Emineo Art Gallery offers students an opportunity to join their team for a company restructure.
Thomas Griffin, founder and CEO of Emineo, held interviews for new interns to come together with his team to refine and research business modules for the company.
“We are looking to bring on board three interns,” says Griffin.
Emineo currently has an on-campus gallery that collaborates with Wildcat Ventures.
“That gallery is showing student art periodically. About every six weeks there’s an additional show that students can submit their art to. So the art intern basically curates all of the work and hangs the show and promotes future shows,” Griffin said.
Griffin said he is looking to add a graphic design and marketing intern to the team.
“The graphic design intern and the marketing intern will collaborate to really work on developing a promotional mix. So existentially we want online promotion material and offline promotion material. We’re looking to leverage non-traditional marketing channels,” Griffin said.
Griffin said the interns will be focusing on designing promotional material that could be given out at events and around campuses. It will share the idea of the company and the product.
“They will be collaborating on designing those things and setting up events and staying true to our branding,” Griffin said.
Griffin said that most of their work will be basic, such as managing the social media and conducting marketing research. This will result in a better understanding of Emineo’s audience.
Emineo is looking at a possible re-launch in about 6-12 months. They currently aren’t concentrated on recruiting artists but focusing on the strategy of the business.
“With the startup it’s hard to see the future. Definitely things are very dynamic and variable so our plans this week and how we perceive things this week can be drastically different from two months from now,” Griffin said. “We will be facing new opportunities and new obstacles. Ideally, I am trying to craft a team that is capable of pivoting around the needs that we seek.”
Decisions on the new interns will be made by Friday.
“I envision Emineo as a premier, first-of-its-kind space for creative students to showcase their talents and be discovered. I envision it as a community where artists can collaborate to create some beautiful things. I also see it shifting the current art education paragon to where there are opportunities for education outside of the traditional curriculum,” Griffin said. “That, really, is my hope, that we can dissolve the starving artist mentality. I know that is pretty idealistic but I think we are working on solutions to that.”
Griffin hopes to create something that produces success for artists based on their talent rather than on limitations that exist such as their geography or education.
If artists or individuals who would like to learn more want to be involved or have any questions, contact Thomas Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org.