Marketing & Engagement Intern - Fruitlands Museum
The Fruitlands Museum Marketing and Engagement Intern will focus on supporting Fruitlands Museum team on a broad spectrum of programming, digital marketing, public relations, and customer service responsibilities. They will work to support Fruitlands Director and Engagement staff in event development and promotion for a busy schedule of spring programming.
This internship provides the opportunity to gain skills and experience related to marketing, event planning, office administration, and social media. We are seeking candidates who are eager to learn the nuances of working at a nonprofit organization and who are willing to take a self-starter, generalist approach to gaining marketing and engagement experience. While the position is unpaid, the intern will gain valuable experience, a letter of recommendation, and connections to local museum and industry leaders. Interns can attend Fruitlands events for free.
Reports to: Engagement Manager
Commitment: 3-month minimum commitment, rolling start
Minimum 15 hours per week, based on a weekly schedule determined by the candidate’s availability.
Please note: a background check may be required for this internship
General responsibilities may include the following:
Event Development and Promotion – work with staff to come up with event ideas, create event materials, populate online calendars, create social media packages, and execute events.
Outreach and Marketing - create ad hoc content for social media and online posting, take photos during events, organize photo library, and create flyers and signage for events.
Event Support - work with staff on site in support of general event management including signage, check-in, and program setup and breakdown when needed.
Volunteer Management - coordinate with the Engagement Site Manager to keep volunteer database updated.
Log internship hours into our volunteer/internship management tracking system weekly
Interest in sustainability, conservation, start-up business experience, and/or the nonprofit sector
Currently pursuing or have recently completed an undergraduate degree
Strong communication skills and an outgoing and engaging personality
Basic computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office, knowledge of design software including Adobe systems is a plus
Highly organized and able to keep track of multiple projects simultaneously
Must be a self-starter and strong collaborator
How to Apply:
Send resume and a brief cover letter to Michael Busack, Fruitlands Portfolio Director at email@example.com. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.
* This is an unpaid position but college credit may be available.
About the Organization:
The Trustees preserves and cares for some of Massachusetts’ most treasured natural, scenic, and historic sites for public use and enjoyment. Founded in 1891 and celebrating our 125th Anniversary from May 2016-2017, The Trustees is the first land preservation nonprofit of its kind in the world and the Commonwealth’s largest conservation and preservation organization. With a passion for protecting the irreplaceable for everyone, forever, The Trustees is focusing its renewed mission on connecting more people of all ages and interests to outdoor recreation, culture, agriculture, and healthy, active living using its 116 diverse properties, community spaces, and over 5,000 annual programs as a powerful and compelling platform. Located within minutes of every resident and visited by 1.6 million people in 2015, Trustees properties span more than 27,000 acres across the state – from working farms, landscaped and urban gardens, and community parks, to barrier beaches, forests, campgrounds, inns and historic sites, many of which are National Historic Landmarks. The Trustees is also a worldwide model and active leader in land conservation, serving as the largest private holder of conservation restrictions of any entity in the state, overseeing the protection of more than 20,000 acres, and working with community’s partners to protect additional land, totaling over 25,000 acres to date. Also leader in the local, sustainable food movement, The Trustees operates five working farms with CSA programs, holds over 2,000 acres of farmland, and is a founding partner of the Boston Public Market, the first all locally-sourced indoor market of its kind in the nation, where it runs all educational programming at the Market’s demonstration KITCHEN and is one of 40 on-site vendors. Funded by our nearly 125,000 members and supported by many generous donors, partners, and volunteers, The Trustees invites all to get out, get inspired, and find magic in the moment through a Trustees program or property: www.thetrustees.org.