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Summer 2017 Press and PR Intern

Type of Job:
Internships
Discipline:
Stuckeman School
Name of Firm:

Woskob Family Gallery

Job Location:

State College, PA

Opportunity description
The gallery seeks a press and public relations intern to work closely with the program manager to document and promote programming and exhibitions. Responsibilities include writing and editing engaging and innovative campaigns for web content, e-campaigns, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) as well as developing new audiences for the gallery through strategic partnerships. This position offers the intern a behind-the- scenes look at the reality of starting up and running a busy, vibrant contemporary art space with an active slate of exhibitions, visiting artists, and public programming.
 
The Woskob Family Gallery is a contemporary art space in downtown State College that brings a cohesive and carefully curated program of exhibitions and events to central Pennsylvania. Run by Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture, the gallery’s mission is to forge new relationships between the university and local communities, increase the perception of downtown State College as a cultural destination, and spark new creative enterprises. Learn more at sites.psu.edu/woskobfamilygallery.
 
Qualifications
The ideal candidate for this internship has excellent communication skills (verbal and written), is creative and self-motivated, and is organized with an ability to prioritize. A successful candidate will be an energetic self-starter with a neat and friendly demeanor. An interest in art and arts programming is key as well as an educational background in marketing, communications, or a related field. Familiarity with Adobe CS6 programs is required. We ask for a minimum commitment of 10 hours/week for 8-12 weeks, as well as attendance during exhibition openings and programming events.
 
How to apply
Send a letter of interest and resume to adt116@psu.edu describing your interest in the position and why you would be a great part of our team. Please include Your name and "Woskob Family Gallery Press & PR Intern" in the subject line.
 
DETAILS:
This is an unpaid position. Students can choose to earn credit for their internship through their home institution or by registering for Art 495 or Art History 495 at the University Park, Penn State campus.

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