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Fall 2016: Jamestown Yorktown Foundation - Marketing Intern

Sep 23, 2016

Posted in: Advertising internships, Internships & scholarships, Public Relations internships

Intern Title: Marketing Intern

Intern Duties:

Assist the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation sales and promotions team with a variety of sales and marketing

activities at Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center, and within the Mid-Atlantic region to increase paid

admissions and build awareness of Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.

Interns may also provide support assisting as a Media Relations Assistant by photographing museum activities for

social media use, uploading approved images to the website, managing the image filing system, posting approved

text on the internet, monitoring social media sites, and help coordinate responses to public inquiries.

Principal Job Functions

Works closely with the sales and promotions team to maintain public and visitor awareness. May assist with

telemarketing, sales missions, exhibits and tradeshows, familiarization tours, clerical duties, zip code analysis,

image files, volunteer coordination, website updates, direct mail marketing programs and special events in all

market segments as needed.

Departments:

Marketing & Retail Operations Department (physical location is Jamestown Settlement).

Desired Qualifications and/or Skills:

Good interpersonal skills, detail-oriented, good research skills and the ability to work independently. Ability to use

internet responsibly and web page experience are a plus. Basic orientation to JYF and specific training on project

objectives provided.

 

Description of Employer

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia that operates two

living-history museums, Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center. These two museums

feature outdoor living-history areas in which costumed historical interpreters describe and demonstrate

life in 17 th- and 18 th -century Virginia. Jamestown Settlement features re-creations of a Powhatan Indian

village, three ships, and James Fort. The Yorktown Victory Center offers a Continental Army

encampment and Tidewater Virginia farm.

Our mission is to educate and to promote understanding and awareness of Virginia’s role in the creation

of the United States of America. The Foundation is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Website

www.historyisfun.org

Addresses of Employer

We can utilize interns at 3 different locations (Map Quest addresses listed below):

Jamestown Settlement, 2110 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg

Yorktown Victory Center, 200 Water Street, Yorktown

Central Support Complex, 1 Diesel Drive, Williamsburg

Application Process

To be considered for an internship, candidates must complete and submit a Jamestown-Yorktown

Foundation internship application, a resume, and complete the placement process. The placement process

includes a screening interview, a possible secondary interview with the department in which they wish to

be placed, evaluation of the applicant’s availability and scheduling, and attending required training (e.g.,

new hire orientation; safety and security orientation).

More information about our internships and volunteer opportunities may be found on our website,

www.historyisfun.org, under the About Us section. Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation will make efforts

to comply with individual school requirements for those participants seeking academic credit for their

internships. No stipends or transportation are provided. Generally speaking, an intern should be available

to work a minimum of 8 hours and no more than 20 hours per week during an academic semester.

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FALL 2016

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Internships

Most internships are offered from September through December; February through early May; and late

May through August. Please confirm on the application if you intend to apply for an experiential or

academic internship and which semester you are applying for and/or date you wish to begin.

Please note: Internships are available on a first-come- first-priority basis. Any approval for academic

credit must come through your academic advisor. Experiential internships are available on a rolling

admissions basis.

To receive an application packet, please send your complete name, mailing address, phone number, email

address, and your area of interest to:

Janet Gallagher

Volunteer Services Manager

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

P.O. Box 1607

Williamsburg, VA 23187

(757) 253-4034

janet.gallagher@jyf.virginia.gov

All complete applications and resumes should be sent to the Volunteer Services Manager.

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