1. Program Description

The Fine Arts Museums Communications internship provides participants with an in-depth understanding of communications and media relations, and its role inside an art museum, by working closely with our Communications team.

3 days per week for 3 months. Hours and days of the week to be agreed upon.

Intern responsibilities will include:
-- Support PR campaigns around upcoming exhibitions and events and assist in the execution of the campaigns.
-- Research key media influencers and identifying industry best practices nationally and internationally.
-- Identify and maintain database of media contacts for each exhibition.
-- Learn how to gather metrics, analytics and additional campaign reporting.
-- Help track and record coverage for the Museums.
-- Provide general assistance at media events; including press previews, photo shoots and media tours.

Educational Opportunities:
-- Strengthen written communication skills.
-- Acquire knowledge of the art media landscape, locally, nationally and internationally. 
-- Develop research skills and experience.
-- Acquire an understanding of the Museums, its collections, exhibitions, history and its organizational structure.

Intern should be a current undergraduate or graduate student interested in a communications career; interest in art/art history/museums preferred. Previous PR experience preferred. 

The ideal candidate will have prior experience working in a fast paced environment that requires multitasking and attention to detail, as well as strong technical and writing skills. Those most suited for this position will have a vested interest in communications for non-profit arts/culture or museums, be an independent thinker and problem-solver with a hands-on team player mentality.

About the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, comprising the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, is the largest public arts institution in San Francisco.

The de Young is housed in a copper-clad landmark building designed by Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron. It showcases the institution’s significant collections of American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the 17th to the 21st centuries; art from Oceania, Africa, and the Americas; a diverse collection of costumes and textiles; and international contemporary art.

The Legion of Honor’s Beaux-Arts style building designed by George Appplegarth is located on a bluff overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Its collection span 4,000 years and include European paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts; ancient art from the Mediterranean basin; and the largest collection of works on paper in the American West.

Please fill out the following form and submit your cover letter and resume to Shaquille Heath at sheath@famsf.org.

Applications must be submitted by September 13, 2019. Interviews will be held the following week. 

Please contact Shaquille Heath at sheath@famsf.org. Call 415-750-3603

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