The Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Film Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, features contemporary cinema, restored classics, American independent films, (including films by local artists), area premiers, and director retrospectives. The program also hosts a number of film festivals throughout the year. 

 Working with the manager and the assistant programmer of film, as part of the larger Department of Contemporary Art & MFA Programs, this position will support the marketing and outreach efforts of our fall film programming in addition to helping research potential programs. Intern candidates should be involved in film studies with an interest in marketing/public relations, event management, or arts administration. 

 The intern will gain insight and experience in the planning and execution of one of the largest film programs at a major arts institution. The internship will start the week of September 28 and run through mid-December with the possibility of an extension into the spring. This is not a production or archival internship. 


  • Assisting with outreach and promotional campaigns, including writing Twitter copy 
  • Assisting with writing and editing film descriptions for calendar (online & print)
  • Watching movies and providing critical and insightful feedback
  • Research potential programs/film/guests
  • Data entry, filing, and mailing
  • General office and production support as needed


  • A passionate interest in the film 
  • Knowledge of film history/culture
  • Enrollment in and returning to an undergraduate program
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to excel whether working independently or collaboratively 
  • Ability to commit to 10 hours per week through mid December 
  • Email a single MS-Word document containing your cover letter & resume to: 
  • Ability to attend orientation on either Sat, Sept 26 (9:30am) or Wed, Oct 7 (10am or 6pm)




Part Time


10.00 hours per week

To be determined; flexible within M-F, 9a-5p


November 18, 2010


Contemporary Art and MFA Programs