Art Gallery High School Intern
Champaign, IL 
Posted 13 days ago
Job/Internship Description

Art Gallery High School Intern

Giertz Gallery at Parkland College is offering internships for Summer/Early Fall 2019. Interns will work approximately 15 hours per week for up to 14 weeks, at a pay rate of $8.25/hour.

Application review will begin immediately until all positions are filled.

The Giertz Gallery at Parkland College Summer Youth Employment Internship is designed to give participants a range of experience in the operation of a contemporary art gallery within an educational institution. The purpose of the internship is to provide high school students with meaningful on-the-job training and experience working in a nonprofit arts organization and educational environment. Through this program, students will develop a deeper comprehension of the work involved in nonprofit arts administration, gain a better understanding of the role of the arts in communities, and develop "real life" business skills that can be put to use in their future careers. Students will also gain exposure to possibilities for a career working in the arts.

Work activities will take place on Parkland College's main campus in Champaign, IL. This includes the art gallery and art storage prep room. Off-campus activities may include visiting the offices of 40 North: Champaign County Arts Council, or assisting with off-campus programming.

All applicants must submit:

  • An online Parkland College employment application
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation. We recommend at least one (1) being from a high school art teacher. Letters of recommendation may be attached to the application or emailed to

Essential Job Functions

Work closely with gallery staff to learn many aspects of gallery operations such as:

  • Assist with exhibition preparation, installation and de-installation.
  • Help with opening receptions, tours, and other gallery tasks where there is opportunity to interact with artists and the public audience.
  • Assist artists participating in the summer exhibit.
  • Assist gallery director with outreach and public relations and with preparatory work for upcoming fundraiser.
  • Organize a mini-exhibition from the Parkland College Art Collection.
  • Work at the front desk.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be an incoming high school senior (class of 2020) or 2019 graduate.
  • Must have an active interest in the arts and a keen desire to learn the inner workings of a nonprofit/educational gallery space.
  • Must be punctual and dependable.
  • Must be detail oriented and able to follow directions.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and professionally.


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
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