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RMIT Galleries are seeking an intern for upcoming exhibition ‘Closer Together’

Are you interested in contemporary art and culture? Do you want to get hands-on intern experience in a professional gallery setting? We have the perfect opportunity for you! 

RMIT Galleries are offering an internship for an individual keen to learn more about audience engagement and working in a gallery setting. As an intern, you will have a unique opportunity to work closely on the exhibition ‘Closer Together’ and support the development and delivery of public programs over the course of the exhibition. You will also have the chance to shadow our front-of-house team and interact with visitors by providing key insights and knowledge of the exhibition. 

The successful applicant will be studying – or have studied – art, arts management or a similar field. They will have a willingness to learn and develop their engagement and writing skills in a professional environment. The candidate will be available from May/June and able to attend the internship on-site at RMIT Gallery on a weekly basis. Desirable skills include Cantonese/Chinese language skills, as the exhibition will showcase many Hong-Kong-based artists. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable experience in the art industry, learn from industry professionals, and contribute to a major exhibition.  

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to with the subject line ‘Closer Together Internship’ by 11:59pm 14 May 2023.

About ‘Closer Together’, June-August 2023 
‘Closer Together’ is an exhibition that will open in late June at RMIT Gallery in the city of Melbourne. This exhibition commemorates 25 years of partnership between RMIT and the Hong Kong Art School, whose cooperation and mutual dedication to fine art have cultivated an international community and inspired new ways of thinking and making. This exhibition showcases 15 artists from this community to honour the intimate connections and ground-breaking exchanges that have been fostered in this partnership.   
The works in this exhibition are material, but they are also a physical manifestation of interrelated experiences, cultures and ideas. They are a snapshot of a creative community that has been built on principles of trust, care and optimism. By showing us how we are connected, ‘Closer Together’ reminds us that we are not alone.  

Artists include Kay Mei Ling Beadman, Movana Chen, Ryan Christopher Cheng, Kris Coad, Carolyn Eskdale, Daphne Kay Yee Ho, Jaffa Lam, Ivy MA King Chu, Sally Mannall, Drew Pettifer, Kate Siu Man Kit, Scotty So, Kwong San Tang, Fiona Wong Lai Ching and June Wong