Knox Heritage Seeks Marketing & Special Events Intern


Paid Internship Opportunity, Accepting Résumés Through February 2, 2024

Knox Heritage is a nonprofit whose mission is to protect Knoxville’s unique character for future generations by preserving, restoring, and transforming historically significant structures and places. Founded in 1974, we are a community of preservationists focused on advocacy, education, investment, and engagement in Knoxville’s history and irreplaceable architectural heritage. Knox Heritage also owns and operates Historic Westwood.

We are seeking a qualified candidate to expand his/her marketing, communications, and event coordination skills. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of marketing and nonprofit management while working for a well-known community-based organization.

Responsibilities include and are not limited to:

  • Co-create and execute a quarterly plan for marketing, communications, and event activities with the Director of Development.
  • Create graphic designs in Canva for Knox Heritage events and social media.
  • Assist with updating and maintaining Knox Heritage’s social media presence; includes researching, writing and scheduling Facebook and Instagram updates, and tracking and measuring outcomes.
  • Assist in planning, writing, and managing monthly e-newsletter and other mass email communications.
  • Work closely with staff in crafting messaging, activities, and marketing and communications strategies for fundraising events.
  • Assist in performing regular administrative duties; including but not limited to writing acknowledgement and thank you letters, assembling sponsor solicitation packets, executing mass mailings, and preparing committee meeting materials.

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of branding, communications, and marketing principles combined with a flair for storytelling.
  • Strong eye for design; experience in the production of graphic collateral and/or print design projects a plus.
  • Proficiency in multiple communications channels including email and social media.
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at once, with attention to detail and high standards for work quality.
  • Proficient in usage of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software; other software (photo, video, etc.) a plus

Time Commitment: Hours and work dates are flexible within business hours (9:00 am to 5:00 pm) and may be set according to an intern’s class/work schedule. Work will take place at the Knox Heritage office located at 3425 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Some remote work is possible.

Compensation: $18 per hour for up to 20 hours per week.

To Apply: Please a send cover letter and resume to our Director of Development, Lacey Mellott, at Deadline to apply is Friday, February 2, 2024.