Communications guides the branding, marketing, and communications strategy for the Guggenheim Foundation including Special Projects and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and supports the efforts of the network museums by leveraging traditional and digital media to support exhibitions, programs, and other initiatives. The department leads efforts to cohesively position, convey, and protect the Guggenheim’s strong international image and reputation to a diverse range of constituencies including: the media, Trustees, staff, members, visitors, and prospective visitors, both locally and worldwide and through in person as well as digital interactions. Intern placements are offered in a range of program areas including Communications and Public Relations, Digital Experience, Digital Media, Graphic Design, and Marketing.
- Communications and Public Relations
The Communications and Public Relations department is responsible for the transmission of information to both the press and the public. Intern responsibilities include creating press materials, communicating with the media, maintaining press files, and assisting during media previews and other public-relations events. The Press Office also circulates relevant clips internally.
The Digital Experience department blends expertise in strategy, user experience, content, and software development to ensure our digital products meet our mission and business needs. Currently, the department’s primary focus is Guggenheim.org and the in-museum digital guide program. Interns in this department may assist with website and app management, and special projects in support of the museum’s program and mission. Tasks may include content production, quality assurance, competitive analysis, research, and reporting. Ideal candidates will have coursework in user experience design, user research, content production, and/or website and app development. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, basic HTML/CSS, and Microsoft Office Suite is required. Some familiarity with data management and visualization tools such as Google Analytics is encouraged.
The Digital Media department creates video and audio content in support of our mission and business goals. This content is distributed internally, on the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum digital products and social media channels, and on partner distribution channels. Interns in this department may assist with asset management and organization, content production, quality assurance reviews, and content archiving. Candidates with familiarity with basic audio and video editing programs, writing, script editing, and project management are preferred.
The Graphic Design Department oversees the visual direction of the museum. We articulate the museum’s overall brand identity, specific exhibition graphics, seasonal advertising, to more detailed touchpoint communications that include in-building signage, print, digital materials, and other initiatives. We strive to maintain cohesion throughout Guggenheim’s brand and graphic expressions throughout all departments. Working as a part of the Communication Team, we provide visualization of promotional strategies to support our mission and programs. Interns in this department must be fluent in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), and Motion. Web design skills are a plus. Please note when applying, candidates should submit a design portfolio (website or PDF).
The Marketing department is responsible for reinforcing the Guggenheim brand identity and promoting public awareness of the museum, its exhibitions, and its programs. Core department efforts include research, advertising, social media, email marketing, and outreach. Interns will utilize Photoshop and InDesign, and gain experience using sophisticated digital marketing tools including Sprout Social and Marketing Cloud. Applicants should be strong multitaskers. Ideal candidates should demonstrate an interest in communications and art.