Gallery Fall Internship
BRAIN ARTS is a 501 c-3 local volunteer-run music and arts nonprofit
organization that aims to foster the independent music, art, and film community in the greater Boston area through meetings, events and publications. BRAIN ARTS Organization currently carries out three main programs: our monthly newspaper, The Compass; our website, The Boston Hassle; and Boston Hassle Shows. We serve as a platform for emerging & boundary pushing local artists of all kinds. Exclusively volunteer run, Boston Hassle is committed to lifting local underground arts and music to the perceptual forefront. We foster an innovative, compelling, and interconnected music, art, and film community in the greater Boston area through our inclusive grassroots participatory culture. BRAIN Arts is looking for a highly motivated undergraduate student to provide administrative and general support to the 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 nonprofit arts administration.
responsibilities and duties will vary with the organization’s needs
but will likely include:
accurate artist information in our database
- Making sure
our artist archive is updated and organized
with gallery show installation and deinstallation.
with gallery show event management, including maintaining spreadsheets and
communicating with artists
- Design and
execute 2 social media posts a week. 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, Couchsurfing,
and by posting in relevant Facebook groups, and brainstorming fresh ideas too!
- Design and
execute our MailChimp mailing list email newsletter for the gallery
2x a month.
- Assist with
graphic design tasks such as flyer creation, visual content for
social media posts, and
visual materials for gallery shows.
Week to week
tasks at the gallery vary widely based on scheduled events and shows.Tasks and weekly
schedule hours may fluctuate. 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.
Reasons to Intern:
Through BRAIN Arts and Boston Hassle you will enrich
the local arts and music scene of Boston and New England. Promoting artists across the music art and film communities here in Boston encourages more artists to come to visit here which in turn makes our local culture relevant to art communities near and far.
While interning at the Hassle, you will meet many
other like minded folks working hard to promote alternative music, art and film. We are a very tight knit group, forming strong bonds by working hard in a laid back, self motivated environment.
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 intern will require independent thinking and problem solving. It is a unique working environment because everyone is self-motivated and highly productive. This experience is hard to find because our
organization is unlike any organization. We all want to be here and we all believe in the power of grassroots cultural activism.
the tenacity to keep up with the workload
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
proficient in Google Apps (Docs, Sheets, Forms, etc.) as well as
(Photoshop, inDesign, Illustrator)
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 email@example.com. No phone calls or on-site visits please.
September 09, 2018
About this Organization:
The wild growth of Brain Arts Organization into a network of 150+ volunteers began with just Dan Shea and Sam Potrykus teaming up in 2009 to found the Boston Hassle (BH) and share their passion for genre-defying music. By 2010, they and fellow volunteers were booking 10 shows monthly, publishing a monthly zine (now known as The Boston Compass), and presenting homegrown music festivals.
With the help of some vital volunteers, BH obtained its 501(c)(3) status in 2013 as Brain Arts Organization (B.A.O.). Since launching Black Market (our bi-monthly, local market) and acquiring Dorchester Art Project (our HQ/community arts center), B.A.O. has grown into a whole collective of dedicated volunteers committed to establishing accessible arts programming. Why, though? Because we believe that conscious, cultural empowerment is worth the hassle.
Reasons To Intern 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.