UMOCA Communications Internship

Internships at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) are a great way to gain professional experience working for a non-profit art museum. All of our internships are department centered; offering a unique look on how each facet contributes to the operations of a contemporary art museum. Interns have the opportunity to work one-on-one with department heads to carry out specific projects, and general daily needs. Supplementary learning experiences are also achieved through assisting with public programs including exhibition openings, film screenings, art talks, and community outreach.  For more detailed information on the internships UMOCA offers, see the links to the right.

Internships are based on semester schedules (depending on the accrediting institution’s requirements)

  • Spring Semester: Early/Mid February – Early/Mid May
  • Summer Semester: Early/Mid May – Mid/Late August
  • Fall Semester: Early/Mid September – Mid/Late December

How to Apply

To apply for an internship please complete the Internship Application including resume, letter of interest, professional references, and letter of recommendation. Additional materials may be needed and varies for each internship.

Send completed applications via email, fax, or mail to:
Kendal Sudman, Visitor Experience Coordinator
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
20 S. West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT  84101
Phone: 801-328-4201   Fax: 801-322-4323

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Communications Internship Description and Requirements

Communications Internship Descriptions and Requirements

Staff Member (Intern Site Supervisor): Sarina Ehrgott, Marketing Director
Program/ Department: Communications
Specific Dates: Early/Mid May — Early/Mid August
Hours/Days per week: 10-12 hours per week (8 hours in-house and 4 flexible). Assistance with events including exhibition openings and public programs preferred, and can count towards flexible hours. Assistance with at least one event per month is required.

Project/Job Description:

  • Building communication outlets/ contacts in neighboring cities
  • Basic website maintenance
  • Drafting press releases
  • Pitching bloggers and other media contacts about events
  • Tracking and archiving both electronic and physical media coverage
  • Updating event listings and community calendars
  • Creating events on UMOCA’s Facebook page, Twitter account and blog, as well as interacting with followers
  • Creating and maintaining a list of contacts and updating these individuals with information about upcoming UMOCA events
  • Distributing posters and postcards throughout the downtown area to advertise for larger events
  • Document various events at UMOCA, by video and still photography, as needed (upload and document on server, equipment will be provided)
  • Also, some general help around UMOCA when preparing for exhibitions, and other duties as needed

Specific Skills/Requirements:

Prefer candidates with some communications background, and some experience in online marketing and comfortable in web-based applications (WordPress, Constant Contact, Facebook, etc.). Would like someone detail-oriented and able to analyze systems and figure out how to make them work better, but who is also interested in the bigger goals of both the department and the organization. Candidate should show strong interest in art, or in the general workings of a non-profit. Experience in Adobe Creative Suite a plus.

Additional Information:

Intern will work on a few ongoing projects, such as the Media Archive and organizing electronic files, throughout the semester, and help out with communications related to exhibition openings and events. Some activities, such as pitching bloggers and scanning the Google Alerts, can happen remotely or at UMOCA. Supervisor is open to discussing.

Application Deadlines

Due dates for Applications (application deadlines may be extended if positions are unfilled by the 30th of the month):

  • Spring Semester: December 15
  • Summer Semester: May 15
  • Fall Semester: July 15

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