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Audrey Woods: Arts internship

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is a non-profit gallery in downtown San Jose’s thriving arts district. The ICA’s mission for the past 40 years has been to promote greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through exhibitions, site specific installations, and engaging programming. I joined the ICA’s team as their Marketing and Administration Intern at the start of 2018 and have loved every minute of it!

Since my start, I have worked to build the website’s archive with both text and images of all the ICA has done dating back to 1980. I have also built out the ICA’s list of press contacts and am in charge of reaching out to individuals and different press outlets about upcoming exhibitions and events we may be hosting. Additionally, I provide social media support by reviewing analytics, editing marketing content, and planning posts for the ICA’s official Instagram account. 

Day to day, I am one of the first points of contact for guests upon arrival to the gallery. It is my job to know the answers to any questions they might have about the show or the gallery as a whole. My time at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art has given me invaluable hands-on experience!