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Summer Internship Program
Summer Internship Program
Pace Gallery
Post Date: 05 Apr 2022


Pace Gallery is a leading international art gallery representing some of the most influential contemporary artists and estates from the past century. Since its founding by Arne Glimcher in 1960, Pace has developed a distinguished legacy as an artist-first gallery that mounts seminal historical and contemporary exhibitions. Under the current leadership of President and CEO Marc Glimcher, Pace continues to support its artists and share their visionary work with audiences worldwide by remaining at the forefront of innovation. Today, Pace has nine locations worldwide including London, Geneva, a strong foothold in Palo Alto and two galleries in New York. Pace was one of the first international galleries to establish outposts in Asia where it operates permanent spaces in Hong Kong and Seoul.

Our Summer Internship Program will provide college undergraduate, graduate or postsecondary education students with the opportunity to gain hands on experience and interactive learning opportunities within our dynamic gallery. Interns will be paired with a mentor in their business area of interest. Pace Gallery’s Summer Internship opportunities are as follows:

Inventory Intern:

The Inventory Intern is responsible for supporting the Art Resources Team in all activities related to scanning and reconciling physical inventory at Pace’s gallery, warehouse and external storage facilities in New York and New Jersey. The Inventory Intern plays a critical role in the process of accounting for and updating artwork locations, working closely with the Registrar and Art Resources Team to identify and resolve location discrepancies and update internal records.

Sales Intern:

The Sales Intern is responsible for generally supporting the sales office with administrative tasks. The intern will assist with preparing sales and client materials and upcoming exhibition preparation. Day-to-day tasks will include sending out mail/packages, preparing viewing rooms for clients, creating PDF offers and updating internal database information.

Imaging Intern:

The Imaging Intern will participate in coordinating and producing images and videos of artworks, installations and other gallery activities. They will contribute to the maintenance of digital assets by receiving, inspecting and processing files using the gallery’s digital collections and asset management systems. The imaging intern will assist the imaging team with daily operations as needed according to individual existing skills and interests.

Public Relations Intern:

The Public Relations intern will support the PR team with the following projects: media contact research, media list organization support to streamline Pace’s database, clipping and archiving of coverage PDFs and organizing the press archive for our artists. They will update artist clip-books to showcase recent notable press and develop corporate clip-books featuring major recent news. The Public Relations intern will have the opportunity to support at any in-person press reviews for the summer shows.

Design Intern:

The Design Intern will work within the Design and Marketing teams to support creation of promotional assets, as well as exhibition signage and other tasks as needed. Projects will range from digital invites and advertisements to exhibition signage. They will also assist with print production as needed.

Research & Archives Intern:

The Research & Archives Intern will assist with exhibition research chronologies and fill in missing data while also updating exhibition archives by creating records and linking corresponding files. They will contribute to the overall project of artist file organization and rehousing of archival materials.

What You’ll Do in the Program:

  • Participate in the Summer Internship orientation and group activities
  • Set learning goals & develop a learning plan in collaboration with your mentor
  • Shadow your mentor and collaborate with them on group or individual projects
  • Own tasks and responsibilities as assigned by your mentor
  • Engage in group projects, activities & education sessions with other interns

What You’ll Get from the Program:

  • Compensation paid at an hourly rate on a bi-weekly basis
  • An overview and understanding of every business function at Pace
  • Meaningful, hands-on experience working in your area of interest
  • Performance feedback and guidance from your mentor at the conclusion of your term

What You’ll Bring:

  • A passion for the arts, artists and the desire to learn more
  • A can-do attitude, initiative, and the ability to work well under pressure
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, Office 365
  • Professionalism and great attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skill
  • At least one year of college course work completed at the time of application
  • Legal authorization to work in the US

Dates and Details

  • Dates: June 21st – August 26th, 2022
  • Schedule: Part -time schedules available ranging from 10-30 hours per week
  • Technology: Interns will be provided a laptop to use for the duration of the program (interns working in a hybrid capacity must have access to reliable internet service)
  • Application Deadline: April 17th, 2022
  • In the same attachment, please include a cover letter that identifies which opportunity you’re interested in along with your resume.

In addition to an active and progressive work environment, Pace Gallery offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement plans with a company match, flexible spending accounts and commuter benefits. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and offer a generous vacation policy.

Pace Gallery is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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