The Communications Department at the Jewish Museum is offering an excellent opportunity for an individual who is interested in learning about art and cultural communications for a major art museum in NYC. The intern will assist the Communications Department with a variety of tasks including media monitoring and clipping, press list building, and press outreach for exhibitions and public programs that explore the intersection of art and Jewish culture, as well as other projects as assigned.  It is essential that applicants have excellent communication skills, demonstrate creativity, and are detail-oriented.

The intern will receive a museum identification card that allows for free admission to other museums and various discounts. 

Department: Communications Reports to: Senior Coordinator of Communications Date posted: January 16, 2020 FLSA Status: Unpaid Position Schedule: Three to five days per week

Responsibilities:

  • Media research related to summer and fall 2020 exhibitions and programs at the Jewish Museum, including compiling media contact information to expand the press mailing list.
  • Assist with tracking and reporting of media outreach/coverage.
  • Staff film shoots for television and other video coverage of exhibitions.
  • Draft pitches and strategy documents for public and family programs.
  • The opportunity to write press releases or blog posts for the Museum’s Medium platform.

Requirements:

  • B.A. or M.A. candidate with preference given to those with majors or concentrations in Communications or Public Relations, Marketing, or Art History.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Excellent people skills – ability to work cooperatively with others at all levels.
  • Outstanding abilities with regard to written and verbal communications, editing, and proofreading.
  • Strong computer skills with experience using MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.). Photoshop helpful but not required.
  • Interest in art and Jewish culture preferred.

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