MIT Student Employment Opportunity: Promoting the Arts at MIT
MIT invites you to apply to be an arts ambassador student worker and become a member of the Arts at MIT communications team in the 2022-23 academic year.
Do you love the arts and are you interested in helping to spread the word about the dynamic arts events happening at MIT? Then join us!
The Arts at MIT is looking for a few part-time student workers to be arts ambassadors to help build audiences and publicize arts events.
Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States and must be a currently enrolled MIT student. The position will take place in-person and remotely during the 2022-23 academic year.
The student workers will work closely with the Communications Manager and the Manager of Student Arts Programs on implementing publicity strategies for the Arts at MIT. The publicity workers will help by posting on social media, sending emails to targeted email lists, posting on slack, hanging posters, or other ways to reach students and spread the word about arts events at $15/hour. Photography or videography work is paid $20/hour.
The time commitment varies depending on your schedule, so you work only when you have time. We have events that need as little as one hour’s work, to others that are up to four hours; some are in person, and some are remote.
Students studying any field are welcome to apply. You don’t need to be enrolled in arts classes; we just would like you to be interested in the arts at MIT.
Tasks may include:
Audience Outreach and Documentation
- Spread the word in as many ways as possible to other students about arts events and encourage them to attend. Help to strategize and research target audiences for arts communications, then compile lists for outreach and forward emails created by the Office of the Arts to select groups, post information on slack channels, hang posters, distribute postcards, and other tasks as needed. Focus on living groups, student arts groups.
- Post on social media tagging @artsatmit before and at events
- Take photographs and video of events to serve as event documentation
- REQUIRED: Attendance at one kick-off publicity brainstorm meeting with the Office of the Arts communications staff (at a mutually convenient date/time during business hours). Attendance at in-person and/or virtual events, concerts, performances, exhibitions, and workshops as your schedule allows.
- As needed: Assist event producers at arts events for one-off tasks such as wayfinding for guests, event set-up
- Other duties as assigned
- Currently enrolled MIT student
- Eligible for student hourly payroll
- Interested in the arts
- Interested in networking
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Exceptional attention to detail
- Knowledge of social media, photography, video
Examples of arts events promoted or documented by Arts Ambassadors
It Must Be Now! Performance
This dynamic event took place in MIT Kresge Auditorium on May 7, 2022 and brought together three leading musicians (Terri Lyne Carrington, Braxton Cook, and Sean Jones) to compose large-scale works for MIT musicians on the overall theme of racial justice.
Karyn Nakamura’s 116 x 31 Simmons Hall Live Projection Installation
Titled 116 x 31 after the number of horizontal and vertical squares that compose Simmons Hall’s metal frame, Nakamura’s three-night installation used three projectors set up in Briggs Field to animate the Simmons façade in April 2022.
Code Cypher Programming Competition
Hosted by CAST Visiting Artist and Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco and Professor Nick Montfort, the “Code Cypher” event on October 9, 2021 invited MIT students to develop computational artworks that play with language and rhythm.