Volunteer Social Networking and Web Internship

Ben Uri Gallery, The Art Museum for Everyone

Location & Start Date: Our Old St offices, March/April 2013

Job ref: BU71SMW

Job Type: 4 days a week commitment preferred – 3 days a week considered – 4 month internship.

Expenses: Travel expenses within London Zones 1-6 reimbursed.

Working as part of a team you will help us to manage and develop our international reputation on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other social networking platforms. You will also be updating Ben Uri’s new website using a content management system and monitoring web analytics.

The appointee will work closely with and be mentored by our Social Media Team Leader, Web Manager and our Chief Executive. This means you’ll be right at the frontline of all our communications work and at the heart of our digital engagement strategy.

We are looking for someone with relevant qualifications, previous experience of using social media and working on websites, preferably in an arts environment. You must be a creative communicator with lots of drive and determination, have great analytical and organisational skills, careful attention to detail and able to work on your own and in a team.

Ben Uri, ‘The Art Museum for Everyone’ is preparing for a new Museum in the heart of Central London. The museum focuses on Identity and Migration through Art.

Ben Uri operates locally, nationally and internationally. Although currently small in physical size we are distinctive in ambition, exhibitions, acquisitions, learning and wellbeing programmes. Google or YouTube ‘About Ben Uri Gallery’ and see www.benuri.org.uk

We are pleased to offer serious learning opportunities for undergraduate, post graduate and those in between as well as those with successful experience in this or other complementary sectors who see their future in the arts and museum world and want to gain invaluable practical experience in various museum disciplines.

The appointee will have a real opportunity to see and be involved in a wide range of activities that generate the efficient administration and operation of a museum. You will be guided by an experienced team responsible for delivering the necessary services for the museum teams and the Gallery’s audiences at any given time to a level as close to perfection as possible

The successful applicant will need a good mix of being practical, analytical, logical, fast learning, self-motivated, well organised, able and engaging communicator and have good proficiency across the usual office applications to maximise the learning benefit of this opportunity.

This voluntary internship offers a unique opportunity to build experience at the sharp end of every aspect of museum online communications and marketing. As part of a team of interns, you will be expected to contribute to the Intern Support Programme to benefit both yourself and current/future interns. The museum has an intern mentor who hosts monthly intern development days for the whole intern team across the different departments, to ensure that you get the best out of the internship for your own future career. During your internship you will be encouraged to develop a personal project that links your own interests with the gallery’s social media work.

To apply please email your CV by midnight on Thursday 14 March to Fiona Frank,

fionaf@benuri.org and copy it to Catriona Sinclair, web@benuri.org with a covering letter sharing with us your ambitions and why you are the right person to join the BU Team and take advantage of this important learning opportunity.

Please quote job reference number BU71SMW in the email subject line.

Closing date Thursday 14 March 2013. Interviews will be held on Friday, 22 March 2013.

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