HMI - Communications Internship
- Internship Opportunity: Communications Department
Location: Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Fixed Period: 2-3 months
The Henry Moore Institute is a world-recognised centre for the study of
sculpture in the heart of Leeds. An award-winning exhibitions venue,
research centre, library and sculpture archive, the Institute hosts a
year-round programme of exhibitions, conferences, lectures, research,
and publications that aim to expand the understanding and scholarship of
historical and contemporary sculpture. It is a part of The Henry Moore
Foundation, which was set up by Moore in 1977 to encourage appreciation
of the visual arts, especially sculpture.
The Henry Moore Institute is offering a new internship opportunity to
work within the Communications Department. The Institute invites
applications for an intern to assist with both Press and Marketing
activities, as required, over a two to three month period, on a flexible
Duties for the Communications Intern will include:
Updating the press list
The Institute has an extensive press list, shared across The Foundation.
With a focus on broadsheet critics and editors, and arts magazine
contacts, the chosen candidate will update our existing contacts list,
and also refresh our listings contacts. This will involve desk research,
reading relevant publications, and ringing round to obtain and check the
Organising the press cuttings
A backlog of press cuttings requires organisation to facilitate
archiving. The task will involve categorising coverage, in digital and
hard copy format, and will give the candidate an overview of the variety
of coverage our exhibitions achieve.
Making contact with peer organisations
The candidate will seek to add the Head of Communications to the press
list of relevant peer organisations across the UK and beyond. In doing
so the candidate will gain an insight into the ways in which visual art
events and exhibitions are communicated to the media.
The candidate will research relevant blogs which are either regionally
focused, or specialise in arts and culture, and ensure they are
receiving press information from the Institute. They will then devise
and run an event aimed specifically at bloggers, either via the Blog
North forum or independently, as appropriate.
The Internship is a unique opportunity for anyone wishing to gain
experience for a future career working in communications, particularly
in the arts/culture sector.
Applicants for the Internship should submit a curriculum vitae and a
covering letter, explaining their interest in the role and relevant
If you have any enquiries, contact Rebecca Land (Acting Head of
Communications) by email: rebecca@...
The deadline for submissions is 17 June. Interviews will take place on
24 June at the Institute, with the placement commencing early July.
Applications, marked 'HMI Communications Internship', should be sent by
email to: rebecca@... <mailto:rebecca@...>
For a more detailed job description please also contact Rebecca Land
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