Marketing Intern

Summary

As part of PIVOT (Programmatic Interns and Volunteers Organized Together), the Society of Arts and Crafts seeks a motivated Marketing and Communications Intern. The dual mission of the Society is to encourage the creation, collection, and promotion of the work of contemporary craft artists and to advance public appreciation of fine craft. The Marketing Internship Program was developed in 2011 to provide internships to undergraduate and graduate students seeking to learn about and contribute to the exciting field of contemporary crafts, while simultaneously gaining valuable experience in preparation for entry into today’s competitive job market.

Scope
Interns work directly with the Marketing Manager on developing social media strategy and designing online content to promote exhibitions, events, and educational programs. A good candidate must genuinely enjoy interacting with people online and in-person and can maintain a steady flow of engaging and informative content to our audiences. The Fall 2017 Marketing Internship will run from August 28 through December 18. The internship requires 10-12 hours per week. This internship is very flexible and can accommodate fluctuating schedules. Additionally, the Marketing Intern is required to volunteer 20 hours at CraftBoston Holiday between December 13-17. College credit can be earned through the intern’s college or university. Work schedule is to be determined within open gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm. The Society is open until 9 pm on Thursday evenings, which may require the intern's time from 6-9pm.

Primary Responsibilities
● Create and draft content for digital platforms and social channels like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Eventbrite, etc. 
● Growing our online presence by researching free online marketing opportunities
● Building attendance to CraftBoston Holiday and 100 Pier 4 in partnership with Marketing Manager
● Assisting in the creation of advertising and printed material by drafting copy, setting up files, preparing images
● Show preparation in advance and during the CraftBoston Holiday weekend, including load-in and load-out 

Goals
● Intern will receive meaningful, project­based work experience
● Intern will learn about how a small non­profit arts organization works, with the opportunity to meet and interact with staff in various positions
● Intern will have the opportunity to have their cover letter and résumé reviewed at the conclusion of the internship, as well as practice interviewing skills

Basic Qualifications/Requirements
● An interest in contemporary arts and crafts
● An enthusiastic and reliable nature
● Interest in being involved in the administrative side of a nonprofit arts organization
● Interest in event planning
● Ability to engage with artists and show attendees
● Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, open-source CMS a plus
● Basic promotional writing techniques, ability to check grammar and spelling

Evaluation
Intern shall be provided feedback throughout the internship, with formal evaluations at the halfway mark and following completion. Intern shall be given the opportunity to give feedback and critique of their experience. 

Compensation and Benefits
This is an unpaid internship. 

Applications are due by August 14. Interviews will be scheduled the week of August 21. Internship begins on August 28. Please direct questions and applications to Marketing Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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