Hello all, there are two fall internships open at the Rubin Museum of Art. I’ve included both descriptions below as well as application instructions. Please feel free to apply or forward to anyone who may be interested.
Thank you and happy summer!
Commitment: Approximately 15-20 hours/week – regular daytime office hours plus some nights and weekends for events – for a minimum of four to six months.
Semesters: Summer, Fall, Spring, Full Academic Year
Description: Programming is seeking an intern to assist with a variety of departmental needs in its production of performances, concerts, talks and events. The intern will be involved in two distinct areas of work: 1) event production and day to day administration, and 2) research and writing relating to future events. He/she may also have specific projects to spearhead during their time here depending on interests, skill set, and availability.
- Assisting with set-up, production, and house management of the museum’s public programs, including concerts, movies, talks and performances.
- Creating and proofreading marketing materials for events, such as print flyers, e-blasts, website text, PowerPoint displays, etc.
- Researching ideas for future programs, and obtaining contact and/or biographical information about performers/speakers, writing brochure copy, etc.
Skills: Candidate must be highly organized, able to work independently, and have a positive, flexible attitude in a fast-paced environment. Professionalism and exemplary interpersonal skills are required in a variety of situations, including interactions with the public, artists/speakers, staff, and volunteers. Experience with or interest in event production or the performing arts is preferred. Excellent writing skills and the ability to conduct efficient research are both desired. Proficiency in PowerPoint and Photoshop is highly desired, and proficiency in Excel and Word is necessary. Must be able to work on PC.
Education Internship: Research and Social Media
Commitment: 10 Hours per week
Schedule: Monday/Tuesday/Friday-Flexible Hours
Semesters: Fall, Spring, Summer
Seeking an intern to assist with a variety of museum related research projects and documenting, editing, and preparing media for distribution on Education related social media sites (web, blog, facebook, tubmlr).
Duties may include (but are not limited to):
Web and publication research on certain areas related to Museums and Education issues.
Documenting Education Events via photography or video
Downloading and formatting media
Preparing media for Web, Blog, Tumblr, Facebook posts and articles
Candidate must be highly organized, able to work independently, and have a positive, flexible attitude. Experience with Microsoft Office, Wordpress, iPhoto, Photoshop, Flickr, and other digital media a plus.
Rubin Museum of Art Overview:
Rubin Museum of Art is home to a comprehensive collection of art from the Himalayas and surrounding regions. Through changing exhibitions and an array of engaging public programs, the Rubin Museum offers opportunities to explore the artistic legacy of the Himalayan region and to appreciate its place in the context of world cultures. For more information, please visit: www.rmanyc.org
Interns must serve a total equivalent of:
· 1 day a week minimum for 4 months for interns during the school year.
· 3 days a week minimum for 9 weeks for summer interns.
Interns in all museum departments are invited to participate several group activities per semester:
Brown-bag lunches: staff guests discuss their jobs as well as their educational, professional, and artistic backgrounds allowing interns to learn about various museum departments and careers.
Private tours of NYC cultural organizations: these trips are designed to expose interns to the broader New York City arts world, as well as the field of Himalayan studies. Past tours have included: Asia Society, ICP, Latse Contemporary Tibetan Cultural Library, and CUE Art Foundation.
All internships are unpaid. Academic requirements may be fulfilled by arrangement with the individual college or university. Rubin Museum interns receive the following benefits:
Free admission at museums across the country
10% discount in the Café @ RMA
25% discount on most items in the Shop @ RMA
Free admission to most RMA programs when/if available
10% discount on selected RMA programs
Invitation to an annual appreciation event
How to apply:
Applicants are encouraged to apply for up to three internships. Please write a one-page cover letter which specifies (1) which internships you are applying for, (2) your relevant qualifications, (3) your interest in the Rubin Museum of Art, and (4) your availability (days/times).
Please email your resume and cover letter to:
Manager, Community Relations and Volunteer Programs
Rubin Museum of Art