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Jobs

No open positions at this time, but check periodically.

 


 

 OPEN CALLS

Share your SPACE stories. 

We are collecting 3 - 5 minute audio recordings about how SPACE has affected you and your life. We want to hear about moments of change--think: what makes a good Moth story?

Tell us about a turn of events in your life that was kicked off because of an event, exhibition, or experience that occurred at SPACE? (i.e., a new job, a new passion, met someone important to you... have we somehow led to the birth of one of your children??)

Tell us about a time when SPACE changed your mind.

Tell us about a time that SPACE surprised you.

Tells us about your best/worst date that SPACE was involved in.

Tell us about a time when SPACE made you laugh until your belly hurt... or made you cry.

We will be collecting these stories on August 3rd, August 4/First Friday, August 11th 12pm-6pm, and by appointment. OR you can record a voice memo on your cellphone and send it to genevieve@space538.org

*notes about recording at on your own:

-please record in a quiet space so we are only hearing the sound of your voice. No loud upstairs neighbors, trains going by, loud tv blaring in the other room, etc. 

-please say and spell your name at the beginning of the recording so we can identify you. 

-please keep recordings to 3 - 5 minutes.

-please tell your story in whichever language is most comfortable for you. 

 


 

INTERNSHIPS

fall Internships

 

To apply for the internships listed below:

All interested applicants should send a cover letter describing their interest and relevant experience, resume, and three(3) references to: jobs@space538.org.

 

Please submit all attachments in the following file name format: "HOUSEMAN_Frances_resume", "CASTLE_Johnny_coverletter", or "JOHNSON_Penny_references"

Acceptable file formats are: .doc, .docx, .pdf.

 

To be considered for the below internships, application materials should be received by Sunday, August 27th.

 

Organization

SPACE Gallery is a nonprofit exhibition and performance venue in Portland, featuring visual arts, live music and performance, film screenings, lectures, workshops, community-based events, an artist-in-residence program, and more.

Intern Benefits

Hands-on learning experience, interfacing with visiting and local artists, school credit, occasional stipends available depending on grant funding. All interns will have opportunities to work with various staff members on special projects, learning about different aspects of what SPACE does-- from our artist studios to film programs to installations & exhibitions to bookkeeping to membership & fundraising and beyond. We cater internships to the range of an interns' interests.

Schedule

The typical schedule we ask for is availability September 1 – December 31, 2017, with general availability Wednesdays through Saturdays, though we are happy to be flexible around your school/work schedule. A commitment of 8-15 hours / week for at least 5 months is preferred. Arrangements for school credit are encouraged, if applicable.

Available Fall 2017 Internships:

 

Outreach Intern

This position will largely work with SPACE’s Outreach Coordinator. The Outreach Coordinator focuses on how our audience, collaborators, volunteers, and interns engage with the organization, working to expand and enrich art experiences for a broad public and consider art in community contexts. The Outreach Coordinator builds community partnerships, outreach strategies, and engagement initiatives.

The internship will largely focus around helping with out with a number of things our Outreach Coordinator is working on, especially designing access based programming for adults and youth, collecting feedback from local community members, volunteer management, community outreach generally, and special projects based on your interests and learning goals. The Outreach Intern will also help with a variety of miscellaneous projects, art installs, and other daily operational tasks, and work closely with other staff members to hep SPACE create equitable and accessible programming.

 

Qualifications

We seek applicants who are eager to become immersed in an alternative arts venue and individuals who are considering a career in creative and issues-based programming. This position is best suited for current undergraduate or graduate students and recent grads studying American Cultural Studies, Studio Art, Art History, Museum Studies, Education, or another related field.

