Saturday, May 1, 2010

Work for the Blog!

Do you ever read our blog and think, "Hmm, this is great, but they should be writing about XY&Z"? If so, we need you! The Museum is looking for a great writer and reporter to intern/volunteer here this summer. The right person would have a creative spirit, a curious nature, and love what we do here at the Museum. We have a lot of great ideas and look forward to hearing yours!

Communications & New Media Intern

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is seeking a communications/writing intern for summer 2010 to assist with its blog. Responsibilities include:

- Museum blog:
    o Work with the Museum’s Public Relations Manager to brainstorm content
    o Research and write posts based on LES history, artifacts, or current events that relate to tour content
    o Interview LES business owners, historians, Museum staff, or others with a compelling story to tell
    o Write posts about upcoming Tenement Talks and recaps of past events
- Additional:
    o Write descriptions for Tenement Talks events
    o Brainstorm web marketing and ways to better reach our public
    o Assist with social media content

Responsibilities might, if intern is interested, extend to editing podcasts and video content for posting on Tenement Museum YouTube channel and blog.

Our communications intern should expect to commit about 6-10 hours per week researching and writing. Days are flexible, including the possibility of doing some work from home or library, but we would like you to be in the office at least two afternoons per week.

Internship is unpaid, but you will receive great perks: free tours at the museum, a discount at the museum shop, and of course clips for your portfolio. You’ll also be supporting one of New York’s most popular small museums and working with a great group of people. Just ask former blog intern Liana!

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample (something that shows your journalistic skills) via email. No phone calls please.

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