MBA Internship - (NFT) based art project focus
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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is exploring opportunities to expand its sources of revenue streams and has two projects appropriate for an MBA student with interest in not-for-profit work. Candidates must be currently enrolled in graduate-level program to be considered.
Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, architecture, and other manifestations of visual culture, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods. The Guggenheim realizes this mission through exceptional exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The Guggenheim strives to engage and educate an increasingly diverse international audience through its unique network of museums and partnerships. The Foundation is committed to nurturing an equitable, inclusive, and accessible work culture and promoting diversity among staff and visitors. With nearly three million annual visitors worldwide, the Guggenheim and its network is one of the most visited cultural institutions in the world.
Internship Project Description
The first project will focus on developing a business plan for our education department, which is considering expanding its current programmatic learning and development offerings to include executive training in areas such as emotional intelligence, problem-solving, and using art as a means to understand teamwork and power dynamics. An assessment of this concept would include:
- Researching professional development needs and priorities for our target customers. i.e. current topics, consultants, format and price point).
- Identifying industries (health care, banking, tech, etc.) where workshops about creativity and innovation, team building, and observation skills would be welcomed.
- Competitive analysis to determine what other museums are doing in this space. i.e. gap analysis of where we have competition and where we can find a unique market niche.
The outcome of this work would include a presentation of the data and a recommendation on pricing and go-to-market tactics.
The second project is an evaluation of non-fungible token (NFT) based art, a nascent, fast growing, highly scalable area of the art world. How will blockchain and crypto currency change how a museum defines its collection strategy? In what ways should the Guggenheim extend into a digital experience?
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite: including Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills
- Comfortable with data analysis and visualizations.
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects with several deliverables.
- High level of integrity, creativity, strong work ethic, deep intellectual curiosity and ability to think outside the box.
- Ability to distill complex concepts and analyses into clear, easy-to-understand presentations.
- Must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship or restriction now or in the future.
This position will be a remote full-time position. The start date is flexible, but ideally the projects would be completed by mid-August.
The Guggenheim is dedicating itself to creating paths that lead to a more inclusive and diverse institution. We encourage inquiries from applicants who will reflect the plurality of our culture and our global audience. The Guggenheim does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin or disability status.
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