Flex-Hrs Internship Art Event Internship @ Dublin
Event and PR Assistant, Dublin
Deadline 19 August 2018
Overview of the Internship
The intern will work alongside an Irish artist to help plan an exhibition opening in Dublin in October and to plan administration and social media in the lead-up.
The internship position for 6 weeks and is unpaid. It will offer artistic insight, practical skills and work experience for an individual who wants to pursue a career in arts administration or arts PR. It may also suit a student who wants to work on a portfolio project. Artist would like 6-8 hours per week engagement, but hours are flexible and most can be worked from home. A weekly in-person supervision meeting will happen. Travel and food expenses will be reimbursed. And activities will be planned around the intern’s own interests. A letter of recommendation will be provided at the end.
For the right person, looking for an easy-going internship experience, this opportunity could be a lot of fun!
Internship Duties may include helping to
• Coordinate invitations for exhibition event
• Coordinate a social media plan
• Coordinate press releases
• Update web spaces
• Exhibition set-up
• Provide administration support
Time Period and Commitment
Beginning 22 August, this is a 6 week internship. Candidates will be asked to commit to a minimum of 6-8 hours per week. Hours are flexible and some can be worked from home. Ideally an in-person meeting will take place once a week at least i.e. 6 meetings
• Excellent literacy skills and impeccable spelling!
• Advanced level of English
• Ability to write clearly and professionally
• Good MS Word and Excel skills
• Willingness to take direction and use initiative
• Knowledge of working in an office environment desirable but not essential
• Some knowledge of Dublin arts scene
• Open, friendly attitude!
Support & Supervision
The successful candidate will be met with once per week minimum and supervised. Each week’s tasks will be discussed and planned during this weekly meeting. The Intern’s tasks will be planned depending on his/her specific interests and according to the experience he/she wishes to gain out of the placement.
• Opportunity to be part of an exciting new exhibition launch
• Opportunity to network and build your profile within the arts community.
• Insight and practical skills into event planning and event PR
• A written reference/recommendation will also be provided at the end.
Who should not apply!
• Candidates who do not have a genuine interest in the arts
• Candidates who are unsure if they can commit to 6 weeks
• Candidates who do not have access to a laptop
Dublin. The artist works from a central studio space. The intern is also welcome to attend pre-exhibition meetings with collaborators as they arise
Phone and internet access can be arranged but candidate should have access to own laptop.
Light lunch/refreshments will be provided during in-person meetings. Travel expenses will be reimbursed. Any other arising expenses to be discussed at weekly meetings. A letter of recommendation will be provided.
How to apply
Before 19 August please send your CV with a cover letter outlining your interest in the position (plus the name and email address of one referee) to Studio25Intern@gmail.com.
ALL applications will be treated as confidential AND will be read by one person only. Names/details of unsuccessful applicants will not be disclosed to any second or third party except, perhaps, to check with the named referee. Soft and hard copies of unsuccessful applications will be destroyed before end of August 2018.
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