Allentown Art Museum is seeking a dynamic intern for the Social Media Internship for the Fall of 2021. This individual will focus on expanding Instagram Reels and Facebook Stories, work with the curatorial department to create social media captions for art-related posts, research accounts for social media cross-promotion, and assist in planning and creating (example, taking photos and videos) content for all social media channels.

Some evening and weekend hours may be required based on Museum events or programs. Cross-departmental collaboration including working with curatorial to learn more about our collection will happen throughout the semester.

The social media intern will complete the internship with the working knowledge and experience of managing social media platforms for an organization. This intern will also have everlasting access to public social media posts to be linked to from portfolio.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to posting to Instagram and Facebook Stories 2-3/week, posting an Instagram Reel 1-2/month, creating a monthly list of captions for art-related posts suggested by the curatorial department, and reporting on reasoning and suggestions on content/ways to cross-promote with selected accounts.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that this internship is hybrid and therefore will occur both in-person and on a virtual platform. Any physical interactions will strictly adhere to social distancing and hygienic measures as mandated by the Pennsylvania State policy.

Qualifications:

Experience and/or coursework in communications, marketing, business, or social media, an understanding of voice, brand, and storytelling, strong writing skills, ability to manage multiple projects and work independently, but also collaborative when need be, and most importantly an interest in art!

Compensation:

The Allentown Art Museum is proud to offer stipends to Interns accepted into the Fall 2021 program. Other benefits include a complimentary Student Membership which gives access to discounts at several local shops and eateries, as well as a discount at the Museum Store.

Stipends are provided at the end of the semester and are dependent upon the completion of the program.

Application Instructions:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants must supply the following materials to be considered for this position:

  1. A letter of interest outlining how the candidate’s qualifications and experiences align with the position description.
  2. A curriculum vitae.

All materials should be sent to education@allentownartmuseum.org with the subject line “Social Media Internship Application.”

State and Federal Clearances as well as a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can begin work with the Allentown Art Museum.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Allentown Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

About Allentown Art Museum:

Founded in 1934 and incorporated in 1939, the Allentown Art Museum (AAM) is the premier public visual arts facility in northeastern PA. The Museum strives to be an inclusive regional resource that uses arts and culture as a catalyst to drive interaction, education, experimentation, and social change by offering exhibitions and programs that inspire, teach, transform, and engage our Valley–one person, one idea at a time. Our vision is to stimulate the active exploration of the arts and provide access, education, and engagement. Our goals include developing innovative programs to ensure that we can listen, respond to, and serve our community effectively. The Museum maintains a collection of 20,000 works of art in a 54,000+ sq. ft. facility, enjoying 60,000-70,000 visitors annually.