Friday, November 13, 2015
The Boston Book Festival is seeking an intern to help us prepare and execute the second annual Hubbub (BBF children’s festival), to take place on June 4th, 2016.
We are looking for candidates who are capable and confident withgeneral office tasks; copywriting and editing; devising and implementing a marketing strategy; creating, maintaining, andenhancing documents using Word, Excel, and Google Drive; communicating with media outlets, sponsors, publicists, and community organizations; 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 there is a good deal of schlepping involved at certain points in the year. 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: children’s literature, event production, logistics, and project management. We really hope that you are outgoing, 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 mid-January and work through mid-June 2016. Candidates can expect to work between 8-12 hours per week through March and 12-15 hours per week through the beginning of June. 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, email@example.com, and please specify any restrictions. Candidates who are invited to interview will be asked to provide a writing sample. Applications are due November 30th.
Posted by Norah Piehl on 11-13-2015 at 12:00am