Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities Currently Available:

Valley Quest Internship: Spring 2017

Vital Communities seeks a self-directed, computer-savvy individual to join our team as a spring intern with the Valley Quest program in preparation for the May 1 start of the 2017 Valley Quest season.

This is an unpaid position, 10-20 hours/week, running February-May 2017. The position will be based at our office in White River Junction, with opportunities for some work to be performed remotely.

The spring intern will be tasked with several projects for the Valley Quest program, including:

Program Outreach Office Assistance (10-20 hrs/wk)

  • Create blog posts and short promotional articles announcing the release of the new Valley Quest app, including how-to resources with screen shots and video clips showing users how to navigate the app.
  • Work with Valley Quest Coordinator to populate the locations of our 170 Quests in Google Maps.
  • Prepping Quest treasure boxes to be put out on May 1.
  • Update Quest clues and information on the Valley Quest website.
  • Assist with planning for kick-off event end of April/May.

Other duties may include: (1-5 hrs/wk, as assigned)

  • Assist with Facebook and social media posts.
  • Attend and assist with the annual Flavors of the Valley event (April 9).
  • Help other Vital Communities programs with data entry, research, and other tasks as assigned.

Applicants MUST have:

  • Reliable transportation to Vital Communities’ office in White River Junction.
  • Local housing available as this is an unpaid position.

Desired skills include:

  • A basic understanding of PC computing, a willingness to try simple troubleshooting.
  • A self-directed individual who is willing to ask questions and wants to be successful in even the smallest task.
  • Attention to detail; efficient and effective organization skills.
  • An optimistic positive presence when interacting with the public on VC’s behalf
  • Ability to take on a diverse set of tasks and complete them efficiently at one’s own direction.

To Apply: E-mail resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample to SCottingham@VitalCommunities.org.

 

Communications Internship: Summer 2017

Vital Communities seeks a Communications Intern to support communications projects and social media for the organization. The intern will work together with the Vital Communities Communications Manager on some of our regular projects, like our monthly e-news, and on some exciting new ideas (dependent upon skill and interest).

This position will be office-based, with opportunities for some work to be performed remotely. Dates for the position are flexible, running approximately May-September at 20-30 hrs/wk. Small stipend available.

Communications Intern Responsibilities

  • Manage Vital Communities’ day-to-day Facebook presence, condensing stories from longer articles into shorter pieces appropriate for social media.
  • Draft content for newsletters, annual reports, blog posts, and articles.
  • Update the Vital Communities’ WordPress blog.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Applicants MUST have:

  • Reliable transportation to Vital Communities’ offices in White River Junction
  • Local housing available

Desired Skills Include:
• Interest or experience in marketing or journalism
• Excellent writing skills
• Familiarity and comfort with Facebook and Instagram
• Ability to develop content of various lengths and types for a variety of media
• Understanding of discretion and tact in representing an organization
• Ability to pick up new tasks quickly
• Experience with WordPress preferable but not required

To Apply: E-mail resume, writing sample, and cover letter to SCottingham@VitalCommunities.org.

 

Valley Quest Internship: Summer 2017

Vital Communities seeks an outdoor enthusiast to join our team as a summer intern with the Valley Quest program. This position will be heavily field-based, with approximately half of the position spent outside going on Quests to evaluate clues and resupply hidden treasure boxes.

Dates for the position are flexible, running approximately May-September at 20-30 hrs/wk. Small stipend available.

Duties include:

Quest Monitoring and Evaluation (10-15 hours/week. Field-based)

  • Complete assigned Quests throughout the Upper Valley
  • Assist with monitoring, replacing missing treasure boxes and materials as necessary
  • Evaluate the existing Quest clues and recommend updates as appropriate

Program Outreach Office Assistance (5-10 hours/week. Office-based)

  • Update Quest clues and information on the Valley Quest website
  • Writing weekly posts for the Valley Quest blog and newsletters
  • Lead guided Quests for interested groups
  • Assist in promoting the Valley Quest app and other program initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned

Applicants MUST have:

  • Personal transportation to travel to and from Valley Quest locations.
  • Local housing available.
  • The physical ability to hike any of the Valley Quests.

Desired skills include:

  • A basic understanding of PC computing, a willingness to try simple troubleshooting.
  • Attention to detail; efficient and effective organization skills.
  • A self-directed individual who is willing to ask questions and wants to be successful in even the smallest task.
  • An optimistic positive presence when interacting with the public on VC’s behalf.
  • Ability to take on a diverse set of tasks and complete them efficiently at one’s own direction.
  • A general liking of children, and the ability to provide patience and guidance while working with multi-generational audiences.

 

Ongoing Internship and Volunteer Opportunities
Are you interested in interning at Vital Communities but do not see a current opportunity that matches your interests? We are open to explore the possibilities with you.

Please email HR@VitalCommunities.org your resume and one page cover letter describing your interests, skills, and what you’d like to get out of an internship at Vital Communities. In the subject line, please include 1-2 of our focus areas. Example subject line: Internship Inquiry: Energy/Transportation

Our main areas of focus are:

  • Civic engagement
  • Sense of place
  • Energy
  • Transportation
  • Local agriculture
  • Local economy
  • Marketing/Communications

Please allow us a few weeks to get back to you.

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