GALLERY + OPERATIONS MANAGER

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Maintenance of Storefront’s gallery space and oversight of facilities and operations
  • Exhibition and event production and installation for programs in the gallery space and externally
  • Technology and equipment oversight, including maintenance of inventory and functionality
  • Administrative duties for Storefront’s gallery and office spaces

 

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Gallery Maintenance and Facilities Management

 

  • Conduct and oversee day-to-day operations in Storefront’s gallery space, including opening and closing, intern staffing, inventory management, book sales, visitorship information, public inquiries, etc.
  • Conduct and/or oversee ongoing maintenance of gallery space, including cleaning, painting, general upgrades, etc.
  • Create and oversee inventories of gallery materials, technology and equipment, artwork, books, and more, maintaining well-organized systems and spaces
  • Secure appropriate permitting and regulatory/legal documents for gallery, office, and external spaces
  • Oversee longer-term gallery and office space plans and renovations in close collaboration with Executive Director and Deputy Director

 

Exhibition and Event Production and Installation

 

  • Work closely with Storefront staff, curators, and artists on coordinating programming in the gallery space
  • Lead installation and deinstallation periods for Storefront exhibitions and programs in the gallery space and off-site, utilizing a team of volunteers and interns to prepare, fabricate, install, and maintain exhibition materials and content
  • Create and maintain proposed and actual budgets for all exhibitions and public programs, in coordination with Executive Director and Deputy Director
  • Coordinate with artists and Storefront staff to establish and carry out production timelines for all exhibitions and programs
  • Draft logistical and operational materials, including MOUs, contracts, agreements, scopes of work, and more
  • Coordinate ordering of materials and supplies for all programs in the gallery space and external sites
  • Coordinate communications with vendors and service providers related to exhibitions and events

 

Audio/Visual and Tech Management

 

  • Oversee all A/V and technology related components of exhibitions, public programs, and special events both in the gallery space and off-site
  • Manage and ensure upkeep of in-house A/V systems, including assessments of efficiency and functionality of both software and hardware, recommending periodic upgrades as necessary
  • Coordinate and/or undertake photography and videography of exhibitions and events; manage organization of files in coordination with Development and Communications Associate
  • Act as staff IT support and point of contact for tech support and maintenance

 

Office and Administrative Duties

 

  • Manage shared internal programs and gallery calendars in close collaboration with Executive Director and Deputy Director
  • Produce invoices and bills related to facilities, insurances and human resources
  • Maintain inventory of office supplies and stationery both at gallery space and in office, in coordination with Development and Communications Associate
  • Maintain insurance files and updates for Storefront facilities, staffing, etc.
  • Manage lease, utilities, and other upkeep of Storefront facilities
  • Hire, manage, and oversee production and gallery interns in coordination with Development and Communications Associate
  • Maintain internal staff and intern calendar in coordination with Development and Communications Associate
  • Manage overall internship program in coordination with Development and Communications Associate, including calls for applications, timelines, and human resource management

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of two years of production experience with a cultural organization, educational institution, or creative production company. Candidates will also have experience and interest in the fields of art and architecture, and an understanding of nonprofit and mission driven contexts and projects.

 

Background

 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field (degree in architecture highly preferred)
  • Experience coordinating, overseeing, and installing exhibitions and/or cultural programs for the public

 

Project Management and Workflow

 

  • Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills; ability to produce projects on tight deadlines while maintaining high quality of work
  • Ability to manage teams, maintain production schedules, and delegate project-related tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Experience creating and implementing installation and production-related project budgets
  • Experience building and managing relationships with vendors and other external partners
  • Adept at teamwork; experience working with interns, volunteers, and other team members as needed

 

Technical and Production Skills

 

  • Understanding of production and fabrication processes and methodologies; familiarity with a variety of materials and technologies used in the development of exhibitions and installations
  • Excellent building skills, including experience with the use of power tools and other construction equipment
  • Excellent knowledge of electrical, audio, video, and lighting systems
  • Strong knowledge of systems maintenance, software management, and digital equipment
  • Strong spatial sensibility with an eye to exhibition design
  • Strong knowledge of digital software such as Adobe Creative Cloud, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Rhino, Microsoft Office, Google apps, and others

 

Character and Motivation

 

  • Experience managing, mitigating, and resolving issues and challenges that may arise; ability to think innovatively and engage in creative problem solving
  • Quick learner, able to pick up new tools and learn new processes quickly
  • Motivated, highly organized, and self-directed with sensibility to work flows and team management
  • Resourcefulness, flexible schedule, high commitment, dedication, energy, and optimism

 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

 

Please email cover letter and resume as a single PDF document to apply@storefrontnews.org with the subject line “Gallery and Operations Manager.” Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the volume of applications, we cannot respond personally to every candidate. No phone calls or emails, please. If your application is selected for further consideration, we will reach out to you directly.

 

Storefront for Art and Architecture is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

 

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WINTER/SPRING INTERNSHIPS 2019

 

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

 

Interns play a crucial role in the accomplishment of Storefront’s mission, and gain access to Storefront’s staff and network of architects, artists, and designers. Our internship program is based on our programming and needs, and we welcome candidates with the appropriate skills, attitude, and interests.

 

Interns receive instruction and training from our staff and exposure to a broad range of activities spanning from daily operations and exhibition installations to institutional development, archival research, and project research and development. Applicants from all academic backgrounds are welcome. Interns are expected to work well both independently and in groups, and to possess an interest in cultural production, the arts, architecture, and ideas that drive Storefront’s mission.  

