The Mistake Room (TMR) dwells in the terrain of ideas and practices fueled by radical imagination. A constantly morphing cultural platform, TMR is shaped through ambitious multi-year thematic projects that expand the possibilities of what an indepedent art space can be and do. Working alongside artists, thinkers, and other makers, TMR summons new publics for art and ideas into being in ways that reflect the complexity of our world and time.
The Mistake Room helps practitioners of the imagination from around the globe bring their work to life in meaningful ways.
Deeply committed to the constant reimagining of the independent art space, we aspire to transform how people access and critically engage with art and culture.
We do this to deepen our collective understanding of human creativity and to broaden its profound impact on the world and in our lives.
We believe in artists and thinkers.
As pioneers of radical imagination;
As makers of new ways of being and knowing;
As a compass in the pursuit of making the world more just and compassionate.
As a fearless and unwavering protector of artistic and intellectual freedom;
As a place of learning and a site for research and the production of original scholarship;
As a living, responsive, and adaptable platform that births new cultural forms. We believe in mistakes.
As generative moments and ruptures of the status quo;
As evidence of transformative acts;
As glimpses into a future we’ve yet to know.
The Mistake Room offers hands-on internships for undergraduate and graduate students. Our internship program provides opportunities to work directly alongside scholars, curators, and artists who are shaping the future of contemporary art while also helping participants learn about the non-profit cultural institution and its various functions and operations.
The Mistake Room is unable to provide or assist with visas for foreign applicants.
It is the responsibility of applicants to retrieve information from their school concerning possible academic credit. Graduate students seeking an internship for Independent Study Course Credit or to fulfill a Practicum degree-requirement must contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for Graduate Internship Application.
Application Deadline: September 15, 2017
Internship: October 1 - December 15, 2017
Summer 2017 Social Media & Marketing Internship
The Mistake Room is seeking an intern with strong knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape, particularly social media outlets. The candidate will work closely with the curatorial team and become informed about the organization's upcoming program and activities and create a public presence for the organization across multiple social media outlets while also developing a strategic social media strategy to increase the organization's public presence. This is a unique hands-on opportunity for a candidate interested in public relations and marketing and will provide the selected individual with a dynamic context to develop their work. Candidates should have a strong interest in publicity, marketing and branding, and social media. Strong candidates will have good organizational and time management skills and will have the ability to work in both a team environment and independently when needed. Candidates must possess excellent communication and writing skills. Essential functions include basic website updates and maintenance; posting on and monitoring TMR’s new digital journal; online outreach and promotion using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Vimeo; database management; and other related duties.
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Requirements & Compensation
Interns are expected to work 10-12 hours a week with flexible schedule. Internship includes $1,000 (USD) stipend.