PEER Paid Internship Opportunities for
Exhibition Interpretation and Audience Development Assistants
PEER is looking for three or four friendly and enthusiastic interns to engage gallery visitors and contextualise the work of the artist Robert Holyhead for his forthcoming exhibition of paintings and works on paper.
Exhibition dates: 16 May – 30 June
Opening times: Wednesday to Saturday 12–6pm
The day-rate is £30.50 and the hours of work are from 1pm to 6pm.
Robert Holyhead is a young British painter of exquisite non-figurative work that delicately balances painterly with geometric abstraction. His canvasses are modest or small in size and are worked on in groups that are produced during an intense and concentrated period of studio activity. For PEER, Holyhead will be showing six paintings alongside a larger number of watercolour drawings that are his source material for the paintings, and will be displayed unframed on shelves.
Robert Holyhead has had two one-person exhibitions
with Karsten Schubert Gallery (2009 and 2010), and took part in the Whitechapel’s East End Academy Painting Edition, 2009. The Government Art Collection and Tate have acquired his work, and two paintings have just gone on display at Tate Britain. This will be his first solo exhibition at an independent space.
As an intern in Exhibition Interpretation and Audience Development Assistant you will represent both PEER and the artist by being the first point of contact for gallery visitors. This links with our commitment to developing local audiences and chimes with our mission to; ‘Make a positive impact on the local environment and its communities through the provision of the highest quality art.’ You will be expected to communicate with a range of audiences about the work and encourage visitors to fill in a feedback form. You will also be responsible for ensuring the security of the work.
Prior to the start of the internship on the afternoon of Tuesday 15th May, the successful interns will have a short training session and a special introduction to the work by the artist to which you must be available to attend. At the end of the exhibition you will be required to complete a brief self-evaluation report that will provide PEER with feedback and will form part of our report to the Arts Council.
This is an exciting opportunity for individuals with an interest in contemporary art to develop an in-depth knowledge of the practice of an exceptional young artist and gain experience of working within an innovative arts organisation.
Successful applicants will be required to commit to working between 8 and 10 days over the course of the exhibition period, and must be able to attend the training and introduction session on the afternoon of Tuesday 15th May, which is the afternoon prior to the opening of the exhibition at 6pm.
Please send a one-page CV and a brief covering letter of no more than 300 words outlining your suitability for the role and why you are interested in applying for one of these internships to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 27th April.
Shortlisted applicants will be informed by the end of the day on Tuesday 1st May and interviews will take place on Friday 4th May.