Boston Center for the Arts

539 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
www.bcaonline.org
jobs@bcaonline.org

Date Posted:
July 31, 2019

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Artistic/Programming

Type:
Volunteer

Gallery Attendant, Mills Gallery

Description:

Boston Center for the Arts is seeking Gallery Attendants for the Mills Gallery! Our upcoming exhibition, Contours of Meaning, will be curated by Jameson Johnson. Employing conventions often found in archival and preservation systems, this exhibition seeks to consider the deeply embedded symbols, images, and traces we rely upon to comprehend and navigate the rapidly changing world around us. The space is comprised of seven site-specific installations by artists who work within the Boston Center for the Arts’ Artist Studio Building. Expanding upon their studio practices, the artists have utilized the Mills Gallery as a location to revisit and recontextualize objects that reflect individual practices, narratives, and histories. ARTISTS: Leika Akiyama, Lillian P.H. Kology, Georgina Lewis, Allison Maria Rodriguez, Sandrine Schaefer, Miriam Shenitzer and Nate Tucker

Working as a Gallery Attendant is a chance to gain hands on experience working in a contemporary arts environment, while also building connections with curators, artists, and administrators in the Boston arts community. Gallery Attendants are the face of the BCA and an important link between the gallery and our public. They oversee the safety of exhibited work while creating a welcoming, informative environment for visitors.

Gallery Attendant responsibilities include:

Opening and closing gallery, including activating artwork
Initiating and encouraging dialogue with visitors
Maintaining safety and security of artwork on view
Collecting visitor information
Assisting with events and performances in the gallery
Serving as a general resource for our public, providing information about BCA programs, exhibits, performances, and events


We offer Attendants:

Invitations to exclusive talks given by artists, performers, and curators
Professional gallery operations experience
New relationships and networks in the Boston art world and beyond



Shifts for Gallery Attendants are:

Wed 12-5pm
Thu 12-5pm, 5-9pm
Fri 12-5pm, 5-9pm
Sat 12-5pm, 5-9pm
Sun 12-5pm

Gallery Attendants usually sign up for 1-3 shifts a week. Our current show will run Aug 8-Oct 6

Qualifications:
An interest in and passion for art!
How To Apply:
If you are interested in becoming a Gallery Attendant, please apply here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRiR1p0sbpaPZ_ZtuqRMiQlC-qeGcTKIYix8qz8Nzk42u2WQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Apply by:
August 09, 2019
Salary:
Volunteer
About this Organization:
Boston Center for the Arts is an historic nonprofit performing and visual arts complex that supports working artists to create, perform and exhibit new work; builds new audiences and connects art to community.

BCA is located in Boston's South End, the largest landmark district in the United States. BCA is a four acre complex that includes: The Cyclorama, built in 1884 to display a panorama painting, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The 23,000 square foot Cyclorama rotunda is now the site of exhibitions, performances and community events and houses the Community Music Center of Boston, the Art Connection, the Boston Ballet Costume Shop, three small theaters and a rehearsal studio. The Tremont Estates Building, originally an organ factory built in 1850, now houses over 50 artist studios, the Mills Gallery, two rehearsal spaces and Banyan Bar + Refuge. Boston Ballet's headquarters, a 1991 building designed by noted architect Graham Gund, houses rehearsal and administrative spaces, and a ballet school. For more information, please visit, www.bcaonline.org.