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Friends of Montpelier Beth Evans Memorial Internship

The Friends of Montpelier is sponsoring a paid Fall/Spring 2015-2016 internship for a candidate, who will work with staff approximately 20 hrs/week.

Requirements
  • Have a Bachelor's Degree, be in their final year of earning a degree, or be a graduate student in any of these related fields (communications, public relations, marketing); some 18th and 19th century US history coursework is advantageous
  • Some knowledge of museum operations
  • Web savvy and solid experience using social media channels to promote non-profits, create interest, and recruit members. A background in graphic design is highly desirable
  • Strong writing, communications and public speaking skills, and demonstrated experience utilizing all of these in internal and external environments
  • Individual must be able to be a creative, self-starter that works well with a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills--must be personable, respectful and diplomatic in working with a diverse constituency (i.e. staff members, volunteers, and the public)
Internship Objectives
  • Develop a new membership format to suit the digital environment
  • Redesign newsletter to make it available digitally
  • Design website and create/establish a social media presence
  • Develop a program ideas for outreach to various age demographics and a diverse audience.
  • Recruit and train at least two volunteers, who will maintain website and social media accounts
How to Apply
  • Cover letter and resume explaining why you'd be a desirable candidate
  • At least 3 references, one must be from a faculty member
  • Writing sample
  • Portfolio of social media projects completed and/or in progress (please include PDFs and links in your email correspondence)
  • Deadline to apply is Monday September 14, 2015, 11 pm
  • Paper submissions will NOT be accepted 
  • Send your completed application via email to:

  • Mary Jurkiewicz, Museum Manager 

About Friends of Montpelier

The Friends of Montpelier (FOM) is a volunteer group established in 1976 to work in partnership with the owner, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) to preserve the site’s heritage, including its grounds, as an historic destination. 

 
In conjunction with staff and management, the FOM assists with the docent program in giving tours, has established a continuing series of history lectures pertaining to the house, family, and their place in local history, assists with implementation of furnishing and garden plans, maintains a membership base to support programs, and hosts events to attract visitors.

Changing times require that the FOM update its outreach to the public and move from hard-copy based outreach to an electronic/on-line outreach to improve membership numbers and create greater awareness and participation with our local community and the general public.