Internships

The KMAC Museum internship program welcomes students and 

recent graduates who wish to broaden their education and professional

experience by working and learning in a non-profit museum.

KMAC departments offer experiential education in a challenging,

hands-on environment in exchange for a substantive contribution

from talented and interested individuals. The value of an internship

lies in the educational experience it provides for both students and

Museum staff. Interns accomplish needed museum work while gaining

insight and experience to guide their future career decisions.

 

Please see our current internship opportunities below. If you are interested in volunteering or securing an internship in a department that is not currently seeking an intern, please contact each department head directly and they can register your interest for future opportunities. Our staff contact information can be found here.

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Marketing & Communications Intern (Part-Time)

KMAC is currently looking to welcome a new part-time intern to its Marketing & Communications department. Please find the position details below and also as a Word document at the link below. All interested applicants should send their resume and references to Ashley Peterson, Marketing & Communications Manager, at ashley.peterson@kmacmuseum.org. Cover letter recommended. Applications will close May 20th

Please note that proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all KMAC employees.

Marketing & Communications Intern

$10 hr, Part-time (12-18 hours)

Reports to Marketing & Communications Manager

 

 

KMAC Museum is a contemporary art museum located in Louisville's historic downtown on Museum Row. The Museum explores the relationship between art and craft by identifying art as the big idea and craft as the intersection between process, materials, and labor. Our goal is to educate and inspire while promoting a better understanding of art through exhibitions, education, and collections. 

 

 

Marketing & Communications Intern

 

General responsibilities: Assisting KMAC’s Marketing & Communications Manager, Ashley Peterson, in day to day tasks associated with the Museum’s marketing department. The successful candidate will also work on longer term projects and goals in an effort to further KMAC’s brand awareness and increase the Museum’s marketing presence within Louisville and Kentucky at large. The main areas that our new intern will work in will be with our social media accounts, advertising schedule and cross-channel marketing implementation. This position will be a minimum 3 month long commitment, with the opportunity of extension.

 

 

 

Specific Responsibilities:

 

 

Social Media Content Creation & Management

 

  • Assist the Marketing & Communications Manager in the creation and implementation of the museum’s social media strategy across all of its various accounts and channels

  • Manage posts, respond to messages and cross-promote with other affiliated organizations 

  • Create visual content for KMAC’s social media accounts

 

Marketing & Advertising 

 

  • Learn about our paid advertising campaigns within Louisville and beyond

  • Update community calendar postings to reflect the Museum’s upcoming events and programs 

  • Help create our weekly newsletters and specific e-marketing campaigns

  • Craft press releases and other forms of copy for external promotion 

  • Strategize about new ways to market KMAC and its programs 

  • Help assess the success of advertising initiatives and improve strategies accordingly 

 

General

 

  • Help with administrative tasks and record-keeping associated with the department

  • Communicate with other departments and external associates on matters relating to the department 

  • Updating information and basic design components on our website 

  • Assist with other special projects related to the interests of the intern 

 

 

Internship Requirements:

 

  • Must be at least 18 years old to apply

  • Must have a high school diploma

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree, be actively pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, or have at least 1 year working experience in Marketing/Arts Administration/Design 

  • Ability to commit to 12-18 hours per week (exact schedule negotiable) and stay in the position at least three months - required

  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft suite, Google Docs, etc.)- required 

  • Strong Communication skills – both written and verbal- required

  • Knowledge of major social media platforms- required

  • Experience or interest in marketing, public relations, communications or advertising- desirable 

  • Knowledge of artistic practice and art history- desirable 

  • Seeking advancement in an art-related field- desirable 

  • Experience in web design/page editing- desirable 

 

 

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for employment

 

 

Interested candidates should send their resume and references to Ashley Peterson, Marketing & Communications Manager at ashley.peterson@kmacmuseum.org. Cover letter encouraged.