Employer: Nordica Memorial Association
Internship Number: 420
Internship Title: Media Assistant
Location: Farmington, Maine
Period of Engagement: Available each term:  Spring, Summer and Fall – Position ON HOLD
Compensation: Unpaid
Description of the Internship:
The Nordica Memorial Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1927 to help preserve the memory and artifacts of the life and career of Lillian Nordica (nee Norton).  Lillian Norton was born in Farmington in 1857 and became one of the most famous operatic divas in history.   Her birthplace museum on the Holley Rd. contains a fascination collection of artifacts, letters, books, etc. of her life and career.  Like many small museums throughout the state, the Nordica Homestead Museum struggles to maintain relevance in our media-driven age.  Lillian Nordica’s “rags to riches” story is an inspiration to young people who learn of her.  Education is an important aspect to any museum.

The Nordica Memorial Association is seeking a student interns to assist with a various media and media-related projects.  It is estimated the intern would work a minimum of 4 hours per week on this internship.

For more information about Madame Nordica and the Nordica Memorial Association, visit their website at:  http://www.lilliannordica.com/

Responsibilities:
The intern should have skills with computer technology enough to be able to help redesign our website and upgrade the current information brochure which is distributed through the Maine Tourism Board and various Chambers of Commerce.

The texts of both the website and brochure need to be re-written and the layouts re-designed.  Pictures will need to be manipulated in the layout.  Museum personnel and trustees may of course serve to advise and help edit any finished product.

The media assistant may also be called upon to keep our Facebook page up-dated.  Other duties may arise from the intern’s strengths that may come to light as work progresses.

Qualifications:
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong computer skills to the extent of understanding web design and word processing for the brochure design
  • Design/Digital design courses and/or experience
  • Sophomore level or higher
  • Detail-oriented with good time management skills
  • Prefer someone with a strong interest in museum curating or history
  • An interview with qualified, interested candidates will be conducted
Application Process:
Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.
Complete and submit the Partnership’s Internship Application Form online
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