Thursday, 17 May 2012


Would you like to work for a leading arts blog? We are the world's most popular website specialising in Russian art and culture. We are currently looking for a bright, motivated and resourceful student or recent graduate who would like to gain some work experience working in the world of art and online publishing based in our London office.

The role will be to assist the editor as Russian art and culture transitions from a blog to a professional website. Our readership is in 12 countries and we have over 20,000 page views on the site. 

We believe in being good mentors. When you start, the first thing we’ll do is discuss what you want to get out of the internship. We want this to be valuable work experience for you to build your CV and to teach you real skills that any employer will want. In return, we expect our interns to be individuals who will work hard to get the most out of this unique opportunity.

We are looking for a candidate with strong analytical and research skills. The candidate must be self-motivated and have a “can do” attitude as they will be often working autonomously. The candidate must be computer literate and have a comfortable telephone manner as well as first hand experience working with social media. This is a fantastic opportunity for any young person as it offers them invaluable experience.

Researching upcoming news and creating calendar of events eg. exhibitions, conferences, lectures
Building our database of clients and donors
Researching resources for Russian Art and Culture subscribers
Assisting with preparations for Russian Art Week in November
Assisting in the development of the new website

Marketing & PR
Helping develop PR campaigns for the company
Maintaining the on-line media strategy using Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIN with an aim to increase the company’s profile
Writing posts for the blog (there will be an opportunity to have articles published on the site)

An interest in Russian art and/or knowledge of Slavic culture would be beneficial. The website is in English but Russian speakers are also encouraged to apply. 

What you would get:
Gain valuable work experience 
Access to our extensive network 
Chance to work on your own projects with real responsibility
Opportunity to develop your employability skills to increase your chances of getting a job

There are two opportunities available:
1. Short term internship (2 weeks)- 23rd July-3rd August
2. Part-time internship (2 months)- August/September
For our longer internship programme we are interested in taking on a student (PhD preferred) who can commit to coming in for at least 3 days a week, starting in mid-August but dates are flexible.

The internship will take place at our office in Victoria but there will be the opportunity to do occasionally work from home. 

To apply please send your CV to:
Theodora Clarke
Editor, Russian Art and Culture

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