Public Art Intern

Public Art Intern
Organization Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Job Type Full Time
Application Deadline Apr 15, 2020

Position Description:

The Greenway Conservancy is seeking a highly motivated individual for a paid Public Art Internship. Reporting to the Director & Curator of Public Art, the intern will work ~15 hours/week with the Public Art Department to administer and connect the Conservancy’s Public Art Program with the diverse audience of visitors that come to The Greenway to gather, play, unwind, and explore. This position offers an excellent opportunity to join a young, dynamic organization and work to support a premier public art program in the heart of Boston through art administration and outreach. 

Responsibilities:

Marketing 

  • Generate copy for press releases, media advisories, blogs, and owned social media channels to enhance and compliment Conservancy art initiatives and events.
    • Draft press releases and media advisories.
    • Write blog posts for each of the 2020 season artworks, conducting artist interviews and producing content. 
    • Support public art documentation and contract administration.
    • Follow digital media developments, trends, and standards and share observations internally throughout the department and organization.

Visitor Outreach

  • Provide programmatic support for all Public Art Programs throughout the season.
  • Support event and reception coordination efforts.
  • Attend Conservancy related Board, Greenway Public Art Advisory Group, and community meetings, as the opportunity arises. 
  • Support Public Art Tours throughout the season in collaboration with Volunteer Coordinator. 

Administrative 

  • Shadow Director and Public Art Project Manager of Public Art throughout the process of public art creation and installation.
  • Provide assistance with digital asset management by maintaining and adding to the public art photo library.
  • Tracking and data entry.
  • Independent projects may vary based on the interests and experience of the selected candidate.

The Public Art Intern will have the opportunity to participate in activities that increase their understanding of the Conservancy’s work, such as semi-annual all-staff park clean-up events, brown bag lunch-and-learns, and monthly staff meetings.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ideal candidate is pursuing a degree in art administration, studio art, art history, urban planning, marketing, communications, design and/or related field with a demonstrated interest in public art
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and adapt to changing environment 
  • Social media experience and broad knowledge of platforms, trends, and tools necessary to support a successful social media strategy 
  • Graphic design proficiency, including familiarity with Adobe Creative Suites programs (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, etc.) preferred 
  • Photography and/or video production skills preferred

Logistics

  • The position duration is from May 2020 through August/September 2020 
  • Work hours are Monday through Friday at 15 hours/week, with occasional weekend and evening work required (with advanced notice)
  • Work will generally take place indoors, but the position will require some time on The Greenway.

Application Process

  • Please email a one-page cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: [email protected] with job title in the subject line. Each file name should begin with the applicant’s last name.
  • Applicants are encouraged to send materials by the end of March 2020. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.

About The Greenway and Greenway Conservancy

The Greenway is the contemporary public park in the heart of Boston that welcomes millions of visitors annually to gather, play, unwind, and explore. The Greenway Conservancy has sole responsibility for managing all aspects of the Greenway. We envision a vibrant, inclusive, and evolving gathering place that offers healthy green space; fun, engaging, and thought-provoking experiences; and a testing ground for new ideas. We pursue our mission through park care that sustains year-round beauty, ensures safety, and models environmental stewardship; robust programming that showcases and supports the ingenuity and breadth of our community; and temporary exhibitions of contemporary public art that facilitate artistic experimentation and speak to our current moment; raising the standard of excellence for urban park management.

The Greenway Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression (including transgender) or any other characteristic protected by law.