© 2020 by Frederick Book Arts Center Inc.

301-228-9816

contact@frederickbookarts.org

217 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701

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Internships and Positions

Internship: Art Communications/Public Relations

Internship Summary:

The Frederick Book Arts Center is looking for one (1) Summer and one (1) Fall intern. This internship will give the Intern the opportunity to learn some of the business mechanisms associated with promotion and maintenance of an art center’s clientele. This intern needs to have strong writing skills and may come from an art, communications, public relations, or business background, but is expected to work under the supervision (and learn to work on tasks independently) of the Communications Director. They will be trained by the Communications Director for these tasks, and should be able to work in a team environment.

Total internship duration is 6 weeks. Successful applicants must be able to commit 10 hours per week for a 6-week period between May  to August for Summer and September to  December for Fall. At times some of the 10 hours per week can be completed at home, however the Intern must be able to complete their remaining hours at the FBAC anytime during the week (Monday-Friday) between the hours of 9am-3pm. We can be flexible during exam weeks and if more hours are required for college credit, let us know when applying and we may be able to accommodate you. Additionally, the FBAC may run an evening or weekend event and the Intern may be asked to assist, but it is not a requirement if their schedule does not match the date/time.

Primary Internship Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing and distributing newsletters

  • Submit events to the website calendars of the Frederick News Post, Downtown Frederick Partnership, and Visit Frederick

  • Help develop content for YouTube

  • Submit content for other relevant newsletters (i.e., Frederick Arts Council, Guild of Book Workers, etc.)

  • Work on developing the media list to help it grow in contacts

  • Co-write press releases under supervision from Communications Director

  • Submit final versions of press releases to local news outlets

  • Assist with the upkeep of the CRM and class listings on the CRM and website

  • Assist with event and staff planning 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Should have a great attitude, an eye for detail, the ability to multi-task, strong writing and excellent communication skills.

  • Should be a self-starter, problem-solver, entrepreneurial, well-organized, work well with others and have a positive attitude.

  • Excellent written and verbal skills are critical.

  • Must have general computer skills with a proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe for some basic graphic design.

  • Should have some familiarity with video editing. 

  • Must be familiar with the Frederick area.

  • Should have a strong interest in the arts.

 

Qualified applicants may submit a resume and a cover letter to Sara Friedman (sara.friedman@fredbookartscenter.org). Responses requested ASAP.

 

 

Internship: Studio Art

Internship Summary:

The Frederick Book Arts Center is looking for two (2) Summer and two (2) Fall interns. This internship provides the opportunity for a studio art major to work in an active studio in an art non-profit. The Interns will learn protocol for safety and the basic use of our machinery. There may also be the opportunity for independent work. Students in any art studio major/minor may apply, but majors in printmaking, bookbinding, printing, graphic design, photography are encouraged. Interns will be working in the studio with the Executive Director and some other Art staff, and should possess the skills to learn various media at a reasonable pace.

Total internship duration is 6 weeks. Successful applicants must be able to commit 10 hours per week for a 6-week period between May and August for Summer and September and December for Winter. The Intern must be able to complete their hours at the FBAC anytime during the week (Monday-Friday) between the hours of 9am-3pm. Additionally, the FBAC may run an evening or weekend event and the Interns may be asked to assist, but it is not a requirement if their schedule does not match the date/time.

Primary Internship Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Executive Director in producing materials for our events

  • Work closely with our Directors in assisting instructors and visiting artist run classes

  • Mount exhibitions

  • Oversee operations in the studios

  • Help with events such as “make and takes” and show openings

  • Help ensure that the space is ready for classes and properly maintained

Desired Qualifications:

  • Should have a great attitude, an eye for detail, and the ability to multi-task.

  • Should be a self-starter, problem-solver, entrepreneurial, well-organized, work well with others and have a positive attitude.

  • Should have some prior studio work and interest in Printmaking, Letterpress, Bookbinding, and Photography.

  • Excellent written and verbal skills are critical.

  • Must have general computer skills with a proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe, particularly InDesign and/or Illustrator.

  • Should have some familiarity with video editing.

  • Must be familiar with the Frederick area.

  • Should have a strong interest in the arts.

Qualified applicants may submit a resume and a cover letter to Sara Friedman (sara.friedman@fredbookartscenter.org). Responses requested ASAP.

 

 

 

Communications Director

This position is designed for developing and maintaining cooperation between the media, PR, and internal/external messages and image of FBAC. This person is responsible for the public image of the company and has supervision and control over an intern that specifically will be trained each semester to work in the PR side of the management. The Communications Director works as part of the team of senior staff at FBAC.

Primary Duties include:

  • Develop and update a marketing plan.

  • Develop a brand identity.

  • Manage social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.).

  • Develop and update the website.

  • Manage communications intern.

  • Develop, create, and distribute marketing materials.

  • Create and maintain (along with other Staff) relationships with local businesses and art centers. 

  • Develop potential partnerships for events, e.g. the Frederick Center for Pride.

  • Manage the yearly social calendar for FBAC.

  • Ensure that all marketing is staying within budget designated by the Board.

  • Assist Board committees with any necessary marketing materials for events, etc.

  • Create Facebook events.

  • Monitor Contact email account. 

  • Suggest local meeting/networking connections for Executive Director, e.g. Rotary Club.

  • Upkeep of the CRM and class listings on the CRM and website

Desired Qualifications:

  • Should have a great attitude, an eye for detail, the ability to multi-task, strong writing and excellent communication skills.

  • Should be a self-starter, problem-solver, entrepreneurial, well-organized, work well with others and have a positive attitude.

  • Excellent written and verbal skills are critical.

  • Must have general computer skills with a proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe for some basic graphic design.

  • Should have some familiarity with video editing. 

  • Must be familiar with the Frederick area.

  • Should have a strong interest in the arts.

 

Qualified applicants may submit a resume and a cover letter to Sara Friedman (sara.friedman@fredbookartscenter.org).