1486 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02122
Date Posted: April 16, 2018
Region: Eastern Massachusetts
BRAIN Arts is looking for a highly motivated undergraduate student to provide support for our gallery. Ideally our intern will have an interest in the local Boston art and music scene and DIY culture, and is eager to learn more about gallery administration, marketing and communications.
Intern responsibilities and duties will vary with the organization’s needs but will likely include:
Maintaining accurate artist information in our database
Making sure our artist archive is updated and organized
Assisting with gallery show installation and deinstallation.
Assisting with gallery show event management, including maintaining spreadsheets and communicating with artists
Making posts promoting the artists that we work with on our social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and brainstorming strategies to improve and combat the algorithms.
Promote our art shows through nontraditional means, such as Reddit, Couchsurf, and by posting in relevant Facebook groups, and brainstorming fresh ideas too!
Conduct artist outreach to bolster our roster of visual artists.
Assist with graphic design tasks such as flyer creation, visual content for social media posts, and visual materials for gallery shows.
The ideal intern:
Possesses the tenacity to keep up with the workload
Is self-motivated and able to meet deadlines.
Has ready access to email and social media accounts
Ability to summarize and communicate clearly
Has a strong interest in the Boston art and music scene
Has a flexible schedule and can work evenings and weekends
Has an interest in nonprofit arts administration
Has strong organizational skills
Is proficient in Google Apps (Docs, Sheets, Forms, etc.) as well as Adobe products (Photoshop, inDesign, Illustrator)
This internship requires a time commitment of 10-20 hours a week for at least 12 weeks. A lot of the work can be done off-site and virtually, but we require interns to come to our weekly meetings Monday nights at 7pm. Interns may also perform their duties at our office at the Dorchester Art Project (1486 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02122). Interns are also required to assist staff at least two shows a month and our flea markets (dates, times, and locations vary).
Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com. No phone calls or on-site visits please. Apply by May 12th, 2018.