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Exhibitions Department Intern

Assist our Exhibitions Department in implementing a socially conscious exhibition program that reflects a diverse curatorial program addressing a range of aesthetic, social, contemporary and historical issues in order to serve the diverse audiences that constitute the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. The Exhibitions Intern is responsible for assisting with the coordination and management of various aspects of the Richmond Art Center’s Exhibitions Department. The Department oversees four galleries and organizes up to 18 exhibitions annually.

Responsibilities: Exhibition Development:

  • Assist with the development, scheduling, management and installation of the exhibitions in the Richmond Art Center’s galleries.
  • Assist with the research and writing interpretive copy of exhibition labels, brochures, catalogues, and promotional materials.
  • Assist with developing educational components to accompany exhibitions such as lectures, gallery walks, artists’ talks, or docent programs.
  • Assist with the execution of contracts for exhibition schedule, lending, pickup/delivery, and insurance of artwork.
  • Assemble artist’s supporting material for juried exhibitions.
  • Represent the Exhibitions Dept. when needed (managing art pick-ups, exhibitions inquiries, etc).
  • Assist with artist receptions and corresponding exhibition programming.
  • Participate on Richmond Art Center’s Curatorial Committee.

Exhibition/Gallery Administration:

  • Assist with the coordination of exhibit installation/de-installation including the layout, proper display and lighting of the art objects.
  • Provide support to Exhibitions Director for art drop off and art pick up, condition reports, properly pack and unpack art and overall care of artwork upon install and de-install.
  • Provide support in data entry for inventory registration of all artwork and artist information each exhibition.
  • Provide support with labeling exhibitions as well as designing and installing vinyl signage.
  • Maintain exhibition and program documentation archive.
  • Gallery wall prep (spackle, paint, pedestals, move walls) before and after exhibitions.
  • Experience with developing a digital archive from hard copy.


  • Currently enrolled upper division undergraduate or graduate student with coursework in studio art, art history, museum/curatorial studies, community art practices or similarly related coursework or college graduate with a degree in studio art, art history, museum studies, or similarly related degree.
  • Experience in art, curatorial or museum studies, art history, community art practices, or related practice.
  • Ability and experience handling artwork and installing art exhibitions.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills with administrative and organization abilities.
  • Solid computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, and Email. Design program (Photoshop, Illustrator or Indesign) experience desirable.
  • Physical ability to lift at least 35 pounds and to climb ladders.
  • Ability to work positively, diplomatically, professionally, and creatively with community members, artists, volunteers, and staff.

More information Part-time, flexible work schedule week for at least one academic term. 15-20 hrs/week.

To apply: Send an email to with your resumé and a cover letter that explains why you are interested in interning for the Richmond Art Center.

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