Internship Title: Sam Bell Maxey House Social Media Internship
Supervising Division/Department/Site: Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site
Semester Internship is Available: Spring/Summer/Fall
Work Location Address: 812 South Church Street, Paris, TX 75460
Duration: To Be Determined
Application Closing Date: Until Filled
Hours/Week: Minimum 10 hours/week Fall/Spring and 20 hours/week in Summer
Travel Required: No
INTERNSHIP JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Social Media Intern will help the Curator out with the running of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest for the site as we begin two large social media campaigns - World War I Centennial and the 50th Anniversary of the Maxey House becoming a Museum. The Social Media Intern will also help with the research, recording, and editing of "What's in the Box: Stories from the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site," the site's podcast. The Social Media Internship must last at least 120 hours, but can last longer
Complies with all agency Internship Program policies and procedures.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
Creating Facebook and Instagram posts for the site according to the data the site has previously collected; Creation of social media posts regarding their internship and projects; Working on and developing social media campaigns; Helping to create the site's social media calendar; Researching and writing a podcast script; Editing a podcast.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Interest in museums, history, archives, and/or education
- Strong writing, research, and communication skills
- Strong organizational, multitasking, and people skills
- Knowledge of standard office computer skills, including database software and word processing
- Knowledge of Audacity and Adobe Creative Suite a plus but not required
- Ability to work independently and on detailed tasks
- Degree or expected degree in history, education, museum studies, library/archival science, humanities, media, marketing/communications, or a related field
- Demonstrated interest in museum programs, social media and marketing, archives, education, and/or history
Applications will be accepted from currently enrolled college students who are sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students and recent Bachelor's and Master's degree graduates.
REMARKS (Application procedure, Special requirements): Applications must be submitted on the Texas Historical Commission’s Internship Application available on the web at www.thc.texas.gov. Please mail applications to P.O. Box 12276, Austin, Texas 78711 or deliver them in person at 1700 N. Congress Avenue, Suite B-65, Austin, Texas. A resume and current transcript must be submitted with your application. Resumes cannot be submitted in lieu of applications. Applications will be reviewed, and top applicants will be contacted for interviews. After a qualified person has been chosen for the specified internship, letters will be mailed to all interviewed applicants letting them know that the position has been filled. Disability access for application submission, testing and interview accommodations can be provided upon reasonable notice.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER