Internships

Working towards a career in the art gallery world? Art history nerd? Budding illustrator? Our summer internships provide qualified applicants with the opportunity to learn what it is like behind the scenes of running an art gallery. The Philadelphia Sketch Club is a unique employer that holds rotating exhibitions, educates artists through our weekly life drawing and printmaking workshops, and guards the history of Philadelphia’s artistic culture.

The Sketch Club Library

Interning for the Sketch Club is like taking a trip through time. The echo of history can be found in the character of our building, our extensive library, in the exhibitions we run (our Small Oils Show has been held every year since 1865, thank you very much), and in the voices of past prominent members like Thomas Eakins, Thomas Anshutz, and N. C. Wyeth.

Sketch Club Members working in the Upstairs Gallery

As an intern of the PSC, you will be working with our Gallery Manager to coordinate exhibitions, build upon our social media presence, and engage with PSC members. You will also have the opportunity to assist our Workshop Monitors while practicing life drawing and printmaking.

Qualifications

  • Studying for a degree in Graphic Design, Illustration, or a related field 
  • Experience with the Adobe Suite or Creative Cloud
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Savvy with social media
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of CiviCRM a plus
  • Knowledge of WordPress a plus
  • Interns will be responsible for bringing their own devices to work on

To Apply

We host most of our internships in the summer, but you are welcome to apply year-round. Send your résumé, a brief cover letter, and work samples to our Gallery Manager, Michelle Lockamy, at executivedirector@sketchclub.org with “Internship” in the subject line.

Thank you for your interest in the Philadelphia Sketch Club!