Marketing/Communications Intern

PICA is seeking an intern interested in arts marketing and nonprofit administration with an understanding of contemporary art to assist with PICA’s marketing and communications efforts relating to our Spring 2015 programming. Internship will specifically have a heavy focus on our TADADA! Gala and 20th anniversary events. Approx. 8 hrs/week. May be able to work remotely on certain tasks.

Tasks will primarily include assistance with researching the PICA archives, executing related social media campaigns, and miscellaneous basic graphic design. Other related tasks may be assigned as needed.

We are looking for applicants that possess strong writing and editing skills, an understanding of social media platforms, photo editing skills, the ability to responsibly handle archival/historical materials with care, basic graphic design skills, the ability to independently manage assigned project timelines and deliverables, and a familiarity with PICA’s programs.

PICA internships are unpaid. Interns will receive a PICA membership and free admission to programs and special events. We are happy to work with your educational institution to arrange for course credit.

Position reports to PICA’s Communications and Marketing Manager and will work closely with PICA’s in-house graphic designer.

Internship Period: February 15 – May 17, 2015

About Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA):
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art acknowledges and advances new developments in contemporary art, fostering the explorations of artists and audiences. Since 1995, PICA has championed the practice of contemporary artists from around the world, driving vital conversations about the art and issues of today. PICA presents artists from visual and performance backgrounds and embraces those individuals who exist at the borders of genres and ideas. Through artist residencies and exhibitions, lectures and workshops, and the annual Time-Based Art Festival (TBA), PICA constructs a broad platform for contemporary art.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume with references, and online or PDF portfolio work samples to: Noelle Stiles, Communications and Marketing Manager at noelle@pica.org. No phone calls, please.