Communications and Website Management Intern This summer the Communications and Website Management Intern will develop and create an interactive collections website page for the Woodmere’s Fall 2017 exhibition Grand Vision: Violet Oakley and the American Renaissance. The intern will research the life and work of Violet Oakley, an internationally known suffragette, advocate for peace, and social activist. Oakley, who believed that artists had a civic responsibility to communicate universal truths about equality and the power of reason, was the first woman to receive a public commission to paint the murals in the Pennsylvania Governor’s Reception Room. She went on to paint murals in the Senate Chamber and the Supreme Court Chamber in Harrisburg, PA.
The intern will research the historical and social context of Oakley’s work, as well as the American Renaissance. This will be a large-scale exhibition that focuses on Oakley’s public commissions, rarely seen before due to their fixed locations in civic buildings, churches, colleges, and private residences during her fifty-year career.
Based on this research, the intern will develop an interactive collections page for the Woodmere’s website, which will become an educational tool for visitors. The intern will also develop a marketing plan regarding the launch of this page, with the objective of increasing website traffic and attracting more visitors.
Researching the life and times of Violet Oakley
Learning how a museum website functions as well as how to manage it
Creating an interactive collections page
Developing a marketing plan on the reveal of the Oakley exhibition and collections page
Qualifications The successful applicant is detail-oriented, has strong writing and editing skills, and is computer literate. S/he has knowledge and prior use of Adobe Creative suites, and can work well both independently and within collaborative group settings.
Application To apply for these positions, please send all required information listed under "How to Apply" to Gabrielle Turgoose, Director of Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Arts Intern” in the subject line.