and social media network presence
- Handle and curate valuable artwork


We are looking for people to help with community outreach, advertising, graphic design, branding and organization.

- must be organized
- **positive attitude and great work ethic**
- ** a professional phone manner and business demeanor**
- work on various projects at once
- Photoshop/ Web Design skills a plus
- Possess multi-tasking and coordination experience
- Passion for art; actively involved in the art community
- Demonstrate attention to details while maintaining perspective
- Have working knowledge Internet and social media
- Have working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, basic HTML, MS Office Suite

How To Apply

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