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.
- 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)
- 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.