Call for Arts Management Interns

Posted: May 26, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here – DC 2016

The School of Art at George Mason University is seeking three student interns, for a minimum two-term commitment of 8-10 hours per week, to assist in the planning, implementation, and production of the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here (AMSSH) events. AMSSH DC 2016 is a festival of poetry readings, exhibits, workshops, discussions, and performances to take place through the Washington, DC area, January through March 2016. The festival will commemorate the 2007 bombing of Baghdad’s historic bookselling street and celebrate the free exchange of ideas and knowledge. For more information about the history of the event visit:

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to internship supervisors: Nicole Brugnoli-Whipkey and Helen Fredrick

Arts Management Internship Opportunities Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

Marketing, Media, and Communications Intern (8-10 hours per week):

  • Develop and implement marketing strategy for promoting the events on campus and in the Washington, DC metro area that extends through the entire event, that includes social media, a website, and public relations
  • Update and maintain WordPress website with information about events, participant bios, interviews, and content
  • Set up a social media accounts in consultation with staff
  • Generate shareable content, stories, images and media for multi-channel distribution on social media
  • Write press releases and identify traditional and innovative outlets for distributing information about events
  • Liaise with campus marketing and communications office, designers, external media outlets, and Fourth Estate newspaper
  • Attend relevant committee meetings, meet weekly with Helen Fredrick, project lead
  • Attend and document events through photography, media, and written coverage. At close of event, create plan for transitioning content to next year’s intern
  • Additional tasks related to marketing, media, and communications may be assigned as needed

Operations and Events Intern (8-10 hours per week)

  • Act as cultural ambassador to implement various programs including:
    • Visiting Artists
    • Panels
    • Street Festival
    • Performances
    • Exhibitions
    • Student Events
  • Liaise with community partners and volunteers to prepare, set-up, and run events
  • Assist with running of events and organize volunteers to staff events as needed
  • Develop evaluation strategy for each event and share results with staff at close of events
  • Liaise with staff, other interns, and partners to create schedule of events using Basecamp
  • Manage correspondence with presenters, partners, and staff
  • Must be familiar with Basecamp – will set up and implement use of Basecamp for entire team
  • Additional tasks related to operations and events may be assigned as needed

Development Intern (8-10 hours per week)

  • Attend relevant committee meetings, meet weekly with Helen Fredrick, project lead
  • Assist staff with development and fundraising efforts
  • Identify potential funding resources
  • Work with University life to secure funding and lead student engagement event in fall
  • Engage with stakeholders, constituents, and partners to promote and engage communities
  • Attend events and support Operations and Events intern with evaluation
  • Additional tasks related to development, fundraising, and audience development may be assigned as needed