MOPA Internships - Fall 2014
Lou Stoumen Prize Research Internship
Starts Fall 2014
Reports to: Executive Director
About The Lou Stoumen Prize
From the 1930s through the 1980s, Lou Stoumen traveled the U.S., India, Puerto Rico, China, Japan, and beyond, capturing the energy of a changing world. In 1991, the award-winning photographer and film director established an endowed gift to be given to a photographer whose work related in spirit to his own humanistic approach to photography.
- The primary responsibilities of the internship include, but are not limited to:
- Assist the Marketing department to develop material and to awareness of the nomination process and award ceremony
- Communicate with award designer to facilitate design and production of the physical award
- Available to attend regularly scheduled meetings with the Executive Director, Assistant Curator, Marketing Manager and Development Department
- Candidate must be either currently enrolled in graduate study, or have obtained graduate a graduate degree in photography, art or art history
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, with an ability to work independently
- Flexible schedule
- Experience communicating with photographers, galleries, and arts organizations
Starts Fall 2014
This intern works in the Development Department, providing assistance to the Development Team in their work with current and prospective donors/members to the Museum. The intern will gain experience in donor analysis, identification of new donor leads, conducting research to qualify potential giving; and design of cultivation activities to attract major gift prospects. Administrative experience includes database maintenance; data input and pipeline reporting. Other projects as assigned may include conducting mailings, and other related administrative tasks.
This position offers an entry-level introduction into the daily operations of a Development Department, offering valuable hands-on experience in the recruitment and stewardship of major donations in a Museum environment and related fundraising activities.
The ideal candidate will possess strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work independently, as well as a desire to gain fundraising experience in a museum environment.
Media & Design Intern
Starts Fall 2014
This intern works in the Development Department, providing assistance to the Major Gifts Officer in communication with high-level constituents of the Museum. The intern will gain experience with in-house graphic support to the Development team to create and deliver compelling, fundraising-focused design solutions for the web, social media, print collateral, promotional items and audio/visual broadcast. The ideal candidate is energetic, self-motivated, a fast learner, tech-savvy, and a team player with a clean, simple, and engaging visual aesthetic.
This position offers an entry-level introduction into the daily operations of a Development Department, with direct correlation to Marketing & Communications efforts of the Museum. The ideal candidate will possess strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work independently, as well as a desire to gain marketing experience in the Development department within a museum environment.
Under the supervision of the Major Gifts Officer, the Media & Design Intern will be responsible for contributing to internal/external fundraising efforts through:
Graphic Design - Designing images to be used for print and web
Layout Design - creating flyers and newsletters in Publisher and/or InDesign
Photography - taking pictures of clients and events
Event Promotion - aiding in promotional efforts for events and day of execution
Email Marketing - creating and distributing email newsletters
Assist in any other development and marketing initiatives as required by the Major Gifts Officer
Pursuing a degree in Graphic Design or Visual Communication Design.
Ability to conceptualize and create a wide variety of print communications and digital graphics.
Proven expertise with MS Publisher or Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator).
Excellent typography, composition, and conceptual thinking skills.
Experience preparing files for production.
Attention to detail, exceptional organizational skills, and ability to plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Special Events Internship
Starts Fall 2014
The Museum of Photographic Arts is seeking an enthusiastic intern to work closely with the Special Events Manager on the Museum’s internal and external events in the Events Department. The Special Events Intern will assist with the planning, organization and execution of events including Member Receptions, night time series events, fundraising events, weddings and corporate events.
The Special Events intern will gain a broad understanding of the following:
Knowledge of the event planning industry;
Event coordination and production;
Sales and marketing;
Client and artist relationship development
Creative concept development
Support the Special Events Manager by assisting with the planning, organization and execution of internal and external events;
Assist with internal and external event logistics, and organization of event details;
Assist in the development of creative concepts for all events that are relevant to the Museum’s mission and goals;
Conduct research to support sales and marketing of Museum’s event venues and events
Provide administrative support to Special Events Manager such as processing paperwork, and coordination of clients’ files.
Other duties as assigned.
Experience and desire to work in event industry;
Excellent communication skills, positive and ambitious attitude
Basic computer skills including Word, and Excel
Must be flexible, mature, professional, a self starter, and able to occasionally work with minimal supervision
Must have good organizational skills and be extremely detail oriented
Must be available twice a week for 3—5 hour blocks, Monday – Friday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
To continue with the application process, please proceed to the internship application.