Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

Gallery and Marketing Intern | Fall

Hours Per Week: 30

Position Starts: September 2019

End Date: December 2019

Pay: Stipend

Location: Brattleboro, VT



Main Focus of Internship:

Sales/Marketing/Communications/Media/PR

About

The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) in Brattleboro, Vermont is a small, growing, non-collecting contemporary art museum where departments are not strictly separated, and staff and volunteers work as a team to produce and install exhibits, offering a range of training not available in larger museums. The working environment is fast-paced, friendly, and cooperative. The mission statement of BMAC is “to present art and ideas in ways that inspire, educate, and engage people of all ages.”

BMAC is dedicated to mentoring the next generation of museum and non-profit professionals. Our interns are organized, creative, motivated people looking to gain insight into how a community-focused contemporary art museum operates. Internships offer the opportunity to build professional skills and relationships with experienced museum mentors. Internships are unpaid, unless otherwise noted. All BMAC interns will be trained to staff the gallery greeter desk, as well as be required to work some museum events. Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis. We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2019 semester.

To apply for an internship, please direct a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to:

Eliza Rudegeair, Office Manager
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

Position Description

The Gallery and Marketing Intern will assist the Gallery Manager and Marketing Coordinator in running day-to-day gallery operations of a small, non-collecting contemporary art museum, as well as effectively supporting marketing practices through all available museum communication channels. On any given day the intern may be connecting with media contacts, helping to get mailings out the door, sorting through photos to use for upcoming promotions, writing radio spots, recording gallery attendance statistics, answering phones, taking registrations for events, researching exhibiting artists, prepping items for the gift shop, and generating content for various social media platforms. The intern may also assist with exhibition installation, and office work as needed.

The Intern must be highly reliable, responsible, and capable of representing BMAC to the general public, artists, volunteers, vendors, and other constituents. The intern must possess excellent oral and written communications skills, maintain composure under stress, take initiative, be self-sufficient, be personable and professional, as well as hold oneself to a high standard of performance. Close attention to detail and competency with PC computers and Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel are a must. Basic math, money handling, data entry, and social media experience required. Photography, graphic design, and an interest in the arts are a plus.

This internship provides valuable experience for someone potentially interested in working in museums, arts organizations, or non-profits in general. Ten- to 30-hour weekly schedule to be determined based on mutual convenience. Schedule and hours required of internship are negotiable for the right candidate.

Application Information

Your application will consist of a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references. Please direct your cover letter to Eliza Rudegeair, Office Manager, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St, Brattleboro, VT 05301.  Click on the”Apply” button on this page to complete an application form and upload your cover letter and resume.