The communications assistant (intern) will work with the Communications Chairs, the house representatives, the local website representatives, the national NSCDA communications team and the local office manager to plan and promote public events including historic house tours and special events. Computer knowledge needed as well as form generating skills. Photos files available and most press releases done previously. Time off exam and vacation weeks. Summer extension possible upon review. Position is mid May/June – mid August, exact dates to be mutually agreed upon.
- Training done via FaceTime, Skype or telephone.
- Hours flexible approximately 5 -10 hours per week unpaid internship or volunteer position available.
- Position is entirely remote.
PRE SEASON (winter/ spring/ fall)
Prepare media plan and editor cover letter drafts for summer season 2021/2022.
Possibly write general interest articles pertaining to colonial education. Or, possibly embellish on any of these subjects: the building or property or the contents of houses or the families that lived there. These only need to be 2 or 3 paragraphs. We have a file which contains a library of articles for reuse.
Media lists update current media lists with contact name and e-mail or address, publication days, publication deadlines.
Update cross promotion lists and note which pages allow EVENTS to be posted. Create a dated cross promotion schedule sheet for use when cross promoting. Create Instagram # lists. Create short creative posts with photos to prepare for summer and possible holiday series.
.com sites Submit photos, description of house tour or event dates prior to season opening. Slight edits each week and fresh photos. This includes, but, not limited to: wicked local, the History List, SpinGO, the boston calendar, any free geographically applicable sites. Send schedules via e-mail to chambers of commerce and other online event platforms including MA Humanities, Antique Homes Magazine, South Coast Almanac and Visit NE.
Media plan: Submit for each house what day you will be submitting and to where for each house event.
calendars: Update house event schedules to National NSCDA and to NSCDA MA website: Submit 2021 info to NSCDA MA website representatives and national office.
IN SEASON (summer)
press releases: Intern will distribute to the media following the media plan. The intern is expected to creatively enhance coverage that week if there are organizations that may find that week’s topic interesting.
social media: Maintain all three house pages, be sure hours are updated. Generally, post one creative teaser in Newsfeed one to two days prior on weeks of house tours or events. Create EVENT on the house page and cross promotion pages. Include photos in both. Cross promote once a week to cross promotion pages where posting to NEWSFEED is the pathway. Post to IG those weeks as well with # lists.
.com sites promote any special events not previously entered pre season