Magazine – Art Review Writer – Summer 2021 and Beyond – VOLUNTEER
– 5+ stories/year*
Picture This Post magazine, www.picturethispost.com, alerts time-strapped readers to cultural offerings that are the best match for their interests in art, books, dance, film, museums, music, theater, as well as travel with a focus on culture. We not only cover culture creators and venues with high name recognition, but also delight in helping to showcase bold, creative strokes by fledgling artists in all genres.
This student volunteer position can also be an internship if you make arrangements with your school for credit. —we are ALL volunteers. See Intern vs. Volunteer.
*If this is an internship you must adhere to the parameters of hours/week set by your school.
Please contact your internship coordinator BEFORE accepting to determine how you might do this internship for credit.
Here is a link to the Picture This Post Art Section—where you click a picture to read a story. Keep clicking “Read More” to find earlier art reviews in our magazine.
– Commitment to fulfill tasks for all Picture This Post staff members—to remain in good standing. See Picture This Post Student Volunteers – Good Standing Commitments.
-Completion of Picture This Post Writer Trial Balloon
**This Trial Balloon is done at the beginning of your internship, not prior. It is a film review.
-Commitment to study and adhere to the Picture This Post Writers’ Guidelines. See “ABOUT Picture This Post”—the introductory chapter in a guide of ~a dozen chapters, that is continuously being updated.
What You Will Do:
-You will write art exhibit reviews – of museums, art fairs and galleries. You may be asked to repeat the Trial Balloon (which is a film review) until both you and your editor are confident that you are able to pen a review first draft that requires no or a minimum of edits to be publication ready.
-You will write 5+ reviews per year—these can be in Art or other areas that Picture This Post covers. In all cases, you only write reviews when you are in receipt of an editor assignment letter.
-You will do layouts for your own stories—and if you enjoy it or want practice, you may opt to help with layouts of others’ stories.
-You will learn how to use the Picture This Post social media automation to publicize your stories on the Picture This Post social media pages.
-You will commit to continuously study the Picture This Post Writers’ Guidelines and do all the Volunteer in Good Standing tasks – – most of which are geared to keep the Writers’ Guidelines in your front-of-mind.
-You are not expected to write reviews on any schedule. You only sign on to review events, etc. that you are interested in. Some writers pen reviews as often as five times a week; some writers might only do five reviews a year.
-You can add on to your Art Review Writer role with other Picture This Post Jobs—your schedule permitting. The top recommendation is to also get training to be able to add on interviews with artists as standalone articles.
What You Will Learn:
This position is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in both art and honing their writing skills.