Volunteer for our internship programme and gain valuable experience at an internationally acclaimed London-based arts organisation. Help us to spread the word about Ben Uri, the London Jewish Museum of Art. We are offering a creative and committed individual the opportunity to help us with our social media channels.
Job ref: BU71SMW
Position: Volunteer Social Networking and Web Internship
Organisation: Ben Uri Gallery, The Art Museum for Everyone
Location & Start Date: Central London, Jan/Feb 2014
Job Type: 4 Days a week commitment preferred – 3 days a week considered - 3 month internship.
Expenses: Travel expenses within London Zones 1-6 reimbursed.
Working as part of a team you will be introduced to our Social Media strategy and contribute to the development of our local and international reputation on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other social networking platforms. You will also learn how to update Ben Uri’s website using our content management system and monitor website analytics.
The appointee will work closely with and be mentored by our Social Media Team Leader, and our Web Manager. This means you will be right at the front line of all our communications work and at the heart of our digital engagement strategy.
We are looking for candidates with relevant qualifications, previous experience of using social media and working on websites, preferably in an arts environment. You must be a creative communicator with lots of drive and determination, have great analytical and organisational skills, give careful attention to detail and be able to work on your own as well as in the team.
Ben Uri, ‘The Art Museum for Everyone’ focuses on Identity and Migration through Art. Ben Uri operates locally, nationally and internationally – see our website and youtube channels. We are currently based in temporary premises in St Johns Wood but is preparing for a new Museum in the heart of Central London. A major part of our current activity, which you will help to market and publicise, is the final preparations for its centenary exhibition, Art, Identity, Migration: 100 Years of Ben Uri in London 1915–2015, which will take place in Somerset House from July to December 2015. You will also be working with the exhibition marking “The A–Z of Elimu Carnival Band,1980–2014” which runs at the gallery in March 2015 in conjunction with Paddington Arts.
We are pleased to offer serious learning opportunities for undergraduate and post-graduate applications as well as those with equivalent experience in this or other complementary sectors who see their future in the arts and museum world and want to gain invaluable practical experience in various museum disciplines. The appointee will also have a real opportunity to see and be involved in a wide range of activities that generate the efficient administration and operation of a museum.
As part of a team of interns, you will be expected to contribute to the Intern Development Programme to benefit both yourself and current/future interns. The museum has an intern mentor who hosts monthly intern development days for the whole intern team across the different departments, to ensure that you get the best out of the internship for your own future career. During your internship you will be encouraged to develop a personal project that links your own interests with the gallery's social media work.
To apply, please email your CV by midnight on Tuesday 6th January 2015 to Fiona Frank, Ben Uri Social Media Team Leader and Intern Mentor (email email@example.com) and copy it to Huw Molseed, Ben Uri Web Manager (email firstname.lastname@example.org) and to Aimee Taylor, Learning Programmes Manager (email email@example.com) with a covering letter sharing with us your ambitions and why you are the right person to join the BU Team and take advantage of this important learning opportunity; and that you understand that this is a volunteering opportunity and that travel expenses only are payable.
Please quote job reference number BU71SMW in the email subject line.
Closing date midnight Tuesday 6th January 2015