Internships

Chesterwood, a Historic Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and a Massachusetts and National Historic Landmark, in Stockbridge, MA, seeks a marketing intern for the 2018 spring semester (February – May), which could possibly be extended through the summer. A stipend of $1,200 will be awarded (funded by the Spire Foundation).

 

Responsibilities

The intern will be working closely with the Executive Director and Chesterwood staff on promoting Chesterwood for the 2018 season. The position is part-time, with a minimum requirement of 7 hours of work per week throughout the semester. The intern will:

  • Help us with marketing and advertising projects, including social network advertising
  • Update and post content on Chesterwood’s Instagram account and Facebook pages
  • Update Chesterwood’s website content
  • Send out email “blasts”
  • Work on a quarterly email newsletter
  • Other responsibilities include working with the Exhibition Coordinator and staff on promoting the 2018 Contemporary Sculpture show at Chesterwood (which will feature works by well-known kinetic artists) and other activities and programs at the Site
  • May help coordinate and staff special events, such as lectures, sculpture demonstrations, and VIP parties
  • If extended through the summer, possibly act as an interpreter or guide by leading tours or answering questions from the public
  • Additional responsibilities and long-term projects can be tailored to fit your interests

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate (junior or senior preferred) or graduate student majoring in marketing and/or communication.
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills. Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, meet deadlines, and manage a number of concurrent projects in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Excellent computer skills, including thorough knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and use of digital photography.
  • Must own or have access to a car. (Chesterwood is a relatively rural site.)

Hours/Compensation

  • This spring semester position is part-time, with a minimum requirement of seven hours per week throughout the semester.
  • Start date and exact length of internship to be determined by the Executive Director and the intern.
  • College or graduate school credit can be offered if you make the necessary arrangements with your school.  (Final decision as to whether credit will be provided is at the discretion of your school.)

How to Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to Erin Glasheen-Sheldon, Development Database Coordinator at eglasheen@savingplaces.org by January 12, 2018Address your cover letter to Donna Hassler, Executive Director, Chesterwood.  In your cover letter, please specify when you are available to begin your internship and how many hours a week you can work (minimum of seven hours per week). Due to the anticipated volume of applications, we will respond to your correspondence in a timely matter only if you are potential candidate for an internship.  We appreciate your interest in Chesterwood. Application Deadline:  Please apply by January 12, 2018.  In the subject line of your email, please type: “Chesterwood Marketing Internship Spring 2018.”

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Located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Chesterwood is the country home, studio and gardens of America’s foremost sculptor of public monuments, Daniel Chester French (1850-1931). The Site consists of 10 buildings and 122 acres, including French’s recently rehabilitated Studio. Best known as the sculptor of the Minute Man in Concord, MA, and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, French lived and worked at Chesterwood nearly every summer for over thirty years.  Chesterwood holds one of the largest collections of work by a single American sculptor and has hosted an outdoor contemporary sculpture show since 1978.  For more information, please visit www.Chesterwood.org.

Chesterwood is a Historic Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  The National Trust for Historic Preservation helps people protect, enhance, and enjoy the places that matter to them.  Learn more at www.savingplaces.org.

 

 
 

Daniel Chester French Sculptures (Flickr)

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Contact Us

Address:
4 Williamsville Road (physical address)
PO Box 827 (mailing address)
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Telephone: 413.298.3579
Extension 2023 for Admissions/Shop
Extension 2034 for additional tour information,
including group reservations

Fax: 413.298.1065
Email: chesterwood@savingplaces.org

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