Jobs & INternships


Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is looking for a Gallery Assistant (part-time internship) to help with the management, promotion, and planning of our events and exhibitions during the year. WPA staff is a small team made up of artists and curators working collaboratively; the Gallery Assistant will play an active role working with the team. This position provides opportunities for mentorship as well as expanding your knowledge of the DC art scene through supporting our program development and interacting with local artists. The right candidate for the position is responsible, enthusiastic, and organized.

We welcome applications from graduate students, recent graduates, and undergraduate students in their junior or senior year as well as folks beginning their careers in the arts.


  • Up to 15 hours per week (hours vary week to week), including Saturday afternoons and some evenings

  • Support staff with artist outreach, research, and program production

  • Assist with events, including both programmatic and fundraising events

  • Assist staff with social media and communications

  • Assist with weekly gallery and store sitting

  • Perform basic office and gallery tasks, as needed

  • Support on archive and research projects related to WPA’s history


  • A commitment to WPA’s mission, values, and model

  • Reliability, ability to multitask, ability to work well with others, and a strong attention to detail

  • Experience with Microsoft Office; Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop/InDesign a plus

  • Previous experience in an arts, hospitality, events management and/or research setting is desired but not required; this experience can be wide ranging and can look many different ways

  • Art History, Fine Arts, Arts Management, or Museum Studies education preferred but not required

Dates: late September 2023 through mid-May 2024

Compensation: $20/hr (for a total of $7,500)


Please send the following to with “Gallery Assistant Application” in the subject line:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Contact information (name, phone, and email) for two professional references

Recommended deadline to submit: Friday, August 11th. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.