Preparator Internship // Kavi Gupta Gallery

Kavi Gupta Gallery is a fast paced and ambitious contemporary art gallery with exceptional programming that is exhibited throughout our two museum quality exhibition spaces. We have an off site fine art storage warehouse in the Little Village and take pride in our ability to safely house and fabricate contemporary art. 

Kavi Gupta Gallery is looking for a part time preparator intern to work in our warehouse in the Little Village under direct supervision of the Registrar. We are looking for a motivated and dedicated individual to work twice a week for 3 months. This individual must be willing to learn, take guidance, and follow safety procedures while art handling in a team and a fast paced environment. The internship is unpaid with a stipend. The skills gained from this internship will ensure a thorough understanding of art handling procedures and protocols.


The following skills will be gained over the course of the internship:

Fine art handling, packing, installation, and transportation.

Installation/deinstallation of rotating exhibitions in 2 venues.

Packing/crating of art works, using museum quality techniques.

Fabrication of art works under the direction of artists and the gallery.

Storage, inventory, and organization of warehouse.

Condition reporting, object labeling, and maintaining a high level of attention to detail.

Transportation and installation of artworks to and from galleries and warehouse as well as client's home, artist's studios, and/or other art institutions.

Work individually and as part of a team, under the direction of the Registrar and gallery staff.

Proficiency with hand tools.

Ability to lift 60lbs comfortably.

Skills & Qualifications: 

Availability two days out of Tuesday-Saturday, 10-6pm.

Attention to detail, interest in the fine arts world, ability to commit to 3 months.

Hard working, self-motivated individual able to work in a team and a fast paced environment.

Willingness to learn and receive guidance/instruction.

To Apply: 

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to and

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
John Lusis / Ryan Nault
Contact Email: