Special Events and Volunteer Program Coordination Intern

Expected Dates
August 5, 2019 to August 2, 2020
Site
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
Position ID
PO-00727726
If you love planning and promoting events, working with national park staff and volunteers, and want to bring your energy, great organization skills, and media savvy to celebrating the National Parks in New Hampshire and Vermont, come join our team!

This position focuses on three areas:
1) Assisting with the planning, promotion, coordination, and execution of park events at both Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site.  This includes a weekly summer concert at Saint-Gaudens on Sundays, and several Saturday events at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller throughout the summer and fall.
2) Supporting the park’s Volunteer (VIP) program by recruiting, orienting, and scheduling volunteers to work special events, celebrating and promoting the good work of our volunteers through traditional and social media outlets, and helping to plan a recognition gathering at the end of the season.
3) Contribute to the frontline interpretive operation at both parks by leading tours, staffing visitor center desks, and roving park trails.

We are looking for an intern with excellent communication skills (verbal and written), service-orientation, attention to detail, and a willingness to get out in the field to set up and break down for large events.  This position will work a Saturday through Wednesday schedule June through October. Working both weekend days is a must during the five month busy season.  The schedule switches to mostly Monday through Friday in the late fall, winter, and spring, with occasional weekend work.
  • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is located in the year-round resort community of Woodstock, Vermont – an area of great natural beauty alongside the Ottauquechee River in the foothills of the Green Mountains. The new park opened for the first time to visitors in 1998 and is the first unit of the National Park System to focus on the theme of conservation history and the changing nature of land stewardship in America. It manages and interprets the early 19th century Billings/Rockefeller mansion and grounds complex, as well as a 500-acre forest property on the slopes of Mount Tom where hiking, nature study, and cross-country skiing are popular with visitors.

    Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site is located in the rural New Hampshire town of Cornish, just across the river from Windsor, Vermont. The park preserves and interprets the home, studios and gardens of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of America’s greatest sculptors, including over 100 of his artworkss, from heroic public monuments to expressive portrait reliefs, and the gold coins which changed the look of American coinage. Visitors enjoy summer concerts, hike nature trails, or explore their artistic side by participating in sculpture classes.

    The climate at both sites is moderate in spring, summer, and fall seasons; winters may be harsh. A variety of local restaurants and groceries are located in the villages of Woodstock, VT and Windsor, VT within a few miles radius of the parks.

  • The intern will participate in a mulit-day seasonal orientation, a weekly leadership development workshop, and interpretive training throughout the summer. Special training opportunities may be available in fall, winter, or spring.
  • The park hosts a variety of workshops throughout the season for the public and staff. Interns will collaborate with other area interns, and be able to participate in weekly recreation trips/activities such as swimming and hiking.
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Main Area of Focus
Visitor Services and Site Operations
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
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Communications
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Education
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Arts/Humanities
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History
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