DisArt Social Media Intern
Application Deadline: Friday, January 22, 2021
DisArt is looking for a Social Media Intern from anywhere in the world to work directly with the co-directors, Chris and Jill, and the social media intern team to strategically enhance our brand and build strong online communities through our various social media platforms. The intern will have the opportunity to work in a team and to tap into a large global network of disabled artists and activists, engage with disability culture, and gain valuable skills in nonprofit arts-based social action.
The Social Media Intern will be responsible for researching, developing and administering accessible social media content and newsletters that are designed to increase followers, raise funds and to create an interactive relationship between audiences, participants, and supporters of the organization. The successful candidate will also be required to collect and review social media data to develop more effective campaigns.
Please visit our website, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for more information about what DisArt believes in and the work we are doing.
You should apply if you want to:
- Advocate for disabled people;
- Push the disability culture forward;
- Impact how disability is represented in social media;
- Challenge ableism;
- Focus on intersectional identities;
- Think critically about representation and language;
- Be part of a team that values relationships over transactions;
- Increase the visibility of DisArt through social media;
- Share your creative ideas and try new things;
- Strengthen DisArt’s online community;
- Explore and better understand your own disability identity;
- Take risks.
We work as a team because we understand how complex the lived experience of disability is, how common it is for disabled individuals to be expected to speak on behalf of all disabled people, how important disability communities are, and the value of pacing our work.
As a Social Media Intern you will be responsible for the following:
- Create and publish relevant, original, high-quality content related to the DisArt mission;
- Meet weekly with DisArt leadership and the social media team to talk about disability culture and to create social media strategies;
- Be proactive about your work and take advantage of all opportunities to grow both personally and professionally.
What We Are Looking For:
- Passion and commitment to the mission of DisArt;
- Reliable, curious, and a critical thinker – someone willing to take chances, try new things, to challenge and be challenged, and willing to fail;
- An ability to demonstrate initiative and responsibility, perform multiple tasks, attend to detail, meet deadlines, adapt quickly to changes, and respond well to feedback;
- Copywriting, communication, and time management skills;
- Proven ability in communications, media, organizational communication, strategic communication, or other related fields;
- Proficiencies in social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube;
- Optional : Confidence with video, photo, and audio editing software.
How to Apply
Please send us the following in written or video form to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Cover letter, resumé and/or summary of experience
- Letter of Recommendation
Friday, January 22, 2021
All interviews will be conducted over Zoom.
DisArt will provide a $500 stipend every four months that the position is held. Ideally, interns will commit for a full calendar year. DisArt is happy to help individuals navigate this internship as part of their college credit, if applicable.
DisArt believes that expressions of a disability cultural identity can transform society from awareness to understanding to belonging, creating a community that enjoys the full and equitable participation of all disabled people.
DisArt has become known internationally for its carefully curated contemporary art exhibitions, cutting-edge public events, educational podcasts, and innovative organizational consulting. All DisArt programs center on disability, identity, design, and community making in order to engage disabled and nondisabled audiences in ways that increase their awareness and understanding of disability culture and the lived experience of disability.
As a consulting company, DisCourse works with businesses and organizations who want to reframe their inward and outward facing communications about physical and mental differences: in order to help them take ownership of new ideas, approaches to, and interpretations of disability, DisArt digs deep into the mission and vision of their clients, taking time to note the places within their existing values wherein a new model of disability understanding can be easily incorporated.
Consequently, DisArt has been recognized by peer organizations globally as both innovative and influential when it comes to creative access design strategies, messaging, institutional coaching, curatorial practice, and liberatory philosophies of disability.
About Chris and Jill
Christopher Smit, PhD (University of Iowa) and Jill Vyn, MSW (University of Michigan) founded DisArt in 2015, an arts and culture organization that believes that expressions of a disability cultural identity can transform society from awareness to understanding to belonging, creating a society that enjoys the full and equitable participation of all people. Through public speaking, publications, groundbreaking exhibitions, impactful programming, and organizational coaching, Smit and Vyn have become influential voices in a global conversation about how to use art to amplify the voice, visibility, and value of all disabled people.
A World For Us
Don't Waste Your Spoons
Not All Disabilities Are Visible
Disability Is An Art.
Reimagining What It Means To Be Disabled
Capitol Crawl 1990
Exclude Me From Your Protection
Confront Your Ableism