Blitz Internship

Application deadline: 27 February 2022

Blitz was founded in 2013 as a grassroots, artist-run contemporary arts space, and it is housed in a four-level, typical Valletta townhouse, which was originally the family home. After standing empty for over 30 years, the building slowly started returning to life through a dedicated and steady restoration process. Now, Blitz is a reference for contemporary art in Malta, and each of its floors shines in its full former glory with a project space for public programmes and workshops, an in-house artist residency and the exhibition galleries.

Blitz’s international programme reflects the institution’s commitment to support and showcase Malta-based artists abroad, in high profile international platforms dedicated to non-profit art spaces. Simultaneously, its exhibition and public programmes at home are currently focused on introducing the Maltese community to the practice of established international artists such as Cory Arcangel, Rossella Biscotti, Sara Cwynar, Simon Denny, David Claerbout, Adrian Paci, Simon Fujiwara, Marinella Senatore, Amalia Ulman, Tobias Zielony, to name a few. Blitz’s activities have been featured in some of the most relevant international media – Artforum, Folha de S.Paulo, Flash Art International, Mousse Magazine, Weltkunst, Sole 24 ORE, Artribune and Abitare.


To assist with exhibitions and invigilate the gallery spaces and any off-site exhibition spaces, providing excellent service to all visitors. Interns must be available during gallery opening hours, Wednesday to Friday 2:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturdays 10am to 1pm. Working hours may vary during installation periods and events which may fall outside regular opening hours.


  • Invigilating Gallery spaces and off-site spaces – ensuring that the security of the art works are not compromised.
  • Providing visitors with information about the current exhibitions and all aspects of Blitz including the building and facilities, forthcoming exhibitions, and events, and information about the local area.
  • Assisting with exhibition installation, basic set up of events, private views and venue hire.
  • Assisting with the opening and closing of the gallery and off-site exhibition spaces.
  • Dealing with collections and deliveries.


Essential Criteria

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Interest in, and knowledge of, contemporary visual arts
  • Understanding of the aims and objectives of Blitz
  • High levels of presentation and professionalism
  • Basic technical ability with equipment such as projectors, screens, media players etc

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of working at an arts or arts aligned organisation
  • Previous gallery or museum work
  • Multilingual
  • Experience with newsletter software, InDesign and Photoshop


  • Internships are on a casual basis, to be renewed at the beginning of each exhibition
  • Exhibition opening hours are Wednesday to Friday 2–5pm and Saturday 10am–1pm
  • Specific working hours may be adjusted during events and openings
  • Blitz is a voluntary organization however selected applicants will receive a token remuneration.

APPLYdeadline 27 February 2022

Interested applicants are to send a CV and covering letter to using the subject Blitz Internship Application.