Internships at Trestle Gallery


Available Positions:

  • Spring 2019 Gallery Intern

  • Spring 2019 Social/Media/Web Intern

Start Date:

Week of 3/4/2019


Trestle Gallery is hiring Spring 2019 Interns!

About the Internship:

As a small non-profit, we are a tight-knit team and are inclusive when it comes to our interns, promoting participation in staff meetings and valuing creative problem solving, encouraging interns to speak up when they have a new idea, or any question/comment/concern. For this internship cycle, we will be hiring 1-3 interns with different focuses discriminant upon the intern's skill set.


Ideal for a working artist, the internship is in exchange for a Trestle Art Space Membership, 24 hour access to our 4,000 sq foot shared artist studio, a storage rack and locker, access to free monthly critiques, a 10% discount on all workshops, and exhibition opportunities. Additionally, we can can provide credit with institutional credit programs.

Time commitment:

Interns are expected to commit 10 hours per week (two days at 5 hours per day, 1:30-6:30pm) - M W and/or F for a minimum of 3 months. During this time interns work with Trestle Gallery & Trestle Art Space staff on a variety of projects in the gallery and office.

Duties & Qualifications

For all internships - detail orientation, conscientiousness, innovative thinking, and a dedicated interest in the art world a must. Curiosity and the ability to ask questions is highly valued, as this is first and foremost an opportunity for the applicant to learn.

The following descriptions are not set in stone - if you don't quite fit one of the positions - or if you can fill more than one - we encourage you to apply! We appreciate a self starter and also encourage independently-driven projects and internships tailored to the intern's particular curiosities, skills and interests. If you think you are a good fit, propose in your cover letter what you think you can bring to the table and let us know what your Trestle Gallery Internship might look like.

Gallery Intern:

Common tasks include assisting in installing and de-installing artworks, maintaining gallery racks and storage, patching/painting and general gallery maintenance, receiving artworks and coordinating their shipments and pick ups, and assisting executing opening receptions. As well as general art admin assistance to our Gallery Director - developing exhibition checklists, distributing and collecting consignments. General handiness, comfort with tools and paint, previous art handling a plus.

Photo/Media & Web Intern:

Keeping our website up to date in regard to rotating exhibitions, artist opportunities, residencies, etc. Assisting Gallery Director & Graphics Manager in developing/maintaining branding. Assisting in management of Instagram and facebook. Photographing (& editing) opening receptions and events (having your own camera NOT required). Assisting in the creation of mailers, website maintenance, and creation & distribution of promotional materials

If applying to the photo/media/web internship please send a portfolio of sample work - preferably highlighting fine art documentation.

Development/Fundraising Intern:




Please email a cover letter, CV, and the contact information of two references in PDF form, with "Trestle Gallery Intern" in the subject line to

Due to the volume of applications, those who do not follow these instructions will not be considered.