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BEHOLD! SPACES' Glorious Interns

SPACES is currently recruiting Volunteers, Interns, and Federal Work-Study Students to participate and assist in the areas of programming, marketing, development, membership, gallery operations, exhibition management and preparation, event planning, and much more.

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 experience for individuals in school, just out of school, or trying to build up their resume. Individuals will gain insight into the world of contemporary, experimental art and the step-by-step process of art programming. There are also opportunities to meet and work with local, regional, national and international artists.

SPACES is Committed to Diversity

Art has the potential to catalyze difficult conversations, to ask important questions about cultural representation, and to provide a site for interrogating power dynamics and centering marginalized voices. SPACES, an experimental art venue, is exploring new ways to engage with our local student population to diversify representation of culture, race, ethnicity, socio-economic class, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and disability in our daily operations.

We hope both to create more opportunities for students who have been historically underrepresented in the arts and to consider the ways we can move beyond the bounds of the traditional art organization to support and promote the wealth of visual arts already taking place in and around Cleveland.

Opportunities Available:

  • Federal Work Study (currently only available to Cleveland Institute of Art and Baldwin Wallace students).
  • Project Based Internships (based on your application)
  • Volunteer

Internships are unpaid.

We are looking for applicants who are:

  • Friendly and helpful personality
  • Some knowledge of basic painting and hand-tools or a willingness to learn
  • Can work well with others and/or independently with little to no supervision
  • Knowledge of web-based research techniques
  • Comfortable with answering phone calls and making solicitation phone calls
  • Proofreading and editing
  • Basic computer skills
  • Posses a willingness to learn

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
  • Light cleaning; sweeping, mopping, washing dishes, organizing, etc.
  • Distribute press/exhibition materials


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:
Michelle Epps, Community Engagement Manager or 216.621.2314

Open call: R&D and SWAP

Open call: R&D and SWAP

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