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: BU74SMV
Position: Volunteer Web and Social Media Internship
Organisation: Ben Uri Gallery, The Art Museum for Everyone
Location and start date: Central London, March 2015
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 and any other expenses incurred as a result of the internship.
External training: Each intern has a £50 allowance to attend fee-based training as well as the opportunity to attend other training/development external courses.
Ben Uri, ‘The Art Museum for Everyone’ is preparing for our Centenary Celebrations in 2015. The museum focuses on Identity and Migration through Art.
Ben Uri operates locally, nationally and internationally. Although currently small in physical size we are distinctive in ambition, exhibitions, acquisitions, learning and wellbeing programmes. Google or YouTube ‘About Ben Uri Gallery’ and see www.benuri.org.uk
This opportunity is for a student (graduate or post-graduate) or individual interested in developing his/her video-making skills who would benefit from practical experience within an established museum. As well as hands-on experience, the intern will contribute in a role that combines journalism, communications, the web and social media in a not-for-profit setting.
The internship will be based at the museum’s St John’s Wood gallery at 108a Boundary Road. There is a formal Intern Development Programme and as well as line management always in support, the museum employs an Intern Mentor who runs the course, monthly meetings and evaluates interns' project work. The museum’s objective is to add a qualitative element to each individual's successful career development and search for permanent employment.
Department areas of focus:
- Producing videos of Ben Uri’s work and outreach, including interviewing visitors and staff at the gallery
- Assisting with the Ben Uri Social Media, Youtube channel and BU TV on the website
- Developing new ideas for Social Media content and dissemination
- Providing general administrative and logistical support
Criteria for selection:
- The internship is directly relevant to the candidate’s career objectives.
- Strong written, oral and interpersonal communications skills
- Computer, internet and social networking competency
- Strong organisational skills, accuracy and attention to detail
- Ability to work both independently and in a team
- Proven interest/experience in arts based social media and web
The successful applicant will need a good mix of being practical, analytical, logical, fast learning, self-motivated, well organised and be an able and engaging communicator. Ideally you will have experience of using Adobe CS and the usual office applications to maximise the learning benefit of this opportunity.
Ben Uri is pleased to offer serious learning opportunities for undergraduate and post-graduate applicants as well as those with successful experience in this or other complementary sectors who see their future in the arts and museum world and want to gain practical experience in various museum disciplines.
To apply please email your CV by midnight on Sunday, 22 February to Fiona Frank (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a covering letter explaining why you are the right person to join the BU Team and take advantage of this learning opportunity.
Please quote job reference number BU74SMV in the email subject line.
Closing date midnight Sunday, 22 February 2015.
We look forward to hearing from you.