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JOBS

VAE Raleigh does not currently have any staff positions available.

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INTERNSHIPS

VAE offers internships to creative, driven, and fun individuals who are looking to get into the cultural arts or nonprofit world. Please read the following paid and unpaid opportunities and reach out to the respective member of our team. We’d love to meet you!

PAID


> EXHIBITION INTERN

12 weeks
12-20 hours per week (flexible schedule)
Applications are welcome at any time and are reviewed on a rolling basis
Exhibitions Interns are a vital member of VAE’s team and work, predominantly, with the Director of Exhibitions to help to facilitate, manage, and execute the physical and logistical aspects of VAE’s 50+ annual exhibitions, including solo, juried, and curated exhibitions in 9 venues around the Triangle. Tasks include creating and promoting calls for artists, curatorial research, creating exhibition materials (labels, webpages, gallery guides, etc), communicating with exhibition venues, managing art delivery and pick-up, design and manage exhibition installations, staffing exhibition receptions, maintaining gallery spaces, and documenting gallery exhibitions. Exhibition Interns should expect to do the bulk of their work on-site, during normal work hours (M-F 9am-6pm) and have the flexibility to staff some programming scheduled on nights and weekends. To apply, email Kyle Hazard with the subject line: EXHIBITION INTERN, attach your resumé, and include a note highlighting your applicable skills and why you want to work with VAE. If available, please attach images of exhibitions you have designed or installed.

Qualifications: Strong planning, organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills, as well as superior attention to detail, are must-haves! The best Exhibition Interns have the ability to multi-task and are self-motivated. Exhibition Interns help to oversee exhibits in multiple venues around the Triangle so reliable transportation is preferred (accommodations can be made, please see VAE’s equal opportunity statement at the bottom of this page).
Experience: Bachelor’s degree in a creative field, student working toward a degree in a creative field, OR ~1 year of experience working in a creative field. Light carpentry work or experience with power tools is preferred. Experience with exhibition ideation and production is ideal.
Work Environment: Exhibition Interns should expect to perform 50% of their tasks at a stationary desk and 50% active fieldwork that includes transporting, installing, and deinstalling exhibitions.
Physical Demands: Operate a computer and other office equipment, communicate with patrons and artists in the gallery, operate power tools, move art and materials up to 35 pounds (accommodations can be made, please see VAE’s equal opportunity statement at the bottom of this page).
Compensation: Exhibition Interns are paid a total stipend of $3,000 for a 12-week commitment.


> FEDERAL WORK-STUDY PROGRAM THROUGH NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

Shifts available: Wednesday–Friday, 11am-6pm, Saturday 11am-4pm as well as periodic evening and weekend events
Available to NCSU students who qualify for the
Federal Work-Study Program
Work-study students are hired at Gallery Attendants for VAE. Gallery Attendants are first person any visitor to VAE encounters and therefore strong social and communication skills are a must-have! Students manage the reception desk, provide customer service for gallery visitors, and assist artists who are delivering or picking up artwork for exhibit. Students are also frequently asked to assist with office tasks including mailings, artwork inventory, organizing the office, and maintaining the gallery. To apply, email Kyle Hazard with the subject line: WORK-STUDY, attach your resumé, and include a note highlighting your applicable skills and why you want to work with the VAE.

Qualifications: Gallery Attendants must be NC State Students who are qualified for the Federal Work-Study Program. Strong communication and organizational skills are must-haves! Reliable transportation to VAE’s Warehouse District location (easily accessible by public transportation).
Experience: Must be currently enrolled at NC State University. Students in any field of study are welcome to apply.
Work Environment: Exhibition Interns should expect to perform 90% of their tasks at a stationary desk and 10% active work that includes assisting with gallery installs and cleaning.
Physical Demands: Operate a computer and other office equipment, communicate with patrons and artists in the gallery, move art and materials up to 35 pounds (accommodations can be made, please see VAE’s equal opportunity statement at the bottom of this page).
Compensation: Gallery Attendants are paid $12 per hour by NC State University.

UNPAID


> GALLERY INTERN

10-20 hours per week
Applications are welcome at any time and are reviewed on a rolling basis
VAE’s Gallery Interns become a member of the team and work, predominantly, with the Director of Exhibitions to plan, install, staff, and maintain VAE’s 50+ annual exhibitions. Tasks include promoting calls for artists, assisting with art delivery and pick-up, assisting with artwork installation, staffing exhibition receptions and documenting gallery exhibitions. Gallery Interns should expect to do the bulk of their work on site, during normal work hours (M-F 9am-6pm) and have the flexibility to staff some programming scheduled on nights and weekends. To apply, email Kyle Hazard with the subject line: GALLERY INTERN, attach your resumé, and include a note highlighting your applicable skills and why you want to work with the VAE.

Qualifications: An interest in the cultural art world is a must! Some experience with gallery or exhibition practices preferred. Strong communication skills, basic computer skills, ability to organize information, and excellent attention to detail are all must-haves. Graphic design capabilities is an added bonus!
Experience: Only an interest in the cultural arts and exhibitions.
Work Environment: Exhibition Interns should expect to perform 50% of their tasks at a stationary desk and 50% active fieldwork that includes transporting, installing, and deinstalling exhibitions.
Physical Demands: Operate a computer and other office equipment, communicate with patrons and artists in the gallery, move art and materials up to 35 pounds (accommodations can be made, please see VAE’s equal opportunity statement at the bottom of this page).


> COMMUNICATION INTERN

5-10 hours per week
Applications are welcome at any time and are reviewed on a rolling basis

VAE’s Communication Interns work with the entire team but will be mentored by the Director of Communications. Communication Interns document exhibitions and programs and create and post content for social media, website updates, email campaigns, and print materials. Interns learn about the content strategy and style guide that VAE utilizes and learns what communications roles are like in small cultural arts organizations. Interns should expect to do the bulk of their work on site, during normal work hours (M-F 9am-6pm) and have the flexibility to staff some programming scheduled on nights and weekends. To apply, email Brandon Cordrey with the subject line: COMMUNICATION INTERN, attach your resumé, and include a note highlighting your applicable skills and why you want to work with the VAE.

Qualifications: Strong communications, writing, and editing skills. Confidence with online platforms, including Squarespace, Facebook, and Instagram are must-haves. Graphic design capabilities is an added bonus!
Experience: Only an interest in the cultural arts and communications.
Work Environment: Communications Interns should expect to perform 80% of their tasks at a stationary desk and 20% active fieldwork that includes staffing and documenting exhibitions, programs, and events.
Physical Demands: Operate a computer and other office equipment, communicate with patrons and artists in the gallery.


VAE Raleigh is committed to cultivating diversity on our team.

The job descriptions above are written based on the skills most commonly found in the individuals who have previously filled those roles. Flexibility and accommodations will be provided to any candidate or team member who needs them. Because of the longstanding lack of diversity in the hiring practices of cultural arts organizations, VAE wants to make it clear that folks of color, folks with disabilities, queer folks, and folks without citizenship are welcome to apply for all current opportunities. If you’d like to start a conversation about any job, its requirements, or our staff culture before submitting application materials, please reach out to Brandon Cordrey or call 919.256.6856.

VAE provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, citizen status, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.