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Visual Arts Intern

Learn how to build and run a PR campaign from beginning to end with this bespoke public relations agency in the heart of London! If you’ve got the creativity and drive, they want you…

Midas PR is the go-to agency for some of the UK’s best-known artists and galleries who require bespoke and targeted PR campaigns. Their expertise lies in generating tangible results for their clients through hard-working, creative and strategic communications campaigns. Midas PR’s campaigns include working with the Saatchi Gallery, Opera Gallery, National Museum Wales, Artes Mundi, University of the Arts London, Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry, Richard Deacon, Theaster Gates, Pussy Riot, Soheila Sokhanvari, John Akomfrah, Ragnar Kjartansson, David Mach, Setsuko Ono, David Bailey, Bryan Adams.  

They are looking for a creative and dynamic individual to join their visual arts team on a six-month paid internship programme. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented graduate to support the visual arts team on international PR campaigns for some of the most prestigious artists, art galleries, museums, arts festivals and awards in the UK and beyond.  The successful candidate can expect to work on Venice Biennale, Saatchi Gallery, Opera Gallery, Artes Mundi, The Box Plymouth, Boogie Wall Gallery, Ake Festival Nigeria and Ai-Da Robot amongst others.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Build and run a PR campaign from beginning to end
  • PR strategy and planning
  • Writing effective and convincing copy for press releases and email pitches
  • Building media lists
  • Running PR software
  • Social media
  • Day to day liaison with arts journalists
  • Project management
  • Creative brainstorming
  • Attending journalist and client meetings
  • Setting up publicity schedules including interviews
  • Press views, award ceremonies and gallery openings
  • Attend a number of client-related events ranging from gallery launches, art fairs, award ceremonies and festivals
  • Responsibility on team accounts, such as running a regional, influencer or magazine campaign as part of a wider campaign

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE

  • Strong team player
  • Huge passion for the arts and an understanding of the UK’s leading art galleries, institutions and major artists
  • Creative, enthusiastic and well-organised
  • Self-starter that will thrive in a busy environment
  • Responsible, enthusiastic graduate who is really committed to the job
  • Will relish being part of a fast-paced team and can hit the ground running

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • A degree in any field or a BTEC art foundation

TO APPLY

  • Upload your CV and cover letter as one document (addressed to Creative Access). Please note, applications without a tailored cover letter will NOT be accepted
  • This internship is only open to candidates from a BAME or lower socio-economic background
  • Do not contact the company directly