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Thames River Heritage Park Summer Intern Volunteers
The Thames River Heritage Park is a collection of national and historic sites along two shores of the Thames River that tell the stories that shaped our nation during the past 400 years and that will influence generations to follow.
The sites are linked by seasonal water taxis – two historic navy vessels, which transport visitors to three landing sites in New London and Groton. Visitors can enjoy the sites and local businesses at each stop and continue their ride at their leisure.

Our summer interns and volunteers will be our Park Ambassadors, interacting with visitors and local residents as they navigate this new experience. Working at our three landings in Groton and New London, you’ll provide information on the water taxis, our partner heritage sites, help with directions, take survey information and more. You’ll be creating social media content, helping with marketing and advertising, and learning first hand about tourism marketing and non-profit collaboration.
You will be:
• Welcoming visitors and encouraging them to ride the water taxi.
• Collecting survey data from visitors using the water taxi and/or visiting sites within the park. Providing those waiting for the taxi or debarking from the taxi with information about the area and sites.
• Providing visitors with directions and site hours.
• Gathering and providing comprehensive information about what is going on each weekend in and around the park (festivals, art, music, food).
• Helping the water taxi team at the landings, when needed.
• Distributing brochures to area businesses and making sure they are replenished in rack cards.
• Providing content (photos, video clips and other content) for social media pages, website
• Helping with other marketing and sales activities.
The position is 2-3 days/week Friday – Sunday, begins late May and continues through mid-September.

Position requires a self-starter with excellent people skills, good verbal communications skill, as well as the ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Must enjoy being outdoors and active. An interest in American history a plus. Training will be provided.   Send a resume and a cover letter to: Executive Director Amy Perry @ perryamy1@gmail.com.  (Posted 5/22/17)

Norwich Historical Society
The Norwich Historical Society is seeking volunteer attendants for the Norwich Heritage and Regional Visitors’ Center at 69 East Town St., Norwich, CT.  The role of a Visitors’ Center Attendant is to provide visitors with information about the City of Norwich and foster a warm and positive environment in the Norwich Heritage and Regional Visitors’ Center.
Key Responsibilities:
•Provide information to visitors
•Pleasantly greet guests and direct them to desired locations around Norwich and the region
• Manage the small gift shop and handle cash transactions
• Assist with updating the social media page and answering phone calls
•Other related duties as assigned
Contact Regan Miner if interested – minerregan@gmail.com

Goodspeed Musicals’ Administrative Internship Program welcomes qualified applicants from colleges and universities. A major goal of the program is to serve as a training ground for aspiring theatre professionals. This program offers interns experiential learning and networking opportunities, complimentary tickets to Goodspeed productions and productions at other theatres when available, the opportunity to earn college credit through an academic institution, the ability to view archival Goodspeed production footage, regular seminars taught by Goodspeed staff members, meetings with staff members, a tour of Goodspeed facilities, access to the world-renowned Scherer Library of Musical Theatre and educational opportunities tailored to interns’ or volunteers’ individual interests.

Goodspeed offers internships in the following departments: Education & Library, Marketing/Public Relations, Producing, Company Management, and Management (graduate-level applicants only). Each administrative department determines hours and commitment for internship and volunteer positions individually. All internships are unpaid.  For more information and to apply, please visit our website at www.goodspeed.org/education-library/internships.  (Posted January 16, 2017)