Marketing and Social Media Volunteer / Intern


Foodseum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to uniting and growing the Chicago food community by providing a central voice that promotes food education, celebrates local food achievements and companies, and inspires a new generation of curious and passionate: eaters, food fans and creators.

Foodseum is searching for an outgoing and energetic self-starter with a passion for food, culture and education. The Marketing and Social Media Volunteer / Intern will report to the Director of Marketing and will be responsible for the development and execution of Foodseum's social media content. These responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with the planning and execution of the social media strategy to grow and engage the online Foodseum community

  • Planning and scheduling a monthly social media calendar fitting to the current strategic goals and overall Foodseum brand

  • Ability to stay up-to-date on local food events/happening and posting timely content

  • Engaging and responding to the Foodseum social media audience

  • Planning and executing outreach initiatives including communication with schools, cultural institutions, community organizations, online communities, and bloggers, retail business and other local and national audiences

  • Keeping up-to-date and complete analytics of marketing initiatives

  • Handling special projects as assigned

  • Communicating on an as-needed basis with the marketing team regarding project and priorities

  • Updating the team with weekly status reports of project

The Marketing and Social Media Volunteer / Intern will be an integral part of the Foodseum team, and will be a key component to the growth of Chicago's first nonprofit food museum. This is an excellent opportunity to work with an innovative high-profile, high-growth nonprofit looking to make a significant impact on Chicago's future.


  • Ability to manage and create content quickly and professionally

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • Willingness to reach out to bloggers, small businesses, well-known chefs and food industry organizations for guest blogging opportunities and partnerships

  • Experience managing various social media outlets and tools

  • Open mind and desire to learn and work closely with a multi-faceted team

  • Enjoyment in keeping up with the latest trends in the food industry and culinary arena

  • Comfortable working both independently and collaboratively

  • Solid understanding of Google Docs, Facebook, Twitter, Social Media Scheduling Software



This position is 10 hr / week commitment starting Nov 1, 2016. This position is unpaid, class credit is available upon request.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Stacey Efstathiou at