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Media Intern

Lowell Observatory

Vacancy Announcement: The following internship is on continuous recruitment. Although there may not be current openings for this job title, applications will be accepted at all times.

Part-time, hourly, generally 10-15 hrs per week. We prefer a set schedule and will work with the successful candidate to determine specific days and times. Given the nature of the position, there may be a need for weekend or evening availability.

$7.25/hr Non-exempt

Organization: Lowell Observatory, 1400 W. Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499

Job Location: Flagstaff, Arizona. The non-smoking Lowell Observatory campus is located on Mars Hill above historic downtown Flagstaff at an elevation of approximately 7,500 ft./2285 m. Flagstaff is the largest city in northern Arizona (pop. approximately 60,000) and is renowned for its spectacular scenery and high quality of living. It is home to Northern Arizona University and is centrally located to many of the region's national parks, monuments, and wilderness areas. For more information about Flagstaff, visit www.flagstaffarizona.org.

Job Qualifications/Requirements: Lowell Observatory’s Development Department is seeking a college senior/junior, to help with public communications. The Media Intern should be a high-energy, confident individual with excellent graphic design, video and social media skills. The intern will be supporting a fast-paced department with many big projects. The applicant should therefore be comfortable with a variety of priorities, be detail-oriented, and possess excellent interpersonal skills.

Major responsibilities: Video Recording and Distribution. Lowell astronomers are experts in their respective fields and frequently give talks and presentations. These will be recorded in addition to follow-up interviews with question and answer sessions on specific topics. Videos will be disseminated through social media avenues and through Lowell’s web site. Videos will also be catalogued and archived.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: The position requires excellent speaking and writing skills, computer skills, experience with video, recording and editing, excellent organizational and communication skills, ability to work under pressure of timelines and complete tasks on schedule, and cooperative and professional attitude.

This is a fast-paced, busy department in a well-respected and internationally known institution. This internship will provide significant insight into and understanding of various aspects of non-profit marketing and advertising, including preparation of press releases, graphic design video. This is a great introduction into the outreach side of a non-profit organization. The intern will also receive considerable exposure to both the research and educational programs at Lowell Observatory. The intern will have the opportunity to attend presentations by staff and guests, and attend staff functions.

To Apply: A Lowell Observatory long form application, letter of interest outlining your interest and qualifications, and complete contact information for three references must be submitted. The Lowell Observatory long application form can be downloaded as a word document, or as a pdf file. Your application for employment will not be considered without all of these materials. Send all application materials to: Human Resources, Lowell Observatory, 1400 W. Mars Hill Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499, e-mail: humanresources@lowell.edu, or fax to: 928/233-3266. Originals may also be dropped off at the Visitor Center at Lowell Observatory.

EEO Statement: Lowell Observatory is an equal opportunity provider and employer and prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital and family status.

Lowell Observatory provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. This non-smoking campus is at an elevation of 7,200 ft/2200m. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources office for assistance. The decision for granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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