Sunday, January 31, 2016
Like books? Interested in going behind the scenes at New England’s premier literary event? The Boston Book Festival is seeking interns to help us prepare and execute the eighth annual BBF, October 15, 2016.
We are looking for candidates who are capable and confident with general office tasks; copywriting and editing; devising and implementing a marketing strategy; creating, maintaining, and enhancing documents using Word, Excel, and Google Drive; communicating with media outlets and community organizations; and creating and distributing marketing collateral, but who can also rise to the challenge of unusual (and potentially hilarious) situations. Your tasks may range from working with authors both famous and infamous to tracking down missing costume characters (what’s a Frog without his Toad, anyway?). Also, we are a small office, so you may find yourself schlepping boxes upstairs, downstairs, and all over Back Bay in the runup to the Festival (possibly while wearing cocktail attire). The good news/bad news is: everyone does everything!
We hope that you have excellent written and oral communication skills, are highly organized, motivated, project-oriented, willing to work on a team, and knowledgeable about and/or interested in some or all of the following: literature, event production, logistics, and project management. We really hope that you are fun, friendly, and eager to work with a small, committed group of people in a casual office environment.
The ideal candidate will be able to join the team in March and work through mid-November 2016. Candidates can expect to work between 8-12 hours per week through May, and 12-15 hours per week through October. Hours and schedules are flexible; occasional evening hours for special events will be required (with plenty of advance notice). You will also be expected to check your BBF email daily and respond as needed, even when you are not in the office. Boston Book Festival offices are located in Somerville (in a chocolate factory!).
Please send a cover letter and resume to Sarah Parker, firstname.lastname@example.org, and please specify any restrictions. Candidates who are invited to interview will be asked to provide a writing sample. Applications are due February 5th.
Posted by Norah Piehl on 01-31-2016 at 12:00am