BRAIN Arts Organization

1486 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02122

Date Posted:
April 16, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Art and Design Summer Internship


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

Gallery Management

  • 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).

How To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to No phone calls or on-site visits please. Apply by May 12th, 2018.

Apply by:
May 12, 2018
About this Organization:
Foster an innovative, compelling, and interconnected music, art, and film community in the greater Boston area through grassroots and inclusive participatory culture. The non-profit, completely volunteer run BRAIN Arts Organization is made up of three main components: the Boston Hassle website, the Boston Compass newspaper, and Boston Hassle Shows .