BRAIN Arts is looking for a highly motivated undergraduate student to provide support for the programming of our organization. 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 booking shows and creating effective, inclusive programming.
Intern responsibilities and duties will vary with the organization’s needs but will likely include:
Updating and maintaining the show documentation and artist information
Manage the Boston Hassle email account. Answer submissions, sort for pertinent emails the bookers need to see personally
Maintaining spreadsheets of artists and topics to be featured on our website
Making posts on our social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and brainstorming strategies to improve and combat the algorithms.
Promote shows through nontraditional means, such as Reddit, Couchsurf, and by posting in relevant Facebook groups and brainstorming fresh ideas too!
Post relevant news about bands into event pages like new videos, songs, press
Assist the production manager of the Boston Compass with the content calendar as well as new writer outreach
Research sponsorship opportunities and businesses/companies that would be a good match for BRAIN Arts events/programming
Research grant opportunities for BRAIN Arts
Research other organizations to grow our network of independent and DIY groups and nonprofits in New England.
The ideal intern:
Possesses the tenacity to keep up with the workload
Has ready access to email
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 show booking and event planning
Has strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Is proficient in Google Apps (Docs, Sheets, Forms, etc.)
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 volunteer assist staff at least two shows a month and our flea markets (dates, times, and locations vary).
About this Organization:
The mission of Brain Arts Organization is to create platforms for fringe artistic communities. We publish a newspaper, produce a daily culture blog, organize a bi-monthly flea market, and host all-ages shows, art exhibitions, and special events at our community space and art gallery. We also seek out and activate unconventional spaces all over Greater Boston for our programming. Through these inclusive, participatory efforts, we aspire to uplift our communities and fill cultural voids in our unique region of New England.
Reasons To Work With Us:
Building Community: Through your internship with Brain Arts Organization, you will work to enrich the local arts and music scene of Boston and the wider New England region. We hope that by promoting artists across the music/art/film communities, we are bringing together people from all ages and backgrounds with the shared interests.
Personal Development: While interning at the Hassle, you will get to meet like-minded folks working together to promote the arts in the Boston area. We are a tight-knit group of volunteers who believe in the mission of the organization; we enjoy working hard and playing hard in a laid back, self motivated environment.
Art Exposure: There is so much local art to experience in and around Boston that most people don’t know exists! Working with this organization is guaranteed exposure to sounds, sights, and smells that are entirely new and will almost certainly blow your mind.
Being a Brain Arts Organization Intern will require independent thinking and problem solving. It is a unique environment in that the entire organization is volunteer run, therefore, everyone is self-motivated, highly productive and understands the importance and meaning behind their work. We believe this kind of experience is valuable, rewarding and hard to come by. We all want to be here and we all believe in the power of grassroots cultural activism.