In Fall 2006, powerHouse Books launched The powerHouse Arena, a laboratory for creative thought: exhibitions, installations, presentations, displays, viewings, performances, readings, and retail therapy—all drawing upon photography and popular culture as sources of inspiration. www.powerHouseArena.com
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

SOCIAL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY INTERN

Interns will assist in creating and successfully disseminating digital content which will help expand our social media reach. Duties include:

  • Making engaging video shorts and GIFs for recent and upcoming titles
  • Styling and shooting product (usually the finished book) shots
  • Researching on a title-by-title basis the ideal online outlets where this in-house-developed content can be featured to maximum effect and gathering contact info for each
  • Reaching out to the gathered contacts with the created material and doing any necessary follow-up to get them to post what you made.

Candidates will ideally be comfortable with iMovie (or another video program) Adobe Creative Suite (specifically, Photoshop and Illustrator—InDesign is preferred), beginner/intermediate HTML and CSS, and WordPress. Knowledge and interest in what makes for engaging and successful social media posts on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and Tumblr, as well as a firm familiarity of key and new online sites which would be interested in our books are all a requirement.

Candidates must possess strong organization, communication, and computer skills, as well as the ability to multi-task and see projects through to completion. All interns should be able to work a minimum of three full days per week (MondayFriday, seven hours per day). This is an unpaid internship but we do provide a monthly, unlimited metro card for those who meet the minimum weekly work requirements. Those eligible to receive school credit are strongly encouraged to apply, though the position is open to anyone.

If you are interested in this position, please send us an email including a short paragraph of interest and your résumé as a PDF attachment to craig@powerhousebooks.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA AND SALES INTERN
Interns will assist in finding new outlets for sales across our entire list of 500+ titles and creating and successfully disseminating digital content which will help expand our social media reach, which ideally leads to sales of our books. Tasks are similar to those of Social Media and Publicity intern along with:
  • Searching online for rare and specialized photo book dealers and non-bookstores (cool boutiques, galleries, etc) and crafting pitches of specific titles to get them to buy our books

Candidates will ideally be comfortable with iMovie (or another video program). A passion for the myriad ways people consume and interact with popular and media culture and where they meet to influence commerce is a must. Knowledge and interest in our list of books and what makes for engaging and successful social media posts on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and Tumblr, as well as a firm familiarity of key and new print and online outlets which would be interested in our books are all a requirement.

Candidates must possess strong organization, communication, and computer skills, as well as the ability to multi-task and see projects through to completion. All interns should be able to work a minimum of three full days per week (MondayFriday, seven hours per day). This is an unpaid internship but we do provide a monthly, unlimited metro card for those who meet the minimum weekly work requirements. Those eligible to receive school credit are strongly encouraged to apply, though the position is open to anyone.

If you are interested in this position, please send an email including a short paragraph of interest and your résumé as a PDF attachment to wes@powerhousebooks.com.

DESIGN AND MEDIA INTERN

Intern will assist in creating and stylizing online content for powerHouse Books and The powerHouse Arena, and maintaining and expanding powerHouse’s web presence. Duties include designing web banners, styling product shots, assisting in building new web pages, and coding newsletters and e-blasts, among others.

Candidates must possess strong organization, communication, and computer skills, as well as the ability to multi-task and see projects through to completion. Adobe Creative Suite skills are a requirement (specifically, Photoshop and Illustrator—InDesign is preferred).

In addition, candidates should be familiar with beginner/intermediate HTML and CSS, or at least express a firm desire to become familiar with these web languages. Experience with WordPress is preferred.

All intern candidates should be able to work a minimum of 3 full days per week (7 hours per day). This is an unpaid internship. Those eligible to receive school credit are strongly encouraged to apply, though the position is open to anyone.

If you are interested in this position, please send us an email including a short paragraph of interest and your résumé as a PDF attachment to craig@powerhousebooks.com

BOOKSTORE ASSOCIATE

The powerhouse Arena , a bookstore, art and event space in the Dumbo area of Brooklyn, is looking for an experienced, passionate, self-motivated full-time or part-time (3-4 days) bookseller who has a strong interest in photography, design, and literature. Our 5,000 sf book boutique focuses on photography and illustrated books, and has a curated fiction/non-fiction, and children’s books section.

We are looking for a dedicated, sales-driven individual with a strong work ethic, maybe a bit of style, a welcoming demeanor, and a friendly personality. Experience in event programming, bookstore ordering a plus.

Please send us a strong cover letter, and your resume, along with salary requirement and passionate interests and hobbies. Points awarded for wit and panache.

Please email your applications to Susanne Koenig, POWERHOUSE: susanne@powerhousearena.com

GALLERY & BOOKSTORE INTERN

Position:
The Gallery & Bookstore Intern reports to the Gallery Director and is primarily responsible for: preparing & promoting exhibitions and book signing events; bookstore management; gallery and event preparations, as well as assistance in organizing workshop series.

Responsibilities Include:
• Assist in preparing and working at in-house and offsite events—including gallery openings, book signings, launch parties, and other special events.
• Maintaining contacts and workshop databases.
• Maintain inventory for office and bookstore.

Requirements Include:
•Computer skills: Microsoft Office & Excel. Familiarity with Mac required.
•Mission-passionate with an interest in art, photography, and book publishing.

Salary:
We offer a small stipend for long-term (6 mo+), full-time internships.

Application Materials:
Cover letter
Resume

Please email your applications to Susanne Koenig, POWERHOUSE: susanne@powerhousearena.com