Vacancy: Exhibitions Intern
27 Oct 2015

2 days per week (One day includes Saturdays)
Minimum wage
Contract: 3 months with the possibility for extension

SPACE endeavours to create opportunities for interns to increase their knowledge and gain further experiences in a supportive environment. Internships focus on specific projects tailored to the intern's experience and academic qualifications. It is aimed at people with experience in the arts and pro-active team players. Previous interns have gone on to employment with the TATE, London galleries, national arts organisations and permanent positions at SPACE.

SPACE has a vacancy for an intern to assist the Artist Commissions and Exhibitions Programme. The role will actively support the Artist Commissions Manager with the current commissions. The existing exhibition at SPACE is by Florence Peake  (UK) and the commissions in progress are with the artists: Iván Argote (Columbia / France), Maruša Sagadin (Slovenia / Vienna) and Josh Bilton (UK).  

In addition to being involved in general duties related to the overall commissioning process, the Exhibitions Intern will have the opportunity to initiate and develop a series of public programmes in relation to the commissioned projects. The role will further expand the reach of the projects with the goal to increase depth of engagement, to maintain interested audiences and offer further context and information to engage new audiences. The role includes invigilating the gallery exhibition on Saturdays.

Skills, experience and knowledge:

 -An understanding of SPACE’s mission
-Experience in administration with strong written and verbal communication skills
 -Personable attitude and flexible, with hands-on capability
 -Highly organized and a keen problem-solver
 -Knowledge of and interest in the arts
 -Interest in public programmes and desire to work with visitors, artists, educators, academics, community leaders and other relevant professionals to initiate and develop events



 -Experience in developing and maintaining partnerships with local organisations and audiences
 -Interest or experience in digital media for dissemination of programmes and recognising the potential for digital content/provision
 -Interest in exploring the event as a flexible format
 -Understanding of the charitable sector


Full job description details can be found via the links below.

Application Guidelines

To apply for this role, please download the application form here.

Job Description
Equal Opportunities Recruitment Form

When you send your application to us, please make sure you enclose the following:

- Completed Application Form
- Completed Equal Opportunities form.
(The information will remain confidential and is for monitoring purposes only. It will not be used in the selection process)

Please note that accuracy and attention to detail will be rated very highly.

DEADLINE: Tuesday 27th October 2015

INTERVIEWS: Thursday 5 November 2015


Please send completed applications to: or by post to:

Office Manager 
129-131 Mare St.
E8 3RH

SPACE is committed to equality of opportunity in recruitment. We value a diverse team and welcome applications from all sectors of the community.