Building Bridges Art Exchange
Los Angeles, CA
About Building Bridges Art Exchange:
Building Bridges Art Exchange is a charitable non-profit 501(c)3 arts organization established in 2005. BBAX is dedicated to actively engaging diverse artists, leaders, audiences, and supporters through our mission of cultivating cultural understanding through the arts. Building Bridges is a platform that enables artists from across the globe to connect, engage in peaceful dialogue, and create narratives that explore political issues and social movements which impact different regions of the world. We work in partnership with museums, galleries, Ministries of Culture, cultural art centers, arts organizations, and foundations from around the world. Our current space in Santa Monica’s Bergamot Arts Center offers rotating exhibitions from around the world, artist residencies, as well as lectures, and workshops as part of our educational program. Diversity is at the core of our organizational values. Over the years, we have hosted 100’s of artists from over 34 countries.
For more information, visit www.buildingbridgesartexchange.org.
We are seeking a friendly, organized individuals with excellent writing and communication skills, strong attention to detail, and who is able to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment.
The intern will: assist and support ongoing international and national exhibitions, as well as plan for future exhibitions, assist staff with administrative tasks and day to day operations, including: event promotion, social media updates, file organization, proofreading, answering phones, office organization, and guest relations. The intern will also be required to maintain and prepare a variety of routine correspondence, forms, mailing and other lists, and actively participate in staff meetings: prepare agenda, take notes, prepare, and distribute minutes. In addition to administrative tasks, the intern will assist with gallery installations, art and storage and handling, conservation of pieces, packing and shipment of international artworks, and gallery sales.
Overall the candidate will gain a unique and international art experience focusing on social and political issues. The candidate will work closely with our Executive Director, Director of Exhibitions, and our Educational Program Director, as well as local, national, and international artists, curators, and Directors of international institutions.
Passion for the arts and a desire to be actively involved in the art community
Computer literacy for Mac OS platform, Microsoft Office, Word and Excel, and G Suite.
Strong communication, writing, editing and language skills
Organized with the ability to adhere to deadlines
Exceptional communication, phone and e-mail etiquette
Occasional weekend or evening availability is required.
Position available: January 2020
Internship: 6 – 9 month with possibility of extending
Position: Part time – 1 day a week
Please submit a cover letter and resume to : firstname.lastname@example.org –
subject: Gallery Assistant