Successful candidates:

  • Have a strong interest in or experience with racial and social justice, accessibility, and youth initiatives

  • Have general knowledge and experience with contemporary arts including music, film, visual art, and/or performance

  • Are strong communicators, both written and verbal and work harmoniously with co-workers and peers in a collaborative environment

  • Have general knowledge and experience with contemporary arts including music, film, visual art, and/or performance

  • Are reliable and punctual

  • Take on a positive and flexible outlook

  • Are comfortable using web-based technology and social media

  • Fluency in French, Arabic, Somali, Acholi, Dinka, Spanish, or other language a plus  

Events Programming Intern

This intern largely works with the Events and Special Projects Programmer.  The Events and Special Projects Programmer focuses on organizing original programming, literary programming, theater programming, dance programming, youth programming and all things uncategorizable and in between from start to finish.  This includes large amounts of correspondence with artists and community partners and working on collaboration strategy with our partners on both programming and messaging.  In addition to programming the Events and Special Projects programmer is also responsible for the creation and implementation of various design projects for web and print. Other responsibilities include:

  • Close collaboration with the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator on outreach strategy and implementation

  • Close collaboration with the Membership and Communications Manager on the implementation of promotional materials and documentation of events.

  • Management of event staff and Lead House Manager.

  • Management of SPACE’s bar.

  • Scheduling and creating agenda for bi weekly programmer meetings

  • working on the annual New England Art Book Fair among other projects

This internship will focus on:

  • Helping with the early planning of the 2018 New England Art Book Fair by surveying the successes and failures of 2017’s fair and following up with vendors and attendees.

  • Gathering material and starting layout for a SPACE events/exhibitions publication to be released in May 2018.

  • Assisting in writing 2-5 grant proposals for a series of youth programming for the fall/winter of 2018

  • Various other office tasks

Qualifications

Successful candidates:

  • Are reliable and punctual

  • Have general knowledge and experience with contemporary arts including music, film, visual art, and performance

  • Are strong communicators, both written and verbal and work harmoniously with co-workers and peers in a collaborative environment

  • Have experience with Indesign, Photoshop and/or illustrator

  • Have experience or a strong interest in drafting a publication.

  • Take on a positive and flexible outlook, are able to take it as it comes

  • Are comfortable using web-based technology and social media

  • Have a strong interest in community engagement and social justice

  • Are comfortable working with many kinds of people and all types of personalities, Customer service experience a plus

Media and Communications Intern

This position will assist SPACE’s Communications Manager in the complete lifecycle of our events and exhibitions. The Communications Manager works with the Event Programmers to inform and educate the audience about upcoming events and experiences at SPACE, as well as document the events for the archive and future use.

This internship revolves around updating our weekly newsletter, monthly calendar, and event listings on our website, developing social media campaigns, postering and flyering around town, documenting events and exhibitions, plus special projected based on your interests and learning goals. The Communications Intern will also help with a variety of miscellaneous projects, art installs, and other daily operational tasks.

Qualifications

Successful candidates:

  • Are strong communicators, both written, verbal, and visual and works harmoniously with co-workers and peers in a collaborative environment

  • Have general knowledge and experience with contemporary arts including music, film, visual art, and/or performance

  • Are comfortable using web-based technology and social media

  • Are familiar with Adobe design suite, or similar,

  • Are experienced with photography, film and/or audio recording

  • Are meticulous and detail oriented

  • Are reliable and punctual

 

Membership + Development Intern

This position will assist SPACE’s Membership Manager. The Membership Manager is responsible for all aspects of our membership, and assists the Executive Director with administrative and development support, including major gifts and grants. The Membership Manager cultivates and sustains relationships with our dynamic network of members and donors.

The internship involves entering a new and renewing membership donations, preparing membership acknowledgements and welcome packets, maintaining our donor database, contributing to the annual fundraising event, assisting with the annual appeal, planning a membership and volunteer thank you event. The Membership Intern will also help with a variety of miscellaneous projects, art installs, and other daily operational tasks.

