Emerging Social Media Volunteer/Intern


Foodseum is Chicago’s first nonprofit food museum. That’s right, a physical space completely dedicated to helping you discover your passion for food. Through interactive exhibits, educational seminars, unique content, events and programming, Foodseum provides a window into the history, people, farm-to-fork transformations, preparations, international flavors and more behind the food we all enjoy.

Foodseum is searching for an outgoing and energetic self-starter with a passion for food, culture and education. The Emerging 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 on emerging networks like Periscope, Snapchat, and more. These responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Researching emerging social media networks (like Periscope and Snapchat) to learn how Foodseum can best utilize them, as well as networks Foodseum is not yet utilizing (like Pinterest)

  • Signing up for and build Foodseum's presence on emerging social media networks 

  • 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 Emerging 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, Snapchat, Periscope, Pinterest, etc.



This position is 10 hr / week commitment for the Fall of 2015. This position is unpaid, class credit is available upon request.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Kyle Joseph at kyle@foodseum.org