Intern opportunity 2022
The team have reviewed the internship programme due to the on going conditions of the pandemic and taken the decision to offer a reduced programme that responds to the safety of the staff and to the public who visit the gallery. Read more about changes to the programme:
New Application Deadline: 27th February 2022
Cell’s internship programme is tailored for a studying student to gain professional experience, offering a candidate hands-on work experience in exhibitions production, management and installation within a small not-for-profit arts organisation. The programme accesses multiple opportunities to engage in work-based practice, mentored by Cell’s small team, which facilitates exhibition and public programmes production in an art gallery context. This position is unpaid.
At Cell Project Space the team supports a learning culture and a willingness to share skills, knowledge, and expertise to work towards personal learning goals. Shadowing the team, whilst collaborating with both established and emerging practitioners, offers an insight into the production of new commissions and various exhibition formats, to build and support effective relationships with artists and to create new professional networks.
This programme is best suited and open to either a BA or an MA student, with a studio based practice in Fine Art, Media, Performance and/or Moving Image. The programme offers integrated hands-on professional practice whilst supporting their study and practice.
Cell’s internship is a minimum 3month placement with an option to continue for a further 3 months following a first term appraisal.
- You will be required to attend a maximum of four exhibition planning meetings, of an hourly duration, with Cell's team and relevant exhibitors during the 10 week period of gallery public opening hours. Meetings are arranged at an agreed time between Thursday to Sunday in an hour between 10am-6pm.
- You are expected to attend a maximum of 8 days of exhibition installation, with a paid lunch, shadowing and assisting the team throughout the exhibition installation and front of house during the exhibition opening events.
You will learn about production management, exhibition logistics and creating realistic and quality deliverables by shadowing the team and learning about how to build an exhibition. There are opportunities to gain first hand knowledge of every aspect of exhibition production from early planning stages of the exhibition to the final presentation in the gallery, including attention to detail with art handling and basic technicial skills. There are multiple opportunities to gain knowledge alongside the team and engage with dedicated work-based practical skills alongside artists, curators, gallery manager and technicians to realise an exhibition.
Cell Project Space is committed to equal opportunities. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds and are committed to building a diverse team. We are located on ground & first floor, which is wheelchair accessible for viewing exhibitions however the toilets on the ground floor are not classified as wheelchair accessible.
If you have any access requirements that you would like to discuss with us please email: Gallery Manager: Jessie Krish: jessie[at]cellprojects.org
Please send your CV and covering letter to office[at]cellprojects.org telling us why you are interested in the programme.
image details: Alan Michael, Astrology and the City, 2018 / Kate Mackeson, Bullet proof (blue) & Bullet proof, 2016