Gus Fisher Gallery is excited to announce its first dedicated internship, funded by Dr John Mayo. This internship opportunity enables Art History and Fine Arts students currently enrolled at Waipapa Taumata Rau to gain an insight into a career in the arts sector through hands-on experience in a public art gallery.

As Gus Fisher Gallery Intern, you will learn about and assist with a range of gallery operations and programming tasks. These include: curatorial research, exhibition development and delivery, public programming and events, marketing, communications and fundraising. You will also learn how to think critically, experience working with external partners and artists, and be part of a cohesive and collaborative team.

With a passion and enthusiasm for the arts, you will bring a basic knowledge of contemporary arts practice, either gained through practical or theoretical study. You will have good verbal and written communication skills, able to apply your written skills to research and administrative tasks pertinent to the gallery’s programme. You will enjoy working as part of a team and will bring a positive, can-do and creative approach to project tasks.

Designed to work alongside current study commitments, the internship is offered part-time (7.5 hours per week) over a fixed term period of six months (October 2023 – March 2024). The internship will be based on site at Gus Fisher Gallery for the duration, ideally one day a week. The remuneration is $50,000 per annum, pro-rata for part time hours. Applications must be submitted online by 18 September 2023 to be considered. Please include a written statement and CV indicating your interest and suitability in the internship, making specific reference to the Position Description.

Please reach out to for a confidential conversation about the internship. We are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

To be eligible for this internship you will need to be currently enrolled on an undergraduate degree, Masters or PhD course in Art History or Fine Arts at Waipapa Taumata Rau. If you are enrolled on a conjoint degree, your major must be in Art History or Fine Arts.

Find out more and apply here.

IMAGE: Alicia Frankovich, Atlas of Anti-Taxonomies, 2019-22. Courtesy of the artist and Starkwhite. Installation view. Photography by Sam Hartnett.