Allentown Art Museum (AAM) is seeking an energetic and inventive intern for our Education and Public Engagement Communications Internship. This individual will aid in the development and implementation of a cohesive marketing strategy that promotes and documents Department of Education and Public Engagement programs and drives engagement within the larger community. The intern will be responsible for taking photos; capturing, editing and archiving video and audio; designing marketing collateral; copywriting; and leading interactive social media engagement efforts. They will assist in developing a consistent brand and voice for the Department and work closely with the Director of Education and Community Engagement and E+PE staff to develop innovative methods of engaging community members beyond the current reach of the Museum.  

This internship is a hybrid of in-person and remote work. Some evening and weekend hours will be required during Museum events or programs. The Education and Public Engagement Communication intern will be supervised by the Director of Education and Public Engagement. 

Qualifications 

The Education and Public Engagement department is seeking an individual with experience and/or coursework in communications, marketing, graphic design, or social media; an understanding of voice, brand, and storytelling; strong writing skills; the ability to manage multiple projects and work independently; and most importantly, a demonstrated passion for art, equity, and increasing representation and access in the arts. Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but not required. 

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

Compensation 

The 2023-24 Education and Public Engagement Communications Internship will run for 6 months from November 2023 until June 2024. The Intern will be expected to work 10 hours each week for a total of 240 hours. They will be compensated $15/hour for a total stipend of $3,600 paid in 3 increments of $1200.  

Application Instructions  

Applicants must submit a cover letter outlining how the candidate’s qualifications and experiences align with the position description and a resume. State and Federal Clearances and a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can begin work with the Allentown Art Museum. Submit application materials through Handshake or send them to education@allentownartmuseum.org.   

Museum Description 

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. 

 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. 

The deadline to apply to Spring 2024 internships is October 22nd, 2023.