Harvard Art Museums

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Date Posted:
August 05, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts

Public Relations/Marketing


Communications & Marketing Intern (Fall 2019 or 2019-20 Academic Year)

The Harvard Art Museums are accepting applications for the position of a Communications & Marketing Intern. The intern will support public relations and marketing efforts within the Communications Division. Tasks shall include responding to inquiries through the Harvard Art Museums' general email account; assisting with the distribution of promotional materials; creating external event postings; assisting with non-profit donation inquiries; assisting with the distribution of promotional materials; postering Harvard campus and local communities; creating external event postings and updating visitor planning information on external websites; sourcing new advertising opportunities; and gathering testimonials from visitors to the museums. and assisting with organizing communications files. The position also assists with the Press Interns’ duties which include assembling press kits; helping compile and organize press logs; as well as reading, clipping, and archiving all Harvard Art Museums-related press.

This is an unpaid internship and the applicant must be receiving academic credit to be considered. The internship will run through December 2019. We will also accept intern applications for the  full academic term (September 2019 - May 2020).

Please note that the primary location for this position is at the museums’ Somerville facility, a short walk from the Sullivan Square T station. However, many assignments will require the intern to spend time at the Harvard Art Museums’ main facility at 32 Quincy Street in Cambridge, and there is flexibility in scheduling those occasions. Hourly shuttle service is provided between the Somerville facility and the Harvard Art Museums, with the shuttle stop located on the corner of Prescott Street and Broadway in Cambridge. There is a parking lot (free) at the Somerville location for those who drive; there are also bicycle racks available. More details are available here
The internship is open to qualified students who are able to begin work in June 2019 or earlier. Candidates should have a passion for the arts and consumer led marketing.The hours are very flexible within the Mon–Fri work week. We ask that interns are available to work at least 12 hours/week.Applicants who are majoring in arts administration or marketing/communications with a strong interest in the arts are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be independent, organized, and efficient, and possess computer skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Power Point. Familiarity with Photoshop and FileMaker a plus, but not required.
How To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter addressed to the Communications Department, Attn: Marketing Internship, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. In your cover letter, please state whether you are applying for either the Fall 2019 term or full academic year. Please submit applications in electronic format to:rebecca_torres@harvard.edu with the subject line "Marketing Internship." Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note that if qualified applicants are out of state, interviews may be conducted via Skype.

Apply by:
August 30, 2019
About this Organization:

The Harvard Art Museums — the Fogg Museum, Busch Reisinger Museum, and Arthur M. Sackler Museum — are dedicated to advancing and supporting learning at Harvard University, in the local community, and around the world. The museums have played a leading role in the development of art history, conservation, and conservation science, and in the evolution of the art museum as an institution. Through research, teaching, professional training, and public education, the museums strive to advance the understanding and appreciation of art. Programs encourage close looking at original works of art, collaboration with campus and community partners, and the production of new scholarship. For more information, please visit our website at harvardartmuseums.org.