Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115

Date Posted:
July 19, 2012

Eastern Massachusetts

Public Relations/Marketing


Marketing/Public Relations Internship

Department: Marketing/Public Relations
Reports To: Media Relations Manager
Type of Internship: Part- to Full-time internship; flexible schedule

The Marketing/Public Relations intern will work with the museum’s Marketing and Public Relations staff in support of the department’s projects and needs. This internship will involve a good deal of data entry and maintenance of community and media databases, so a willingness and ability to work with databases is key. However, there are also opportunities for contributing ideas about grassroots and online marketing, with a particular focus on expanding listings of museum programs in online and community media, including neighboring universities.

Key Components and Essential Functions of this role include:
Ongoing Projects:
• Maintain and organize media clippings to keep on permanent file
• Organize and update information in online media contacts database
• Enter contact information and help research potential new contacts
• Process applications for “Isabellas Free…Forever!” program, keeping contact information current and mailing welcome packets to new members
• Research and help expand listings coverage of museum exhibitions, lectures and other programs in the media, with a particular focus on community newspapers and online calendars
• Assist with exhibition openings and special events as needed
• Check various newspapers and magazines daily for Museum articles, general art articles of interest, and accuracy of Museum listings and ads

• Willingness to support the marketing department's overall needs and projects.
• Assist with setup and cleanup of press-related events
• Assist with assembling materials for press contacts
• Assist with preparation of inter-departmental memos of upcoming media events and prior media coverage
• General understanding and interest in arts marketing/public relations
• Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
• Ability to take ownership over projects and work proactively
• Web- and computer-savvy (Microsoft Excel, online media database software, various web search engines, etc.)
• Strong interest in arts and culture
• Positive attitude and a willingness to learn and contribute to the department and Museum as a whole
• Excellent writing skills and attention to detail
• Excellent interpersonal skills
How To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume to by November 15th, 2012.

Cover letters should clearly state which internship the applicant is applying for, how their skills/experience qualifies them for the internship, and how the internship fits into their academic and career goals.

We receive many resumes and kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.
Apply by:
November 15, 2012
About this Organization:
The Museum was the creation of Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924) 'for the education and enjoyment of the public forever.' Since opening to the public in 1903, the Gardner has served as a center for ideas and life-long learning in its community - a tradition that is kept alive today through an array of interpretive, creative, educational, horticultural, artistic and scholarly programs.