Friends of Acadia is accepting applications for a Seasonal Communications Intern for the 2013 summer season, to support various social and electronic media initiatives, assist with day-to-day communications projects, and improve member and volunteer engagement.
The top priorities of this position will be to research, plan, and implement a program of short-format digital video documentaries for use in social and other electronic media; and to manage the FOA blog.
Technical Qualifications: Experience with digital video scripting, filming, and editing, including the use of editing software. Strong writing skills. Familiarity with a range of social media platforms. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Windows operating system. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite software, graphic design skills, interest in nonprofit communications, and familiarity with Acadia National Park all a plus.
Personal Qualifications: Can work independently or as a team. Self-starter, flexible, and able to manage complex projects. Meets deadlines. Has strong interpersonal skills and a sense of humor.
Requirements: Valid Driver’s License. Applicants will be expected to use their own automobile and will be reimbursed for mileage beyond their daily commute to Friends of Acadia office in Bar Harbor.
Willingness and ability to work at a seated computer workstation for prolonged periods.
Willingness and ability to walk several miles on park trails carrying up to 10 pounds.
Schedule: Seasonal, full-time position; May 22 through August 16; 40 hours per week; occasional weekends and evenings.
Wage: $12.00/hr. Pay period: Every two weeks.
Housing: Applicants will be expected to find their own housing on or near Mount Desert Island.
Benefits: Positive work environment. Automatic paycheck deposit. Non-smoking office. Acadia National Park at your door. Great experience doing meaningful work for a mission that counts.
Reports to: Aimee Beal Church, Communications and Outreach Coordinator
Please send 1) letter of interest, 2) resume, 3) contact information for references, and 4) a sample video created by you (link to video published online is acceptable) to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or by surface mail to:
Communications Intern Search
c/o Aimee Beal Church
Friends of Acadia
P.O. Box 45
43 Cottage St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Questions may be directed to Aimee Beal Church at email@example.com.
Application deadline: February 25, 2012. EOE
Friends of Acadia is an independent nonprofit organization, founded in 1986. Its mission is to preserve the outstanding natural beauty, ecological vitality and cultural distinctiveness of Acadia National Park and the surrounding communities, and thereby to ensure high quality experiences for visitors and residents. Since 1986, FOA has granted $18.4 million for park and community conservation. The organization has 3,574 members, and makes possible the employment of more than 130 workers directly serving Acadia National Park.
Friends of Acadia’s print publications include a 3-times-per-year membership magazine, the Friends of Acadia Journal, the Annual Report, and the Annual Benefit Preview Catalog. The Friends of Acadia website, at www.friendsofacadia.org, is being redesigned and will be re-launched in spring 2013.