Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

As an alternative, nonprofit space, Proteus Gowanus is designed to stimulate the creative process and blur the boundaries between the artist and non-artist, inviting artists, writers, workers in other disciplines and community members to participate in open-ended explorations.

Our internships offer successful applicants an opportunity to learn about the many elements of creating and operating an arts and ideas space presenting art exhibitions, workshops, film programs, lectures and panel discussions.

Areas of Service

Internships are available in several areas and may include the following tasks:

Business and operations: learn about financial management; help prepare budgets and reports; help with earned revenue programs such as space rentals.

Sales: assist in identifying artifacts, books and other items for sale in our gift shop, inventory management and managing sales data.

Development/fundraising: assist with annual benefit planning and coordination; membership tracking and development; mailing list development and upkeep; funder/patron cultivation; grant-writing.

Curatorial: assist with research and coordination for upcoming exhibitions; preparation of publicity materials; updating databases and mailing lists.

Archive: assist in preserving, organizing and digitizing written documentation, images and video from Proteus’ themed exhibits and programs.

Graphics: help design exhibition invitations, promotional material, gallery signage; work with printers to get projects completed.

Internship Applications

Applicants should be organized, responsible, and detail-oriented individuals with good writing ability and computer skills with an interest in contemporary art and culture.

Interns are required to make a minimum two-day commitment for a minimum of twelve weeks. Interns are expected to aid in gallery installations, gallery sitting, opening receptions, and evening public programs.

The application process is ongoing. To apply, submit a resume with a cover letter to email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you have experience in the arts and/or in arts administration and wish to volunteer your services to Proteus Gowanus, please send your resume and cover letter to email hidden; JavaScript is required.  See the list above for possible areas of focus.