Gallery 263

263 Pearl Street
Cambridgeport, MA 02139

Date Posted:
August 12, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Exhibitions Intern


With a full calendar of juried shows, curatorial proposal exhibitions, school showcases, a residency opportunity, special exhibitions, and our annual Artist Members’ exhibition, the art on our walls is constantly changing. Help inform artists of the opportunities we offer, and gain experience organizing and preparing gallery exhibitions. Assist with marketing, fundraising, and data collection tasks so that we can better understand and serve our patrons and visitors.

Our Internship is designed to be flexible: it can range from 7-12 hours per week depending on the candidate's needs, and include a combination of onsite and remote work. The Gallery schedule is 1-7PM, Wednesday through Saturday. Our Programming Intern must be available for a minimum of 3 hours of onsite gallery sitting per week within these hours; Availability to pitch in on more than one day a week is also very valuable! Gallery hours consist of welcoming visitors to our space and answering questions about our organization and exhibitions, while at the same time working on promotion, archival, research, design, organization, outreach and writing projects as needed and assigned by staff. Projects will also be taken home and worked on off-site.

The term of this internship is roughly September-December 2019, but may begin or end earlier depending on applicants' needs


• Assisting the Exhibitions Manager with exhibition layout and installation

• Publicizing events and calls for art via social media, online calendars, online opportunity listings, university messageboards, and e-mail

• Posting physical flyers around town

• Data entry to our donor database

• Assisting at receptions, fundraisers, artist talks/workshops, as well as other special events when available (may include photography/videography)

• Gallery sitting

It is desired that interns possess a reliable laptop that they are able to transport and work from both during gallery hours and at home. Extra responsibilities can develop based on the interests of the Intern, and could include grant-writing, fundraising, event photography, and community programming development.

• Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail

• Knowledge of (or willingness to learn) Google products (Gmail, Drive, etc)

• Experience with graphic design programs (Photoshop, InDesign) is desirable

• Interest in basic web design (Wordpress) and fluency in various social media platforms

• Ability to work independently and display good judgment

• Creativity, friendliness, a sense of humor, and a positive attitude

• A flexible schedule, including some evening and weekend availability

How To Apply:
Please apply with a letter of interest and a one-page resume highlighting relevant experience. Save both as pdfs, address your letter to Alexandra Photopoulos, and e-mail them as attachments to, subject line "Exhibitions Internship Fall 2019 - Your Name". It is highly suggested that you familiarize yourself with our organization and programs prior to applying.
Apply by:
September 05, 2019
Course credit
About this Organization:

Now in its 11th year, Gallery 263 is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to advancing the endeavors of artists and performers, while fostering public engagement, enrichment, and exchange. We are honored to provide a contemporary voice for the arts in Cambridge and beyond, while serving as the “living room” of our neighborhood. Through diverse programs including juried shows, artist-curated exhibits, music, dramatic arts, and residencies, Gallery 263 empowers artists and nurtures innovation. To find out more, please visit our website: