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Lillstreet Gallery enhances the educational mission of Lillstreet Art Center, the institution in which it is housed, by offering students and visitors an opportunity to explore and be inspired by the work of emerging and established artists. It also supports the endeavors of those artists by providing a retail venue for their distinctive, hand-made ceramics, jewelry, and textiles. Thematic exhibitions and special events punctuate our ongoing display of functional art, creative toys, cards, art books, and DIY projects for sale in the Artisan Gift Shop.

We are seeking gallery interns year-round. 

Duties: The gallery intern will assist the Gallery Director in all aspects of daily operations including: artwork packaging, handling, and installation; marketing gallery exhibitions; maintaining collector database and analyzing sales data; managing online gallery; corresponding with artists; customer service; product merchandising; other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in the visual arts, arts administration, or arts marketing/sales. They should also be energetic and comfortable working in a fast-paced and creative environment. Experience working in a gallery or retail store/boutique is a plus. Some experience with content management systems (for website maintenance), basic photo editing, and graphic design skills highly preferred.

Compensation: Students enrolled in a degree-seeking program will receive college credit as allowed by their institution. Those not enrolled in a college program may apply and will receive  Lillstreet Art Center classes in exchange for hours worked.

Hours and Duration: Interns should expect to commit to a minimum of 10 hours a week for three to six months.

Deadlines: Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. However, an new intern is typically selected three times per year for the Fall, Spring and Summer terms. Please indicate which term you are applying for on your application.

TO APPLY: Right click and download the online application [PDF]. Please fill out completely, save as FirstLast.pdf (example: JohnSmith.pdf) and email with resume to

About Lillstreet

Founded in 1975, Lillstreet Art Center is a large community of artists and students working side-by-side in a friendly environment which encourages and inspires artistic growth in the individual. Lillstreet supports the arts through an artist residency program, gallery, studio space, education, and an outreach program.

Hours and Location

Monday - Thursday: 10am - 7:30pm
Friday - Sunday: 10am - 6pm

4401 N Ravenswood (at Montrose)
Chicago, IL 60640 / 773.769.4226
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