Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Promotions & Marketing Intern (Unpaid)

Pacific Science Center’s award-winning, interactive programs reach more than 1.3 million people around the state each year — in their communities, classrooms and on our campus. Summer is particularly busy as our guest numbers rise and our presence at local events increase.  The promotions demands within our Marketing department also rise in the summer.  Our Marketing department has an exciting internship opportunity for a student interested in developing their promotions and marketing experience. 

The Promotions Intern will help strategize promotional events, support event volunteers and market the Science Center amongst other exciting responsibilities.  At the internship’s conclusion, the intern should have gained valuable promotions and marketing skills while strengthening their resume. This is a great opportunity for students who want to positively impact a nonprofit while exploring a career in Promotions and Marketing. Interns may also receive college credit depending on their school’s requirements and guidelines.

Reports To: Education Marketing Coordinator
Position Start Date: June, 2014 (start date flexible)
Position End Date: Minimum of 10-weeks, ideal candidates will commit through the end of summer
Time Commitment: 9-15 hours a week, split between weekend event work and weekday work in the office.  Availability on Tuesday mornings is also required.

Job Duties
• Assist with the planning associated with Pacific Science Center’s presence at various off-site fairs, festivals and events (past events include Youngershoot at Bumbershoot, Seafair Milk Carton Derby and more)
• Serve as point of contact for external fair, festival and event organizers
• Effectively orient and schedule event volunteers that help staff off-site events
• Positively represent the Science Center at off-site events
• Manage set-up and tear-down at various off-site events
• Work with Graphic Design team to create summer promotional collateral
• Create calendar listings and contribute to Pacific Science Center’s weekly e-newsletter (100,000+ recipients)
• Brainstorm cost-effective guerilla marketing tactics that can be implemented throughout the summer
• Participate in weekly Marketing & Communications Division meetings (held on Tuesday mornings)
• Assist as needed with department’s administrative tasks
• Other duties as assigned

Learning Opportunities
• Strengthen communication and customer service skills through diverse interactions with Science Center staff, event volunteers, and the general public
• Develop high-level administrative and creativity skills associated with working in a busy Marketing department
• Demonstrate promotions planning and leadership skills while working in a team environment
• Gain insight into the inner-workings of a large nonprofit educational institution

Position Requirements
• Candidates must be current college or graduate students
• Flexible and willing to take on a variety of tasks
• High level of energy, enthusiasm and initiative
• Works well independently, as well as part of a team and can react accordingly to the Science Center’s fast-paced nature
• Strong customer service skills and excellent written and oral communication skills
• Pass a criminal background check
• Provide 3 references
• Candidates working towards a degree in Marketing, Public Relations or Communications strongly preferred
• Experience in promotional events a plus
• Must be willing to work weekends

TO APPLY:  Email a cover letter and resume to volunteers@pacsci.org with the title “Promotions & Marketing Intern.”

Pacific Science Center

We are an independent, nonprofit educational institution that inspires lifelong interest in science, math and technology by engaging diverse communities through interactive and innovative exhibits and programs in every county of Washington state and beyond. 

Pacific Science Center is an equal-opportunity employer.  We value diversity and it is expressed in all aspects, from the people and communities we serve to our organizational culture and our employees.  Pacific Science Center does not discriminate on the basis of any trait as protected by law such as age, race, gender, veteran status, or disability in admission or access to, or employment in, its programs or other activities. 

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