Business development & marketing manager internship @Afikaris

The company

AFIKARIS is a start-up launched in August 2018 by Florian Azzopardi (formerly working for Jumia, #1 ecommerce company in Africa) with the mission to promote the best contemporary artists from Africa. Our ambition is to propose the best portfolio of artists and push them to the top of global contemporary art. To reach our goal we leverage on our online platform, organize temporary exhibitions, participate to fairs, work with foundations, galleries, etc..

The job

As content & marketing manager intern, you will be at the core of the strategy of AFIKARIS with as main missions:

  • Manage the catalogue of artists and artworks
    • Work on artists' acquisition
    • Manage the online content of the artists
    • Manage / recruit local business developers
  • Improve the content of Afikaris
    • Build content on artists
    • Build content on contemporary art movements
    • Build content on African contemporary art
    • Build content on Afikaris’ news and art world news
  • Develop and manage the community of customers
    • Animate social medias
    • Send a weekly Newsletter
    • Setup partnerships with influencers
    • Define new marketing actions
    • Deal with press
  • Support the organization of exhibitions
    • Work on the concept and content
    • Support the setup of the exhibition

Right now the objective of the company is to build a great community of talented artists, build up its brand image and a community of collectors and customers who love the brand. You will be are the core of these topics. In addition you will have a lot of magnitude to propose and test new ideas, projects, etc…

The perfect candidate

  • Has entrepreneur spirit and is willing to propose and test new ideas
  • Is autonomous and owner of his topics
  • Is fluent with social medias
  • Has knowledge, taste and interest for contemporary art and Africa
  • Is rigorous with high attention to details
  • Has good communication skills, oral and written
  • Has a good mastery of the pack Office
  • Has good knowledge of ecommerce

Recommended experience

  • Art history studies with ideally African contemporary art lessons
  • Internship in a gallery
  • Internship in communication / marketing

The duration of the internship can be discussed, it can be between 3 and 6 months.

If you are interested, please send an email at florian@afikaris.com