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BEHOLD! SPACES' Glorious Interns

SPACES is currently looking for Volunteers, Interns, and Federal Work-Study Students. We are looking for individuals who are creative, interested in the arts and looking to participate in the day-to-day operations of a contemporary art organization. This is the perfect job for individuals in school, just out of school, or trying to build up their resume. Workers will gain insight into the world of contemporary, experimental art, and the step-by-step process of art programming. You'll also have the opportunity to meet and work with local, regional, national and international artists.

The Purpose of this Program

This program offers individuals the opportunity to participate in all aspects non-profit arts management. Workers will be able to participate and assist in the areas of programming, marketing, development, membership, gallery operations, exhibition management and preparation, event planning, and much more.


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Scroll down for our online application.


  • Workers will be selected based on their application and interviews.
  • We are looking for individuals who are creative, interested in the arts and willing to participate in all aspects of running a contemporary arts organization.
  • Computer and gallery installation skills will enhance a candidate's application.
  • Applicants must be flexible and adaptable in their job descriptions, as workers are sometimes asked to assist in various gallery-related tasks.
  • Individuals from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
  • Academic credit can be arranged with sponsoring institutions.
  • Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Other Useful Skills Include:

  • Friendly and helpful personality
  • Some knowledge of basic painting and hand-tools
  • Experience working with art
  • Knowledge of web-based research techniques
  • Comfort with making solicitation phone calls
  • Proofreading and editing
  • Basic computer skills

Days to Work

  • Tuesday – Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Opening receptions, special events and programs after 5:00 p.m. and on the weekends
  • The program is designed to be flexible. Workers can either set up a regular schedule or work only as needed.

Possible Responsibilities

  • Assist with daily operations of the gallery, front desk, and exhibition implementation
  • Assist with receiving and shipping of artwork and preparing the gallery for new exhibitions
  • Work alongside national and international artists
  • Conduct research for exhibitions, public relations, artists, fundraising, development etc.
  • Run gallery errands
  • Work at opening receptions, educational & community outreach programs, symposia, and provide gallery tours
  • Assist in coordination of annual review of artist applications
  • Update and maintain SPACES' archives, database, and membership correspondence
  • Distribute press/exhibition materials


  • Volunteer positions and internships are unpaid.
  • Cleveland Institute of Art and Baldwin-Wallace College students who qualify for federal work-study aid will be paid at their school's student wage.
  • Work-study payment is issued through the school.


Living arrangements are to be made and paid for by the applicant.


To apply to be part of SPACES' volunteer/inter/work study program, please complete the form below and we will contact you at our earliest convenience.



If you have additional questions, please contact:
Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager or 216.621.2314

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