Society of Arts and Crafts

100 Pier 4 Blvd.Ste. 200
Boston, MA 02210

Date Posted:
November 13, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts

Public Relations/Marketing


Marketing Internship Spring/Summer 2019

The dual mission of the Society is to encourage the creation, collection, and promotion of the work of contemporary craft artists and to advance public appreciation of fine craft. 
The Internship Program was developed in 2001 to provide internships to undergraduate and graduate students seeking to learn about and contribute to the exciting field of contemporary crafts.The Marketing Intern will work 16-24 hours/week under the guidance of the Marketing Manager. Primary responsibilities will focus on assisting in the marketing needs of all facets of the organization, including exhibitions, CraftBoston, fundraising, retail, and institutional awareness.
Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
• Assisting in management across all digital platforms, including the website, social media, online calendars, and other resources
• Assisting in fulfillment of all advertising, including designing, and ensuring artwork is submitted to publications in a timely manner
• Assisting in writing and distribution of press releases, and responding to all press inquiries in a timely and appropriate fashion
• Working across all organizational efforts to maintain a cohesive brand voice, look and style
At the end of the internship, the Marketing Intern will leave with a portfolio of work, both digital and print, and a thorough understanding of the marketing and publicity needs of small, contemporary arts non-profit.
• Current college or graduate student with a relevant field of study, including communications and marketing, art history, design or advertising
• Excellent writing and editing skills
• Experience managing social media, websites and other digital platforms
• Some familiarity with InDesign and Photoshop (preferred, but not required)
• Ability to work independently and make necessary decisions when called for
• Experience working in marketing or public relations
• Appreciation and knowledge of contemporary art and craft
How To Apply:
Please submit a résumé, short writing sample and two recommendations to with the subject Marketing Internship included. The internship will take place February-August 2019. School credit or stipend may be arranged.
Apply by:
December 31, 2018
Stipend or school credit
About this Organization:

Established in 1897, the dual mission of The Society is to encourage the creation, collection and promotion of the work of contemporary craft artists and to advance public appreciation of fine craft.  The Society's vision is to be a contemporary craft organization on par with other major cultural institutions in the Boston area, to provide critical support to a thriving community of artists and allied professionals and serve as the premier destination for artists, collectors and general craft enthusiasts. 

The Society provides services for the regional, national and international craft community. Programs include: presenting four exhibitions per year; supporting craft artists through the sale of their work in The Society's retail and exhibition galleries and at CraftBoston; granting the The Society's Artists Awards; presenting the Medal for Excellence in Craft Award; administering the John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship; sponsoring lectures, tours, and an artist mentor program; and providing intern and volunteer opportunities. The Society’s programs and services directly benefit over 50,000 individuals each year.