BRAIN Arts Music Writing Fall Internship
BRAIN Arts & bostonhassle.com are looking for highly motivated undergraduate student interns
to provide writing, administrative & event support to the
music section. Ideally this
candidate will have an active or semi-active interest in the Boston independent
music and arts scene (but we will train the right person) as well as
an interest to develop their
writing career within the arts &/or Boston independent
Responsibilities will likely include:
3-6 music reviews/ features during the duration of this internship
Site-specific Social Media Coordination with the different teams of Brain Arts org.
- One hour
of published and prospective content with editors, writers, musicians & labels/ PR representatives
- In depth
research & research coordination
the door/ Merchandise table,
cash transactions & assisting attendees/ performers wit support
coordination with event captains & performers
of & assisting the editors, writers & musicians to
produce & publish content on
maintaining & growing event listings & blog databases
media passes for writer
& copy editing new & previous content on Wordpress
feedback on your own & general volunteer coordination
editors in the curation of content & updates to writers pool
*While it is
required for the intern to provide support to the organization based
on its needs, this
internship can be tailored to meet the needs and interests of the
intern as well.
Skills & Experience Gained
- Wordpress, spreadsheet & office communication skills
- Non-profit administration
- Music writing & research
- A sense of community & involvement in Boston’s independent arts world
- Promotions & branding
- Content Curation, writer & artist management
the tenacity to keep up with the workload for the duration of this position
- Has ready
access to email & social media accounts across multiple
- Ability to
communicate effectively & organize schedule weeks in advance
- Has an
active and strong interest in the arts & culture with a mind
for social change. The
ideal candidate is knowledgeable of, seeks to be involved in, or is involved in the
Boston independent music, arts, arts criticism & culture
- Has a
flexible schedule and is comfortable working nights and weekends (strongly
- Has a
passion for non-profit and independent journalism
strong organizational skills & a proficiency in Google docs,
Microsoft word & various forms of research. (Wordpress skills can be taught if
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 for at least one show a month or our flea
markets (dates, times, and
How To Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org, no phone calls or onsite visits please.
September 09, 2018
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.