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 & Programs Director developing our 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 can maintain a steady flow of engaging and informative content to our fans, while brainstorming ways to build our audience. Participants in the Marketing Internship Program work one to two days a week, for the duration of the fall semester, spring semester, or full academic year. 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.

Primary Responsibilities
● Regular updates to maintain our Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter accounts
● Research and development of new sponsorship opportunities
● Growing our online presence by researching free online marketing opportunities
● Maintaining a good rapport with the public and our media relations
● Building attendance to CraftBoston Holiday or Spring in partnership with Marketing and
Communications Manager
● Writing, designing, and producing content for website, press releases, advertising materials, etc.
● Show preparation in advance of CraftBoston weekend 

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 non profit arts organization
• Interest in event planning
• Ability to engage with artists and show attendees
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and design applications preferred

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.

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