Qualifications

Successful candidates:

  • Are strong communicators, both written and verbal and work harmoniously with co-workers and peers in a collaborative environment

  • Have general knowledge and experience with contemporary arts including music, film, visual art, and/or performance

  • Have an interested in fundraising and development

  • Are meticulous and detail oriented

  • Maintain a professional demeanor working with confidential material

  • Are reliable and punctual

  • Are comfortable using web-based technology and social media

 

Music Programming Intern

This position will largely work within SPACE's music programs and events. The music programmer is responsible for curating and booking aspects of 60-70 diverse concerts and music-centric programs a year, running the gamut from hip hop and electronic music to punk and metal to contemporary classical music and modern jazz to indie rock and folk to the totally unclassifiable. Attention is given toward presenting a great range of musical and performance styles, as well as a diverse representation of performers in terms of gender, race & ethnicity, age, and other identifications. The music programmer strives to showcase artistry and performers that are not being seen elsewhere in Portland, working with emerging artists of all types to support and further their careers.

Some possible and regular tasks of the Music Programming Intern include:  

  • Assisting in booking and creative curating; working with agents, managers, co-presenters and sponsors, and musicians/performers
  • Creating and maintaining web and calendar listings, ticket links, and Facebook events for all music events
  • Collaborating on publicity and marketing efforts via social media, mailing lists, press releases, connecting with local writers and DJs, and creative promotions
  • Working on audience development and event specific outreach, particularly in bringing SPACE to different communities and bringing new people into SPACE
  • Writing for the SPACE blog: interviews and features on upcoming artists and events, curated playlists, reviews and reflections on events, and creative posts of own design
  • A/V documentation of events: photography and video
  • Assisting event staff at concerts, helping out with set-up and clean-up, assisting sound engineers and musicians, running door
  • Assisting production manager and learning about sound engineering, maintaining sound system and equipment
  • Special projects including working on the 2 day/16 venue/100+ bands,writers,performers-strong annual Waking Windows Festival, working with youth arts, activist, and organizing collective Kesho Wazo, further developing and organizing the SPACE physical and digital archive, specific grant-writing, large cross-disciplinary events, and more

 

Qualifications

We seek applicants who are eager to become immersed in an alternative arts venue and individuals who are considering a career in art and music, advocacy and activism, creative and conscious programming, and non-profit work of all types. This position is best suited for current college and university students and recent graduates, but we accept applicants of all ages and education levels. We value aptitude and enthusiasm over diplomas.

Successful candidates:

  • Have general knowledge and experience with contemporary arts including music, film, visual art, and/or performance
  • Have strong interest in audience development, communication, and community interaction
  • Are strong communicators, both written and verbal and work harmoniously with co-workers and peers in a collaborative environment
  • Are reliable, responsible, and punctual
  • Work well independently and on self-guided projects
  • Take on a positive and flexible outlook
  • Have a general fluency in social media
  • Any experience with graphic design, video, photographer, podcasting, creative writing, or journalism are all additional pluses

​Note: This is not a definitive list in terms of the kinds of internships we can offer, and each specified intern will likely work on a mix of projects in addition to their specific focus. If you’re interested something other than what is listed below,  please reach out. We may be able to craft a specific internship for you. Also, please be aware, we work with each intern to tailor their workplan to ensure their assignments maximize skills and interest.

Note: This is not a definitive list in terms of the kinds of internships we can offer, and each specified intern will likely work on a mix of projects in addition to their specific focus. If you’re interested in something other than what is listed,  please reach out. We may be able to craft a specific internship for you. Also, please be aware, we work with each intern to tailor their workplan to ensure their assignments maximize skills and interest.


 

VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are an integral part of SPACE. Volunteering can take many forms: gallery sitting, staffing the door at events, prepping exhibition spaces, or making pancakes in the park. Volunteering at SPACE is a great way to meet people and engage with your local art community.

Our aim is to make the volunteer experience a win-win-win situation. We want to match volunteers with opportunities that engage their interests. We work with volunteers based on availability and desired time commitment. Some folks volunteer once a week, others volunteer once a year.

FMI about volunteering at SPACE, please get in touch with our Outreach Coordinator, Martha Schnee: martha@space538.org. 


 

We have an ongoing, generic call for exhibition submissions. Guidelines can be found here.

SPACE is a nonprofit organization that supports contemporary arts projects, champions artists, and encourages an open exchange of ideas.

Gallery hours:
Wed. through Sat., 12 - 6 PM
or by chance or appointment

538 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101

 

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