Aunt Lute Books is a nonprofit, multicultural women’s press in the Mission District of San Francisco, within walking distance of the 16th and 24th Street Mission BART stations. Since 1982, we have published women’s voices that are underrepresented in mainstream presses by virtue of race, ethnicity, sexuality, socio-economic background, age, or geographic location. Aunt Lute’s titles include fiction, poetry, and critical essays by Gloria Anzaldúa, Paula Gunn Allen, Judy Grahn, Ginu Kamani, Audre Lorde, and Alice Walker.
We are seeking someone to fill a part-time, five month internship that would report to the Marketing Director; someone who has a strong interest in marketing, has experience with, and is interested to learn to operate in a non-profit arts environment. Our office is open Wed, Thurs, abd Fri. from 10am-5pm. This position is remote with potential for in-person events in the Bay Area as safety permits. There will be no requirements to be in-person for office hours, but we do anticipate this intern assisting for in-person events.
The ideal candidate would generally possess the following:
Excellent written and oral communication skills
A passion for our mission and an interest in multicultural women’s literature
Attention to detail and strong organization skills
Flexibility, motivation, and the ability to work independently
Experience composing and scheduling Social Media posts and images
Willingness to support in community event execution
Awareness of how to read and input info into spreadsheets
Marketing Intern Duties
This role will involve coordinating with the Marketing Director and other staff as promotions and events arise. A Marketing Intern will be expected to contribute in the following ways:
Help to maintain our website
Schedule social media and marketing content
Support the Marketing Director and Programming Director, as assignments come up
Create promotional materials such as social media and email newsletters
Collaborate with the Marketing Director to design and implement strategies to increase Aunt Lute’s profile as a publisher and nonprofit arts organization
Handle other day-to-day administrative tasks, like maintaining spreadsheets and replying to emails.
Take part in team meetings
Proficiency in web, social media, and some subset of the following programs would be desirable: Google Suite, Excel, Wix, Canva, and MailChimp.
We hope to provide interns with experience that will enrich their resumes and portfolios. Interns will have the ability to pitch content, be part of acquisitions discussions, have an insider look at book launches, event planning and more. This is a unique publishing internship because we are a small nonprofit, so interns are able to more closely work see the work done by editors, authors and others in production.
As a small nonprofit, our salaries are not commensurate with for-profit companies, but our hourly wage for this role is $18 an hour.
This position will begin in September 2023. Please submit your application by August 15.
Schedule: This position is for 12-14 hours per week, and could include some weekends and evenings. We are extremely flexible in terms of class schedules and other responsibilities, but you should be able to attend virtual meetings and check-ins.
-How to Apply -
Email the following:
A cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position and how your particular strengths would fit in
Writing/work sample including, but not limited to, social media, newsletters, press releases or other communications pieces
Please include names of 2 references (professional or academic preferred)
Information about your availability
Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location and Accessibility
The office is located in the Mission District of San Francisco near a MUNI bus stop and a 1 mile walk (10 blocks) from both 16th and 24th Street-Mission BART stations.
Our office is on the third floor, which is only accessible by stairs. (The basement, first and second floor is serviced by a freight elevator). The majority of our office space is on the same level. However, there is one additional step to enter the back portion of our office. And, we have a basement warehouse for our inventory which is accessible by both stairs and the freight elevator.