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.
Application period now closed
Opportunity: Volunteer Web and Social Networking Internship
Organisation: Ben Uri Gallery, The Art Museum for Everyone
Location and Start Date: London, August 2014
Internship Type: 4 Days a week commitment preferred – 3 days a week considered – 4 month internship.
Expenses: Travel expenses within London Zones 1-6 reimbursed.
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. We operate in local, national and international arenas. Google or YouTube ‘About Ben Uri Gallery’ and see www.benuri.org.uk
As part of a team you will help to update Ben Uri’s website using a content management system and monitor website analytics. You will also help with Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other social networking platforms.
This voluntary internship offers a useful opportunity to build experience in museum online communications and marketing. The appointee will work closely with and be mentored by our our Web Manager and Social Media Team Leader.
We are looking for someone 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, careful attention to detail and able to work on your own and in a team. Ideally you will have experience of using Adobe CS and the usual office applications to maximise the learning benefit of this opportunity.
This internship would be suitable 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 invaluable practical experience in various museum disciplines.
The appointee will have a real opportunity to see and be involved in a wide range of activities that generate the administration and operation of a museum. You will be guided by an experienced team responsible for delivering the necessary services for the museum teams and the Gallery’s audiences.
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 29th July to Catriona Sinclair, 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 important learning opportunity. Interviews will take place in w/c 4 Aug.
Please quote job reference number BU73SMW in the email subject line.
Closing date Tuesday, 29 July 2014.
We look forward to hearing from you. Thanks for your time and for supporting the Ben Uri Gallery.
About the work of Ben Uri
Ben Uri has an impressive history and an international reputation, thanks to its outstanding collection of nearly 1300 artworks including work by Marc Chagall, Frank Auerbach and David Bomberg. Our exhibitions tour around the world and generate widespread national and international press.
Along with our incredible collection and exhibitions, we offer learning programmes to over 25,000 UK schools; our publications and catalogues are in demand across the world; and we have an impressive and influential list of patrons, friends and supporters who are active and interested in our work.
You can find out about our collection and the dedication of the Ben Uri team and its Chief Executive, David Glasser, on the YouTube video in About us.