Employer: Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society
Internship Number: 487
Internship Title: Events Planning and Operations Assistant
Location: Rangeley, Maine and off site
Period of Engagement: Each Winter and Spring
Compensation: Unpaid
Description of the Internship:
As a non-profit organization, the mission of the Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society is “to discover, identify, collect, preserve, and interpret artifacts, printed material, and original historical records which document the history and traditions of the region and its people.”

This internship’s primary role would be to assist the Executive Director in all aspects involved in the planning and operation of a signature event for a small regional non-profit museum.  A primary focus of this position will be on expanding The Rangeley Regatta to include college, prep-school and open divisions to be held mid-September.

For more information on the Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society, visit their website at:  http://www.rangeleyoutdoors.com/rangeley-region-guides-and-sportsmens-association-sponsors/organizations/rangeley-lakes-region-historical-society/

The intern will work onsite at the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum in Oquossoc Village in Rangeley, on campus at UMF and will travel to other sites for meetings, sponsorship recruitment and training.

The intern will assist with a wide variety of operations involved in implementing this event and will perform a wide variety of roles including planning, sponsorship, recruitment and event management.

The intern will gain valuable first-hand experience in the planning, operation and management of an event aimed at celebrating the use of human powered watercraft in a regatta/race format for regional non-profit organization.

  • We are looking for an ORBA student seeking credit for this internship.
  • A desire cultivate strong interpersonal & communication skills and to assist with small organization operations and event operation.
  • Enthusiastic positive attitude and a desire to have our work together be both fun and rewarding.
  • An interest in history and desire for learning more about it and effectively sharing it with others through an interactive event.
  • The ability to work independently and creatively in the roles described above and other tasks involving the use of a computer with solid organizational ability and attention to detail.
  • It is anticipated that the intern will work approximately 10 hours per week.
  • Flexible hours with an ability to work around interns classes or work schedule available.
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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