I ensure safe conditions for both visitors and the galleries’ property, while also providing customer service and information to make sure all visits to the nation’s art galleries are both educational and an exceptional cultural experience.
In this internship I developed and delivered weekly programmes and workshops for all ages and abilities that fit the theme of the gallery’s current exhibition as well as themes of local history. I researched local artists to reach out to, aided the artists in setting up and delivering workshops, created educational materials and craft projects for internally-developed workshops, and wrote blurbs to advertise the gallery and events.
For this position I researched new exhibitions and young visual artists in Britain, with a focus on Edinburgh and Glasgow, and wrote weekly articles on their work and activities. I was also responsible for formatting for SEO and uploading the articles to Wordpress.
During this internship I helped with general upkeep of the museum's social media networks by creating and scheduling posts in Hootsuite across Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr to promote museum events as well as formatting and writing mass emails in ConstantContact. I also gathered research materials and generated content for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, posted on the museum blog, and created and presented analytics reports.
This placement involved transcribing inventory journals from the early 1900s, using information from journals and photo albums to create spreadsheets in Excel of acquisitions information used for a grant proposal, and safe handling of archival materials.
This internship exposed me to many aspects of museum operation, such as digitizing photo collections, managing a museum database in PastPerfect, moving and photographing collections, writing for the museum blog, and editing museum publications.
Modern and Contemporary Art, theory, markets, criticism, curating
Writing, editing, publishing, and modern and contemporary art