Harvard Art Museums

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Date Posted:
April 09, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts

Public Relations/Marketing


Social Media Intern (Summer 2019)

Passionate about all things art and social media? Want to learn more about how art organizations use social media to reach both our on-site visitors and the digital community? 

The Harvard Art Museums are accepting applications for the position of a Social Media Intern. The intern will support creative digital marketing efforts within the Communications Department. In this role, the Social Media Intern will gain extensive knowledge about the inner workings of social media for business and professional experience in a range of social media management tasks including monitoring channels and interpreting analytics, compiling analytics reports, executing campaigns, building Pinterest pages, and working with the Digital Content Manager on research and project planning.

This is an unpaid internship and the applicant must be receiving academic credit to be considered. Exact start and end dates are flexible, but the internship should be completed roughly in the June–August 2019 range.

All candidates must be able to work onsite at the Harvard Art Museums. Please note that the primary location for this position is at the museums’ Somerville facility, a short walk from the Sullivan Square T station. However, many assignments will require the intern to spend time at the Harvard Art Museums’ main facility at 32 Quincy Street in Cambridge, and there is flexibility in scheduling those occasions. Hourly shuttle service is provided between the Somerville facility and the Harvard Art Museums, with the shuttle stop located on the corner of Prescott Street and Broadway in Cambridge. There is a parking lot (free) at the Somerville location for those who drive; there are also bicycle racks available. More details are available here

The ideal candidate has experience contributing to successful social media channels (personally and/or professionally), has spectacular organization skills, experience with data-driven decision making, and thrives off of a fast-paced work environment. A genuine interest in social media for brands is a must, background in art history is strongly preferred, and an editorial background is a major plus. Strong writing skills and experience in Photoshop is preferred.The internship is open to qualified students who are able to begin work in June 2019. Hours are flexible within the Mon–Fri work week.
How To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter, including links to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram channels for which you have managed or contributed to. Applications should be addressed to the Communications Department, Attn: Rebecca Torres, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. In your cover letter, please state that you are applying for the fall semester. Please submit applications in electronic format to: rebecca_torres@harvard.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note that if qualified applicants are out of state, interviews may be conducted via Skype. DEADLINE: May 3, 2019.
Apply by:
May 03, 2019
Unpaid/Academic Credit
About this Organization:

The Harvard Art Museums — the Fogg Museum, Busch Reisinger Museum, and Arthur M. Sackler Museum — are dedicated to advancing and supporting learning at Harvard University, in the local community, and around the world. The museums have played a leading role in the development of art history, conservation, and conservation science, and in the evolution of the art museum as an institution. Through research, teaching, professional training, and public education, the museums strive to advance the understanding and appreciation of art. Programs encourage close looking at original works of art, collaboration with campus and community partners, and the production of new scholarship. For more information, please visit our website at harvardartmuseums.org.