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Member Engagement: Event Production

The mission of the Member Engagement Department is to identify new members and cultivate, steward and increase commitments of existing relationships between The WGBH Educational Foundation and its membership. This department enables WGBH to carry out our public media mission by raising contributions from individuals through our annual Auctions, the Business Member Partner Program, volunteer programming, and special events. Member Engagement also works to form donor relationships with local companies and organizations that share a common value and commitment to the education and cultural enrichment of our community. Through database marketing, member engagement, relationship building, and fundraising, the Membership Engagement team provides WGBH with the economic resources to pursue its mission. 

 
Internship Description:
WGBH's Member Engagement: Event Management & Production team produces and markets a wide variety of community and membership events each year. These types of events include major festivals like the Summer Arts Weekend (July), the FunFest (July), the Food and Wine Festival (September), and the Classical Cartoon Festival (October), as well as screenings, live musical performances, the Fine Wine Auction, and kids and family events. The Member Engagement Event Management & Production Intern would gain valuable experience working with counts ranging from 200 – 3,000 guests, with each event providing a unique insight into the world of event planning. The intern would also learn more about outreach, fundraising, volunteer management, event planning, and marketing. 
 
Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Special Events staff with event logistics, including vendor relations
  • Update and maintain the department-wide events calendar
  • Create event presentation materials
  • Analyze event metrics for reports purposes
  • Aid with day-of event responsibilities from set-up to breakdown
  • Perform related duties and special projects as assigned

 

Skills Preferred:

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills (please include 2-3 brief writing samples)
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and take initiative with minimal supervision on projects
  • Detail-oriented, with a high level of organization and time management
  • Strong computer skills – familiarity with Mac computers, InDesign, PowerPoint, and Excel programs preferred
  • Must have availability on occasional evenings and weekends each month to assist with events
  • Ability to lift, stand, bend (for tasks such as filing, organizing inventory)
  • Majors preferred but not limited to: Marketing and Public Relations, Communications, and Business

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