AAMC & AAMC FOUNDATION 2019 MARKETING & DEVELOPMENT VOLUNTEER
- Internship posted by Association of Art Museum Curators
Hours per week
Two full days per week/ ~16hrs weekly
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 21, 2018, or until position is filled
POSITION BEGINS: January 7, 2019
POSITION ends: June 1, 2019
This Marketing and Development Volunteer position offers the opportunity to work in a small non-profit, whose mission is to support and promote the work of art curators in the non-profit sector. Day-to-day responsibilities will vary, and flexibility is key. The position can grow overtime to meet the strengths of the applicant. The volunteer is expected to commit to a minimum of two full days a week, Mondays and Wednesdays preferred, with one full day devoted to social media management, and the other devoted to AAMC membership and donor database management. The volunteer must be able to attend our Annual Conference from Saturday, May 4 – Tuesday, May 7, 2019 to be considered for this position. Overall the volunteer will report directly to the Administrator and Program Manager with oversight from the Executive Director, as well as from our Conference Coordinator.
AAMC offers a stipend of $50/week and will work with the volunteer with regards to facilitating requirements for credit towards degree programs. For assistance during our Conference, there will be additional support provided. We are open to discussing this more in detail.
In addition to facilitating requirements for credit towards degree programs, through this position the volunteer will:
1. Acquire introductory level event, marketing, and fundraising knowledge specific to an arts-based nonprofit organization.
2. Gain the skills required to research and draft, with appropriate language, social media content for an outfacing arts organization, along with the knowledge of how to compose a working social media strategy and utilize social media marketing tools and platforms.
3. Learn how to navigate an intricate Content Management System (CMS).
4. Become familiar with the many different types of nonprofit art museums and organizations both in the US and abroad.
AAMC & AAMC Foundation seeks help in coordinating its social media presence through content research and management. In maintaining the organizations’ profile and voice, under direct supervision and guidance from the Administrator and Program Manager, the volunteer will draft content for our programs, partner highlights, and member and community news, all subject to approval before posting. The volunteer will take an active role helping to maintain four major social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram) with regularly scheduled content, and will refer to the AAMC & AAMC Foundation Social Media Strategy with regards to the type of content we aim to showcase, keeping in mind that the main tasks will include researching art news resources for prospect and member updates, institutional & individual member highlights, and significant news regarding the curatorial field.
The volunteer will work towards developing a suggested outline on how to meet the goals of our social media strategy focused upon the Annual Conference, working in tandem with established policies and successful past work, along with already created efforts. Ideas around using video, live feeds, and scheduled content will be involved.
DEVELOPMENT & OFFICE ADMINISTRATION
The volunteer will be required to help with administration and related direct marketing outreach tasks as needed. Specific duties will include compiling, organizing, and amending AAMC membership and donor database records, spreadsheets, and listings, assisting with direct mail outreach, printing materials needed for AAMC & AAMC Foundation events, and general office duties, etc. Through these tasks, the volunteer will gain experience in a professional office setting, acquire introduction level event and fundraising knowledge, and become familiar with many museums in the US and abroad.
REQUIREMENTS NEEDED TO FULFILL THE ROLE
• Shine when working independently in a quiet environment
• High level of discretion
• Adept problem solving
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Willingness & capability to provide direct & respectful support to staff, member & supporters
• Highly organized in a detail-oriented manner
• Experience in successfully multitasking & working fluidly between areas of focus
• Proficiency in oral & written communications
• Elevated standards in quality of work and overall work ethic
COMPETENCIES & QUALITIES
− MAC platforms for office programs, database & file management, along with ability to learn new software
− Familiarity with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
− Digital marketing, including basic photo editing & e-communications
− Office skills in email, phone, and scanning
− Problem Solving
− Ability to communicate clearly & concisely, in a timely & consistent manner
− Discretion with sensitive material
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this role. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. The position reports to an ADA compliant office and is principally sedentary, which includes sitting for periods of time in front of a computer at a desk, exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. The 2019 Annual Conference does occur at multiple venues throughout the five boroughs of New York City and requires light travel.
AAMC & AAMC Foundation provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.
How To Apply
Please email cover letter, resume, and two names of references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
No phone calls. Only potential candidates will be contacted. AAMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
ABOUT AAMC & AAMC FOUNDATION
The Association of Art Museum Curators is a professional membership organization representing over 1,300 curators from nearly 500 museums around the globe. AAMC’s mission is to support and promote the work of museum curators by creating opportunities for networking, collaboration, professional development, and advancement. In support of these aims, AAMC Foundation seeks to heighten public understanding of the curator's role in art museums through professional development programs, awards, and grants.