18th Street Arts Center
Santa Monica, CA
18th Street Arts Center's internships are designed to give students real world professional experience. We offer self-directed creative projects which in the past have included opportunities to curate shows, program events, and publish their own writing in arts publications and in our annual catalogue, and documentary initiatives. Each project depends on the interests of the individual and on the framework of the internship. As such, our interns are given the opportunity to develop their resumes with real accomplishments that have genuine professional impact. These are unpaid internship (college credit eligible) opportunities.
18th Street Arts Center is seeking enthusiastic and motivated university students for various communications internships to start in August/September 2016 continuing through December (with the possibility for extension).
REPORTS TO: Director of Communications & Outreach
TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 10 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.
LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA. Partial telecommuting.
COMPENSATION: Volunteer. College credit possible; check with your academic advisor to make arrangements
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Communications Department shapes the branding, marketing, and communications strategy of the Center. We are looking for a motivated, creative, and enthusiastic intern with strong writing, visual, and organizational abilities to help us spread the word! The intern will gain valuable experience working at an art non-profit, acquiring skills related to creating and sustaining an online audience. This position provides a creative opportunity to understand the relationship between social media and contemporary art.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Build and maintain the Social Media Posting Schedule, which includes performing artist research, gathering information for upcoming events and artists: artist bios, images of artists' work, crafting posts across social media platforms promoting artists and programming past and present at the Center promoting online audience engagement. Track social media coverage and metrics, creating weekly and monthly reports. Perform other related duties, as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Familiar with current social media sites including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Familiarity and interest in Snapchat – we are looking to start a new organizational account! Current in social media platforms, tools, and trends. Knowledge and interest of social media practices in the arts. Excellent writing and visual communications skills. Strong attention to detail. Passion for provoking public engagement.
* Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator a plus *
TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter, and links to social media profiles (personal and/or for an organization/student club/company) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN. Applications will be accepted a rolling basis.
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