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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.

Public Relations Internship The Bass Museum of Art currently seeks a PR intern to assist in the media relations and promotional campaigns for the museum.

The Public Relations Intern will gain experience and knowledge working in the non-profit, travel & tourism sector of media relations and events. The PR Intern will participate in a variety of Communications Department activities and will learn how to launch international media campaigns, with training in writing, reporting, pitching and strategic development. Tasks and responsibilities may include: identifying target media outlets and journalists for specific programs and campaigns, drafting press releases, maintaining a media database, clipping news coverage and building reports, organizing digital press kits, brainstorming story ideas and drafting pitches, and assisting in the cultivation of media coverage. The PR Intern will also support staff during events and attain hands-on experience during museum press previews, press trips, interviews and media tours.

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 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. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite products (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) are preferred but not required. Proficiency with Apple/Mac products is required.

Duration and Compensation

The PR 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 Julia Rudo, Communications Manager, at [email protected]

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.

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 Julia Rudo, Communications Manager, 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.

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 Julia Rudo, Communications Manager, 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.

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 2018: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m, some Saturdays, Sundays and after hours required.
  • Spring 2019: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m, some Saturdays, Sundays and after hours required.
  • Summer 2019: 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]

Development Internship The Bass Museum of Art currently seeks a Development intern to participate in the fundraising and membership programs at the museum.

The Development Intern will participate in a wide variety of the Development Department’s day-to-day activities and will gain first-hand experience in individual and corporate giving, from prospecting, to cultivation and solicitation. Responsibilities may include identifying and researching potential individual, foundation and corporate funding sources, maintaining donor files, drafting communications to members and donors, assisting with membership processing and renewal notices, supporting the gift acknowledgement process, assisting with appeal mailings, helping to maintain the donor database, and carrying out other tasks that are vital to fundraising operations. The Development Intern will also support staff in the planning and execution of special, fundraising and member events such as Breakfast at The Bass, The Bass Ball, Night at The Museum and exhibition openings.

Qualifications

Specific work experience or qualifications are not required, but a commitment to the work of a development office and interest in fundraising is necessary. Other requirements include: strong research, writing and organizational skills, high attention to detail, enthusiasm for working with a team, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to handle confidential information with discretion, proficiency in Microsoft Office, database experience preferred but not required.

Duration and Compensation

The Development Intern will be required to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week during normal office hours, however flexibility is required for occasional hours in evenings and weekends for duties related to events. The Development Intern will use their personal laptop for the duration of the internship. This position is unpaid.

To Apply

Please email a resume/CV and brief cover letter to [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.

The Special Events intern will play an integral role in the organization with opportunities to learn about sales, marketing, scheduling, coordination, and production of both internal and external events initiated by facility rental clients. The Special Events Intern is dynamic and proactive, capable of focusing on both sales outreach and execution of events.

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

  • Establish and maintain relationships through research, outreach and contact management
  • Development and execution of effective promotion strategies to engage target markets including but not limited to corporations, bridal, fashion, entertainment, and travel industry
  • Reservation management and reporting
  • Event logistics working alongside clients, vendors, and internal team, as needed

Duration and Compensation

Ideal candidates can commit a minimum of 20 hours per week during the Fall Semester (August-December 2018) period. Other accommodations can be established upon request. The position requires flexibility for 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]