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The Invisible Dog
51 Bergen St
Posted: September 09 2016
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DescriptionGallery Intern at The Invisible Dog Art Center
The Invisible Dog opened in 2009 as a raw space in a vast converted factory building with a charmed history and an open-ended mission: to create, from the ground up, a new kind of interdisciplinary arts center. The Invisible Dog brings together artists of all career stages, offering them unique opportunities for collaboration and development. With exhibitions, large-scale installations, performances, and two floors of artist studios upstairs, The Invisible Dog is a multi-faceted arts institution with a large community and wide range of programs.
On any given day, there are many things that an intern at the Invisible Dog may be responsible for. Interns are generally expected to commit to spending two days a week at the gallery, Thursday–Sunday, as well as attending and assisting with ID events. Each day starts with opening up the gallery; sweeping, checking the bathrooms, opening up the Glass House, delivering mail to upstairs artists and other general gallery maintenance. Interns are expected to multi-task: there is much work to be done while gallery sitting, such as researching incoming artists and doing general organizational work for upcoming installations and performances. General gallery maintenance is key; art handling experience is highly desired. Other days, interns will be expected to be more hands-on with tasks ranging from aiding artists with installations and de-installations, to setting up and breaking down events.
interacting directly with artists in residence, studio floor maintenance, delivering mail
event set-up/attendance/clean up
helping with installations and de-installations
availability to open and/or close gallery
light curatorial research, artist relations
have a high attention to detail, are motivated, and self-directed
have an interest in contemporary art and performance
are willing to commit to the unique gallery space and the artists that walk through our doors
are professional, yet have a sense of humor and are comfortable working directly with artists
are a self-starter, and are willing to come to know the space, the artist, and their needs
are familiar with computer programs such as InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
have prior experience in theater and performance setup and/or art handling