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  • Marketing
  • Summer
  • Aspen, CO
  • 2018

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Requirements/Necessary Skills for Recruitment: 

The Aspen Art Museum is an accredited, globally preeminent, non-collecting museum that organizes and presents the newest, most important evolutions in global contemporary art through a dynamic exhibition program of sixteen to eighteen shows per year. With an annual operating budget of $7 million and a team of over seventy professional staff members, the AAM is situated in an iconic building in a picturesque environment with an exceptionally active community of contemporary art collectors. With our August 2014 opening of a new Shigeru Ban–designed facility in downtown Aspen with 17,500 square feet of exhibition space, this is an unprecedented time to join the Aspen Art Museum. The Aspen Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Internship Description
The Marketing and Archive Internship will begin in June and last for a minimum of eight weeks—possibility to
extend time frame based on intern availability.
The Marketing and Archive Intern is responsible for assisting with the implementation of public relations
initiatives, marketing strategies for all of the Aspen Art Museum’s programs, publications, as well as maintaining
the archive for the Marketing and Curatorial department. An ideal intern is interested in the communications,
public relations, marketing, or curatorial fields, and social media management. The schedule is flexible: typically
20–30 hours per week between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., with occasional evenings and weekends.


 Maintain an archive of press clips as well as marketing and PR materials
 Assist in producing digital content for social media communication across multiple institutional platforms
 Assist in the drafting and editing of institutional press releases
 Maintain active list of press, media, and marketing contacts
 Prepare media requests, such as compiling images and press releases
 Photograph AAM events for social media and archival purposes
 Research media coverage and industry trends
 Physically organize archive materials into exhibition, public programs, and other print archive binders
 Database entry into the archive database
 Digitize slides from past Aspen Art Museum exhibitions: sorting, organizing, and storing physical slides
 Compile and generate press kits for AAM meetings and stakeholder informational purposes
 Potential to gain valuable experience with social media marketing, event preparation, and public relations
leading up to and during ArtCrush, the museum’s annual summer fundraiser in Aspen


 Desire to learn more about working in a museum in the marketing and curatorial departments
 Ability to read, understand, and complete written and verbal requests and work assignments
 Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
 Strong organizational skills
 The ability to multitask in a fast-paced setting
 Ability to work calmly and enthusiastically under high pressure
 Keen attention to detail
 Ability to work independently
 Ability to represent the museum with a high level of integrity and professionalism, adhere to museum
policies, maintain confidentiality, and support management decisions in a positive, professional manner
 A positive attitude and flexibility in an ever-changing environment
 Interest in and commitment to contemporary art
 Flexible, highly responsible, articulate, self-motivated

 Proficiency in standard computer applications and programs, e.g., MS Word, email, MS Excel, Photoshop,
and file management
 Ability to classify, record, and compile archived information into a data system
 Ability to communicate effectively with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds

Starting June 2018 (minimum 8 weeks)