Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Two Internships at Taft Museum, Cincinnati

Position: Graphic Design Internship – Unpaid

Posted: March 18

The Taft Museum of Art seeks a creative, reliable, highly motivated, and independent design intern to work in a fast-paced environment, who is available for 8 to 16 regularly scheduled hours per week for a minimum commitment of 3 months, to assist the Marketing and Design Associate.

Responsibilities include assisting with daily and cyclical needs ranging from exhibition way finding design, exhibition brochures, magazine layouts, posters, postcards, and related collateral. Project complexity will vary depending on experience.

Ideal candidate will have experience in Illustrator, Indesign, and Photoshop.

Career aspirations in non-profit and/or arts or museum management are strongly preferred. This is a wonderful opportunity for a designer looking to grow and expand his or her portfolio while being a team player at one of the nation’s most respected art museums. College credit may be available.

Please send resume and cover letter to Include availability.

Position: Public Relations Intern, Unpaid, part-time position

Posted: March 18

The Taft Museum of Art seeks an enthusiastic, smart, and dependable public relations intern, able to work 12-15 hours per week. The ideal candidate will be a fast learner and be able to multi-task. Candidate must work efficiently in a team environment, meet deadlines while juggling multiple priorities, be thorough and detail oriented, and have strong interpersonal, written and verbal skills.

The intern will work in the Institutional Advancement office.

Duties include

  • Write calendar, event, and exhibition releases
  • Send releases to local, regional, and national media, making follow-up calls as necessary
  • Update the Museum’s website using the CMS
  • Fulfill donation requests from non-profit organizations
  • Create and/or update Museum materials, including maps, guides and Café signage
  • Take photographs during Museum events and programs
  • Assist with Museum events
  • Other press and design duties as needed

We require the candidate to have solid knowledge of MS Office. Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML and other multimedia software are a plus. A sense of humor is a must.

The candidate will gain valuable experience working under deadlines, working with a creative team at one of the nation’s most respected museums. Enlarge your portfolio with published work! Flexible shifts are available to accommodate the student’s schedule. This is a great opportunity to develop your skills, résumé, experience and contacts at one of the nation’s finest small art museums.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Tricia Suit, marketing and communications manager, at

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