Marketing and Special Events Intern

Department:  Museum Programs and Marketing
Location:  Mackinac Island
Start Date/ End Date: 12 consecutive weeks. The person filling this position MUST start in early May 2018.  The end date is flexible but you must complete a minimum of 12 weeks for the stipend.
Pay Rate: Unpaid ($1,000 stipend upon successful completion of internship)
Hours: 32 hours per week

Mackinac State Historic Parks is now accepting applications for the internship position listed above. Interested applicants should apply following the instructions below to the park. To request an application or further position information contact Haley Case at caseh1@michigan.gov or Ken Fegan at fegank@michigan.gov. Requirements listed below are not conclusive.

Mackinac State Historic Parks is a leader in all areas of museum operations and is one of only 25 museums in the nation to have been accredited for a fourth time. With an average annual visitation of 400,000 in just a five-month season, MSHP is one of the most visited history museum systems in the nation! Mackinac State Historic Parks has five museum sites: Fort Mackinac (1780), Mackinac Art Museum (2010), Colonial Michilimackinac (1715), Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse (1892) and Historic Mill Creek Discovery Center (1790). Each historic site is located in a park setting: at the northern tip of Michigan’s lower peninsula is Colonial Michilimackinac, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and Historic Mill Creek Discovery Center in Mackinaw City, and Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island. In addition, MSHP owns and maintains approximately 80% of Mackinac Island which has many historic natural landmarks and approximately 70 miles of walking and biking trails.

INTERN LOCATION AND GENERAL INFORMATION:
The workstation for this position is the Post Hospital Administration office on Mackinac Island, MI. This position may be assigned duties at other MSHP sites on Mackinac Island and in Mackinaw City as park needs dictate. The work schedule may vary according to park needs and may include occasional weekend and evening work. Generally this is a 32-hour per week internship working Monday through Friday.

SCOPE OF INTERNSHIP DUTIES:
The Marketing and Special Events Intern position will assist visitors at all of the historic sites within Mackinac State Historic Parks (MSHP). Duties will include meeting scheduled motor-coach groups and providing them an overview of the specific site, assisting other staff at evening programs, weddings, and other special events hosted by MSHP. Based on the individual’s interests and skills, the intern will also have opportunities to participate in all facets of the Marketing Section. May also have other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:
1. Greeting and providing an orientation for adult and student groups at all MSHP sites.
2. Guiding groups from MSHP Visitor Centers to the next scheduled interpretive activity acquainting quests with various visitor services.
3. Acquire knowledge of MSHP sites, locations, programs, and special events to
provide guests with the best information and to market MSHP.
4. Assisting with various special functions including MSHP evening events, weddings, and fund raising events.
5. Acquire knowledge of MSHP’s membership organization, Mackinac Associates, to assist in member acquisition and member events.
6. Always acting in an engaging and professional manner while engaging the various guests of this organization.

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: 
Positions intern for 12 weeks starting in early June through late August. The start and end dates of the internship may be adjusted if the applicant’s school schedule requires it. The individual must indicate on their volunteer application their dates of availability.

FREE HOUSING AND STIPEND: 
This is an unpaid internship, MSHP will offer FREE HOUSING to the selected individuals in return for 32 hours per week of internship duties. Housing is dormitory-style with kitchen facilities available.

CONTACT: 
If you have specific questions regarding the position or you would like to request a application to apply for this internship, please email Haley Case, Special Events Coordinator, at caseh1michigan.gov or Ken Fegan, Human Resources Coordinator, at FEGANK@michigan.gov for further information or call either Haley or Ken at 231-436-4100.

INTERNSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE: 
Applications should be received by March 2, 2018 although we will continue to accept applications after this date in the event the position is not filled.

APPLICATION PROCESS (Applications are required and must be submitted):
Individuals interested in this internship will need to complete a application. Applications are mailed to applicants as soon as possible, but usually within one day of receipt of request. To receive an application, please:

INTERN LOCATION AND GENERAL INFORMATION:
If you have specific questions regarding the position or you would like to request a application to apply for this internship, please email Haley Case, Special Events Coordinator, at caseh1@michigan.gov or Ken Fegan, Human Resources Coordinator, at FEGANK@michigan.gov for further information or call either Haley or Ken at 231-436-4100.

Individuals interested in this internship will need to complete a application and submit it to:

 

Mackinac State Historic Parks
ATTN:  Marketing and Special Events Internship
P.O. Box 873
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

 

PLEASE DO NOT E-MAIL APPLICATION OR RESUME!
1. The application form must be printed on standard 8.5″ by 11″ paper and filled out.  Please sign and date where indicated.
2. Applications must be completed and mailed (no emails).

Download Application:
Click here to download the application.

 

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