Public Relations Intern

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. The Public Relations Intern will assist the Communications Department with press outreach for upcoming art and culture exhibitions. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience with media relations for a major cultural institution.

 

As an intern in the department, you will work on a variety of projects related to a diverse upcoming exhibition schedule exploring the intersection of art and Jewish culture as seen through a contemporary lens. Projects will include assisting with public and media relations, research, press tracking, clipping, and more. You will be invited to attend department meetings and staff/docent exhibition training.

 

The intern will work on projects related to these exhibitions:

 

The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, presenting contemporary art and archival materials relating to philosopher Walter Benjamin's The Arcades Project, his unfinished masterwork of cultural criticism.
Charlemagne Palestine’s Bear Mitzvah in Meshugahland, a site-specific installation for the Jewish Museum by Charlemagne Palestine that will focus on the teddy bear, which becomes a performative element in a colorful and lavish installation.
Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry, a landmark survey of the work of the modernist painter, designer, and poet Florine Stettheimer featuring over 50 paintings and drawings.

 

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: November 28, 2016
FLSA Status: Unpaid

Responsibilities:

  • Media research for related to upcoming exhibitions, including compiling past coverage and researching contact information to expand press database.
  • Outreach to travel and arts, culture, design, architecture, and lifestyle websites re: museum listings and coverage.
  • Assist with tracking and reporting of media outreach/coverage.
  • Staffing film shoots for television and other video coverage of the exhibition.

Requirements:

  • B.A. or M.A. candidate with preference given to those with majors or concentrations in Marketing, Communications, 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.

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:
Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10128

212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.