New Media Internship (paid)

September-December 2016

The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and highly motivated individual to join a close-knit team dedicated to growing the reach of the museum and its engineering and architectural collections. The New Media Intern will play a key role in the communications and marketing programs at the museum. S/he will support museum staff in the process of generating digital content and maintaining several social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, etc.) as part of the Waterworks’ audience development and outreach efforts.

 

Responsibilities

Coordinate with Manager of Outreach & Development and Executive Director to pitch, create, post, manage, and analyze social media content related to the Waterworks Museum, including its history, collections, themes, and audiences.

Assist with preparing, editing, organizing, and scheduling digital medial posts across multiple social platforms and emerging media channels.

Prepare short-form written content or generate graphic materials (photographs, video, original graphics/infographics) for use in social media assets, blog, website, or in email marketing outreach.

Monitor and analyze media metrics and prepare short summary reports regarding media reach.

Contribute to generation of digital and traditional marketing content and outreach campaigns.

Assist museum staff as necessary and perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

Recent B.A. or graduate student preferred.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Demonstrated fluency with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, etc.) and email marketing systems.

Demonstrated strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work toward deadlines as part of a small team.

Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Canva or similar, Hootsuite or similar, Constant Contact or similar.

Willingness to engage with and explore new media opportunities.

Ability to work independently and interest in supporting a mission-based nonprofit organization.

 

Length of Internship

September to December 2016 (approximately 12 weeks).

Work Schedule

Two days per week, totaling 10 hours per week (during Tuesday through Saturday work week).

Compensation

Stipend $1,200 ($10 per hour; max 10 hours per week for 12 weeks).

 

To Apply:

Please email cover letter, resume (PDF preferable), and names of two references to:

Suanna Crowley, PhD, RPA,Manager, Outreach & Development Suanna.Crowley@WaterworksMuseum.org.

No phone inquiries, please. Closing date for applications: August 20, 2016.