SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
Unpaid Intern Position Description
Title: Communications Intern
Department/location: Public Relations/Marketing Office
Staff supervisors: Communications Coordinator
Purpose and goals: The intern will work with staff to maximize visibility of selected exhibitions and programs for SAM.
Time: Minimum 3 month time commitment; up to 20 hours per week, schedule flexible within M–F, 9–5 office hours. Desired start date: as soon as possible.
Duties & responsibilities:
Maintain listings of museum programs and events
Implement social media strategies
Organize electronic press clippings
Compile press kits and materials for media
Write press releases for exhibitions, programs and events
Assist public relations and marketing in special projects
Experience working in a professional, office setting.
Prior public relations, marketing, graphic design and writing experience a plus.
Experience utilizing facebook, twitter and blogging preferred.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work with staff and volunteers in a professional manner in a variety of tasks.
Ability to communicate effectively to staff, volunteers and public.
Ability to ask for help and accept supervision and evaluation of your work.
Abide by the Standards for Museum Volunteers/Interns as outlined in the Volunteer/Intern Packet.
Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.
Working towards completion of a BA or MA in art history, communications, digital media, English or other related field.
Working toward a master’s degree in one of the above fields preferable.
General SAM orientation provided by Volunteer Department
On-the-job training will be provided, as needed.
Submit a Seattle Art Museum Intern Application:
Mail: Manager of Volunteer Programs, Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Avenue
Seattle WA 98101-2003
Open until filled.