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Development and Event Summer Intern

Internship Description:  

The Development and Events Intern will assist the Museum Events Manager, a member of the Development Team, in all aspects of planning an event, including but not limited to; scheduling volunteers, collaborating with the Properties Department to decorate the grounds for an event, fleshing out any necessary permits or licenses, keeping meticulous documentation of all requirements for staff and volunteers, working with corporate partners to gather supplies for event, and collaborating with the Director of Marketing to increase ticket sales. 

The Development and Events Intern will be involved in all relevant Development Team meetings and, at the discretion of the Director of Development  may be assigned to a task outside of Special Events in order to serve the Development Team as a whole. There is also ample opportunity for creative ideas, as we are currently in the process of re-developing some of our signature events.
What you will learn: 

Upon completion of the 10-week internship, you will also have extensive experience and knowledge of: 
  • Event marketing strategy
  • Volunteer engagement and coordination
  • Fundraising event planning and execution
  • Integrated development database management    
Duties and responsibilities: 

This internship will work collaboratively with the Development and Marketing Teams and be focused on marketing and event coordination within the following key areas: 
  1. Database Work
  • Transfer as much data as possible about previous events from various sources (digital files as well as hard copy) into usable data in our new software, Altru.
  • Update a local database of restaurants, wine vendors, and other participants for end-of-summer event, Vintage & Vine.
  1. Fourth of July Naturalization Ceremony
  • Assist the Museum Events Manager in all logistics for the Naturalization Ceremony which will take place on the museum grounds on the 4th of July.
  • Contact relevant politicians and local officials to arrange event speakers or attendees.
  1. Vintage & Vine
  • Aid with conducting  mass-mailings, cold-calls and other forms of solicitation to potential donors and vendors for the end-of-summer event.
  • Collaborate with Museum Events Manager on managing volunteers and creating a detailed day-of plan for V&V volunteers.
  • Assist the Museum Events Manager in all logistics for the end-of-summer event, V&V.
  1. Collaborate with the Director of Marketing to develop the virtual marketing and event vision, and ensure consistency and alignment with SBM branding. 
  2. Participate as an active member of the SBM staff by attending weekly Development Team meetings and weekly SBM staff meetings.  

  • Must be enrolled as a current undergraduate or graduate student in good standing in order to be eligible for a SBM internship;  
  • Creative; 
  • Familiarity with hosting Zoom meetings;  
  • Experience with marketing and graphic design software;  
  • Excellent research and problem solving skills; 
  • Strong written, oral, and communication/presentation skills; 
  • Pursuing degree in communications, marketing, museum studies, nonprofit management, or other related field; 
  • An interest in marketing, community engagement, and/or non-profit management.  
Housing provided by Strawbery Banke Museum 

Optional on-site housing is provided in Hough House for interns who need housing. Hough House is open to all interns regardless of sex or age. While the common areas in Hough are co-ed, the bedrooms are single-sex based on the gender with which each intern identifies, and interns should expect to have a roommate for the duration of their stay in Hough House.