 

While all interns are exposed to the full spectrum of the organization’s operations, Storefront offers an opportunity to focus more specifically on one of the following categories: communications, curation, development, production, and gallery management.

 

All applicants must be able to commit to at least two days per week. All interns are expected to help out with shared responsibilities including:

 

  • Monitoring exhibitions during gallery hours
  • Engaging and providing information to gallery visitors
  • Assisting Storefront staff with both long term projects and daily office tasks

 

All applicants should hold the following qualifications:

 

  • Interest in Storefront’s mission
  • Desire to gain knowledge of operations in a non-profit organization
  • Ability to interact with people in a gallery setting, and work in small office environment
  • General computer skills: word processing, data management, digital imaging

 

Please email all required application documents to apply@storefrontnews.org with the title of the position in the subject line (ie. “Development,” “Communications,” “Production,” “Gallery,” “Curatorial,” as appropriate). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled. 

 

OPEN INTERNSHIPS

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

 

Storefront’s communications intern will work closely with our Development and Outreach Associate and Director of Strategic Development to assist in press outreach and marketing strategies. The intern will assist in the preparation of press releases for upcoming exhibitions and events; the submission of art and event listings; preparation of press packets; press digitizing and archiving; and with the development of social media strategies and press list maintenance.

 

Requisites

 

  • Detail-oriented, comfortable working with numbers and databases
  • Creative interpersonal thinking
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Rigor and enthusiasm a must

 

Preferred

 

  • Graphic design skills
  • Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop (preferred)
  • Passionate about art, architecture, and Storefront’s mission

 

Application Requirements

 

  • Cover letter
  • Single-page resume

 

 

CURATORIAL INTERN


The curatorial intern assists with curatorial research, helping in the preparation of exhibitions, events, projects, competitions, and publications organized by Storefront for Art and Architecture, including preparation of schedules, exhibition and project texts, archival material, and day-to-day operations in the Curatorial Department. This internship offers valuable experience in a professional arts environment. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Research on future exhibitions, assisting in curatorial texts, preparation of events, coordination with artists, visualization of projects, graphic design works for communications purposes, scanning of archival material. 

 

Requisites 

 

  • Interest in curatorial practices
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Creative interpersonal thinking
  • Professional interpersonal skills
  • Good writing skills

 

Preferred 

 

  • Computer skills preferred: Adobe (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) Microsoft Office, scanning software
  • Passionate about art and architecture and Storefront’s mission
  • Graphic design skills

 

Application Requirements 

 

  • Cover letter
  • Single-page resume
  • Work samples (3 page maximum)

 

 

DEVELOPMENT INTERN

 

Storefront’s development intern will work closely with our Development and Outreach Associate and Director of Strategic Development to assist in multiple tasks related to fundraising. The intern will assist in researching, drafting, and submitting grant applications, develop fundraising strategies, and will also be involved in all aspects of planning Storefront’s Spring Benefit, Fall Membership Dinner, and Critical Halloween events. This intern will assist with researching potential donors, maintaining the donations database, managing the grants calendar, and filing and archiving grant information.

 

The development intern will be responsible for assisting in the management and expansion of Storefront’s membership program. This includes designing strategies for expanding Storefront’s audience and public, keeping Storefront’s members database updated, proposing, and generating materials for web and mail-based membership campaigns and helping develop and coordinate new membership events. This intern will have the opportunity to work closely with staff to develop strategies to attract members and to expand member benefits.

 

Requisites

 

  • Detail-oriented, comfortable working with numbers and databases
  • Creative interpersonal thinking
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Rigor and enthusiasm a must

 

Preferred

 

  • Interest in fundraising and development fields
  • Passionate about art and architecture and Storefront’s mission

 

Application Requirements

 

  • Cover letter
  • Single-page resume
  • 2 writing samples

 

 

PRODUCTION INTERN

 

Production Interns will work closely with the Gallery Manager / Programs Producer and Associate Curator to carry through the preparation, installation, and de-installation of exhibitions and events. Primary tasks include the production of exhibition drawings for layouts and related display elements, signage, or the formatting of artwork, as well as assisting in the physical installation and fabrication of these materials. Interns will also be involved in the production and post-production of Storefront’s on-going programming and digital media presence including live events and StorefrontTV.

 

Requisites

  • Expertise in AutoCAD, Rhino
  • Expertise or working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects
  • Ability to work under time constraints and flexible schedules

 

Preferred

  • Building and fabrication skills
  • Experience with the use of construction materials and power tools
  • Familiarity with sound and video equipment
  • Experience with live audio/video production

 

Application Requirements

  • Cover letter
  • Single-page resume
  • Work samples

 

 

GALLERY INTERN

 

The gallery intern assists with day-to-day operations, reception and administrative tasks for Storefront. This internship offers valuable experience in a professional arts environment. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: general reception duties (answering phones, greeting visitors), email correspondence, retouching images, and light database work.


Requisites

 

  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Creative interpersonal thinking
  • Professional interpersonal skills
  • Professional phone manner
  • Good writing skills
  • Sound computer skills
  • Able to work and think independently
  • Ability to multitask is crucial

 

Preferred

 

  • Proficiency in Adobe CS, Microsoft Office, and Filemaker Pro.

 

Application Requirements

 

  • Cover letter
  • Single-page resume

 

How to Apply:

Please email all required application documents to apply@storefrontnews.org with the title of the position in the subject line (i.e. “Development,” “Communications,” “Curatorial,” “Gallery,” etc.).

 

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Storefront for Art and Architecture is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.