Non-profit Management Intern

Visit Big Sky
Job Description
Job Title: VISIT BIG SKY (VBS) Non-profit Management Intern Job Category: Summer/ Seasonal
FLSA Status: Nonexempt Position Type: Full time or part time
Reports To: Visitor Services Manager Supervises: No one
Pay Scale: $14 - $16 per hour DOE
Normal Schedule: Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm, with a flexible schedule available
The Visit Big Sky Nonprofit Management Intern reports directly to the Senior Marketing Manager. The ideal candidate is eager to learn about destination marketing and non-profit management, is willing to contribute their ideas, and brings an enthusiasm for learning new skills. The internship will include opportunities to learn about social media and email marketing, brand development, and hospitality management. This Internship is designed with the student’s learning goals in mind and can be flexible to meet individual interests.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must perform these essential duties satisfactorily:
  • Assists the Community Engagement Manager with email marketing campaigns, press releases, stakeholder forms, managing the community events calendar, and developing meeting agendas
  • Attends select committee and board meetings (marketing, events, development, etc.)
  • Assists the Visitor Services Manager with answering guest inquiries via phone and in person and updating and branding Visitor Information Center handouts
  • Assists the Senior Marketing Director with obtaining media asset rights, Big Sky Summer Hiking Series, and data collection for stakeholder profiles
  • Assists guests in the Visitor Information Center as needed
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Opening/ closing the business – locking the doors, turning on/off the lights, turning on/off media
  • Answering the phone
  • Greeting guests and welcoming travelers
  • Perusing Bachelor’s Degree; preferably in Hospitality, Communication, Business Administration, or Outdoor Recreation
  • Minimum experience working in hospitality, tourism, customer service or similar field
  • Become Bear Aware Certified
  • Combination of education and experience may be considered
knowledge: (body of information necessary to perform the job)
  • Passionate about Big Sky and the Montana brand
  • Knowledge of (or the ability to quickly learn) the Big Sky destination’s tourism product - hotels, lodging and camping options, attractions, recreation, entertainment, retail and dining options
Skills: (level of proficiency)
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in excel, word and outlook
  • Team player and collaborative work style
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; this person can interact with individuals at all levels within the organization, tourism stakeholders and the public
  • Language skills – capable of reading and writing the English language in a professional manner
  • Have strong independent work ethic
  • Organization skills – maintaining tasks and objects in a logical arrangement so they are easily located
  • Multi-tasker; must be able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Problem-solver; must be able to engage in critical thinking to access the situation and resolve issues at hand
  • Graphic design and layout skills highly desirable
Abilities: (capabilities)
  • Communication – capable of positive communication using verbal, written and body language
  • Concentration – to work with accuracy, requiring minimal supervision and make appropriate decisions when empowered to do so and within the scope of this position
  • Leadership – ability to lead by example, collaborate and delegate tasks/projects
  • Teamwork – work with diverse individuals/ employees and still accomplish company and personal goals
Please send cover letter and resume to Emily Lessard at
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