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AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS

The Bass’ intern program is aimed at college juniors, seniors and recent graduates, graduate students and young museum professionals. The program provides an introduction to the inner workings of specific departments and theoretical training in a museum. The Bass encourages applicants from a wide range of disciplines in an effort to realize a well-rounded team for the intern program. Internships at The Bass are unpaid.

Below are the current available internship opportunities at The Bass. For more information on internships, please contact us at [email protected].

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries. If your qualifications and experience match the needs of the current job or internship opening, potential candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Available Internships

Social Media Internship The Bass Museum of Art currently seeks a Social Media intern to assist in the development of content and community management across the museum's social media channels.

NEXT AVAILABLE POSITION: Summer 2021

The Social Media Intern will gain experience and knowledge in how to manage non-profit, museum social media accounts. The Social Media Intern will participate in a variety of Communications Department activities and will learn how to develop strategic social media content and community management techniques, with training in copywriting, reporting, image editing and strategic development. Tasks and responsibilities may include: identifying target influencer accounts for specific programs and campaigns, drafting copy for social media posts, maintaining monthly content calendar, tracking influencer posts and building reports, organizing digital image storage, brainstorming content ideas and drafting video story boards, and scheduling posts. The Social Media Intern will also support staff during events and attain hands-on experience documenting museum programs on social media.

Qualifications

Applicants must demonstrate strong verbal and written communications skills with fluency in English. Fluency in Spanish is a plus. Prior work experience is not required, however applicants must currently study or have studied in Advertising, Public Relations, Communications, Marketing or a related field. Knowledge and study in Art History is a plus. Other requirements include: strong research skills, high attention to detail, ability to communicate effectively, enthusiasm for working with a team, and ability to handle confidential information with discretion. Strong photography and/or videography skills are highly encouraged, although not required. Working knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite products (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) and proficiency with Apple/Mac products is required.

Duration and Compensation

The Social Media Intern is required to commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week during normal office hours, Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Applicants should also have flexibility within their schedule to be present during occasional evening and weekend events. This position is unpaid. The museum works with colleges and universities to offer this internship for credit, however paperwork must be completed and submitted by the candidate.

To Apply

Please email a resume/CV and brief cover letter to Sabrina Anico, Director of Communications, at [email protected]

Graphic Design Internship The Bass Museum of Art currently seeks a Graphic Design intern to assist in the development of digital content and promotional materials across the museum's marketing campaigns.

NEXT AVAILABLE POSITION: Summer 2021

The Graphic Design Intern will gain experience and knowledge in how to design within non-profit budgets and to the museum’s branding style guide. The Graphic Design Intern will participate in a variety of Communications Department activities and will learn how to develop strategic digital and print content, with training in copyediting, printing processes, image editing and creative development. Tasks and responsibilities may include: identifying needed design materials for specific programs and campaigns, editing copy across digital and print designs, sourcing printer quotes, taking inventory and reporting on print material usage, organizing digital image storage, maintaining design files, and brainstorming content ideas. The Graphic Design Intern will also support staff during events and attain hands-on experience working with the museum’s Graphic Designer to manage shot lists for photographers and videographers.

Qualifications

Applicants must demonstrate strong communications and design skills. Prior work experience is not required, however applicants must currently study or have studied in Graphic Design, Advertising, Public Relations, Communications, Marketing or a related field. Knowledge and study in Art History is a plus. Other requirements include: strong presentation skills, high attention to detail, ability to communicate effectively, and enthusiasm for working with a team. Strong photography and/or videography skills are highly encouraged, although not required. Working knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite products (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) and proficiency with Apple/Mac products is required.

Duration and Compensation

The Graphic Design Intern is required to commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week during normal office hours, Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Applicants should also have flexibility within their schedule to be present during occasional evening and weekend events. This position is unpaid. The museum works with colleges and universities to offer this internship for credit, however paperwork must be completed and submitted by the candidate.

To Apply

Please email a resume/CV and brief cover letter to Diane Amaya, Graphic Design and Production Coordinator, at [email protected]

Art & Museum Education Internship The Bass Museum of Art currently seeks a limited number of Art Education & Museum Education interns. Participants will gain hands-on experience and play an integral role in developing and assisting in museum education programs.

NEXT AVAILABLE POSITION: Summer 2021

As part of The Bass Museum of Art’s Education team, interns will have the opportunity to work with the museum’s education staff. Upon conclusion, interns will leave the program with an extensive understanding of the inner workings of The Bass’ Education Department.

Ideal candidates possess a strong desire to gain experience planning and implementing arts-based activities and object based learning. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in a series of professional development meetings, discussions and site visits to gain an understanding of the functions of various museum departments, and meet a network of peers in the greater Miami-Dade arts community.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide staff support in planning and implementing arts-based learning activities including art making, object-based learning and storytelling.
  • Support and develop art activities and gain experience planning and implementing museum education lessons and programs under the guidance of teaching artists and museum staff
  • Contribute assistance and encouragement to children as they participate in activities and respond to the needs of individual learners
  • Reliably enforce important policies pertaining to the safety and supervision of children
  • Help maintain a clean classroom, manage and prepare art materials, and ensure the security of the arts and crafts equipment and supplies

 Qualifications

  • Reliability and attendance at work are essential functions of this position.
  • Clean record and background – the Museum reserves the right to perform background checks.
  • Experience with youth education programs or art education, a plus.
  • Desire to encourage children to participate in activities, learn new skills, and have fun.
  • Preference will be given to students registered in credit-granting programs. Student applicants should consult their academic advisor for additional information.

Duration and Compensation

  • Fall 2019: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m, some Saturdays, Sundays and after hours required.
  • Spring 2020: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m, some Saturdays, Sundays and after hours required.
  • Summer 2020: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Fall and Spring internships are unpaid. Summer internships receive a stipend.

To Apply

Please email a resume/CV and brief cover letter to Lisa Quinn, Education Program Manager, at [email protected]

Special Events Internship The Bass Museum of Art currently seeks college-level, Special Events interns who want to gain valuable business and management skills as well as experience in the areas of facilities and event management and sales.

NEXT AVAILABLE POSITION: Summer 2021

The Special Events intern will play an integral role in the organization with opportunities to learn about scheduling, event planning & production, and sales & marketing. Events include internal programming and fundraising events as well as assisting clients who rent the museum for private events.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Development and execution of effective promotion strategies & campaigns to engage target markets including but not limited to corporations, bridal, fashion, entertainment, and travel industry
  • Event planning and production working alongside clients, vendors, and internal team, as needed
  • Reservation data analysis and reporting
  • Establish and maintain event industry relationships through research, outreach and contact management
  • Planning and production of public programs (virtual and onsite)

Duration and Compensation

College credit only. Ideal candidate can commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week during the Semester to complete agreed upon project(s) for portfolio use. Other accommodations can be established upon request. The position also offers opportunities to participate in the production of special events that take place in the evening and weekends.

To Apply

Please email a resume/CV and brief cover letter to Grace Castro, Special Events Manager, at [email protected]