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Position: Digital Media Intern
Located in Minneapolis, the American Craft Council (ACC) is a national, nonprofit educational organization founded in 1943 to promote understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft. ACC is a community that believes in the value of things made by hand, the people who create them, and the meaning that creativity brings to everyday life. ACC champions craft through American Craft – a bimonthly magazine, national juried shows, a specialized research library, achievement awards, and educational workshops and seminars.
The ACC seeks a digital/social media intern to help with the research and execution of its digital media strategy.
Time and duration: 5-15 hours a week from November 1, 2015 through April 30, 2016. (Schedule will vary around 20-50 hours by month and will not exceed 300 hours over the course of six months.)
Compensation: This is a paid internship.
- Fluent in all social media platforms
- Working knowledge of current best practices for each
- Experience using social management tools
- Ability to analyze metrics and suggest strategy based on trends
- Passion for community engagement
- Excellent grammar, spelling, and attention to detail
- Awareness of the craft community and its social stars
Duties may include
- Creating and scheduling social content
- Audience analysis and research
- Creating and promoting web content
- Editing and uploading photos
- Analyzing social and web metrics
- Content planning and execution
- Working at ACC events and creating live content
To apply, please submit your résumé, writing samples that demonstrate your ability to excel at social, and a cover letter that includes three big ideas for how the ACC could improve its social media efforts and why you’re the right candidate for this internship. Email it to [email protected] with the subject line: Social Media Intern.
Deadline to apply is September 30, 2015.
As a program of the American Craft Council, the library maintains a comprehensive collection of print and visual materials on American craft with an emphasis on the period since 1940. Containing more than 15,000 books and exhibition catalogs, 700 bound volumes of leading periodicals, a substantial collection of artist files, and an accompanying database, the library is also the repository of the Council archives, including those of the Museum of Contemporary Crafts/American Craft Museum (1956-1990). While focused on modern craft, the collection also supports research in the related fields of design and applied and decorative arts. The library collection is non-circulating and open to the public Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The American Craft Council Library is seeking bright, enthusiastic, and dedicated unpaid volunteers to assist the librarian with day-to-day tasks and special projects focused on library organization and enhancing access to library information for users worldwide.
Duties may include but are not limited to:
• Processing new materials
• Photocopying, scanning and filing
• Data entry
• Shelving/re-shelving library materials
• Assisting with shelf-reading and inventory
• Book mending
• Communicating regularly with librarian as to concerns, issues, and progress on current tasks
• Special projects as assigned
Volunteer opportunities will be available Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. There are no weekend or evening opportunities for this position.
• Must be age 16 or older
• Basic computer skills and/or good handwriting helpful
• Flexible to changing situations
• Reliable and responsible
• Able to accept supervision and work independently as well as in a group environment
• Interest in craft and craft history
• Detail-oriented and capable of performing repetitive tasks
• Good organizational skills
Benefits of volunteering:
Volunteers have the opportunity to work in a unique, scholarly environment at one of the largest repositories for information on craft in the United States and the chance to interact with a passionate staff of creative individuals – as well as members of the craft community – while supporting the work of a national arts nonprofit and learning about American Craft magazine and the history of contemporary craft through the library and archives.
Contact librarian Jessica Shaykett for more information.