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Marketing, Communications, Visual Arts, Education Internships
Summer
Fulton
1/25/2013
Date inactive: 3/1/2013

Summer Internships at Strathmore

Description: College and graduate students interested in an arts management career are encouraged to apply for a summer internship at Strathmore. The Internship Program at Strathmore is designed to provide a professional and meaningful experience in arts management for students who wish to pursue further study or employment in the not-for-profit arts field. Funding is available. The internship lasts approximately 12 weeks, May through August of 2013. Applications are due no later than Friday, March 1, 2013. Internships may be based in any of the following departments: marketing and communications, visual arts, historic tours, education, development, and event planning.  If the applicant is pursuing an internship for school credit, they must contact Strathmore in advance to ensure that all school requirements can be met.

ANTICIPATED DUTIES IN HISTORIC TOURS 

  • Original historical research 
  • Promote and give guided tours 
  • Maintain and revise tour materials as needed
  • Coordinate with similar organizations 

 

ANTICIPATED DUTIES IN MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Market 2013-2014 season music, fine art and education programs
  • Research 2013-2014 season artists  
  • Press release writing and PR plans 
  • Updating Facebook, Twitter and other social media  
  • Make grassroots marketing deliveries  
  • Marketing project mutually agreed upon between intern and VP/Marketing

ANTICIPATED DUTIES IN VISUAL ARTS

  • Assist with installation and de-installation of exhibits
  • Provide administrative support for associated public programming
  • Track art sales and keep accurate records or transactions
  • Update artwork inventory of permanent collection
  • Assist with research for ongoing projects
  • Manage intake and pickup of artwork for Member’s work displayed in gift shop

 ANTICIPATED DUTIES IN EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT 

  • Support events, may include: organize materials, create nametags and reminder emails, and event set-up evaluations
  • Manage contact by inputting instructors, donor attendance etc into Tessitura Database
  • General administrative support, may include: budget template set up, calendar maintenance, mailings
  • Track event RSVPs, generate event-related email and paper invitations

 ANTICIPATED DUTIES IN EVENT PLANNING

  • Assist in the design and execution of social and corporate events (some evening/weekend hours required)
  • Research and develop new ideas for events at Strathmore
  • Calendar management and analysis
  • Prepare, organize, and maintain event folders and records
  • Research and present client retention strategies

 

ANTICIPATED DUTIES IN PROGRAMMING/OPERATIONS

  • Serve as lead on Summer Concert Series
  • Contact artists and prepare production sheets
  • Research and correspond with artist management
  • Assist with many facets of general operations

Requirements:
Ideal applicants will possess at least two years of liberal arts, arts management or arts-related study at the college level, and have graduated no earlier than May 2011. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are essential. Applicants must demonstrate a sincere interest in the behind-the-scenes operation of an arts center. Access to a car and previous experience in customer service or arts administration are beneficial.

To Apply: Please send complete applications to Miriam Teitel, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, N. Bethesda MD 20852 or mteitel@strathmore.org (email submissions preferred). 

Complete Applications Must Include:

  • Application form (available on website)
  • Cover letter including the days and hours you are available and department(s) of interest. Preference will be given to candidates available for at least 16 hours/week.
  • Resume including current contact information 
  • Names and contact information of two references (letters of recommendations are accepted but not required)
  • Transcript (unofficial is accepted)